Industrial/Process Technology Program Description

The years 1999/2000 marked the beginning of the steps in developing a process technology program. An advisory committee was started to help determine the curriculum needs of local industry. From that committee’s input, the Process Technology certificate was developed. Today we have a one-year certificate in Process Operating Technology, a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Process Technology, a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Industrial Technology, a one-year certificate in Safety, Health & Environmental, and a one-year certificate in Instrumentation. As members of the North American Process Technology Alliance we provide industry driven curriculum for the students.

Our programs offer coursework in process operations, instrumentation, environmental, OSHA, basic electrical, and maintenance. The courses prepare students for a career in the petrochemical industry. The two-year Associate of Applied Science Industrial and Process Technology degrees require students to work an internship receiving hands on experience in the industry.

Students in these programs must have skills in safety, computer science, math, and communication. Students will learn to use pressure, temperature, and flow instruments and be able to identify and understand their purpose in the industry. They will have hands on experience using hazwoper equipment and will learn and understand the importance of OSHA regulations and how they apply in the work area.

Required courses in these programs require students to complete coursework with a grade “C” or better. Students entering the workforce should be able to earn $20.00 to $30.00 dollars an hour. Workers should be available for rotating shifts, be able to climb in high places, work with chemicals, and they must meet physical requirements for the job.

Join us and enroll in classes during our fall or spring semesters.

Contact us today for more information (409) 882-3000.