Process Technology is a job-oriented program, preparing students for career opportunities in all process-related industries as process technicians. Process technologies such as food, pharmaceutical, oil & gas, chemical and petrochemical, paper mills, and power generation plants all employ process technicians.
The Process Technology Program offers students core courses related to the Process Operations that will prepare them to develop in their careers as safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible Process technicians in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Students entering the program should realize that Process Operators generally work rotating shifts, perform tasks requiring good mental and physical aptitude, climb tall structures and work around a variety of chemicals.
The Process Technology Program is committed to serving in partnership, the community and industry with a quality, industry-driven curriculum. In addition to developing technical knowledge regarding plant operations, Process Technology students will develop their curriculum and team building skills throughout the program. For more information see the following web site: Center for the Advancement of Process Technology .
What will students learn if they study Process Technology? They learn how to monitor and control mechanical, physical and /or chemical changes throughout many processes to produce a final product made from raw materials. Process technicians are responsible for start up, maintenance, troubleshooting, and shutdown of process equipment. Upon successful completion of this program, students will know how to analyze, evaluate, and communicate process-related data, understand various processes, troubleshoot process equipment and instruments, and maintain a safe and healthy work environment
Are there any requirements that must be satisfied before taking courses in my major? Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or completion of the appropriate course.
How long will it take to complete this degree? Once students complete developmental coursework (if needed), the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study. They can shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions.