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Process Operating Technology (AAS)
Associate of Applied Science

Purpose Statement

The field of process technology appeals to persons who would enjoy the challenges involved in controlling industrial plant processes to produce a final product.  This program offers students careers as safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible process operators in the petrochemical and oil refinery industries.  In addition to developing technical knowledge regarding plant operations and procedures, maintenance, safety, health and environment skills, students will develop their communication, computer, people, and team-building skills throughout the program.

Program of Study
Course Subject Course Title Credit Hours
First Semester
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
PTAC 1302 Introduction to Process Technology 3
PTAC 1408 Safety, Health and Environment I 4
PTAC 1410 Process Technology I - Equipment 4
Total Hours: 17
Second Semester
MATH MATH 1314 College Algebra OR MATH 1332
Contemporary Mathematics
PTAC 1432 Process Instrumentation I 4
PTAC 2314 Principles of Quality 3
PTAC 2420 Process Technology II - Systems 4
COMMUNICATION SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communications OR
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking, OR
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication OR
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communications
Total Hours: 17
Third Semester
PTAC 2446 Process Troubleshooting 4
SCIT 1418 Applied Physics 4
SCIT 1494 Special Topics in Chemistry 4
SOCIAL SCIENCE PSYC 2301 General Psychology OR SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology 3
Total Hours: 15
Fourth Semester
CTEC 2480 Cooperative Education-Chemical Technology OR CTEC 2445 Unit Ops 4
PTAC 2438 Process Technology III - Operations 4
Total Hours: 11
Grand Total: 60

*Core Curriculum Options

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