The Process Technology Program is a job-oriented program that prepares 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. 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.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Demonstrate up-to-date understanding of technical aspects of process technology.
- Demonstrate appropriate use of common equipment and tools applied in the process technology industry.
- Develop operation procedures and technical reports.
- Demonstrate understanding and develop basic skills of instrumentation applied in process technology industry.
- Develop and apply knowledge to process troubleshooting.
- Demonstrate knowledge of safety procedures, hazards, housekeeping, and appropriate cautions. Demonstrate knowledge of data management using necessary computer skills.
Students must demonstrate Algebra I competency before taking courses in the major. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or by completing the appropriate class.