Process Technology

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Credits Required: 66/67 (2017-2018 Academic Year)


Tuition reciprocity

Process Technology is a two-year program leading to an associate’s degree in applied science. The program provides the student a broad-based education in math, science, computer literacy, process technology, soft skills (reliability, leadership, communication, and conflict resolution), and training in mechanical aptitude development for a career as a process technician or operator.

Program Outcomes

Graduates will be able to


  1. Demonstrate knowledge of process plant operations.  
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of team work dynamics in culturally diverse groups.
  3. Clearly define objectives, discuss and arrive at a consensus on method and materials, divide tasks amongst team members, and successfully achieve objectives.
  4. Clearly assess task objectives relevant to the process industry, successfully conduct experiments in process technology, collect data, perform calculations, and interpret results with a conclusion or find causes of failure and troubleshoot solutions.

Curriculum - 1st Year

First Semester - 16 Credits

COMM 110Interpersonal Communication 3.00
COMM 201Public Speaking 3.00
MATH 126Statistics 4.00
PTEC 100Introduction to Process Technology 3.00
PTEC 102Safety Health & Environment 3.00
WRIT 101English Composition 3.00

Second Semester - 18 credits

CHEM 106Principles of Chemistry 4.00
CIST 100Introduction to Information Tech 3.00
PTEC 104Process Technology Equipment 4.00
PTEC 106Instrumentation I 4.00
WRIT 103Writing For Business/Tech 3.00

Curriculum - 2nd Year

Third Semester - 15 Credits

CHEM 105Principles of Biological Chemistry 3.00
CHEM 107Laboratory Techniques 1.00
PHYS 105Physical Science 4.00
PTEC 200Systems 4.00
PTEC 206Instrumentation II 4.00

Fourth Semester - 17 credits

PHIL 101Introduction to Philosophy 3.00
PHIL 110Introduction to Ethics 3.00
PTEC 202Principles of Quality 3.00
PTEC 204Troubleshooting 4.00
PTEC 208Process Technology Operations 4.00
SOCI 231Cultural Diversity in American Soci 3.00
SOCI 101Principles of Sociology 3.00
PSYC 101General Psychology 3.00