Associate of Applied Science in Process Technology

The Process Technology (PTEC Concentration) program prepares graduates to work as process technicians in refineries, chemical plants, and related industries.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Safety, Health, and Environment-Demonstrates; Student applies an understanding of the safety, healthy, and environmental policy and exhibits this behavior. Applies safe work practices.
  2. Mechanical Aptitude-Student demonstrates an understanding of the maintenance and operation of process equipment. Applies the reasoning behind proper equipment line up, safety, and process concerns while operating process equipment.
  3. Technical Ability-Student demonstrates an understanding of the technical aspects of the process technology. Applies skills and knowledge systems and troubleshooting ability.
  4. Communication-Student demonstrates and applies communicating clearly, effectively, and concisely in both verbal and written form, including the ability to interpret and carry out SOP and EOP.
  5. Work Ethics-Student demonstrates and applies the following work ethics: a) Dependability, b) Quality of work, c) Work attitude, d) Adaptability, e) Human Relations Skills

General Education Requirements

COURSE RUBRIC DESCRIPTION CREDIT
ENGL 1010 English Composition I (Must Earn a Grade of C) 3
MATH 1300 College Algebra 3
Humanities See the General Education Courses page of the Catalog for eligible Humanities courses. HIST 1042History of Oil preferred 3
CHEM 1100 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I Lab 1
PHSC 1100 or PHYS 1100 Physical Science I or General Physics I 3
PHSC 1110 or PHYS 1110 Physical Science I Lab or General Physics I Lab 1
Social Sciences ECON 2000 or ECON 2020 preferred 3
Subtotal 20

Major Course

Must earn a grade of “C” or better in each. At least eighteen (18) credit hours must be earned in residence.

COURSE RUBRIC DESCRIPTION CREDIT
PTEC 1010 Introduction to Process Technology 3
INDT 1030 Industrial and Plant Safety 3
PTEC 1310

Process Instrumentation

2
PTEC 1311 Process Instrumentation Lab 2
PTEC 1630 Process Equipment 2
PTEC 1631 Process Equipment Lab 2

INDT 2070

Statistical Quality Control 3
PTEC 2420 Process Technology II 3
PTEC 2421 Process Systems Lab 1
PTEC 2430 Process Technology III 2

PTEC 2431

Process Technology Lab 2
PTEC 2630 Fluid Mechanics 3
PTEC 2440 Process Troubleshooting 3
PTEC 2910 Process Technology Internship 3
Subtotal 34

Enrichment Course

Electives must be selected with advisor.

COURSE RUBRIC DESCRIPTION CREDIT
BUSN 1150 Survey of Microcomputer Applications 3
BUSN 2400, PTEC 2900, or SPCH Business Communications or Job Readiness Skills or any SPCH 3
Subtotal 6

TOTAL HOURS

60