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Process Technology Certificate Level IICertificate


  • One year program

  • Enter the workforce quickly

  • Full program offered at:


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Program Pathway

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First Semester Courses 15 Credits
PTAC 1302 Introduction to Process Technology 3
PTAC 1410 Process Technology I - Equipment 4
PTAC 1432 Process Instrumentation I 4
CHEM 1405 Introduction to Chemistry 4
Second Semester Courses 16 Credits
PTAC 2420 Process Techhnology II - Systems 4
SCIT 1318 Applied Physics 3
PTAC 2314 Principles of Quality 3
PTAC 1308 Safety, Health, and Environment 3
HYDR 1391 Special Topics in Hydraulics Technology/Technician 3
Third Semester Courses 17 Credits
PTAC 2438 Process Technology III - Operations 4
PTAC 2446 Process Troubleshooting 4
PTRT 2343 Refining Methods 3
ENER 1240 Employee Success in Energy Industry 2
PTAC 24861-or-PTAC 24871 Internship - Process Technology/Technician1-or-Internship - Process Technology/Technician1 4
Process Technology Certificate Program Total 48 Credits


  1. Capstone course

Earned credits from this certificate can be applied toward a Process Technology AAS Degree.


Program Details

The Process Technology Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares graduates for entry-level careers as Process Technicians/Operators. Courses within the program include an Introduction to Process Technology, Process Equipment, Process Instrumentation, Safety, Health & Environment, Process Systems, Quality, Process Operations, and Process Troubleshooting. Through the use of state of the art simulation equipment, as well as hands-on applied technology training and general academic coursework, the student will develop the skills required to be a successful process technician/operator.

The Process Technology Associate of Applied Science is awarded for successful completion of the 60 semester credit hours required in the degree plan. The duties of a process technician vary depending upon the industry with the primary responsibility of the Process Technician being to operate and maintain specialized equipment to ensure the process is running efficiently and safely. Graduates possess the technical skills and knowledge to perform essential processes in petrochemical plants, refineries, power generation facilities, pharmaceutical plants, and food & beverage industries.

Students must complete a satisfactory background check and drug test before acceptance into the PTAC 2438 Process Technology III - Operations course.



Average full-time tuition is $862 per semester.

Tuition rates are based on residency. Get an estimate of your costs by using the Tuition & Fees chart. If you need assistance paying for college, financial aid is available in the form of book advances, grants, scholarships, loans, and more.

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