College of Rural and Community Development
Community and Technical College
Minimum Requirements for Degree: 63 credits
The process technology program prepares students for employment as operations technicians in the process industry, which includes oil and gas production, mining and milling, transportation and refining, chemical manufacturing, power generation, utilities, wastewater treatment facilities maintenance, and food processing.
This AAS degree program incorporates technical and academic courses covering topics such as pumps and turbines, instrumentation, safety and quality control. Summer internships give students valuable practical experience and exposure to the true nature of process technology careers.
- Complete the general university requirements.
- Complete the AAS degree requirements.
- Demonstrate competence in computer technology skills (through the Process Technology program assessment) or complete one of the following:*
DRT F110--Computer Literacy for Technicians (3)
or CIOS F150--Computer Business Applications (3)
or a program advisor-approved computer applications
course (3)--3 credits
- Complete the following program (major) requirements*:
PHYS F115X--Physical Science I (4)
and CHEM F100X--Chemistry in Complex Systems (4)
or 8 credits of program advisor-approved natural science courses--8 credits
PRT F101--Introduction to Process Technology--3 credits
PRT F110--Introduction to Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Awareness--3 credits
PRT F130--Process Technology I: Equipment--4 credits
PRT F140--Industrial Process Instrumentation I--3 credits
PRT F144--Industrial Process Instrumentation II--3 credits
PRT F230--Process Technology II: Systems--4 credits
PRT F231--Process Technology III: Operations--4 credits
PRT F250--Process Troubleshooting--3 credits
PRT F255--Process Technology Quality--1 credit
Major elective credits**--9 credits
- Minimum credits required:--63 credits
* Students must earn a C grade or better in each course.
** Electives must be approved by the Process Technology Program advisor.