Chemical Operations Certificate

A Chemical Operations Certificate prepares students to be employed as operators In the process industry. A chemical process operator works in the safe production, refining and transfer of various chemicals in three states of matter - solid, liquid and gas. Production is carried out in reactors and converters. Refining is done in distillation columns, filter presses, separators and other types of equipment. Chemicals are transferred through pipelines to shipping containers or storage tanks. In operating equipment, the operator must observe, interpret and record data from gauges, instruments, computer displays, log books and laboratory analysis data. The operator will need to make changes in pressure, flow, temperature, level and other parameters by operating control devices including valves, switches and levers. 

Courses

First Semester
PTEC 101 Intro to Process Technology 2
PTEC 110 Intro to Process Technology Lab 1
PTEC 202 Safety, Health, & Environment 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I (GEC 1) 3
PTEC 103 Process Technology I: Equipment 3
PTEC 206 Process Quality 3
  Semester Total 15
Second Semester
PTEC 111 Process Technology Applications 2
PTEC 112 Process Technology Applications Lab 1
PWPT 202 Instrumentation  3
MATH 115 Applied Technical Math (GEC 2) 3
PTEC 203 Process Technology II: Systems 3
PTEC 205 OR 207 Process Technology III: Operations OR Internship 3
  Semester Total 15