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CIP Code: 150699
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Program Length: 67 Semester Credit Hours

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Program Description:

The purpose of this program is to provide classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare students for employment in a variety of jobs in the field of Process Technology or to provide supplementary training for persons previously or currently in related process operations.

The program generally prepares individuals to monitor, operate, and maintain equipment used in the processing of raw material into marketable chemical/petrochemical products. Includes instruction in the following: materials handling, crushing, grinding, and sizing, extraction, distillation, evaporation, drying, absorption, heat transfer, cracking, and reaction processes. It also includes codes and standards, chemical and fire safety, and general plant operations.

The program emphasizes safe and efficient work practices, basic occupational skills, and employability skills.

Contact Information:

Richard Louviere
(337) 421-6595
richard.louviere@sowela.edu


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Process Technology

Associate of Applied Science

Course No.

Course Title

Lecture

Lab

Total Cr Hrs

Semester 1

ITEC 1000

Application Basics

3

0

3

MATH 1100

College Algebra (Gen Ed)

3

0

3

PTEC 1010

Introduction to Process Technology

3

0

3

PTEC 1310

Process Instrumentation I

2

1

3

ENGL 1010

English Composition I (Gen Ed)

3

0

3

15

Semester 2

CHEM 1010

General Chemistry (Gen Ed)

3

0

3

CHEM 1011

Chemistry Lab

0

1

1

PTEC 1610

Process Equipment (PT I)

2

1

3

ENGL 2535

Technical Report Writing (Gen Ed)

3

0

3

or

SPCH 1200

Introduction in Public Speaking (Gen Ed)

3

0

3

MATH 1020

Applied Trigonometry

3

0

3

PTEC 1320

Process Instrumentation II

2

1

3

PTEC 2030

Plant Safety, Health and Environmental

3

0

3

19

Semester 3

PTEC 2620

Process Physics with Lab

3

1

4

or

PHSC 1000

Physical Science with Lab

3

1

4

PTEC 2070

Statistical Quality Control

3

0

3

PTEC 2420

Process Systems (PT II)

3

1

4

HIST 2010

American History I (Gen Ed)

3

0

3

or

HIST 2020

American History II (Gen Ed)

3

0

3

14

Semester 4

PTEC 2440

Process Troubleshooting

3

0

3

PTEC 1000

Mechanical Aptitude & Spatial Relations

0

1

1

PTEC 2630

Fluid Mechanics

3

0

3

JOBS 2450

Job Seeking Skills

2

0

2

ECON 2020

Microeconomics (Gen Ed)

3

0

3

or

PSYC 2010

Introduction to Psychology (Gen Ed)

3

0

3

12

Semester 5

PTEC 2430

Unit Operations (PT III)

3

1

4

PTEC 2911

Campus Internship

0

3

3

or

PTEC 2912

Industrial Internship

0

3

3

AAS – Process Technology (67)

7

CIP Code: 150699

Total Clock Hrs: 1215

Approved Elective:

PTEC 2700

Oil & Gas Production & Lab

Process Technology

Diploma/Certificate Options

Course No.

Course Title

Lecture

Lab

Total Credit Hrs

ITEC 1000

Application Basics

3

0

3

MATH 1100

College Algebra

3

0

3

PTEC 1010

Introduction to Process Technology

3

0

3

PTEC 1310

Process Instrumentation I

2

1

3

TCA – Process Technology Trainee (12)

12

ENGL 1010

English Composition I

3

0

3

PTEC 1610

Process Equipment (PT I)

2

1

3

PTEC 1320

Process Instrumentation II

2

1

3

CTS – Process Technology Support Technician (21)

9

PTEC 2030

Plant Safety, Health and Environmental

3

0

3

CHEM 1010

General Chemistry

3

0

3

CHEM 1011

Chemistry Lab

0

1

1

ENGL 2535

Technical Report Writing

3

0

3

MATH 1020

Applied Trigonometry

3

0

3

PTEC 2620

Process Physics with Lab

3

1

4

or

PHSC 1000

Physical Science with Lab

3

1

4

PTEC 2070

Statistical Quality Control

3

0

3

PTEC 2420

Process Systems (PT II)

3

1

4

PTEC 2440

Process Troubleshooting

3

0

3

PTEC 1000

Mechanical Aptitude & Spatial Relations

0

1

1

PTEC 2630

Fluid Mechanics

3

0

3

PTEC 2430

Unit Operations (PT III)

3

1

4

JOBS 2450

Job Seeking Skills

2

0

2

PTEC 2911

Campus Internship

0

3

3

or

PTEC 2912

Industrial Internship

0

3

3

TD – Process Technology (61)

40

CIP Code: 150699

 

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