The mission 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: material 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.
Students in the Process Technology program enhance their skills through hands-on training with a variety of state-of-the-art equipment, such as an LNG training skid (shown above); Simtronics (Operator Training Simulator); glass labs for Distillation, Reaction, Wastewater, Deionized Water, and Extraction; and much more.
The program emphasizes safe and efficient work practices, basic occupational skills, and employability skills.
Questions may be submitted to PTECprogress@sowela.edu.
NOTE: Random and For-Cause Drug Screening may occur for students enrolled in the Process Technology courses.
- All graduating students within the School of Industrial Technology (INDT) are required to do the following to fulfill graduation requirements:
- Complete the department’s INDT Graduation Packet (opens new window) prior to the start of their final semester.
- All graduating students must also meet the institution’s Graduation Requirements identified here.
CIP Code: 150699
Program Type: Associate of Applied Science
Program Length: 67 Semester Credit Hours
Program Learning Outcomes
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