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Process Operating Technology, AAS

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Students who complete the Process Operating Technology degree and certificate are exposed to high quality and relevant curriculum endorsed by the North American Process Technology Alliance (NAPTA). Through a partnership of industry, educational institutions, and others, the NAPTA supports the development of a diverse, qualified Process Technology talent pool to meet workforce needs in North America and South East Texas.

Upon completing the capstone course, PTAC 2446 , students will demonstrate their mastery in applied process technology knowledge and skills by taking the Process Technology Chemical/Refining Exam (PTEX-CR). This exam is widely used among colleges as a standard for applied process technology knowledge. Students will have access to complete the PTEX-CR at the LSCO testing center near the end of the semester in which they are completing the capstone course, PTAC 2446 . The cost of the exam is paid by students’ lab fees so students will not be required to pay out of their pocket in order to test.

More detailed information about the PTEX-CR can be found here - https://www.naptaonline.org/learning-resources/ptex.

The field of process technology appeals to persons who would enjoy the challenges involved in controlling industrial plant processes to produce a final product. This program offers students careers as safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible process operators in the petrochemical and oil refinery industries. In addition to developing technical knowledge regarding plant operations and procedures, maintenance, safety, health and environment skills, students will develop their communication, computer, people, and team-building skills throughout the program.

Upon successful completion of the coursework, students will be able to transfer to Lamar University and pursue the four-year Bachelor of Science degree program in Industrial Technology.

Semester Hours: 17

Semester Hours: 17

Semester Hours: 15

Fourth Semester

Semester Hours: 11

Total Program Hours: 60

NOTE: Students will be expected to take the PTEX-CR exam cost of the exam is covered by course fees that student pays at registration.

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