Process Technology - Process Operator Certificate Level 2

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Process Technology - Process Operator - Certificate Level 2

The Process Technology program educates and trains technicians who control and monitor various industrial and plant processes. Areas of employment include: petrochemicals and refining, food and beverage processing, pharmaceuticals and biomanufacturing, paper and pulp, oil and gas exploration, energy and power generation, water and waste water treatment, chemical and agricultural manufacturing, environmental safety, and brewing and distilling process industries.


Semester 1
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework 3
PTAC 1302 Introduction To Process Technology 3
PTAC 1308 Safety, Health, and Environment I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
Semester 2
PTAC 1410 Process Technology I - Equipment 4
PTAC 1332 Process Instrumentation I 3
PTAC 1354 Industrial Processes 3
SCIT 1414 Applied General Chemistry I OR
CHEM 1311 & 1111 General Chemistry I (Lecture & Lab) 4
Semester 3
PTAC 2420 Process Technology II - Systems (Capstone) 4
PTAC 1350 Industrial Economics 3
PTAC 2314 Principles of Quality 3
SCIT 1418 Applied Physics OR
PHYS 1401 College Physics I 4


Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 3
Total Credits 40

**Capstone Statement
A capstone course is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession.

Gainful Employment

Program Duration

This program is designed to be completed in 44 weeks.

Program Cost

This program will cost $4,850* if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.
*Includes estimates for books, supplies, and equipment.


Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. Typical debt total has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Licensure Info

The State of Texas does not have licensure requirements for this profession.


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Last updated June 2019.