About the Program
The mission of the Process Technology program is to provide high quality education and training, which will assist a diverse student body to prepare for career development.
AWARD TYPES: Certificate Level 2, Associate of Applied Science
AREA OF STUDY: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
Degrees and Certificates
Learn more about the Degrees and Certificates offered by this program by visiting the HCC Catalog.View Degrees & Certificates by Program
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.
Process technicians ensure safety, health and other environmental practices and standards in all areas of plant activities. They also provide routine and preventive maintenance and service to process equipment, systems, and other plant units. They may also monitor and operate manufacturing instrumentation. Process technicians generally interface with other technical personnel such as chemical laboratory technicians in inspecting, troubleshooting, repairing and testing process related equipment.
TSI testing required prior to first enrollment for all AAS degrees and Level II certificates.
Global Energy COE information sessions will take place every second Thursday of each month from 11:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. at HCC Northeast Campus - Science & Technology Building (Room 106) at 555 Community College Drive, Houston, TX 77013.
In the information session, students will be advised for enrollment in Global Energy COE programs and provided information regarding degrees and certificates, career and salary projections, industries hiring HCC students, financial assistance, scholarships, internships as well as food or childcare needs.
For more information, call 713-718-5534 or email the Chair of Global Energy at firstname.lastname@example.org
The estimated annual job openings is 148 jobs a year.
- Median Wages - $32.64 hourly, $68,000 annually
North American Process Technology Alliance
The Process Technology department is endorsed by the North American Process Technology Alliance (NAPTA). NAPTA is the recognized organization for the advancement of Process Technology education and careers.
Hybrid Programs Restrictions
Hybrid programs allow students to take a mix of online and face-to-face courses. Hybrid programs offer 50% to 85% of their courses online and the remainder of the curriculum is taken in-person on one of HCC’s campuses. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements.
Language Option Restrictions
Some hybrid programs require students to participate in foreign language courses as part of the program’s required curriculum. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements and available language options. If you would like to take courses in a language that is not offered online, you would have to do so on campus.
Elective Course Restrictions
Some hybrid programs may have a limited number of elective options available, based on which of the designated electives are currently offered online. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements.
Required Course Restrictions
Hybrid programs require students to participate in campus-based courses as part of a given program’s required curriculum. Please contact your advisor for more information about specific program requirements.
Potential Course Restrictions
Some online courses may have face-to-face requirements for exams, laboratory sessions, and other activities. Please review your course syllabus to determine if your online course has an on-campus laboratory or examination requirement.
Learn more about the marketable skills—skills valued by employers that can be applied in variety of work settings—so you can communicate these to potential employers. Click on the relevant award title below to see descriptions of marketable skills for that area.
Process Operator, C2
Process Technology, A.A.S.