Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Process Operating Technology

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Process Operating Technology A.A.S. Degree

George Bohn, Program Director
UITC Room 201C
(409) 984-6391 or
For students who require employment in the Process Technology and Operations industry, the Associate of Applied Science degree in Process Technology program that will prepare students to become process technicians in the refining, petrochemical, power generation, oil and gas production, food and other process industries. 

Technical knowledge and skills will be gained in areas such as operating equipment, instrumentation systems, process systems, process troubleshooting, and computer applications. 

AAS Process Technology
Recommended Program of Study
Course Title SCH
First Year
Fall Semester
PTAC 1302 Introduction to Process Technology 3
PTAC 1408 Safety, Health, and Environment I 4
PTAC 1410 Process Technology I – Equipment 4
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers 4
Spring Semester
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics 3
PTAC 2314 Principles of Quality 3
PTAC 2420 Process Technology II – Systems 4
PTAC 1432 Process Instrumentation I 4
Second Year
Fall Semester
PTAC 2336 Process Instrumentation II 3
CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry 4
XXXX x3xx Humanities/Fine Arts 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 3
Spring Semester
XXXX x3xx Social/Behavioral Science 3
PTAC 2446 Process Troubleshooting 4
PHYS 1405 Elementary Physics 4
PTAC 2438 or
PTAC 2487 or
CTEC 2480
Process Technology III – Operations or
Internship – Process Technology/Technician or
Cooperative Education- Chemical Technology/Technician
Total 60

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