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

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Sheila McCarthy Umphrey
Industrial Technology Center

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. 

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
PTAC 1432 Process Instrumentation I 4
PTAC 2314 Principles of Quality 3
PTAC 2420 Process Technology II – Systems 4
TECM 1301
MATH 1314
Industrial Mathematics
College Algebra
Second Year
Fall Semester
XXXX x3xx Humanities/Fine Arts 3
ENGL 2311
ENGL 1301
Technical & Business Writing
Composition I
CHEM 1305 Introductory Chemistry (lecture) 3
CHEM 1105 Introductory Chemistry (lab) 1
PTAC 2336 Process Instrumentation II 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
Spring Semester
PHYS 1315 Physical Science I (lecture) 3
PHYS 1115 Physical Science I (lab) 1
PTAC 2438 or
PTAC 2487
Process Technology III – Operations or
Internship – Process Technology/Technician
PTAC 2446 Process Troubleshooting 4
XXXX x3xx Social/Behavioral Science 3
Total 60
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