Level I Certificate

Process Operating Technology

Student working at a computer.
Process Operating Technology Level I Certificate

James Powell
UITC Room 201D
(409) 984-6344
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For students who require basic entry-level employment in the Process Technology and Operations industry, the Level 1 Technology Certificate is a three-semester 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. 

Certificate in Process Technology
Course Title SCH
First Year
Fall Semester
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers 4
PTAC 1410 Process Technology I – Equipment 4
PTAC 1302 Introduction to Process Technology 3
PTAC 1408 Safety, Health, and Environment I 4
Spring Semester
PTAC 2314 Principles of Quality 3
PTAC 2420 Process Technology II – Systems 4
TECM 1301 Industrial Mathematics 3
PTAC 1432 Process Instrumentation I 4
Total 29