Process Control Technology II, Certificate

Program of Study Attributes: 
Gainful Employment

This certificate is designed to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to seek above entry-level positions of employment as Process Operators/Technicians within the various Processing Industry fields. Process Operators/Technicians are employed within industries where refining, compounding, and mixing operations are commonly performed as part of a continuous-flow, semi-automated, or automated production method. Continuous-flow production industries include; petroleum refining, petrochemical, as well as chemical manufacturing, and commercial distribution. Other related processing/manufacturing industries, such as pharmaceutical and food production industries are also considered as continuous-flow industries. The program is designed to provide the student with appropriate skills and knowledge required to assure proper operational aspects of processing units which are designed to refine, formulate, blend, mix, treat, transfer, and/or hold liquid, gaseous, and solid products.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Classify various production units within a processing plant, and describe their operating parameters.
  • Discuss the principles of operation for the major pieces of equipment designed to support various units within a plant/facility.
  • Determine the process flow, processing systems, auxiliary, and utility systems for a particular production process.
  • Interpret the operation of a process control system, given appropriate supporting documentation.
  • Cite relevant applications of environmental, safety, and health, and accident prevention rules, regulations, policies and procedures required for appropriate equipment, as well as unit/plant operation.
  • Perform general maintenance, operating and monitoring duties associated with the commissioning, normal start-up/shutdown, operation, turn-around, and replacement of equipment and various plant units.
  • Assist in determining and conducting (abnormal) Emergency Shut Down (ESD) incident response and abatement procedures.
  • Develop and use documentation, such as Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs), and Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) as tools for checklist development and troubleshooting.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills in order to develop, request, convey, and issue instructions in a clear, concise, and accurate manner.
  • Utilize customer-client relationships, data-collection and analysis, and other quality improvement techniques to enhance personal job performance.
  • Incorporate mathematical and scientific reasoning when solving problems.

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Total Credits: 32

Prerequisite Courses:
PCT 101 - Introduction to Process Technology
PCT 100 - Plant Equipment
PCT 110 - Safety, Health and the Environment
DPR 100 - Introduction to Computers
MAT 110 - Technical Mathematics I
CHE 106 - Introduction to Chemistry


Process Control Technology II -Certificate - 2007 to Present

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