PCT 101 - Introduction to Process Technology

Course Description

This course provides an overview of the concepts associated with Process Technology, as well as an introduction to the role of a Process Operators and Process Control Technicians as part of a team in the production environment. The course also provides a basic overview of issues and sciences associated with the refining and production of chemicals. In addition, the course will introduce the student to the real life environment, and the occupational responsibilities and duties of process operators/technicians. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Discuss the role and responsibilities of a process operators and process control technicians. Investigate the basic sciences associated with processing industries. Identify the need for quality control in a processing environment. Demonstrate appropriate behavior within a diverse workplace. Discuss the impact of job related work ethics (absenteeism, on-the-job habits, etc.) as they relate to fellow workers, and the mission at hand. Relate basic safety, health, and environmental issues associated with the processing industries technology. Perform generalized introductory duties while observing acceptable practices for personal safety and health. Prepare a potential career profile for a process technician.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 4

Course Prerequisites: Coreq. PCT 100