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2020-2021 Catalog

Process Control Technology Certificate


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Program Start Date: Fall Term
Minimum Program Length: 48 academic weeks; 3 terms day or evening; 34 credits
Curriculum Code: 71364

Program Description

Process Control Technology is an interdisciplinary field involving control systems, electronic systems, industrial instrumentation, and mechanical systems to automate the control of physical parameters of manufacturing system such as pressure, flow, level, temperature, pH, humidity, and mixing ratios.

Practical Experience

Students gain experience and skills needed to perform operations, startup, shutdown, troubleshooting, and installation involving electrical, mechanical, instrumentation, and control systems in a manufacturing environment.

Professional Opportunities

Process Technician, Process Field Operator, Process Control Room Operator, Maintenance Technician, Entry-level Process Technician.

Unique Aspects

Certificate graduates can apply some earned credits toward studies in Mechatronics.

EEDA Career Cluster:

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources; Architecture & Construction; Manufacturing & Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Total Credits: 34


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Total Credits: 34


Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Model professional behavior and workplace ethics.
  2. Operate and adjust process control equipment per industry best practice.
  3. Perform basic troubleshooting operations.
  4. Demonstrate fundamental concepts of quality control and assessment.
  5. Demonstrate startup and shutdown of industrial processes.
  6. Adhere to industrial health, safety, and environmental practices.

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