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Process Control Technology - General Technology, AAS

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Program Start Date: Fall Term
Minimum Program Length: 74 academic weeks; 5 terms day or evening; 69 credits
Curriculum Code: 35318

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 systems 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 Operator, Process Control Room Operator, Maintenance Technician, Chemical Process Technician, Chemical Process Operator, Boiler Technician/Operator, Distillation Process Technician/Operator, Chemical Reactor Technician/Operator, Food Processing Technician/Operator, Beverage Processing Technician/Operator, Pulp and Paper Technician/Operator, Power Plant Technician/Operator, Oil Refinery Technician/Operator, Pharmaceutical Process Technician/Operator, Pump Technician/Operator, Filtration Technician/Operator, Control Room Technician/Operator, Lubrication Technician/Operator, Data logging Technician/Operator, PLC Technician/Operator, Distributed Controls Technician/Operator, Instrumentation Technician/Operator, Instrumentation Specialist, Petroleum Drilling, Technician/Operator, Chemical Cracking Technician/Operator, Wastewater Technician/Operator, Mining Technician/Operator, Metal/Ore Refining Technician/Operator, Heat Treating Technician/Operator, Ceramic Process Technician/Operator, Extrusion Technician/Operator, Plastic Extrusion Technician/Operator, Composite Process Technician/Operator, Polymer Manufacturing Process Technician, Controls Technician/Operator, Sensor Technician/Operator, Composite Technician, Nuclear Technician.

EEDA Career Cluster:

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

Total Credits: 69

Semester Display

Total Credits: 69

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 practices.
  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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