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Process Technology (AOS)


Process Technology Training

An intensive program that begins with a review of mathematics and proceeds to Electronics as well as Instrumentation subjects of physics, pressure, and level. Process Technology courses include industrial pump applications, operations, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the many types of pumps used in industry. Compressors and turbines and their prime movers are thoroughly covered in the their course sections. Next, a return to basic electricity and, industrial electricity and programmable logic control basics. The student will proceed through basic temperature, hydraulics, flow, basic analytical devices, basic valves and final control elements, basic documentation, and process control theory. The program includes introductory courses to personal computers, technical writing and industrial safety & environmental practices.

Will be prepared to operate industrial process equipment at an entry-level position. Graduates may apply their skills to their present occupation in a related discipline. Technicians may be employed with industrial groups including aeronautics, chemical, petroleum, foods, metals, ceramics, pulp and paper, power, and textiles.

The Process Technology (PTEC) Degree Program is endorsed by the North American Process Technology Alliance (NAPTA) and is recognized by the Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance (GBRIA).


Process Technology

Associate in Occupational Studies Degree Program PT30T

Major Occupations for which graduates will be qualified:

  • Classification of Instructional Programs - Occupational Title
  • 15.0613 - Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
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  • Standard Occupational Classification /O*NET Code
  • SOC Code
    51-0000 - Production Occupations
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    17-3029.09 - Manufacturing Production Technicians
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    51-9011.00 - Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
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    51-8013.00 - Power Plant Operators
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    51-8031.00 - Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
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    51-8091.00 - Chemical Plant and System Operators
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    51-8092.00 - Gas Plant Operators
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    51-8093.00 - Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
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    51-8099.00 - Plant and System Operators, All Other
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    51-9011.00 - Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
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