A.A.S. Program Course List

Chemical Process Operator

Chemical Process Operator

A.A.S. Degree (S)

The Chemical Process Operator curriculum prepares students for employment in industrial plants in the chemical, petroleum, polymer and pharmaceutical industry. The chemical industry throughout the state has a great need for trained chemical operators to adjust and optimize conditions for the production of large quantities of products in local chemical plants and pilot plants. Graduates are readily employed by these local plants at competitive salaries. The program provides a practical education in the various aspects of plant operations such as hands-on training in process operations and control, regulatory compliance, and preventive maintenance skills. Laboratory facilities include not only standard lab equipment, but also modern instrumentation in pilot plant technology and computer simulations.


Courses Credits
ENG 101 Crit Thinking & Acad Writing 3
ENG 102 Composition and Research 3
MAT 153 College Math and Statistics 4
Select 2 course(s) from:
ECO 111 Macroeconomics 3
POL 111 Political Science 3
PSY 121 General Psychology 3
SOC 111 Sociology 3


Courses Credits
CPO 100 Intro to Chem Proc Oper Tech 3
CPO 125 Safety, Health & Environment 3
CPO 135 Chem Proc Tech-Equipment 3
CPO 151 Chem Proc Tech I-Systems 4
CPO 240 Quality 3
CPO 252 Chem Proc Tech II-Operations 4
CPO 253 Process Troubleshooting 4
CPO 260 Work Experience 4


Courses Credits
CHM 110 General Chemistry 4
CIS 107 Intro to Computers/Application 3
ELC 101 Intro to Instrumentation 3
ELC 270 Process Instrumentation I 4
PHY 111 Conceptual Physics 4