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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.

CORE COURSES


CoursesCredits
ENG101Crit Thinking & Acad Writing3
ENG102Composition and Research3
MAT153College Math and Statistics4
SSC100First Year Seminar1
Select 2 course(s) from:
ECO111Macroeconomics3
POL111Political Science3
PSY121General Psychology3
SOC111Sociology3

PROGRAM/MAJOR COURSES


CoursesCredits
CPO100Intro to Chem Proc Oper Tech3
CPO125Safety, Health & Environment3
CPO135Chem Proc Tech-Equipment3
CPO151Chem Proc Tech I-Systems4
CPO240Quality3
CPO252Chem Proc Tech II-Operations4
CPO253Process Troubleshooting4
CPO260Work Experience4

PROGRAM/MAJOR SUPPORT COURSES


CoursesCredits
CHM110General Chemistry4
CIS107Intro to Computers/Application3
ELC101Intro to Instrumentation3
ELC270Process Instrumentation I4
PHY111Conceptual Physics4