Process Technology

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The field of process technology appeals to people who enjoy the challenges involved in using advanced computer technology and instrumentation to operate a variety of equipment systems and industrial processes. Process technology is defined as the study and application of the scientific principles associated with the operation and maintenance of the chemical processing industry (CPI).

Process technicians gather information using instruments that monitor process conditions such as pressure, temperature, level, and flow rates. They operate lab equipment to keep their plants running safely and efficiently, along with ensuring the efficient production of products that meet customer specifications.

As a process technician or operator, you may work both indoors and outdoors alongside chemical engineers, maintenance personnel, and other professionals. You will be expected to use your knowledge of computers, math, physics, and chemistry to monitor and troubleshoot plant operations. Strong communications skill are also required, as you will need the ability to write, give oral presentations, and exercise effective listening skills in order to succeed as a process technician.

What Will I Learn?
The Study of Process Technology involves learning how the industrial process works. You will learn about process equipment such as pumps, compressors, reactors, and distillation columns. Technical knowledge and skills are gained in areas such as operating equipment, controlling instrumentation systems, monitoring process systems, and troubleshooting those systems. These courses prepare students for entry-level employment as process technicians in the processing industries.
What Can I Do with This Course of Study?
AAS: Process Technology
PT1: Certificate of Completion — Process Technology