AAS PTEC Degree

Associate of Applied Science in Petrochemical Process Technology

The program consists of morning, afternoon and evening classes, offered Monday through Thursday. Each class will meet one or two days or nights per week. We offer each of our classes every semester -- Fall (16 weeks), Spring (16 weeks), Summer (10 weeks). Academic courses (English, Math, Physics, Chemistry, etc.) offer two, five-week sessions in the summer. There are a few Internet courses available.

Employment Fields

The process technology degree can be used in a variety of fields, including but not limited to:

  • Refinery Operations
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Nuclear
  • Chemical Plant Operations
  • Offshore Work
  • Cosmetics
  • Food Processing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Power Generation
  • Mining
  • and many more

Suggested Study Plan

Semester 1

Course SCH
ENGL 1301 COMPOSITION I 3
MATH 1314
or TECM 1343
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
or TECHNICAL MATH
3
PTAC 1302 INTRODUCTION TO PROCESS TECHNOLOGY 3
SOCI 1301
or PSYC 2301
or PSYC 1300
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
or INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
or PSYCHOLOGY FOR SUCCESS
3

Semester 2

Course SCH
CHEM 1405 APPLIED CHEMISTRY 4
PTAC 1310 PROCESS TECHNOLOGY I: EQUIPMENT 4
PTAC 1308 SAFETY, HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT I 4

Semester 3

Course SCH
PHYS 1401
or PHYS 1410
COLLEGE PHYSICS I
or APPLIED PHYSICS
4
PTAC 1332 PROCESS INSTRUMENTATION I 4
PTAC 1350 INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS 3
PTAC 2314 QUALITY 3

Semester 4

Course SCH
PTAC 2420 PROCESS TECHNOLOGY II: SYSTEMS 4
PTAC 1354 INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES 4
SPCH 1315
or BUSI 2304
PUBLIC SPEAKING
or BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
3
PHED 1164 FOUNDATIONS OF FITNESS AND WELLNESS 1

Semester 5

Course SCH
PTAC 2346 PROCESS TROUBLESHOOTING 4
PTAC 2438 PROCESS TECHNOLOGY III: OPERATIONS 4
CTEC 2445 UNIT OPERATIONS 4
Humanities/Fine Arts Humanities/Fine Arts 3

From a Student

“COM has an excellent reputation for graduating very knowledgeable people. The teachers can tell you that they’ve lived it; they’ve experienced it.”

-Lacey Foster

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