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Lamar State College - Port Arthur Process Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree Process Technologist

Process Technology

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Process Operating Technology




Recommended Program of Study


For students who require employment in the Process Technology and Operations industry, the Associate of Applied Science degree in Process Technology program that will prepare students to become process technicians in the refining, petrochemical, power generation, oil and gas production, food and other process industries.

Technical knowledge and skills will be gained in areas such as operating equipment, instrumentation systems, process systems, process troubleshooting, and computer applications.


Degree Plan
First Year
First Semester
CourseHours
 Lec      Lab    Credit 
College Algebra + (MATH 1314) or Contemporary Mathematics I (MATH 1332)
   3           0           3   
Introduction to Process Technology (PTAC 1302)
   2           2           3   
Safety, Health, & Environment I (PTAC 1408)
   4           0           4   
Process Instrumentation I (PTAC 1432)
   3           2           4   
Total Hours
  12          4          14   
Second Semester
Process Technology I - Equipment (PTAC 1410)
   3           2           4   
Elementary Physics I (PHYS 1405) or Applied Physics (SCIT 1418)
   3           3           4   
Introduction to Computers (ITSC 1401)
   3           2           4   
Composition + (ENGL 1301)
   3           0           3   
Total Hours
  12          7         15   
Second Year
Third Semester
Introductory Chemistry I + (CHEM 1405) or
Applied General Chemistry I (SCIT 1414)
   3           2           4   
   3           3           4   
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective +
   3           0           3   
Principles of Quality (PTAC 2314)
   3           0           3   
Process Technology II - Systems (PTAC 2420)
   3           2           4   
Social/Behavioral Science Elective +
   3           0           3   
Total Hours
  15        4-5         17   
Fourth Semester
Human Relations (HRPO 1311)
   3           0           3   
Speech Elective +
   3           0           3   
Process Technology III - Operations (PTAC 2438)
   3           2           4   
Process Troubleshooting (PTAC 2446)
   3           2           4   
Total Hours
  12          4          14   
Degree Plan Total Hours
  51      19-20       60
+ Denotes general education core



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