Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Moving Lives Forward. Choose Nunez.

Process Technology, Associate of Applied Science, Fast Track

The Process Technology (PTEC) Fast Track program prepares graduates to work as process technicians in refineries, chemical plants, and related industries. The program is designed to help those with an Associate’s degree or higher attain the Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Process Technology within as little as one semester.

Program Design

  • This program is designed to be completed in 16 weeks.
  • Classes take place from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • The program includes all of the Process Technology courses required for the AAS degree

Minimum Requirements for Acceptance into the Fast Track PTEC Program

  • Must meet Nunez Community College’s admission requirements as outlined in the Nunez Community College Catalog
  • Must have Associate’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution *
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 from the most recent or highest degree earned
  • Must have successfully completed or be enrolled in the remaining General Education courses required for the Associates degree in Process Technology in the semester prior to entering the program. *

*NOTE: In the event that openings have not been filled for the Fast Track program, the Process Technology Program Chair reserves the right to consider applicants who did not meet the initial deadlines and requirements.

For more information regarding the Fast Track program, contact Kyle Steib, the PTEC and Instrumentation Program Chair, at or Carter Gordan, Fast Track Coordinator, at

Applying to the PTEC Fast Track Program

Step One: Apply to Nunez Community College

  • Applicants interested in the Fast Track PTEC program must first apply to Nunez Community College and select Process Technology (PTEC) as their major.
  • Submit the following items to Nunez Community College’s office of Admissions:
    • Official transcripts from all colleges / universities attended – must be sent directly from the institutions.
    • Any required immunization records
    • Placement test scores – if applicable

Note: Being accepted to Nunez Community College does not mean that the applicant is accepted into the PTEC Fast Track program.

Step Two: Apply to the PTEC Fast Track Program

Submit the following items by emailing information to

  • Cover letter
  • Résumé
    • Must include degrees earned
    • Must include work experience
  • A copy of transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (Official transcript(s) of all colleges attended must be sent to Admissions)
  • Applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be selected based upon a pre-determined rubric and will then be contacted to participate in an on-campus interview.
  • Applicants who pass all levels of the acceptance process will be contacted within two weeks from the beginning of the interview process.

Program Outcomes

  1. Safety, Health, and Environment-Student demonstrates an understanding of the safety, health, and environmental policy and exhibits this behavior. Applies safe work practices.
  2. Mechanical Aptitude-Student demonstrates an understanding of the maintenance and operation of process equipment. Applies the reasoning behind proper equipment line up, safety, and process concerns while operating process equipment.
  3. Technical Ability-Student demonstrates an understanding of the technical aspects of the process technology. Applies skills and knowledge systems and troubleshooting ability.
  4. Communication-Student demonstrates and applies communicating clearly, effectively, and concisely in both verbal and written form, including the ability to interpret and carry out SOP and EOP.
  5. Work Ethics-Student demonstrates and applies the following work ethics:
    1. Dependability
    2. Quality of work
    3. Work attitude
    4. Adaptability
    5. Human Relations Skills
General Education Requirements
ENGL 1010English Composition I 13
MATH 1300College Algebra3
Humanities Elective
CHEM 1100General Chemistry I3
CHEM 1110General Chemistry I Lab1
PHYS 1100General Physics I3
or PHSC 1000 Physical Science
PHYS 1110General Physics I Laboratory1
or PHSC 1100 Physical Science I Lab
ECON 2000Microeconomics3
or ECON 2020 Macroeconomics
Major Courses 2
PTEC 1010Intro to Process Technology3
INDT 1030Industrial & Plant Safety3
PTEC 1330Process Instrumentation2
PTEC 1331Process Instrumentation Lab2
PTEC 1630Process Equipment2
PTEC 1631Process Equipment Lab2
INDT 2070Quality Control3
PTEC 2420Process Technology II:Systems3
PTEC 2421Process Tech II: Systems Lab1
PTEC 2430Process Tech III: Operations2
PTEC 2431Process Tech III:OperationsLab2
PTEC 2440Process Troubleshooting3
PTEC 2630Fluid Mechanics3
PTEC 2910Process Technology Internship3
Enrichment Courses 3
BUSN 1150Survey of Microcomputer App3
Select one of the following:
INDT 2900Job Readiness Skills3
SPCH course
BUSN 2400Business Communication3
Total Hours60

Must earn a grade of "C" or better.


Must earn a grade of "C" or better in each. At least eighteen (18) credit hours mus be earned in residence.


Electives must be selected with advisor.