Academic Catalog 2023-2024

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Process Technology, Associate of Applied Science

The Process Technology (PTEC) program1 prepares graduates to work as process technicians in refineries, chemical plants, and related industries. 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

1Nunez Community College also offers the Process Technology Fast Track program, which 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. 

General Education Requirements
ENGL 1010English Composition I 13
MATH 1300College Algebra3
Humanities Elective3
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 2630Fluid Mechanics3
PTEC 2440Process Troubleshooting3
PTEC 2910Process Technology Internship3
Enrichment Courses 3
BUSN 1150Survey of Microcomputer App3
Select one of the following:3
Job Readiness Skills
SPCH course
Business Communication
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 must be earned in residence. 


Electives must be selected with advisor.