Process Technology Proficiency Certificate

Prepare for an entry-level position in the industries that use process operators—organizations such as Philadelphia Gas Works, the Philadelphia Water Department, Tasty Baking Company and pharmaceutical companies. Process technology is a controlled and monitored series of operations, steps or tasks that converts raw material into a product. A process technician monitors and controls mechanical, physical and/or chemical changes that constitute a process; troubleshoots equipment problems; and analyzes, evaluates and communicates data. The proficiency certificate is a credential recognized for preparing students with the basic knowledge and skills to perform entry-level operations in process control.


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Chemical Technicians – est. salary $50,846*
Industrial Engineering Technicians – est. salary $67,191
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders – est. salary $52,366


**EMSI Data, 2019; Philadelphia County, PA; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

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Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Process Technology I Proficiency Certificate degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.
Course Number and Name Prerequisites Credits
PTEC 103 - Introduction to Process Technology and Plant Equipment FNMT 118 or MATH 118 placement CHEM 110 4 credits
CHEM 110 - Introductory Chemistry FNMT 118 or MATH 118 placement ENGL 101 ready 4 credits
CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology   3 credits
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra   3 credits
ASET 110 - Safety, Health and the Environment   3 credits

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

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