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.
Process Technology Proficiency Certificate
|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.
Conduct chemical and physical laboratory tests to assist scientists in making qualitative and quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials for research and development of new products or processes, quality control, maintenance of environmental standards, and other work involving experimental, theoretical, or practical application of chemistry and related sciences.
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- Conduct chemical or physical laboratory tests to assist scientists in making qualitative or quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, or gaseous materials.
- Maintain, clean, or sterilize laboratory instruments or equipment.
- Set up and conduct chemical experiments, tests, and analyses, using techniques such as chromatography, spectroscopy, physical or chemical separation techniques, or microscopy.
- Prepare chemical solutions for products or processes, following standardized formulas, or create experimental formulas.
- Monitor product quality to ensure compliance with standards and specifications.
How well does it pay?
New workers generally start around $32,080. Normal pay for Industrial Engineering Technicians is $50,846 per year, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $75,514.