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. A proficiency certificate in level one process technology will prepare students 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. The proficiency certificate is a credential recognized for preparing students with the basic knowledge and skills to perform entry-level operations in process control.
Several options exist for a student to obtain this certificate. The student may:
- Take only the courses leading to the certificate.
- Take the courses leading to the certificate as part of the Applied Science and Engineering Technology Associate Degree Program.