This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in process plant operations and up-stream oil and gas operations. Process technicians ensure safety, health, and other environmental practices and standards in all areas of process activities. This program educates and develops technicians who will control and monitor various industrial ventures and plant processes.
Employment opportunities include petrochemical and refining, food and beverage processing, pharmaceutical and bio-manufacturing, paper and pulp, oil and gas exploration and production, energy and power generation, water and waste water treatment, chemical and agricultural manufacturing, environmental testing, and brewing and distilling processes.
Students must demonstrate college-level proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics as prerequisites for courses within this program. Skills in these areas may affect the sequence of courses in which you can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete this program. For more details, see the Academic Placement and Testing section.
Graduates of this program will receive a Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in Process Technology Operator.
The Process Technology Operator certificate is offered at Rifle. The certificate is the first step toward the AAS degree in Process Technology.