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Process Technology (PTEC)
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Program Overview:
The Process Technology degree program will prepare students to assume roles as operators and technicians in the process and manufacturing industry (food processing, power production, water treatment, paper manufacturing, fuel production, chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing). This degree prepares individuals for entry level employment within industry as well as current industrial employees for advancement within the industry. This program was developed with the support of industry personnel from the Crawford County area and includes a partnership with Robinson Marathon Petroleum, LLC.

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Semester 1
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CIS 1104
Intro Learning Services Online
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This course is an assessment of student skills and their ability to effectively learn via course(s) instructed online. Topics include evaluating a student's learning style, basic computer and web browsing skills, and web based learning tools. Emphasis will be placed on using computer hardware and software to access online resources and programs. In addition, various learning methods will be presented to help students evaluate if online learning is right for them.

MTH 1201
Technical Mathematics
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This course is designed for students enrolled in technical programs. Topics include: measurement and approximation, algebraic principles and operation, identification and use of formulas. In addition, geometric and trigonometric principles may also be covered if applicable to the program area. Emphasis is placed on the application of mathematical concepts to the solution of problems in vocational and technical fields. PREREQUISITE: REM 0420 Basic Math with a C or better or scoring at beginning algebra level on placement exam.

PTT 1200
Intro to Process Technology
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An overview of the process technology industry including power generation, oil and gas, chemical, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, water and waste water treatment, pulp and paper, and mining. Industry specific equipment, total quality management, and team environment are discussed.

PTT 1204
PTech Safety & the Environment
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Training for safety, health, and environment issues in industrial settings; including ergonomic, physical, biological, chemical, and environmental hazards. Safety will be paramount through understanding of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) utilization, emergency equipment operation, and first aid skill implementation. Governmental agencies and regulations that impact process industries will be discussed.

SOC 1108
Race and Ethnic Relations
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This course provides a sociological overview of the racial and ethnic relations in America from both an historical and contemporary perspective. Current theories and research relating to the formation of racial/ethnic identities, sources of prejudice and discrimination, social interaction, and persistence of ethnic and racial divisions will be examined.

TEL 1275
Essential Computer Skills
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This is an introductory course in computers and software. Students learn how computers are used in personal life, academics, and technical careers. Students will gain an understanding and demonstrate core computer skills using real-world projects using productivity software and Windows operating systems.

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15.5
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CHM 1120
Introductory Chemistry
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This course examines definitions, history, and theories of chemistry. Topics include atomic theory, bonding, mole concept, and stoichiometry. Also discussed are gas laws, solutions, and acid-base equilibrium. The course is recommended for non-science majors, nursing and allied health majors. Science credit is not granted for both CHM 1120 and CHM 1130. PREREQUISITES:PRE 0420 Intermediate Algebra or high school algebra.

PTT 1205
Tech Reading/Writing/Reporting
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This course will address the basic principles of reading and writing technical documents and reports within industry settings. Students will receive training and practice in the preparation, writing, and the revision of technical reports, as well as develop skill in the comprehension of industry documentation (reports, procedural plans, blueprints, etc. ).

PTT 2201
P-Tech Equipment
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Process Technology Equipment reviews the basic piping, valves, pumps, compressors, generators, motors, and more advanced equipment such as cooling towers, heat exchanges, furnaces, boilers, dryers, filters, etc. , found in industrial process settings.

PTT 2298
Topics in Process Technology
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Study of a specialized topic within the field of process technology, which is not available in the established course offerings.

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14
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MAC 2203
Manufacturing Processes
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This course introduces the student to basic manufacturing processes. An understanding of the relationship between the product and the method of production is studied. The major areas of study are materials, casting and forming processes, machining processes, welding processes, and techniques related to manufacturing processes.

PTT 1201
Process Tech Instrumentation
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Process technology instrumentation reviews instruments used to sense, measure, transmit, and control process variables. Controllers, control systems, and the symbols found in instrumentation drawings and diagrams are addressed. Troubleshooting, instrument malfunction, and emergency shutdown systems are also addressed. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of PTT 2201 P-Tech Equipment.

PTT 2205
P-Tech Quality Control
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Process Technology Industry Quality Control concepts and applications are discussed including multiple industry applications of quality control methods and techniques. Students will be introduced to a variety of tools applicable to process management, process flow charting, process monitoring, and problem solving. PREREQUISITE: MTH 1201 Technical Mathematics.

PTT 2206
P-Tech Systems
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Process Technology Systems reviews the various process systems found within the industry. Understanding systems processes and responding to abnormal occurrences will be addressed.

PTT 2209
Distributed Control Systems
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This course is an in-depth study of the fundamental operations of a DCS (distributed control system) simulator. The DCS simulator utilizes modern processing techniques and procedures. The simulator program mimics both normal and abnormal plant operating conditions which then acclimates the computer to real world industrial scenarios.

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17.5
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BUS 2104
Business Economics
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Prices and incomes, depression and inflation, competition and monopoly, supply and demand, money and the government will be considered.

GEN 2297
Employment Skills
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This course prepares the student for job interviews, job placement, and employment. Verbal and written communication skills are implemented through assigned reports. Topics of discussion and debate range from securing and keeping a job to individual attitudes, work habits, work ethics, and interviewing skills. The student will be required to prepare a written resume and to apply communication skills in practical situations.

PTT 2207
P-Tech Operations
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Process Technology Operations combines the areas of equipment, systems, and instrumentation in order to address the complete function of a process industry setting. This includes normal and abnormal situations which might occur and issues such as turnarounds.

PTT 2208
Process Troubleshooting
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Process Technology Troubleshooting by individuals and collaborative group efforts; application of problem solving techniques including case studies, simulations, and equipment analysis.

SPE 1111
Interpersonal Communications
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An introduction to the basic theories and concepts relevant to face-to-face interaction. Emphasis is placed on the role of communication in the creation, maintenance, and termination of social, romantic, familial, and professional relationships.

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17
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PTT 1202
OSHA Training
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OSHA training for industry or construction environments. Topics defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for OSHA 10 or OSHA 20 certification.

PTT 2212
Process Technology Internship
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Students gain a minimum of 450 hours of work experience in an appropriate process technology related training site under supervision. The academic coordinator and the training supervisor work together in establishing goals and work experiences for the student. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of all other Process Technology program requirements or consent of instructor. Variable internship hours are based on 75 clock hours equated to one semester hour credit. 30 internship hours per week.

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