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Chemical Process Technology - Associate in Applied Science

Program Code: AAS.15829

The Associate Degree Program in Chemical Process Technology prepares the student for employment as a process operator in the chemical/material processing industry. The operator role includes but is not limited to the following functions: knowledge and upholding of the standards regarding health, safety and the environment; working with the handling, transporting, storage and disposal of chemicals and other materials in compliance with all state and federal regulations; the operation, monitoring, and controlling of process both continuous and batch; interfacing with chemical engineers and technician co-workers involved with these processes; and managing normal maintenance of equipment, calibration of instrumentation, and troubleshooting as needed.

Core Courses

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
CPI 1202Introduction To Process Operations ______________
CPI 2104Basic Chemical and Unit Operations ______________
CPI 2203Process Measurement ______________
CPI 2303Process Control ______________
CPI 240W3Process Troubleshooting ______________
CPI 250W4Advanced Chemical Operations ______________
CPI 260W4Process Operations Management ______________
CPI 2702Advanced Process Operations Lab ______________

General Education Courses

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
CHM 105W5Technical Chemistry I ______________
CHM 106W5Technical Chemistry II ______________
COM 112W3Fundamentals of Oral Communication ______________
OR ______________
COM 114W(3)Interpersonal Communication ______________
ENG ---3Any Approved College Composition I Course ______________
ENG ---3Any Approved College Composition II Course ______________
OR ______________
ENG 113(3)Technical Communication ______________
ENV 100W3Environmental Regulations ______________
ENV 1521.6Emergency Response to Industrial Spills ______________
LW ---1Any 1 Credit LW Course (As of fall 2007) AND ______________
LWA ---1Any 1 Credit LWA Course ______________
OR ______________
LW 223W(2)Wellness in Technical Trades ______________
MTH ---4Any Approved Intermediate Algebra Course (or higher Math course) ______________
MTH 208W3Elementary Statistics ______________
PHY 1014Applied Physics ______________
OR ______________
PHY 111(4)General Physics I ______________
OR ______________
PHY 211(5)Physics I ______________
POL ---3/4Any Approved American Government Requirement ______________

Recommended Electives

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
CST 133W4Computer Concepts & Competencies ______________

64.6/66.6Total Credits


1 - If your computer experience is limited, CST 133 is also suggested.
2 - Intermediate Algebra and Applied Physics may also be met with an acceptable score on current college assessment instruments. Contact Assessment/Testing office at 989-686-9338 for more details. Credits to meet graduation requirements may then be met by completing additional electives.
3 - Transfer students may be advised to complete CHM 111, CHM 112, CHM 210, and CHM 210L instead of CHM 105 and CHM 106.
4 - Transfer students may be advised to complete either PHY 111 or PHY 211 instead of PHY 101.
5 - A “C” (2.0) or higher is required in all core courses as well as CHM, MTH, and PHY general education courses.

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