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Process Technology

The National Center for the Advancement of Process Technology (CAPT), funded in part by the National Science Foundation, has accepted Calhoun Community College into its Mentoring Program to help establish a Process Technology Degree Program (AAS). Interest surfaced when workforce development initiatives brought local industry and education representatives together to look at critical skills for the workforce of tomorrow.

About the Program 

This program is designed for individuals seeking employment in the process industry as a Process Technician. The process industry plays a significant role in U. S. businesses and our economy, serving the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, textile, chemical and petroleum processing, power production, plastic, paint, cosmetic, and other sectors. The Process Technology major was developed by local industry and education representatives and is modeled around the curriculum developed by CAPT (Center for the Advancement of Process Technology). The CAPT curriculum was the outcome of a joint industry and education initiative and is now delivered in multiple states through affiliations with more than 40 community and technical colleges. Process Technicians team with engineers to operate and maintain the equipment used to conduct plant processes. Taking care of the equipment and controlling continuous and batch processes are their key responsibilities. They are very skilled technicians with a high level of responsibility. The typical base salary for a Process Technician is $41,600 – $53,040. Base salary does not include overtime or benefits.

Curriculum for Process Technology Concentration

Courses -- Credit Hours

  • ENG 101 English Composition -- 3
  • MTH 103 Technical Mathematics – 3
  • ORI 101 Orientation to College -- 1
  • SPH 107 Fundamentals of Public Speaking -- 3
  • Humanities Elective -- 3
  • Social Science Elective -- 3
  • Natural Science Elective -- 3
  • CIS 146 Microcomputer Applications -- 3
  • ADM 101 Precision Measurement -- 3
  • ADM 104 Intro. To Thermal/Electrical Principals -- 3
  • ADM 105 Fluid Systems -- 3
  • ADM 106 Quality Control Concepts -- 3
  • ADM 107 Introduction to CAD -- 3
  • ADM 111 Industrial Safety -- 3
  • *PCT 100 Fundamentals of Process Technology -- 3
  • PCT 105 Process Tech I - Equipment -- 3
  • *PCT 115 Instrumentation I -- 3
  • PCT 215 Instrumentation II -- 4
  • PCT 220 Process Tech II – Systems -- 4
  • PCT 230 Process Tech III Operations -- 4
  • PCT 240 Process Troubleshooting -- 4
  • Natural Science or Technical Elective -- 3

Total Credits 69
*Students may take PCT 100 and PCT 115 together.

Contact Information

Tony Pack
256-306-2985
anthony.pack@calhoun.edu