The objective of this program is to prepare graduates to qualify for employment as process operators in the
refining, petrochemical, polymers, plastics, and pulp/paper industries. Process operators of the future must
have broad-based skills including safety, computer science, mathematics, and communication skills.
General procedures in distillation, reactions, and quality control common to most industries are included.
The Process Operating Technology Advisory Committee reviews course content to ensure that current
industrial needs are met. Students entering the program should realize that process operators generally work
rotating shifts, climb tall towers, work with chemicals, and must meet certain physical requirements.
Lamar InstitLamar Institute of Technology also requires students to register for the College Success Skills Course in their first semester. The course is designed to provide
Students with a thorough orientation to the campus, postsecondary education, and the classroom skills necessary for success. Students must earn a 'C' or better in all cources in the degree plan.