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Coordinator: Tucker, Walter L
Office: Technical Building TA1, Room 107
Address: 855 E. Lavaca St., Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone: (409) 880-8381
LIT Process Unit

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.


Degree Plan for Associate of Applied Science in Process Operating Technology
Institutional Requirements
DORI 0200College Success Skills2 : 2 : 0
Credits : Lecture Hours : Lab Hours0 : 0 : 0
General Education Courses
COSC 1301Introduction to Computing3 : 3 : 0
ENGL 1301Composition I3 : 3 : 0
HUMA 1315Fine Arts Appreciation3 : 3 : 0
MATH 1332Contemporary Mathematics I3 : 3 : 0
SOCI 1301Introductory Sociology3 : 3 : 0
SPCH 1315Public Speaking3 : 3 : 0
Credits : Lecture Hours : Lab Hours18 : 18 : 0
Program Requirements
CTEC 2545Unit Operations5 : 4 : 4
PTAC 1302Introduction to Process Technology3 : 2 : 2
PTAC 1408Safety, Health, and Environment I4 : 4 : 0
PTAC 1410Process Technology I - Equipment4 : 3 : 3
PTAC 1432Process Instrumentation I4 : 3 : 2
PTAC 2314Principles of Quality3 : 3 : 0
PTAC 2371Advanced Industrial Processes3 : 2 : 2
PTAC 2420Process Technology II - Systems4 : 3 : 3
PTAC 2438Process Technology III4 : 3 : 3
PTAC 2446Process Troubleshooting4 : 3 : 3
SCIT 1418Applied Physics I4 : 3 : 2
SCIT 1494Special Topics in Chemistry, General4 : 3 : 2
Credits : Lecture Hours : Lab Hours46 : 36 : 26


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