Office: Technical Building TA1, Room 109
Address: 855 E. Lavaca St., Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone: (409) 839-2089
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
|DORI 0200||College Success Skills||2 : 2 : 0|
|CTEC 2545||Unit Operations||5 : 4 : 4|
|PTAC 1302||Introduction to Process Technology||3 : 3 : 0|
|PTAC 1408||Safety, Health, and Environment I||4 : 4 : 0|
|PTAC 1410||Process Technology I - Equipment||4 : 3 : 3|
|PTAC 1432||Process Instrumentation I||4 : 3 : 2|
|PTAC 2314||Principles of Quality||3 : 3 : 0|
|PTAC 2371||Advanced Industrial Processes||3 : 2 : 2|
|PTAC 2420||Process Technology II - Systems||4 : 3 : 3|
|PTAC 2438||Process Technology III||4 : 3 : 3|
|PTAC 2446||Process Troubleshooting||4 : 3 : 3|
|SCIT 1418||Applied Physics I||4 : 3 : 2|
|SCIT 1494||Special Topics in Chemistry, General||4 : 3 : 2|
|Program Credits : Lecture Hours : Lab Hours||64 : 55 : 24|