Industrial Technology Process Technician
View the required classes for the Process Technician program.
Belmont College, in partnership with Washington State Community College, is offering
the Associate of Applied Science – Process Technician Degree. This degree will prepare
a student for employment in the chemical processing industry. Students will complete
45 hours at Belmont College and finish their degree by taking 20 hours of online
classes taught by Washington State faculty.
Associate of Applied Science degree, this program, designed in conjunction with local
industries, will provide the student with the skills and education needed to be
considered for employment as a Process Technician or Chemical Operator. Process
Technicians or Chemical Operators may find jobs in many industries including: oil
and gas processing; plastics; pharmaceutical and energy production. Many new processing
plants are under construction in our area with more facilities being announced each
year. In addition to these new processing plants, a whole new plastics industry
is forecast to appear locally, taking advantage of the inexpensive materials that
are produced from the processing plants. Graduates of this program will be trained
to work in an industry that is growing and will have a presence in the eastern Ohio
Completion of this degree involves taking classes at Belmont College, some of which
can be taken online, and completing 20 hours of online classes taught by Washington
State Community College faculty. These online classes may be taken from the student’s
home or at any location where there is access to the internet.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Demonstrate how to inspect and maintain equipment, take samples, record data, troubleshoot
problems, and analyze products on a routine basis.
- Understand how to maintain regulatory and environmental standards.
- Understand the role of a chemical operator in control rooms.
- Demonstrate the ability to maintain the safe manufacture of products.
- Demonstrate good communication skills, both written and verbal, enabling the graduate
to work effectively with engineering and production personnel.