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Industrial Technology Process Technician

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 region.


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.