Belmont College

Belmont College and
Washington State Community College
Partner to Offer Energy Related Degree

Pictured (left to right): Dr. Joseph E. Bukowski, President, Belmont College and Dr. Bradley J. Ebersole, President, Washington State Community College
Pictured (left to right): Dr. Joseph E. Bukowski, President, Belmont College and Dr. Bradley J. Ebersole, President, Washington State Community College

St. Clairsville, OH (March 5, 2014) Today Belmont College welcomed officials from Washington State Community College (WSCC) to sign an agreement that will provide Belmont College students the opportunity to seamlessly complete the Associate of Applied Science Process Technician degree.

The signed agreement will permit students to complete 45 hours towards the Process Technician degree at Belmont College and then 20 hours of WSCC online classes to complete their degree.

“I believe that this partnership is beneficial for our students,” said Dr. Joseph E. Bukowski, President of Belmont College. “The timing of this program offering is important to meet the needs of the emerging oil and gas production jobs at local processing facilities and future petro-chemical industries.”

The Process Technician program was designed in conjunction with local industries to provide graduates 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.

“It makes perfect sense for WSCC and Belmont College to collaborate on the Chemical Operator program,” said Dr. Bradley J. Ebersole, President of Washington State Community College. “This agreement promotes efficiency and serves the needs of students. I am proud of this partnership.”

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 regulator 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, enable the graduate to work effectively with engineering and production personnel.

For more information about the Process Technician degree, contact an enrollment services associate at 740.695.8516. or visit Process Technician program page.

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