CTEC 1401 Applied Petrochemical TechnologyInstruction in the basic principles of physics and their application to process facilities. Topics include physical laws and properties and how these relate to the operation of processes. Prerequisite: Credit for or concurrent enrollment in MATH 1314
CTEC 1480 Cooperative Education-Chemical Technology/TechnicianCareer-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. Class time will focus on work related topics such as safety, self-initiative, goal setting, time management, leadership, communication, team skills, and continuous improvement. Students may register in only one co-op class per semester and it must be approved by both the employer offering the co-op and WCJC. The employer will usually select from second year students who have completed a minimum of 30 semester hours toward the PTAC degree and have satisfactorily completed the company's tests and interviews. The student will work at the facility during the day, averaging at least 20 hours per week, and is paid a commensurate rate (approximately 80% of entry level).
Prerequisite: Credit for or concurrent enrollment in PTAC 2420 and approval of Program Director and Co-op employer
PTAC 1302 Intro to Process TechnologyAn introduction overview of the various processing industries. Introduction to chemical and refinery plant operations. Topics include process technician duties, responsibilities and expectations, plant organizations, plant process and utility systems, and the mental requirements of the process technician.
Prerequisite: TSI Reading and Math requirements met or concurrent enrollment in INRW 0307 and/or MATH 0308
PTAC 1408 Safety, Health & EnvironmentAn overview of safety, health, and environmental issues in the performance of all job tasks. Development of knowledge and skills to reinforce the attitudes and behaviors required for safe and environmentally sound work habits. Emphasis on safety, health, and environmental issues in the performance of all job tasks and regulatory compliance issues.
Prerequisite: TSI Reading requirement met or concurrent enrollment in INRW 0307
PTAC 1410 Process Technology I - EquipmentIntroduction to the use of common processing equipment. Students will learn to use appropriate terminology to describe components of process equipment, describe basic functions of process equipment, and relate scientific principles associated with process equipment. Prerequisite: PTAC 1302
PTAC 1432 Process Instrumentation IStudy of the instruments and control systems used in the process industry including terminology, process variables, symbology, control loops and basic troubleshooting.
Prerequisite: Credit for or concurrent enrollment in PTAC 1302 or ENER 1350 or INMT 1305
PTAC 1454 Industrial ProcessesThe study of the common types of industrial processes. This course will examine some of the major types of process units in chemical and refining industries; and the generic procedures for startups, shutdowns, normal and abnormal operations for these units. Processes covered will include polyethylene (loop, CSTR and fixed bed), hydrogen reforming, syn gas reforming, crude distillation, catalytic cracking (FCCU), olefin (specifically ethylene) production, hydrotreating/desulfurization (HT/HDS and CCR) mercaptin treating and sulfur recovery units. MUST be taken if not selected for CTEC 1380. Prerequisite: PTAC 1410 and PTAC 1432
PTAC 2314 Principles of QualityStudy of the background and application of quality concepts. Topics include team skills, quality tools, statistics, economics, and continuous improvement. NOTE: Course may be taken in any semester of the program. Prerequisite: TSI requirements met
PTAC 2420 Process Technology II - SystemsA study of the various process systems, including related scientific principles.
Prerequisite: PTAC 1410 and PTAC 1432
PTAC 2438 Process Technology III - Operations (Capstone Course)This course emphasizes activities associated with the hands-on operation of process equipment. Topics include typical duties of an operator.
Prerequisite: PTAC 1410 and PTAC 1432 or concurrent enrollment in PTAC 2420
PTAC 2446 Process Troubleshooting (Capstone Course)Instruction in the different types of troubleshooting techniques, procedures, and methods used to solve process problems. Topics include application of data collection and analysis, cause-effect relationships and reasoning.
Prerequisite: Credit for or concurrent enrollment in PTAC 2420