Associate of Applied Science in Process Technology

This program is delivered only through Kenai Peninsula College.

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Associate Degree Programs.

Students who apply to the Process Technology AAS are admitted in a pre-major status.  The process for advancement to major status requires completion of the following steps:

  1. Complete an advising session with a PRT faculty advisor.
  2. Complete the following courses with a grade of “C” or better:
    WRTG A111Writing Across Contexts3
    MATH A105Intermediate Algebra (or any higher-level GER mathematics course)3
    PRT A101Introduction to Process Technology3
    PHYS A115
    Physical Science
    and Physical Science Lab
    or PHYS A123
    College Physics I
    and College Physics I Laboratory
  3. Completion of Change of Major Form from Pre-Major to Major status, signed by PRT faculty advisor.


Students are encouraged to meet with a faculty advisor in the Process Technology program prior to registering for Process Technology courses. Advising is required to move to major status and to complete the AAS in Process Technology.

Graduation Requirements

Program Requirements

Select one of the following:3-4
Intermediate Algebra *
College Algebra for Calculus *
Any course for which MATH A105 or MATH A151 is a prerequisite
Computer Literacy
CIS A105Introduction to Personal Computers and Application Software3
or CIS A110 Computer Concepts in Business
Introduction to General Chemistry
and Introduction to General Chemistry Laboratory (or higher level)
Select one of the following:4
Physical Science
and Physical Science Lab
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory *
Core Courses
PRT A101Introduction to Process Technology3
PRT A110Introduction to Process Safety, Health and Environmental Awareness3
PRT A130Process Technology I: Equipment4
PRT A140Industrial Process Instrumentation I3
PRT A144Industrial Process Instrumentation II3
PRT A230Process Technology II: Systems4
PRT A231Process Technology III: Operations4
PRT A250Process Troubleshooting3
PRT A255Quality Concepts for the Process Industry1
Advisor-approved Applied Technology Electives9
May be chosen from:
Electronics Technology (ET)
Industrial Process Instrumentation (PETR, ET, PRT)
Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)
Process Technology (PRT)
Technology Internship (TECH)

May be used to satisfy AAS General Course Requirements.

A total of 60 credits is required for the degree.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with an Associate of Applied Science in Process Technology will be able to:

  • Identify process technology industries.

  • Identify federal and state agencies and regulations that impact process industries.

  • Calculate various process equipment theory results.

  • Explain various process instrumentation theories.

  • Explain various process instrumentation and the uses of the instrumentation in control loops.

  • Sketch accurate piping and instrument diagrams (P&IDs).

  • Develop and compose process procedures.

  • Explain Outside Operator and Board Operator responsibilities and duties.

  • Monitor a process, troubleshoot problems, and respond appropriately.

  • Explain quality concepts, tools, and methods used in the process industries.