Associate of Applied Science in Process Technology
This program is delivered only through Kenai Peninsula College.
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:
- Complete an advising session with a PRT faculty advisor.
- Complete the following courses with a grade of “C” or better:
Course List Code Title Credits WRTG A111 Writing Across Contexts 3 MATH A105 Intermediate Algebra (or any higher-level GER mathematics course) 3 PRT A101 Introduction to Process Technology 3 PHYS A115
and Physical Science Lab
4 or PHYS A123
Basic Physics I
and Basic Physics I Laboratory
- 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.
- Satisfy the General University Requirements for Associate of Applied Science Degrees.
- Complete the General Course Requirements for Associate of Applied Science Degrees.
- Complete the Program Requirements below.
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
|Intermediate Algebra *|
|College Algebra for Calculus *|
|CIS A105||Introduction to Personal Computers and Application Software||3|
|or CIS A110||Computer Concepts in Business|
|Survey of Chemistry|
and Survey of Chemistry Laboratory (or higher level)
|Select one of the following:||4|
and Physical Science Lab *
|Basic Physics I|
and Basic Physics I Laboratory *
|PRT A101||Introduction to Process Technology||3|
|PRT A110||Introduction to Process Safety, Health and Environmental Awareness||3|
|PRT A130||Process Technology I: Equipment||4|
|PRT A140||Industrial Process Instrumentation I||3|
|PRT A144||Industrial Process Instrumentation II||3|
|PRT A230||Process Technology II: Systems||4|
|PRT A231||Process Technology III: Operations||4|
|PRT A250||Process Troubleshooting||3|
|PRT A255||Quality Concepts for the Process Industry||1|
|Advisor-approved Applied Technology Electives||9|
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:
- Maintain a safe work area: enforce safety regulations, follow safe operating procedures, maintain effective communications with personnel and identify workplace hazards.
- Monitor area operations: monitor equipment for efficiency and integrity, identify process problems and perform trend analysis.
- Maintain process parameters: perform process adjustments, start-up process equipment and shut down process equipment.
- Maintain emergency response preparedness: respond to emergencies, effectively participate in emergency response drills and conduct periodic review of emergency response procedures.
- Maintain regulatory compliance: report recordable incidents, record discharge reports, record regulatory data, maintain current licensing, participate in internal/external audits and comply with HAZCOM requirements.
- Coordinate maintenance activities: generate work requests, develop safe-out procedures, schedule maintenance activities, prepare equipment for maintenance activity and issue work permits.
- Perform administrative activities: produce required reports, record logbook entries and perform personnel evaluations.
- Assess and recognize the need for continued professional development: participate in job-related training and utilize self-study resources.