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Process Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree. Certificate.

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Gulf Coast Process Technology Alliance “Endorsed College”

Eastman Chemical Company Texas Operations
“Validated Partnership”

 

Overview
of
Process
Technology


Process Engineering is an environment of teams of people responsible for planning, analyzing, and controlling the production of products from the acquisition of raw materials through the production and distribution of products to customers in a variety of process industries. These industries include, but are not limited to, chemical, food and beverage, oil exploration and production, pharmaceuticals, power generation, pulp and paper, refining and wastewater treatment.

   

What do graduates of the program do?

A process technician monitors and controls mechanical, physical and chemical changes throughout many processes to produce a final product made from raw materials. Duties include maintaining a safe work environment, controlling, monitoring and troubleshooting equipment in processes, and analyzing, maintaining and communicating data obtained through the use of technology.

What is the job outlook for graduates?

Excellent. Process technicians will be in demand more than ever in the coming years. A shortage of process technicians currently exists within the chemical, oil and gas exploration and production and power generation industries and future projections do not offer relief. Compounding the problem is the abnormally high number of retirements projected over the next ten years.


W
hat kind of salary can graduates
expect locally and nationally?


Employees in the process industry are generally rewarded for job excellence through salary increases and promotions. Your financial package usually includes health and dental insurance, profit sharing and retirement plans. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national median salary for Process Technician is $40,000. Local salaries vary.


How long does it take to complete the program?



The program will take two years to obtain an associates degree.


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Kilgore College is a Good Choice!

Kilgore College Process Technology Program has met the prescribed requirements of the high standards and goals for excellence and recognized as an “Endorsed College” by the Gulf Coast Process Technology Alliance (GCPTA).

Kilgore College Process Technology Program has been recognized as having a “Validated Partnership” with Eastman Chemical Company Texas Operations.

Kilgore College is the region’s leading provider of technical education, and works closely with business and industry to develop state-of-the-art educational programs. Caring, qualified instructors, low tuition and a variety of student support systems mean that you will get a quality education that will prepare you for success in your career.

» Contact Information


Dewey Greer

Process Technology Instructor
Phone: (903) 988-7414 or (903) 983-8637
Fax: (903) 984-8175
Email: dgreer@kilgore.edu
Location: M. Kenneth Whitten Applied Technology Center (AT)

Bobby Key
Process Technology Instructor
Phone: (903) 983-8294
Fax: (903) 988-7539
Email: bkey@kilgore.edu
Location: M. Kenneth Whitten Applied Technology Center (AT)



Program qualifies for the Texas Two-Step Project.
Credits will apply towards a bachelor's degree.



8-22-2012

 


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