Process Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree.

What is Process Technology?

Process Technology 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 and Plastics
  • Food and Beverage
  • Oil Exploration and Production
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Power Generation
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Refining and Gas Production
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Industrial Sales for Equipment and Instruments
  • Industrial Equipment Service and Sales

What type of program does KC offer?

Kilgore College offers a two-year Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) in process technology. The program prepares graduates to maintain safe and environmentally sound work practices, and perform duties in a cost-effective manner in support of petroleum industry business goals.  Students learn how to to operate plants and associated piping systems for the petroleum industry. 

The program also readies graduates to demonstrate technical knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas:

  • Computer applications
  • Instrumentation systems
  • Process systems
  • Quality and safety
  • Petrochemical industry equipment 
  • Process Troubleshooting
  • Process Internships

More about the program:

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 North American Process Technology Alliance (NAPTA). This program is recognized by the Texas Workforce Investment Council (TWIC). It has also 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.

KC also offers Process Technology - Petroleum Specialty

Course information:

Career Tree - PROCESS TECH

Five Kilgore College process technology students have been awarded $1,400 scholarships from Chevron. Students awarded with the Chevron Scholarships for Process Technology include Caden Cornett... Read Article

Kilgore College students Cesar Navarrete and Catherine Camp were awarded $1,000 scholarships from the National Technical Honor Society. Navarrete, from Kilgore, is a student in the Process... Read Article

Frequently Asked Questions

For information about Process Technology:

Mary Martin
Professional Support Assistant
Public Services & Industrial Technologies
(903) 983-8131
Whitten Applied Tech. Center (WHITN), 114
Tracy Atkins
Instructor, Process Technology
(903) 983-8136
Whitten Applied Tech. Center (WHITN), 118
D'Wayne Shaw
Public Services and Industrial Technologies
(903) 983-8130
Whitten Applied Tech. Center (WHITN), 114
Michael Willbanks
Process Technology
(903) 988-7414
Whitten Applied Tech. Center (WHITN), 112