What is Process Technology-Petroleum Specialty?
The ability to understand, operate, shut down, analyze and troubleshoot petroleum-related processes. Petroleum process technicians are key to the production, operation, and distribution of petroleum products in East Texas and in other petroleum-producing parts of the U.S. This program includes the opportunity for practical experiences. This program is recognized by the Texas Workforce Investment Council (TWIC).
What type of program does Kilgore College offer?
Kilgore College offers a two-year Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) in process/petroleum 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
- Pipeline operations
- Pipeline production
- Process systems
- Quality and safety
- Refining and petrochemical industry equipment