Process Technology Program

The Process Technology Degree offers extensive hands-on training for students who desire to work in bio refinery, and renewable energy manufacturing plants. The Process Technology Program will provide students with the analytical skills needed for predictive and preventative maintenance necessary to provide quality mechanical support to manufacturing plants. Students will receive extensive training in safety, electrical components, industrial mechanics, steam, cooling and fermentation, as well as experience with an on-the-job internship at a local refinery.

Course Schedule

*Pending the Iowa Department of Education Approval

Process Technology A.A.S. Degree

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ELE-114 DC Fundamentals
3.0
ELE-111 AC Fundamentals
3.0
ELE-184 Mechanical Processes
2.0
BPT-300 Intro to Process Technology
3.0
MAT-150 Discrete Math*
3.0
 
Total Hours: 14.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ELE-195 Motor Control
3.0
IND-106 Industrial Pumps and Drive Systems
2.0
PHY-184 Applied Physics*
4.0
CSC-125 Microsoft Fundamentals
2.0
XXX-XXX Communication Elective*
3.0
BPT-305 Technical Diagrams
2.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Summer Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
IND-108 Advanced Safety Technology
2.0
ELE-932 Internship
4.0
 
Total Hours: 6.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
CHT-105 Applied Chemistry
4.0
BPT-315 Process Steam and Heating Systems
3.0
BPT-320 Process Cooling Systems
2.0
BPT-310 Material Balance
2.0
BPT-129 Distillation and Evaporation Theory
3.0
 
Total Hours: 14.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
BPT-325 Emission Control Systems
2.0
ELE-221 Instrumentation & Control
3.0
BPT-335 Basic Fermentation
2.0
BPT-211 Biomaunfacturing
2.0
BPT-330 DCS and SCADA Control Systems
2.0
IND-185 Predictive and Preventative Maintenance
2.0
XXX-XXX Social Science/Humanities Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0
 
Process Technology A.A.S Degree Hours: 66.0

Optional

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
BUS-113 Workplace Readiness
1.5

*Course must be chosen or substituted from either A.A., A.S., or Approved General Education list for Applied Science and Technology.

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