Aug 04, 2020  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Process Operations Technology

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(Jackson County Campus)

The Process Operations Technology program is designed to prepare technicians for employment in the diverse field of process operations in petroleum refineries, power generation facilities, pharmaceutical plants, chemical plants, water and waste water treatment plants, food and beverage process plants, offshore oil production facilities, and a host of other industries. Individuals currently employed as process operations technicians will enhance their ability to perform their duties and increases opportunities to advance.

Graduates of this program are prepared for entry-level positions at any processing facility. Graduates will have acquired the basic technical skills in equipment and systems along with a broadened vocabulary to make the job-specific learning less difficult. Graduates will also have the team-building skills, safety awareness, environmental awareness, communication skills and computer skills vital to performing well in industry today. A working knowledge of state and federal regulations on safety and the environment is provided. Many students are offered internships, and they will have the opportunity to work in a position related to process technology where they will receive work-related application of their classroom training.

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to 4-year college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a MGCCC advisor.

All students completing a career or technical program must complete either the MS-CPAS (Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System) or an MGCCC Board- approved Technical Skills Attainment assessment where applicable. Students should see an advisor for further details.

Process Operations Certificate

Total Credits: 32

Process Operations Diploma

Semester Three

Total Credits: 13

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Semester Four

  • ENG 1113 /1114  - English Composition I or ENG 1033  - Technical English Credit(s): 3/4
  • Credit(s): 3
  • Math/Natural Science Elective Credit(s): 3/4**
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credits: 15/17


Please refer to "The Credit by Non-Traditional Means " section of this catalog regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit.

*Any instructor/department chair approved field related elective.

**MAT 1033 , MAT 1313  or Higher or Any Lab Science.

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