(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.