Industrial Plants & Process Control Technology

Plant Equipment  

This course provides an introduction to basic hand tools as well as a study of industrial plant equipment. Topics of study include equipment construction, principles of operation, care, maintenance, and utilization. Various pieces of equipment associated with process systems will be covered. Equipment being studied will include motor drive components, basic material handling equipment, pumps, compressors, valves, boilers, furnaces, turbines, heat exchangers and cooling towers, as well as relevant instrumentation.

Introduction to Process Technology  

This course provides an overview of the concepts associated with Process Technology, as well as an introduction to the role of a Process Operators and Process Control Technicians as part of a team in the production environment. The course also provides a basic overview of issues and sciences associated with the refining and production of chemicals. In addition, the course will introduce the student to the real-life environment, and the occupational responsibilities and duties of process operators/technicians.

Safety, Health and the Environment  

This course will provide students with an overview of the current petrochemical safety, health and environmental regulations, standards, and laws. The course will provide a survey of potential industry/product and facility hazards. Methods of protecting personnel through programs, procedures, and personnel protective equipment, including advanced personal safety and health measures will be addressed. In addition, the course will provide instruction in emergency response to spills, leaks and releases. Facility safety equipment, as well as warning and alarm systems will be covered.

Power Plant Processes  

In this course provides an introduction to the technical requirements associated with auxiliary equipment, as well as the safety, economics and maintenance required to meet the criteria for appropriate power plant operation. This course is designed to facilitate assimilation of knowledge and skills associated with various individual pieces of auxiliary plant equipment for the purpose of providing instruction in the function and process of performing daily operating responsibilities and functions. The interplay of business fundamentals and the importance of quality and systematic operations, along with energy management techniques will be studied. The principles and application of operations, maintenance, material handling and process trouble shooting techniques will be introduced.

Wastewater I  

Protection (DEP) certification for Wastewater Treatment Operator Level I.

Wastewater II  

This course provides Level II Industry Certification for students who want to become a Water Management Technician. Topics of study include Wastewater treatment types, Wastewater Land application, Wastewater activated sludge basics, and Wastewater advanced topics.