2012-2013 Catalog 
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Process Control Technology - Process Technician Concentration, A.A.S.

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Industrial Process Control Technology

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Contact Information: Program Office 931-296-1739, Waverly Campus, E-mail: joey.leonard@nscc.edu

The Industrial Process Control Technology program is designed to provide skills for those who are interested in a career as a process control technician or maintenance technician. The program trains students to work as a key member of a team of  people responsible for planning, analyzing and controlling the production of products – from acquisition of raw materials through the production and distribution of products to customers in a variety of industries. These industries include, but are not limited to, chemical, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, power generation, pulp and paper, refining, and waste water treatment.

Process Technician Concentration

Process Technician jobs for well-trained individuals in Tennessee include opportunities in the middle Tennessee area with some of our program partners – businesses such as DuPont, Matheson Tri-Gas, Erachem Comilog, Chemetall Foote Corporation, Tennessee Valley Authority, and Inland Container Corporation.

Graduates of the Process Technician program should be able to:

  • Feed raw material and processing agents into plant machinery
  • Prepare and measure raw material
  • Set controls and operate machinery
  • Check instruments and equipment to make sure of correct operation, and be aware of any abnormal operating conditions
  • Take samples for testing, test products and record process data

Course Requirements

Speech (choose one)


  •  Humanities Elective 3 Credits


Social Sciences

  •  Social Sciences Elective 3 Credits

Total Required - Associate’s Degree: 60 Credits


Recommended Full-Time Day Schedule


Cooperative Education work experience in Industrial Process Control Technology and can be an important addition to a student’s formal classroom work. Co-op courses, if appropriate, may substitute for technical courses up to nine credit hours with the prior approval of the department head. All Co-op work must have department head approval. The Career Employment Center will provide the correct course numbers. Students participating in Cooperative Education are encouraged to work a minimum of two terms.

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