Overview

Your career in chemical process technology can begin as a medium-level operator, process technician, or manufacturing technician with this certificate designed for those needing a background in process technology and those pursuing a degree in chemical technology. The certificate dovetails with the Chemical Technology Certificate and/or Mechanical Engineering Technology to create an Associate in General Technology degree.

The Chemical Process Technology Certificate is a three-semester (35 credit hour) program that addresses the fundamentals of chemical process technology. The program covers fundamentals of process technology including mechanical and electrical components, plant unit operations, and instrumentation. The demand for chemical and process technicians with basic skills in laboratory technique, quality control, instruments and calibration, general chemistry, spectroscopy, and related skills is significant and will continue to grow.

How to Enroll

To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Sample Program Plan and Costs

On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(11 Credit Hours)
CHM-110 College Chemistry I

College Chemistry I

ID: CHM-110

Credit Hours: 4

This is the first course in a sequence that includes the following topics: atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature and equations, properties, reactions and states of matter, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, and equilibria.

4
EET-102 Introduction to Data Acquisition

Introduction to Data Acquisition

ID: EET-102

Credit Hours: 1

This course is the study of the basics of acquiring test and measurement data from equipment through the use of specialized computer software and instrumentation hardware, including transducers, analog/digital converters, and data logging.

1
EET-103 Introduction to Electronics

Introduction to Electronics

ID: EET-103

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to simple linear circuits, voltage, current, resistance, ohm's law, power, AC versus DC, linear solutions to diode, transistor circuits, ideal operational amplifiers and essential terminology.

3
MAT-110 College Algebra

College Algebra

ID: MAT-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; inequalities; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices; determinants; simple linear programming; solutions of higher degree polynomials; combinatorial algebra, including the binomial theorem; and introduction to probability.

3
Semester 2
(14 Credit Hours)
CHM-111 College Chemistry II

College Chemistry II

ID: CHM-111

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a continuation of the study of atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature and equations, properties, reactions and states of matter, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, and equilibria. Other topics included are kinetics, thermodynamics,and electrochemistry.

4
CHT-224 Current Topics in Industrial Chemistry

Current Topics in Industrial Chemistry

ID: CHT-224

Credit Hours: 4

This course covers topics of current interest to industrial chemists.

4
CHT-250 Methods in Analytical Chemistry I

Methods in Analytical Chemistry I

ID: CHT-250

Credit Hours: 3

Topics in this course include wet chemistry techniques & standard non-automated laboratory procedures used in engineering and manufacturing environments, including separations, titrations, gravimetric analysis, volumetric analysis, pH, refractive index, molecular weight & other standard procedures.

3
CHT-275 Chemical Process Technology

Chemical Process Technology

ID: CHT-275

Credit Hours: 3

Topics in this course include lecture & labs designed to teach systematic methods for the qauntitative description of chemical engineering systems including the theory of chemical processing, modeling, simulation, process control, systems control & analytical software common in the industry.

3
Semester 3
(10 Credit Hours)
CHT-276 Advanced Chemical Process Tech

Advanced Chemical Process Tech

ID: CHT-276

Credit Hours: 3

Topics in this course include lectures and labs designed to teach in-depth studies of chemical engineering systems with a focus on the operation and function of chemical plant unit operation systems and components.

3
MET-250 Special Topics in Mechanical Technology

Special Topics in Mechanical Technology

ID: MET-250

Credit Hours: 4

This course provides a survey of mechanical technology. Topics include work, energy, fluids, fluid dynamics, fluid systems, Bernoulli's equation, open vs. closed systems, thermal power, elementary heat transfer, etc.

4
CHT-230 Survey in Engineering Chemistry

Survey in Engineering Chemistry

ID: CHT-230

Credit Hours: 3

Topics in this course include supplement to general chemistry with emphasis on engineering applications, basic physical chemistry principles,organics and the properties of polymers, chemical nomenclature, chemical thermodynamics and other topics of interest to the chemical technician.

3
        Total Credit Hours 35
        Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$6,580.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Virtual Credits
Semester 1
(5 Credit Hours)
CHM-110 College Chemistry I

College Chemistry I

ID: CHM-110

Credit Hours: 4

This is the first course in a sequence that includes the following topics: atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature and equations, properties, reactions and states of matter, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, and equilibria.

4
EET-102 Introduction to Data Acquisition

Introduction to Data Acquisition

ID: EET-102

Credit Hours: 1

This course is the study of the basics of acquiring test and measurement data from equipment through the use of specialized computer software and instrumentation hardware, including transducers, analog/digital converters, and data logging.

1
Semester 2
(6 Credit Hours)
EET-103 Introduction to Electronics

Introduction to Electronics

ID: EET-103

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to simple linear circuits, voltage, current, resistance, ohm's law, power, AC versus DC, linear solutions to diode, transistor circuits, ideal operational amplifiers and essential terminology.

3
MAT-110 College Algebra

College Algebra

ID: MAT-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; inequalities; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices; determinants; simple linear programming; solutions of higher degree polynomials; combinatorial algebra, including the binomial theorem; and introduction to probability.

3
Semester 3
(8 Credit Hours)
CHM-111 College Chemistry II

College Chemistry II

ID: CHM-111

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a continuation of the study of atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature and equations, properties, reactions and states of matter, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, and equilibria. Other topics included are kinetics, thermodynamics,and electrochemistry.

4
CHT-224 Current Topics in Industrial Chemistry

Current Topics in Industrial Chemistry

ID: CHT-224

Credit Hours: 4

This course covers topics of current interest to industrial chemists.

4
Semester 4
(6 Credit Hours)
CHT-250 Methods in Analytical Chemistry I

Methods in Analytical Chemistry I

ID: CHT-250

Credit Hours: 3

Topics in this course include wet chemistry techniques & standard non-automated laboratory procedures used in engineering and manufacturing environments, including separations, titrations, gravimetric analysis, volumetric analysis, pH, refractive index, molecular weight & other standard procedures.

3
CHT-275 Chemical Process Technology

Chemical Process Technology

ID: CHT-275

Credit Hours: 3

Topics in this course include lecture & labs designed to teach systematic methods for the qauntitative description of chemical engineering systems including the theory of chemical processing, modeling, simulation, process control, systems control & analytical software common in the industry.

3
Semester 5
(10 Credit Hours)
CHT-276 Advanced Chemical Process Tech

Advanced Chemical Process Tech

ID: CHT-276

Credit Hours: 3

Topics in this course include lectures and labs designed to teach in-depth studies of chemical engineering systems with a focus on the operation and function of chemical plant unit operation systems and components.

3
MET-250 Special Topics in Mechanical Technology

Special Topics in Mechanical Technology

ID: MET-250

Credit Hours: 4

This course provides a survey of mechanical technology. Topics include work, energy, fluids, fluid dynamics, fluid systems, Bernoulli's equation, open vs. closed systems, thermal power, elementary heat transfer, etc.

4
CHT-230 Survey in Engineering Chemistry

Survey in Engineering Chemistry

ID: CHT-230

Credit Hours: 3

Topics in this course include supplement to general chemistry with emphasis on engineering applications, basic physical chemistry principles,organics and the properties of polymers, chemical nomenclature, chemical thermodynamics and other topics of interest to the chemical technician.

3
        Total Credit Hours 35
        Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$6,580.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Processing Technician

Processing technicians work to plan, analyze, and control the quality of manufacturing processes. They provide training to team members on relevant industry processes and equipment operations safety. They continually monitor all operations and processes to prevent and correct equipment malfunctions.

Projected Job Growth

+21.9%

Average Annual Salary

$69,742

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Nuclear Energy Suppliers
  • Paper and Packaging Manufacturers
  • Pharmaceutical Corporations
  • Resin and Fiber Producers
  • Water Treatment Corporations

Careers

Chemical Operator

Chemical operators maintain plant machines such as mixers, vessels, and control functions. Chemical operators also oversee the production process to ensure it runs smoothly and safely and produces a quality product.

Projected Job Growth

+31.6%

Average Annual Salary

$50,990

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Nuclear Energy Suppliers
  • Paper and Packaging Manufacturers
  • Pharmaceutical Corporations
  • Resin and Fiber Producers
  • Water Treatment Corporations

Careers

Manufacturing Technician

Manufacturing production technicians are responsible for looking after equipment. Their duties can involve installing the equipment and performing tests to ensure that it is working correctly and making any necessary adjustments.

Projected Job Growth

+21.9%

Average Annual Salary

$69,742

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Product and Packaging Manufacturers
  • Equipment Manufacturers

What’s next after I complete this program?

Go straight to the workforce

Graduates of this certificate can immediately enter the workforce, getting jobs as chemical plant operators, chemical process technicians, manufacturing technicians, or chemical technicians. 

Associate in Applied Science in General Technology at MTC

Graduates of this certificate can take additional coursework in general education areas as well as specialized coursework in the area of chemical technology to complete an associate degree.