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The Chemical Engineering Technology Program prepares graduates for a position as process operator/technician in industries where chemical processes are used. Using fundamental chemistry and basic algebra, students will develop an understanding of the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of chemical processing equipment from valves and pumps to more complex processing systems such as gas absorption and chemical reactors.  Emphasis is placed on industrial safety and troubleshooting of typical chemical processes while incorporating real world case studies, teamwork, and effective communication skills.  Other topics include blueprint interpretation, CAD design, electrical and mechanical fundamentals, and using computers to control processes and collect data. The program accomplishes these tasks by combining classroom study with practical hands-on experience in the labs associated with the coursework.

Effective Fall 2020

1st Fall    
MATH 1130 College Algebra1(Recommended) OR MATH 1730 or MATH 1910 3
CHEM 1010 Introductory Chemistry1 (Recommended) OR CHEM 1110-General Chemistry 4
ENST 1362 Industrial Equipment 3
ENST 1350 Industrial Safety 3
MECH 1310 Electrical Components 3
COLS 1010 Study, Organize, Succeed 3
Action Items    
  Oct Meet with Success Coach or Advisor
Complete FAFSA for upcoming fall term
  Nov Register for next term  
1st Spring    
CHET 1410 Process Operations I 4
CHET 1320 Process Control and Instrumentation I 3
CHET 1300 Process Equipment 3
MECH 1320 Mechanical Components and Electrical Drives 3
ENST 1300 Technical Calculations (Recommended) or Technical Elective2 3
    TERM TOTAL  16
Action Items    
  Mar Meet with Success Coach or Advisor  
  April Register for next term  
2nd Fall    
CHET 2310 Process Operations II 3
CHET 2320 Process Control and Instrumentation II 3
MECH 1340 Digital Fundamentals and Programmable Logic Controllers (Recommended) or Technical Elective2 3
    Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
ENGL 1010 Composition I 3
Action Items    
  Sept Complete Application to Graduate with Faculty Advisor  
  Oct Meet with Faculty Advisor  
  Nov Register for next term  
2nd Spring    
MECH 2440 Process Control Technologies (Recommended) or Technical Elective2 4
COMM 2025 Fundamentals of Communication 3
    Technical Elective2 3
    Humanities Elective 3
Action Items    
  Feb Take Exit Exam (ETS Proficiency Profile)  
2Technical Elective - 13 required credits to be selected from the following- approved by advisor  
CHEM 1020 Introductory Chemistry II 4
CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II 4
CHET 1354 Project Management for Technicians 1
ENST 1300 Technical Calculations 3
ENST 1320 Solidworks I 3
ENST 1353 Quality and Inspection 3
ENST 1354 Industrial Concepts 1
MECH 1342 Programming in LabView 3
MECH 1340 Digital Fundamentals & PLC's    3
MECH 2320 Motor Controls 3
MECH 2440 Process Control Technologies 4
CHET 2190 Internship 1-4

Other electives as approved by program director.

1MATH 1000 or appropriate placement scores is a prerequisite. May need to take MATH 1000 in summer before 1st Fall.


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