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Process Technology, Associate of Arts Degree

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 3_AA_PTEC
Control Number: 18719


The courses offered to obtain this award will give the students the basic skills needed to obtain an entry-level Process Technician position within a variety of industrial fields. Process technology involves every aspect of chemical processing: extracting and refining chemicals such as oil and natural gas, refining and monitoring them.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Comply with environmental and safety regulations.
  2. Safely operate process equipment.
  3. Measure and control a process.
  4. Work as a team member.

Associate Degree Requirements

Unit Requirement

Complete at least 60 units of acceptable college work with a minimum of 12 units completed in residence at Coastline. Earn an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher from all colleges attended and a 2.0 or higher grade point average at Coastline.

*Students must be in good academic standing (not on probation and/or disqualification) during the semester graduation is petitioned.

Program of Study

Complete the required courses in one of the programs as detailed In the Requirements for the Major section of this catalog. All coursework must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

General Education

Complete one of the three General Education options below (visit the General Education page for details):

Option 1 — Coastline General Education: designed for students pursuing an Associate degree and who may or may not be planning to transfer to a four-year university. The degree is transferable to many colleges and universities.

Option 2—CSU GE Breadth: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU system. It may also be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.

Option 3—IGETC: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU or UC system. It also may be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.

Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement

Complete at least 2.5 units from any Global and Multicultural Studies courses. See what courses fulfill the Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
Students will complete all of the following:
PTEC C110Introduction to Process Technology3.0
PTEC C111Health, Safety, and Environment3.0
PTEC C112Quality Management1.5
PTEC C113Process Technology 1: Equipment3.0
PTEC C114Process Technology 2: Systems3.0
PTEC C115Process Technology 3: Operations3.0
PTEC C116Instrumentation 13.0
PTEC C117Instrumentation 23.0
CIS C100Introduction to Information Systems3.0
Total Units25.5
Requirement Units
Total Units for Major Preparation 25.5
Degree Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Electives to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Degree Units 60