Academic Catalogs

Process Technology, Certificate of Achievement


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.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the required coursework with a grade of C or higher in each course. To receive the certificate, the student must file a petition for graduation during his/her final semester. In addition:

Certificate of Achievement

  • Student must be in attendance at the time requirements are completed.
  • Students must also earn a minimum of 12 units of coursework at Coastline, excluding experiential credit.
  • A student with prior experience may be excused from certain certificate courses.
  • 50 percent of the certificate program’s units must be completed at Coastline no matter how the total number of units required for the certificate can be met.

Required Courses

Students will complete all of the following:

Course Title Units
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 Major Preparation25.5