Academic Catalogs

Process Technology, Certificate of Achievement

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 3_CN_PTEC
Control Number: 20364


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. A grade of P (Pass) is acceptable, however, the student must meet an overall GPA requirement of 2.0 to receive the certificate. To receive the certificate, a student must file a petition for graduation during their final semester prior to the application deadline as noted on the Coastline Graduation webpage

Certificate of Achievement

Certificate programs are designed to prepare individuals to enter a particular field of employment or to provide in-service training to those already employed.  Certificates of Achievements are majors that include 16 units or more and will be posted on the transcript. They may be used as elective units towards the A.A. or A.S. Degree.

  • 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.
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