Bakersfield College

Electronics

Process Technology Associate of Science

The Process Technology Program is designed to provide students with skills necessary to succeed in the chemical and refining industries. “Process technicians” are skilled plant operators who safely run the refineries and chemical plants on a 24 hours per day / 365 days per year basis. The curriculum is a combination of hands-on laboratory experiences and classroom lectures.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

The successful student will be able to:

  • Be academically and experientially prepared to obtain an entry-level position in the chemical,refining, oil and gas production, water, waste management, food, and related manufacturing industries.
  • Apply critical thinking to research, evaluate, analyze and synthesize information to solve problems related to process equipment, instruments, systems, and operations within the chemical,refining, oil and gas production, water, waste management, food, and related manufacturing industries.
  • Demonstrate excellent communications skills (oral and written) to ensure optimal communication with shift co-workers, first line supervisors, maintenance personnel, safety personnel, contractors,and other members of the manufacturing site team.

To Achieve the Associate of Science Degree

In addition to the required general education pattern, students must complete the core courses listed below for the Process Technology program, students must also obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 with a grade of C or higher in all courses required for the major. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in this major.

Total Units: 33

Required Courses

Course # Name Units
COMP B5 Introduction to Microsoft Office 3.0
ELET B1A Basic Electronics (DC) 3.0
ELET B1B Electronic Circuits (AC and Analog) 3.0
ELET B3 Programmable Logic Controllers 3.0
ELET B56 Instrumentation & Process Control 3.0
ELET B70 Mechanical Systems 3.0
OSRM B10 Occupational Safety 3.0
OSRM B20 Environmental Health and Hazardous Materials 3.0

Electives (Select 9 units)

Course # Name Units
ELET B55A Electric Motors - Controls 3.0
ELET B58 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 3.0
ELET B4 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 3.0
INDR B12 Introduction to Drafting and CAD 3.0