Chemical Operator Technology, A.A.S.
Chemical Operator Technology
Associate in Applied Science
Chemical Operator Technology, AAS, prepares students to be employed as operators in the process industry. A chemical process operator works in the safe production, refining and transfer of various chemicals in three states of matter - solid, liquid, and gas. Production is carried out in reactors and converters. Refining is done in distillation columns, filter presses, separators and other types of equipment. Chemicals are transferred through pipelines to shipping containers or storage tanks. In operating equipment, the operator must observe, interpret and record data from gauges, instruments, computer displays, log books, and laboratory analysis data. The operator will need to make changes in pressure, flow, temperature, level and other parameters by operating control devices including valves, switches, and levers.