PTAC 1302
Introduction To Process Technology

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. An introduction overview of the process industries.
    2. Any required prerequisites: None.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Students should be able to describe the roles, responsibilities, safety environmental, and quality concepts associated with the work environment of a process technician; and identify basic processes, equipment, and systems.
  3. Major Course Requirements
    1. Requirement: There will be 4 chapter tests (Subject to change)
    2. Requirement: There will be a final comprehensive exam.
  4. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Introduction to Process Technology 4th Edition, Charles E. Thomas
    2. The student must have a basic non-graphic calculator for use in lab
  5. Other Policies, Procedures and Important Dates are available in the Catalog.
  6. Course Organization and Schedule:
    1. Weekly Schedule

Week 1

History of the Processing Industry and Introduction to Process Technology

Week 2

Safety, Health, and Environment

Week 3

Applied Physics One

Week 4

Equipment One and Two

Week 5

Process Instrumentation One and Two

Week 6

Process Technology Systems One and Two

Week 7

Industrial Processes

Week 8

Process Technology Operations

Week 9

Review for mid-term exam, Mid-term exam

Week 10

Applied General Chemistry

Week 11

Applied Physics Two

Week 12

Environmental Standards and Quality Control

Week 13

Process Troubleshooting

Week 14


Week 15

Applied General Chemistry Two and Chemical Process Industry Overview

Week 16

Final Exam

(Schedule subject to change)

  1. Grading

Class/Lab Assignments


Lab participations


Tests / Final Exam


(Grading subject to change)



Last Modified: August 29, 2016