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Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Process Plant Technology (PTEC)

Program Details

Bismarck States College offers an Associate in Applied Process Plant Technology (PTEC). Students learn the technical and safety aspects of plant operations, the responsibilities of plant operators and the mechanical and chemical technology needed for working in related industrial operations.

Process Plant Technology (PTEC) is a program which focuses on the machines, technology and work required to create a product. Examples of such products include natural gas, refinery products, ethanol, biodiesel, food products, etc. This program provides a foundation of knowledge used for working in these facilities including the safety and technical aspects of operating the plant, the work of a plant operator and the mechanical and chemical technology needed for working in similar industrial operations.

Students will take 15 general education credits as well as required courses. These courses include Introduction to Energy Technology, Safety, Health & Environment, Mechanical Fundamentals, Plant Equipment & Systems, Print Reading, Applied Math, Electrical Fundamentals, Instrumentation & Control, Heat Transfer, Fluid Flow & Thermodynamics, Water Purification & Treatment, Steam Generation, Operations, Troubleshooting & Communications, Hydrocarbon Chemistry, Distillation & Refinery Operations, Ethanol & Biofuel Production, Gas Processing, and Practical Applications.

Through various training, graduates are prepared to work in various industry including, refineries, gasification plants, ethanol and biodiesel plants, water treatment facilities, petrochemical plants, electrical generation facilities, and natural gas plants.


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Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission