INACTIVE (This program is currently not admitting students.)
The Energy and Chemical Process Technology program is a multidisciplinary curriculum of study in chemistry, physics, biology, engineering science and mathematics, along with their application in the industrial processing of chemicals and energy. Training will prepare graduates with the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills necessary to work in the area of energy and chemical production-particularly in the fast growing job sector within the alternative energy area.
- In particular, focus will be on the positioning of the graduate to be prepared for employment in the developing alternative energy job sector along with the more established conventional fuels, water and wastewater treatment, environmental compliance, power production, food processing, and chemical production industries.
- To provide the graduate with a foundational knowledge for process management and operation of energy and chemical production processes (especially the alternative energy area sector).
- To provide an opportunity for students to pursue an associate degree typically required by the process-industry employers.
- To address a major job skill shortage in Louisiana and the region involving the training of technicians and operators skilled in process monitoring, control and operation.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students completing the Alternative Energy and Chemical Process Technology program will focus on key skills including:
- Fundamental comprehension of various process trains, basic process calculations, basic biochemistry, the usage of computers for process operations, process development strategies, sample collection, and the basic process components and operations as measured by an exit exam score greater than 70%.
- Ability to monitor and manage important process variables (pressure, temperature, fluid level, fluid flow and analytical variables like pH, dissolved oxygen, Turbidity).
- Functioning in the role of a professional in the process industry workplace culture (i.e. exhibiting team work, safety and QA/QC initiatives) as demonstrated by completing their internship with the process industry.
Specific Degree Requirements
Students wishing to earn a degree from South Louisiana Community College must
- Earn a “C” or better in ENGL 1010 , MATH 1105 , all the selected educational core and all courses in the associated program major area (coded ECPT, CHEM, PHYS, BIO, and MATH).
Specific Diploma Requirements
Students wishing to earn a technical diploma from South Louisiana Community College must
- Earn a “C” or better in all courses in the associated program major area (coded ECPT, ENSC, MATH, ORNT, CPTR, MTTC, and JOBS).
General Education Requirements
(34 Total credit hours)
- English 6 Credits
- Mathematics 6 Credits
- Natural Science/Lab 10 Credits
- Social/Behavioral Science 6 Credits
- Speech Elective 3 Credits
- Arts 3 Credits
(26 Total credit hours)
Associate of Science Total Credits: 60