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Applied Process Technologies

Program Contact
Shayne Holsinger
Applied Process Technologies Program Coordinator


The Applied Process Technologies Associate in Applied Science Degree program combines general education courses, technical courses in process technologies and courses specific to prepare students for entry-level positions in one of three options in chemical/refinery operations, general industry, and the power industry with options in operations or lineman careers.

Career Path

After completing this program, students have two options to pursue as process technicians in general industry. The student can concentrate in process technician studies in the chemical/refinery plant operations option or as a process technician in the power plant operations option. A third option for the student is to prepare for an entry level position as a lineman technician in the power and utility industries.

Getting Started

What are my degree, diploma, and certificate options?

Applied Process Technologies Chemical/Refinery Plant Operator Track - AAS: 60-63 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Applied Process Technologies Power Plant Operator Track - AAS: 60-63 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Applied Process Technologies Lineman Track - AAS: 65-68 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Basic Lineman - Certificate: 17 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Chemical/Refinery Operator - Certificate: 31 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Industrial Worker - Certificate: 3 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Lineman - Certificate: 25 Total Credit Hours Requirements
Power Plant Operator - Certificate: 33 Total Credit Hours

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Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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