Industrial Process Operator Program

Industrial Process Operator Program (IPOP)

Industrial Process Operator (AAS.IPOP) 63-64 credit hours

Learn the basics of industrial processes and prepare for an exciting career!

Process operators work in many industries, and in plants that produce electricity, commodity gases (natural gas, propane, butane), gasoline, diesel fuel, industrial chemicals, plastics, ultra pure water, pharmaceuticals, and other such products.

With more than $1.2 M worth of process equipment, the hands-on approach of the industrial process operator program (IPOP) guarantees that students learn both the theoretical and practical aspects of process operations and are well-prepared for entry-level positions in various industries. Many of our former students work at the local power plants and gas processing facilities.

Industrial Process Operator

Prerequisites

Apply for admission and take the Accuplacer tests.

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Program Tracks and Tuition

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.

AAS Degree 4 Semesters
63 credit hours
First Year, basic industry related courses:
  • Process Technology
  • Safety, Environmental & Health
  • Process Operations
  • Mechanical & Electrical Overview
  • Plant Instrumentation
  • Process Equipment

Second Year, Process hands-on training includes:
  • Process Control
  • Liquid Extraction
  • Fixed Bed Reactor
  • Water Treatment
  • Distillation
  • Neutralization
  • Boiler/Turbine/Generator
  • Cooling Tower
  • Water Analysis
  • Control Room – DCS
NM / Out-of-state
$3,260.25 / $7,796.25

IPOP Lab Tour

DCS Control Room
DCS Control Room
Students in IPOP classroom
Students in IPOP classroom
Students in IPOP process lab
Students in IPOP process lab
Hands on Training in process lab
Hands on Training in process lab
Process lab training modules
Process lab training modules
Module C training module
Module C training module
DCS graphics
DCS graphics
Module D training module
Module D training module
Module F chemical tanks
Module F chemical tanks

For more information, please call School of Energy at (505) 327-5705, or toll free, (866) 426-1233. Or send an email to oterot@sanjuancollege.edu.