Industrial Process Operator, A.A.S.

This program is designed to provide  students career opportunities for entry level positions as operators of power generation, natural gas, refinery, petrochemical, food and beverage, water processing and water utilities, manufacturing and  pharmaceutical processes. Process operators are employed by plants that produce products such as electricity, commodity gases (natural gas, propane, butane), gasoline, diesel fuel, industrial chemicals, plastics, ultra pure water, and pharmaceuticals as well as various food, beverage, and consumer products.

A hands-on approach along with process theory presented by instructors with industry experience will thoroughly prepare graduates for entry level operator positions.

Note:  A student must earn a grade of C or higher for courses to count toward a degree.

General Education Requirements: 15-16 credits


Required Courses: 47 credits

Take 15 credits from the following:  ENGY-110, ENGY-120, ENGY-125, ENGY-126, ENGY-130, or ENGY-133

ENGY-110, ENGY-130, and ENGY-133  are required for IPOP students.

TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 62-63 credits

Suggested Course Sequence Full-time Students:

Students who for any reason are unable to follow the suggested course sequence should contact an academic advisor for help with adjustments.

Fall 1


Spring 1


Summer 1


Fall 2


Spring 2


Suggested Course Sequence Part-time Students:

Fall 1


Spring 1


Summer 1


Fall 2

Take 3 credits from ENGY courses listed.

Spring 2

Take 3 credits from the ENGY courses listed.

Fall 3


Spring 3


Fall 4


Spring 4