Programs of Study

Process Technology

The National Center for the Advancement of Process Technology (CAPT), funded in part by the National Science Foundation, has accepted Calhoun Community College into its Mentoring Program to help establish a Process Technology Degree Program (AAS). Interest surfaced when workforce development initiatives brought local industry and education representatives together to look at critical skills for the workforce of tomorrow.

About the Program

This program is designed for individuals seeking employment in the process industry as a Process Technician. The process industry plays a significant role in U. S. businesses and our economy, serving the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, textile, chemical and petroleum processing, power production, plastic, paint, cosmetic, and other sectors. The Process Technology major was developed by local industry and education representatives and is modeled around the curriculum developed by CAPT (Center for the Advancement of Process Technology). The CAPT curriculum was the outcome of a joint industry and education initiative and is now delivered in multiple states through affiliations with more than 40 community and technical colleges (www.captech.org). Process Technicians team with engineers to operate and maintain the equipment used to conduct plant processes. Taking care of the equipment and controlling continuous and batch processes are their key responsibilities. They are very skilled technicians with a high level of responsibility. The typical base salary for a Process Technician is $41,600 – $53,040. Base salary does not include overtime or benefits.

See the program card that includes the curriculum for this program.

For program information, call at 256-306-2585

Calhoun Community College
Technology Department
P.O. Box 2216
Decatur, AL 35609