Industrial Process Control Technology

This program is part of the Technologies Department.

  • Chemical Processing
  • Food and Beverage
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Power Generation
  • Pulp and Paper Production
  • Waste Water Treatment

The Industrial Process Control Technology program provides skills for those who are interested in a career as a maintenance technician or process technician. The program trains students to work as a key member of a team of people responsible for the planning, analyzing, and controlling the production of products – from the acquisition of raw material through the production and distribution of products to customers in a variety of industries.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

  • Industrial Process Control Technology
    • Maintenance Technology Concentration
    • Process Technology Concentration

Technical Certificate

  • Process Control Fundamentals

Graduates are prepared to enter technology fields such as: Quality Control, Power Plant Operations, Maintenance, Chemical Plant Operations, Water and Wastewater Treatment, Plant and Systems Operations, and Process Control Operations.

Check the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Machinery Maintenance Workers, and Millwrights (opens new window) to learn about job openings, pay and career outlook for graduates of the Industrial Process Control Technology degree program.

The overall cost is determined by the number of enrolled hours. View the current Tuition costs.

A completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (opens new window) application is the basis for all types of financial aid awarded at Southwest, even scholarships, so go online to apply even if you do not believe that you are eligible for grant programs.

This project is sponsored by a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

Southwest Solutions grant is an equal opportunity program. Adaptive equipment is available upon request for individuals with disabilities.

Our degree program be completed in four (4) semesters or by completing 60 total credit hours. Our technical certificate program can be completed in two (2) semesters or by completing 23 total credit hours.

The length of time to complete this program is based on a student taking only the courses required for the program as listed in our online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses that may be required based on ASSET or ACT scores, retaking courses or taking courses that are not required by your program of study.

View a listing of all Process TECHnology (PTEC) courses for the current semester.

To find out more about courses offered at Southwest, you can use our Catalog Search to view descriptions of our courses or the Interactive Course Schedule (opens new window) to see when and where a class is being offered.

Southwest is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.


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