In Brazoria County, there are about 20 petrochemical companies that employ more than 14,000 individuals, making it the largest industry in our country. Process technicians are a central part of these petrochemical facilities. Process technicians operate production plants, troubleshoot problems and conduct lab analysis-ensuring the plant is running efficiently and safe. They work with instrumentation to monitor flow, level, pressure, temperature and chemical composition.

Brazosport College offers very practical, real-world training using training units similar to the type of unit operations found in local area chemical plants.

HIGH SCHOOL
(DUAL CREDIT)

9TH GRADE

High School English
High School Math
High School Science
High School Social Studies
High School Elective
High School Foreign Language
High School Elective

10TH GRADE

High School English

TSI Reading and Writing Assessment
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High School Math
High School Science
High School Social Studies
High School Fine Arts
High School Foreign Language

11TH GRADE

High School English
High School Math

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High School Science
High School Social Studies

PTAC 1302 (FALL)
Introduction to Process Technology

PTAC 1410 (SPRING)
Process Technology I- Equipment

PSYC 1300 (FALL)
Learning Framework

SPCH 1315 (SPRING)
Fundamentals of Speech

12TH GRADE

ENGL 1301 (FALL)
Composition and Rhetoric I

HUMA 1301 (SPRING)
Introduction to Humanities

MATH 1332 (FALL)
Quantitative Reasoning

CHEM 1305 & 1105 (FALL)
Introductory Chemistry and Lab

CTEC 1401/1401L (SPRING)
Applied Petrochemical Technology (Technical Physics)

High School Social Studies

PTAC 1432 (FALL)
Process Instrumentation I

PTAC 1308 (SPRING)
Safety, Health, and Environment I

Associate of Applied Science Degree
$67,000 Average Salary*

Summer

PTAC 2420
Process Technology II - Systems

PTAC 2314
Principles of Quality

Fall

PTAC 1454
Industrial Processes

PTAC 2438
Process Technology III - Operations

Spring

ENER 1240
Employee Success

PTAC 1391
Process Systems Simulation

PTAC 2446

Process Troubleshooting

CTEC 1391

Special Topics - Process Systems Simulation

Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Management
$108,000 Average Salary^

Junior/Senior Year of College

To complete the BAT, students must complete the core curriculum prior to their Junior Year. This means additional dual credit courses while in high school or additional courses during the AAS program.

Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management

Average Salary: $108,000 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)