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Engineering and Technologies

Process Technology

Program Code: PRT.AAS
Associate in Applied Science

Process Technology is a job-oriented program, preparing students for career opportunities in all process-related industries as process technicians. Process technologies such as food, pharmaceutical, oil & gas, chemical and petrochemical, paper mills, and power generation plants all employ process technicians.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Below are required courses and recommended course groupings and sequences for program completion.

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Semester I


Students may substitute CHM-121/ CHM-125 - CHM-122/CHM-126 for CHM-117- CHM-118 if they have completed a high school chemistry laboratory course.


Appropriate score on the College’s placement test, MAT-013 or MAT 013A/MAT 013B or departmental approval. Students may substitute MAT-123-MAT-124 or MAT-129-MAT-131 for MAT-107-MAT-108.

Semester II


Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Social Science (GE SS).

Semester III

Semester IV


Select from one of the following Technical Electives:

CPT-226 - Process Technology Cooperative Education

CHM-118 - Chemistry II

SCI-155 - Introduction to Geology

SCI-217 - Environmental Health Hazards

Total Credits 61 - 64

Contact Information

Contact Name: Donna Howell, department chair
Contact Phone: 732.906.2592
Contact Email: dhowell@middlesexcc.edu 
Department Web: https://www.middlesexcc.edu/natural-sciences/

Frequently Asked Questions

What will students learn if they study Process Technology?

They learn how to monitor and control mechanical, physical and /or chemical changes throughout many processes to produce a final product made from raw materials. Process technicians are responsible for start up, maintenance, troubleshooting, and shutdown of process equipment. Upon successful completion of this program, students will know how to analyze, evaluate, and communicate process-related data, understand various processes, troubleshoot process equipment and instruments, and maintain a safe and healthy work environment.

Are there any requirements that must be satisfied before taking courses in the major?

Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or completion of the appropriate course.

How long will it take to complete this degree?

Once students complete developmental coursework (if needed), the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study. They can shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions.

Can students transfer to a four-year college or university?

The Statewide Transfer Agreement for New Jersey ensures that students who earn an A.A. or A.S. degree at a community college will have those credits fully transferable to a New Jersey public four-year institution, will have completed half of the credits required for a basic four-year degree and will have completed all of the lower division general education requirements. In addition, articulation agreements with private institutions may provide similar transfer provisions. Students should discuss the transfer process with an advisor.

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