Process Plant Technology

 

Overview

The Process Plant Technology Program is offered through a partnership agreement between Bismarck State College and Turtle Mountain Community College.

Process Plant Technology is a program which focuses on the machines, technology, and work required to create a product. Examples of such products include natural gas, refinery products, ethanol, biodiesel, food products, etc. The program provides a foundation of knowledge used for working in these facilities including the safety and technical aspects of operating the
plant, the work of a plant operator, and the mechanical and chemical technology needed for working in similar industrial operations.

Graduates from this program are prepared to work in various areas of the industry including: refineries, gasification plants, ethanol and biodiesel plants, water treatment facilities, petrochemical plants, electrical generation facilities, natural gas plants and in the Bakken region.

Required Courses

  • ENRT 101 Introduction to Energy Technology (4)
  • ENRT 104 Electrical Fundamentals (3)
  • ENRT 105 Safety, Health, & Environmental (3)
  • ENRT 107 Mechanical Fundamentals (2)
  • ENRT 110 Plant Equipment & Systems (4)
  • ENRT 112 Basic Print Reading (3)
  • ENRT 116 Instrumentation & Control (4)
  • ENRT 118 Heat Transfer, Fluid Flow, & Thermodynamics (3)
  • ENRT 120 Water Purification & Treatment (3)
  • ENRT 205 Steam Generation (3)
  • ENRT 215 Operations, Troubleshooting, & Communications (3)
  • ENRT 220 Practical Applications (2)
  • PROP 177 Job Readiness (1)
  • PROP 235 Hydrocarbon Chemistry (3)
  • PROP 237 Distillation & Refinery Operations (4)
  • PROP 239 Gas Processing & Gasification (3)
  • PROP 244 Ethanol and Biofuels Production (3)
  • SAFT 110 10-Hour OSHA General (1)

Related General Education Courses:

  • CIS 101 Computer Literacy Or CSCI 101 Intro to Computers (3)
  • ENGL 105 Technical Communications Or ENGL 110 Composition I (3)
  • MATH 100 Applied Math (3)
  • PSYC 100 Human Relations in Organizations Or PSYC 111 Intro to Psychology (3)
  • ELEC General Education Electives (See Gen Ed Matrix) (6)

Total Required Credits: 70

Sheila Trottier

CTE Director
Phone: 701.477.7879
e-mail: strottier@tm.edu