Academic Program Inventory Title:
A.A.S. in Chemical Engineering Technology
|15.0615 Chemical Engineering Technologist
||19-4031.00 Chemical Technicians
||51-9011.00 Chemical Operators
The Associate of Applied Sciences in Chemical Engineering Technology prepares graduates for a position as process operator/technician in a chemical manufacturing facility. Using fundamental chemistry and basic algebra, students will develop an understanding of the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of chemical processing equipment from valves and pumps to more complex processing systems such as gas absorption and chemical reactors. Emphasis is placed on industrial safety and troubleshooting of typical chemical processes while incorporating real world case studies, teamwork, and effective communication skills. Other topics include blueprint interpretation, CAD design, electrical and mechanical fundamentals, and using computers to control processes and collect data. The program accomplishes these tasks by combining classroom study with practical hands-on-experience in the labs associated with the coursework.
At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to -
- Apply mathematics, basic sciences, and technology to solve problems appropriate to the chemical engineering technology.
- Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined chemical engineering technology problems.
- Apply written, oral, and graphical communication skills in both technical and non- technical environments; and identify and use appropriate technical literature.
- Address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
- Solve technical problems by the industrial application of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry; physics and process stoichiometry.
- Apply the concepts of chemical engineering unit operations such as mass transfer, heat transfer, distillation, and evaporation to the design, operation, and maintenance of chemical processes.
- Operate, test, and inspect chemical process equipment in accordance with appropriate safety, health and environmental considerations and regulations
- Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
- Apply the concepts of chemical engineering unit operations such as mass transfer, heat transfer, distillation, and evaporation to the design, operation, and maintenance of chemical processes
- Apply the principles of thermodynamics; process control and instrumentation, computer applications and materials science to the design, operation, and maintenance of chemical processes.
Professional Accrediting Bodies:
- The Association for Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
State Agency/Entity Oversight:
Applicable Certification/License or Industry-recognized Certificates to be Awarded:
Institution specific. Please see your academic advisor.
Articulation with Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCAT):
None planned at this time.
Articulation with Four-Year Institutions:
None planned at this time.
Curriculum: 60 - 63 standard credit hours
General Education Requiremen
|ENGL 1010 English Composition3
|Behavioral or Social Science Elective
|Humanities or Fine Arts Elective*
|Natural Science Elective **
*Courses chosen from the approved TBR list of common General Education courses. Specific Courses may be prescribed by program
** Refer to Common Course Library for Math and Natural Science options. Specific Courses may be prescribed by program
Naming conventions for third digit:
xx0x - The Basics
xx1x - Process Operations
xx2x - Instrumentation
xx4x - Lab Chemistry
xx9x - Topics, Capstone, Internships