This 24-week program (18 weeks on-campus + 6-week practicum) prepares students for entry level positions as plant operators. Students gain knowledge and develop the skills required to operate, monitor and troubleshoot control equipment and processing units found in most industrial settings. Students learn about industrial plant functionality and gain a critical understanding of plant systems, process fundamentals, and plant operations.
Students engage in a variety of classroom, shop and real-world activities. They learn the theoretical principles of operations and processes in the classroom, and apply their knowledge in our shop where they gain valuable experience by practicing various operational procedures.
Upon completion of the on-campus component of the program, students embark on practicums hosted by regional employers where they master operations in real industrial environments.