Students in the process technology program at Seward County Community College receive extensive hands on training on typical plant equipment, process controls, and product quality analysis. Plant operators work as a part of a team to plan, analyze, and control the quality of processes involved in bringing a material from its raw state to a state that can be used for production purposes. The world counts on industrial processes to transform raw materials into building blocks of modern society.
Plant operations encompasses a vast range of industries, such as petrochemical, mineral processing, advanced material, food, pharmaceutical, and biotechnological industries. This includes monitoring power plants and other facilities to operate efficiently, reduce emissions, and conserve natural resources.
Process technology students at SCCC:
• Learn to be safe and environmentally responsible with respect to themselves and coworkers
• Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of plant operations and how it relates to process technology
• Demonstrate knowledge of various process industries; oil and gas, chemical, mining, power generation, pulp and paper, water, and wastewater treatment, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical manufacturing and how to function effectively within the industry.
• Demonstrate an understanding of what it means to be a quality employee, contributing to the company's quality assurance.