Process Operations Technology Certificate

WHAT FOLLOWS IS THE PROGRAM OUTLINE. This program is not designed for students transferring to other colleges or universities. As a rule, courses with a second digit "0" are designed to transfer.  Students planning to transfer should consult a Counselor to verify the transferability of courses. Prerequisites for courses are noted in the IVCC Catalog. Program Pre-Admissions Information is included if applicable.

First YearCredits
CSP 1210 Basic Computer Skills for The Workplace (*)1  
ELT 1200 Beginning Industrial Electronics2.50  
IMT 1208 Industrial Safety
or GNT 1220 Intro Manufacturing & OSHA 10-hr Safety
MET 2201 Statistical Quality Control TechniquesOffered in Fall even years only3  
CHM 1000 Introduction To Chemistry  3
ELT 1203 Industrial Instrumentation  2.50
ENG 1205 Writ Comm Skills for Bus Ind & Tech
or ENG 1001 English Composition I
MTH 1206 Technical Mathematics I (is preferred unless transferring*)  3
Year Total: 7.5-10.5 11.5
Total Credit Hours:  19-22

For additional information please consult any counselor at (815) 224-0360 or or (815) 224-0219

Students will build foundational skills, including chemistry, electronics and instrumentation. The courses will focus on both theory and hands-on experience with lab exercises and industry demonstrations and visits. Students will learn about process systems, process equipment, instrumentation, troubleshooting, and reading blue prints and schematics. Safety will be stressed throughout the entire curriculum. The program will also include written and oral communication skills, technical mathematics, and computer applications. The goal of this program is to provide area employers with an entering workforce that will have the necessary basic skills to safely and successfully perform those duties required for an entry-level process operator. 

*Alternate options:

  • for CSP 1210: Any prefix CSD, CSG, CSI, CSM, CSN, CSO, CSP, CSS, CSW, or EDC 1203
  • for MTH 1206: MTH 1000, MTH 1003, MTH 1004, MTH 1005, MTH 1006, MTH 1007, MTH 1008, MTH 1010,  MTH 2001