Process Technology Certificate

The educational pathway in Industrial Talent Development begins with students completing 29 hours of industry specific training that earns them a certificate indicating they possess the knowledge and skills needed to enter the workforce. The curriculum has been developed by the North American Process Technology Alliance (NAPTA) https://www.naptaonline.org/ and the University of South Alabama’s Process Technology Industrial Advisory Board. The curriculum is composed of eight core classes and a skills lab. The classes are:

  • IPT113  Introduction to Process Technology
  • IPT142  Process Technology I - Equipment
  • IPT151  Safety, Health and Environment
  • IPT141  Process Quality
  • IPT171  Process Instrumentation
  • IPT143  Process Technology II - Systems
  • IPT231  Process Technology Skills Lab
  • IPT244  Process Technology III - Operations
  • IPT232  Process Troubleshooting

Process Technology Certificate Schedule  

The Process Technology Certificate Program is a cohort program. The classes in this program must be taken in order. There is a night cohort class and a day cohort class. The night cohort class runs from January to December and the day cohort runs from August to May.

For the Spring 2023 term, night cohort classes will be taught from 6:00pm – 9:30pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights except during the May and the 1st Summer Term. 

During the May 2023 Term classes will be taught from 6:00pm – 9:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. During the 1st Summer Term 2023 classes will be taught from 6:00pm – 9:30pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights with the addition of Wednesdays June 14 and June 21, 2023 from 6:00pm – 9:30pm.

Spring 2023

Course Code Course Title                           Start Date       End Date        Days         Time                 
IPT 113  Intro to PTEC 01/09/2023 02/09/2023 M,T & R 6:00 - 9:30 PM
IPT 151  Safety, Health & Environ. 02/13/2023 03/23/2023 M,T & R 6:00 - 9:30 PM
IPT 142 PTEC I - Equip 03/27/2023 05/04/2023 M,T & R 6:00 - 9:30 PM

 

May 2023

Course Code    Course Title          Start Date        Finish Date     Days               Time
IPT141 Process Quality 05/08/2022 05/30/2022 M, T, W & R 6:00pm-9:30pm

 

1st Summer Term 2023

Course Code    Course Title                        Start Date       End Date         Days          Time
IPT171 Process Instrumentation 06/01/2023 06/27/2023 M, T, W & R 6:00pm-9:30pm

 

2nd Summer Term 2023

Course Code    Course Title             Start Date       End Date       Days          Time
IPT 143 PTEC II - Systems 06/29/2023 07/27/2023    M, T & R 6:00pm-9:30pm

 

Fall 2023

Course Code      Course Title                          Start Date       End Date         Days           Time
IPT244 PTEC III - Operations 08/22/2023 10/03/2023 M, T & R 6:00pm-9:30pm
IPT232 Process Troubleshooting 10/05/2022 11/02/2023 M, T & R 6:00pm-9:30pm
IPT231 PTEC Skills Lab 11/06/2023 12/07/2023 M, T & R 6:00pm-9:30pm