ACADEMIC MAP
Chemical & Polymer Operator, C.A.S.

Semester 1

COURSE CR COMMENTS
COLL 101 : ORIENTATION TO COLLEGE 1 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MATH 120 : QUANTITATIVE LITERACY 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ENGL 107 : TECHNICAL WRITING 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ATPT 130 : INTRO TO PROCESS TECHNOLOGY 2 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ATPT 131 : PROCESS SAFETY, HLTH, ENVRNMTL 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ATPT 244 : PROCESS TECH 3 - OPERATIONS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 15

Semester 2

COURSE CR COMMENTS
ATPT 150 : PROCESS TECH FIELD EXPERIENCE 1 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 1

Semester 3

COURSE CR COMMENTS
ATPT 132 : PROCESS QUALITY 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ATPT 140 : PROCESS INSTRUMENTATION 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ATPT 242 : PROCESS TECH 2 - SYSTEMS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ATPT 141 : PROCESS TECH 1 - EQUIPMENT 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ATPT 260 : CAPSTONE COURSE 1 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 13

Semester 4

COURSE CR COMMENTS
ATPT 250 : PROCESS TECHNOLOGY FIELD EXPERIENCE 1 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 1

The Certificate of Applied Science in Chemical and Polymer Operator is a hands-on program that prepares individuals to enter the good-paying field of process operator/technician. On-the-job training is an integral component to this cooperative program. On-the-job training for students is arranged with employers in the chemical and polymer industry. Students will complete alternating semesters of classroom work and on-the-job training work.

MILESTONE COURSE: These courses are the keys to graduation. Courses should be taken in the recommended semesters to stay on time for completion.

FIELD/CLINICAL COURSE:

CAREER PLANNING: Chemical Plant and System Operators, Power Plant Operators, and Process Operators.

CAPSTONE COURSE: Culminating coursework around process technology certification.

ELECTIVES:

CONCURRENT COURSES:


ADMISSION TO PROGRAM


CERTIFICATION:


PRACTICUM and SEMINAR

2+2 with WVU Parkersburg
CAREER LADDER:

Students should average 15 credit hours per semester, or 30 per year, to graduate on time

TOTAL DEGREE CREDITS:
30

The Chemical & Polymer Operator Technology program is a 3OL-hour Certificate of Applied Science. The hands-on program prepares individuals to enter the process operator/technician field. The curriculum is the same as utilized by 56 colleges affiliated with the Center for the Advancement of Process Technology (a National Science Foundation Center of Excellence) of which WVU Parkersburg is a member. The program is recognized throughout the United States and a number of foreign countries.


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS


On the job training is an integral component to this cooperative program. On the job training for students is
arranged with employers in the Chemical and Polymer industry. Students will complete alternating semesters
of classroom work and on the job training work. The on the job training placements are arranged and supervised
by WVU Parkersburg faculty and staff and credit hours are earned during the on the job training semesters

 
General Education Courses

To ensure breadth and depth as students meet these broad education goals, the curriculum focuses on six academic “strands.”

Composition & RhetoricScience & TechnologyMath & Quantitative Skill Society, Diversity & ConnectionsHuman Inquiry & the PastThe Arts and Creativity

 ENGL 101

 ENGL 102

 ENGL 107*

 ENGL 108*

 ASTR 106

 BIOL 101 &
 BIOL 103 L

 BIOL 102

 BIOL 104 L

 BIOL 107 *

 BIOL 108 *

 BIOL 109 *

 BIOL 115

 BIOL 117

 BIOL 171

 CHEM 111

 CHEM 115

 CHEM 116

 CS 101

 GEOL 101 &
 GEOL 102 L

 GEOL 103 &
 GEOL 104 L

 GEOL 105 &
 GEOL 105 L

 PSCI 111

 PSCI 112

 PHYS 101

 PHYS 102

 PHYS 111

 PHYS 112

 MATH 120 *

 MATH 121

 MATH 125 *

 MATH 126

 MATH 128

 MATH 129

 MATH 150

 MATH 155

 MATH 156

 MATH 211

 COMM 105

 COMM 111

 COMM 112

 ECON 201

 ECON 202

 FREN 101

 FREN 102

 GEOG 102

 GEOG 240

 POLS 102

 POLS 220

 PSYC 101

 PSYC 241

 RELI 231

 SOC 101

 SOC 105

 SOC 221

 SOC 232

 SPAN 101

 SPAN 102

 HIST 101

 HIST 102

 HIST 152

 HIST 153

 HIST 250 *

 PHIL 111

 PHIL 150 *

 PHIL 170

History &
Literature of the Arts

 ART 101

 ART 105

 ART 106

 MUSI 170

 THEA 101

Literature

 ENGL 131

 ENGL 132

 ENGL 221

 ENGL 222

 ENGL 241

 ENGL 242

 ENGL 261

 ENGL 262

 ENGL 285

Applied Arts

 ART 109

 THEA 102

Creative Writing

 ENGL 213

 ENGL 214

 ENGL 215

* Serves technical and professional degree programs specific to WVU Parkersburg. Does not transfer to WVU as General Education (March 2018).



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