Process Plant Technology

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701-224-5651 • 800-852-5685

A career in Process Plant Technology (PTEC) provides excellent pay and employability for years to come. High demand is expected for process plant operators as the existing workforce retires and as the industry evolves and expands especially in the Bakken region. 

This online* and on-campus program prepares students for employment in operating refineries, ethanol plants, gasification plants, petrochemical plants, and natural gas processing plants.

Students learn the technical and safety aspects of plant operations, the responsibilities of plant operators and the mechanical and chemical technology needed for working in related industrial operations.
Students have the following options:
  • Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Process Plant Technology (PTEC)
  • Program Certificate in Process Plant Technology (PTEC)
  • Process Plant Technology (PTEC) Courses (college courses for professional development)
Bismarck State College is proud to include the fully-accredited Process Plant Technology (PTEC) program along with other on-campus and online course offerings. We have been teaching customized programs for the energy industry for over 40 years and offer a wide range of services to help you succeed.

Enrollment: A limited number of students will be enrolled in August and January for courses on campus.  Courses offered online begin every 3-5 weeks and are not limited to the number of students choosing to enroll.  Refer to the New Students page on this website for information on how to apply for admission, placement requirements and instructions on how to complete your admission file.

* This program is offered online or on-campus.  Online courses require brief on-campus labs or shadowing at an approved facility.

For a complete list of Costs/Tools, go to Estimated Costs.

Process Plant Brochure (PDF)