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Manufacturing, Power, and Process Operations Technology

What is manufacturing, power, and Process Operations Technology (PROT)?

This program provides training for entry-level employees in a variety of continuous process operating plants. These include ethanol and bio-diesel plants along with other bio-processing industries. A complete power plant operations option is also available. Graduates are trained to operate and maintain process plants and power generating plants. The program provides students with the opportunity to engage in hands-on training within the skilled trades. 

Is it for you?

Do you like to work with your hands and mind, work with new ideas and new products, explore different career fields and build your future? Manufacturing, Power, and Process Operations Technology may be for you. 

Students in this program learn to operate and maintain bio-refineries, power plants, wastewater treatment plants and work in other industries utilizing the process operations skill set. This training prepares students for entry-level employment and advancement opportunities as technical professionals in the industry. Ongoing training for workers currently in the industry is also available.

Current Industry Partners Include

  • Cargill
  • Evonik
  • NatureWorks
  • Novozymes
  • OPPD

OUR PARTNERS SAY

"The program allows us to build a pipeline of qualified applicants for positions at the growing Cargill Bio-Refinery Campus. Graduates will be in good position to be ahead of the curve by having the right education, training and mindset to meet the qualifications for the biotech businesses' own training programs for technical production jobs."
Gavin Atkinson
Cargill
 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

  • Bio-Processing (MTBPO) - associate in applied science, provides entry-level training in maintaining, monitoring  and controlling equipment and processes used in bio-processing industries
  • Manufacturing Process Operations (MTMPO) - associate in applied science, rovides education and training related to manufacturing in safety, instrumentation and processes control, power transmission, maintenance procedures and programs and quality and continuous improvement
  • Nuclear Power Plant Non-Licensed Operator (MTNPO) - associate in applied science, provides entry-level training in maintaining, monitoring and controlling equipment, systems and processes found in both fossil- and nuclear-fueled power generating plants
  • Power Plant (MTPPO) - associate in applied science, provides entry-level training in maintaining, operating, and controlling equipment that produces and uses steam in fossil-fueled industrial and power generating plants
  • Stationary Engineer (PRESD) -  career certificate, provides enhanced skills required for understanding the shift work and procedures required in the operation and maintenance of boilers and auxiliary equipment used in the power and process industries
  • Manufacturing Process Operations (PRMCC) - career certificate, enhances skills required for understanding the shift work, processes and operations found in various manufacturing industries

Program Faculty

Robert Boyer 531-622-5964

Credit Classes and Registration

Gainful Employment Information

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "Prepares students for Gainful Employment in a recognized occupation."  The following are Gainful Employment program(s), meaning they are certificate program(s) that are intended to lead directly to employment.  We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.

Stationary Engineer (PRESD) - Career Certificate
Manufacturing Process Operations (PRMCC) - Career Certificate