Chemical & Polymer Operator Technology
The Chemical and Polymer Operator Technology program is a 32-hour Certificate of Applied Science. The hands-on program prepares individuals to enter the process operator/technician field. 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 training.
Learn and Earn Program
West Virginia University at Parkersburg offers students the opportunity to gain work experience while completing their certificate in Chemical and Polymer Operator Technology through a state-funded program called Learn and Earn.
The Learn and Earn program is sponsored by the West Virginia Community and Technical College System, and is part of the Workforce Development Initiative Program. It is an opportunity to create partnerships between industry and community and technical colleges by allowing students hands-on learning experience, and employers to train ideal future employees.
Certificate of Applied Science in Chemical & Polymer Operator Technology
Graduates of our Chemical and Polymer Operator Technology certificate program are employable by local plants at competitive salaries. The program provides practical education in the various aspects of plant operations including safe startup, shutdown, troubleshooting procedures, and articulation of Total Quality Management concepts including customer service, preventative action, data collection, control charts and more.
What can I do with this degree?
Upon graduation from this program, you will be able to maintain safety, health, and environmental standards in a chemical plant as well as operate, monitor, and control batch continuous chemical processes.
Estimated rates for the 2019-2020 academic year. Additional course fees may apply and rates are subject to change.