Chemical & Polymer Operator Technology

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.

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Certificate

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.

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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.

Potential Careers

Chemical Plant and System Operator

Power Plant Operator

Process Operator

TUITION

Estimated rates for the 2018-19 academic year. Additional course fees may apply and rates are subject to change.

WV & OH Residents

Per Credit Hour

$160 - $221

Per Semester

$1,920 - $2,652

Fall & Spring Semesters

$3,840 - $5,304

Non-Residents

Per Credit Hour

$358 - $382

Per Semester

$4,296 - $4,584

Fall & Spring Semesters

$8,592 - $9,168

High School Students

Per Credit Hour

$50

Per Semester

$600

Fall & Spring Semesters

$1,200

Jared Gump

Chairperson/Professor

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Division

Room 0128D

304-424-8226

jared.gump@wvup.edu

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