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.


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.

Potential Careers

Chemical Plant and System Operator

Power Plant Operator

Process Operator


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

$153 - $211

Per Semester

$1,836 - $2,532

Fall & Spring Semesters

$3,672 - $5,064


Per Credit Hour

$341 - $364

Per Semester

$4,092 - $4,368

Fall & Spring Semesters

$8,184 - $8,736

High School Students

Per Credit Hour


Per Semester


Fall & Spring Semesters


Jared Gump


Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Division

Room 0128D


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