Applied Process Technology

 

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What is Applied Process Technology?

The Applied Process Technology (APT) program prepares the graduate for entry-level operations in the power plant, lineman, chemical, petro-chemical, refining, and general industries. It teaches students about automated and semi-automated systems used in various industries.

average base pay
Based on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
$75,284
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low: $44k med: $75k high: $95k

APT prepares students in the safe start-up, operation and shutdown of various system components and units.

Applied Process Technologies Career Median Annual
SalaryBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
Industrial Worker $57,158
Lineman $60,547
Chemical/Refinery Operator $68,547
Power Plant Operator $75,284
Applied Process Technologies- Chemical/Refinery Operator Track $68,547
Applied Process Technologies- Power Plant Operator Track $75,284
Applied Process Technologies- Lineman Technology Track $60,547

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

APT offers a choice of AAS degree with chemical/refinery operator or power plant operator as well as certificate options.

Length of Program

Students selecting the certificate options must test at the MAT126 ready level. Progression in the program is contingent upon achievement of a grade of C or higher in the Math, Physics, Chemistry and technical courses and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or better on a 4.0 scale.

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Program Contact

Amanda Ashcraft
Applied Process Technology
Assistant Professor, Humanities Division
502.213.7385
Amanda.Ashcraft@kctcs.edu

Other Information

Academic Program Plan (APP)