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The curriculum for the Process Technology (PTEC) Associate of Applied Science is a selective admissions program that addresses a high-demand field.  Upon graduation from the program, students are prepared to enter the employment market as entry-level process operators for refinery, chemical, and other industry-related areas.


Admission Criteria

In order to be eligible for admission to the PTEC program, the applicant must first be admitted to BRCC.  The following courses are prerequisites for admission to the PTEC program.  Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all of prerequisite courses listed.


Prerequisite Courses                                                                     Credit Hours

MATH 101/110   College Algebra                                                                               3

ENGL 101             English Composition I                                                    3

PTEC 101              Introduction to Process Technology                        3

PTEC 203              Safety, Health, and Environment                             3


Choose one: 1

CSCI 101               Introduction to Computers                                         3

CSCI 190               Microcomputer Applications in Business                              3

Total Prerequisite Hours                                              15



In addition, to be eligible for entry into the Process Technology program, students must:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.60 or higher.
  • Achieve a score of 70 or better on the PTEC Admissions Exam.


It is important to note that admission to the PTEC program is competitive:  meeting the minimum requirements listed here does not guarantee admission.


Application Process

The application for admission to the Process Technology program is available on the BRCC website every term, including summer sessions.  Deadlines and detailed instructions for completing the admission application and scheduling the admission exam are included in the application packet.  


In addition to meeting the above requirements for admission, applicants for the PTEC program must:

  • Complete a health/physical screening.
  • Complete a drug screening.
  • Submit their fingerprints and undergo a criminal background check.
  • Attend a group advising session.


To receive the degree, the student must

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.60 or better in all credit hours that are to be used towards the degree.
  • Earn a “C” or better in all courses.
  • Earn a minimum of 12 credit hours in technical course work (process technology courses) at BRCC.
  • Complete the coursework listed below.