Process Technology

Prospective and Current Students

For students interested in the PTEC program or who have declared PTEC as a major but are not enrolled yet in the Intro to PTEC course, please note that our courses for the Fall 2014 are full.  You are encouraged to apply for the Fall 2015 program entry at the link below:

Apply Here to the Process Technology Program

See sidebar at left to access the online applications and more details for the Phillips 66 and Koch scholarships.  These are open and awarded each fall.  Please make sure you have a personal email on file with the registrar's office.  Please direct any questions on submission to Kerri Gray at 580-628-6760.  You must be enrolled full time n the PTEC program to be eligible.

Graduates & Industry Partners

The following is a list of Industry Partners and includes links to their websites and careers pages.

Graduates:   Check the career pages at the industry links below for up to date job opportunities.

Prospective and Current Industry Partners:  Please fill out the Industry Partner Questionnaire so we can better serve you.  You may update your information or partnership level at any time.

Equipment Pad and Building
New Computer Lab
Hydrotreater Equipment Skid

About the Program

Program Description: The Process Technology (PTEC) program is designed to provide the student with entry level training to become a Process Technician in the petrochemical and power industry.  The program provides graduates with the following: 
  • A foundation in refining and chemical processing principles
  • An understanding of what it means to operate a unit
  • Respect for safety and environmental regulations
  • Skills for troubleshooting systems

Mission Statement:  To provide foundational principles in chemical processes, safety, operations and troubleshooting through close partnerships with industry and experienced adjunct instructors.

History:  The Associate of Applied Science Degree program in Process Technology was developed in 2000 in through a Oklahoma State Regents 3 year grant and in partnership with ConocoPhillips, British Petroleum, Sunoco, Valero, Sinclair, and other petrochemical corporations. 


2nd Place Winners at 2013 National PTSE Troubleshooting Skills Competition!!

Congratulations to our Process Technology Troubleshooting competition team - the Mavericks!  They won 2nd Place in the National Simulation Troubleshooting Shootout  on May 10-11, 2013 at Kilgore College in Longview, Texas.  Team Maverick is comprised of Justin Bush, Jeremy Batchelor and Jerrod Sharp and was coached by PTEC instructors Julie Allen and Mike Angle.  They were one of eight teams from around the United States who qualified in the April regional qualifying rounds.  Team Maverick was sponsored by Phillips 66 Refinery in Ponca City and the Presidential Partners of Northern Oklahoma College.  The competition was hosted by PTSE ( and funded in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Team Mavericks - Qualifying Round
Working hard - Qualifying Round
Justin, Jerrod, Jeremy at Qualifying Round

Troubleshooting Skills Competition 2012

In April 2012, our PTEC troubleshooting competition team participated in the First National Simulation Troubleshooting Shootout  held here at NOC.  The 2012 team included Fred Scholey, George Munroe, and Jared Yaffe and was coached by PTEC instructor Julie Allen.  The Troubleshooting Shootout was sponsored in part by a National Science Foundation Grant and from various industry partners.