Process Technology

Prospective and Current Students

The PTEC program commences in the Fall semester each year and space is limited.  The Fall 2020 classes are full but we are taking applications for Fall 2021.  If you are interested in the PTEC program or are a current NOC student who has declared PTEC as a major, you are encouraged to complete an application for an upcoming session.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2021 program and are accepted through March 15. You can apply using the link below:

Apply Here to the Process Technology Program 

Scholarships are available.  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 in the PTEC program to be eligible for a scholarship.

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
Computer and Process Simulation 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. 

 If you would like to contact someone for more information about NOC's PTEC program click here.

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.