Process Technology — Advanced

Program Information

Degree Type: 
Certificate of Achievement

Prepares students to understand, operate, shut down, analyze and troubleshoot industrial processes. The Process Technology program prepares students to become process technicians in industries such as: refining, petrochemical, power generation, oil and gas production, food, metals, minerals and others. Technical knowledge and skills will be gained in areas such as operating equipment, instrumentation and process systems, troubleshooting and computer applications.

Fuel, energy, water and chemical companies throughout Michigan are making the call for process industry technicians. In your process technology career, you’ll check and manage the processes that make a product, working with engineers, chemists and other professionals as a team member. You may work in a lab or in all types of weather and places in scheduled shift work. In this career, you’ll:

  • Maintain a safe work place
  • Install, operate and troubleshoot industrial machines and equipment
  • Develop, analyze and implement procedures
  • Work with vendors and raw material suppliers
  • Prepare manuals and flow charts

Henry Ford Community College is working in partnership with the Detroit Regional Chamber and Michigan Works! agencies as part of its mission to provide skilled and qualified workers for Michigan’s manufacturing industries. HFCC is a member of the Southeast Michigan Community College Consortium, nine community colleges sharing resources and developing mutual educational solutions to support the region’s economic development.

Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
46.0 (Including Options/Electives)

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.

Other Information

Year Established: 
Program Code: 
Industrial Technology
Trade & Apprentice Education


Industrial Technology Division • (313) 845-9656 • • Technology Bldg • Room: E-172
Joseph Skupin • • Room: J-172