Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering offers technical training for positions in chemical plants and in various processing industries.

Offers technical training for positions in chemical plants and in various processing industries.

Students have initial coursework in math and technical foundation skills, then tackle analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, thermodynamics, unit operations (filtration and distillation), qualitative and quantitative analysis, and instrumentation.

Ideal for professional Chemical Engineers, the curriculum is also suitable for Research and Development Engineers, Chemical Production Managers, Chemical Plant Engineers, and Field Sales/Service Technicians for chemical equipment.

Prior to enrollment, students must be high school graduates or possess a GED Equivalency Certificate. Program graduates will be able to:

You can work with your Training Consultant to devise an individualized program or follow the complete Chemical Engineering course list below.

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Chemical Engineering Course List

Mathematics and Technical Foundation Skills

Engineering Technology Orientation, Part 1062002
Engineering Technology Orientation, Part 2062003
Basic Industrial MathBlock X21
Addition and Subtraction 186008
Multiplication and Division 186009
Fractions, Percents, Proportions, and Angles 186010
Metric System 186011
Formulas 186012
Introduction to Algebra 186013
Introduction to Algebra, Geometry, and TrigonometryBlock X02
Algebra: Monomials and Polynomials X0201
Algebra: Factoring X0202
Algebra: Addition and Subtraction of Fractions X0203
Algebra: Multiplication and Division of Fractions X0204
Algebra: Linear Equations X0205
Algebra: Simultaneous Linear Equations X0206
Algebra: Determinants X0207
Algebra: Quadratic Equations X0208
Algebra: Exponents X0209
Algebra: Radicals and Imaginary Numbers X0210
Applied Geometry X0211
Practical Trigonometry X0212
Basic Organic Chemistry5017A-B
Inorganic Chemistry5005A-D
Practical Geometry5983A-B
Inorganic Chemicals and Processes5008A-F
Working Safely with Chemicals186002
Fire Safety186003
Preventive Maintenance286085
Preventive Maintenance Techniques286086

Principles of Mechanics

Principles of Mechanics, Part 1286007
Principles of Mechanics, Part 2286008
Fluid Mechanics, Part 1286010
Fluid Mechanics, Part 2286011
Fluid Mechanics, Part 3286012
Mechanics of Materials5282A-C
Pumps, Part 1286001
Pumps, Part 2286002
Pumps, Part 3286003

Principles of Advanced Chemistry

Organic Chemistry5814A-G
Physical Chemistry5013A-D
Metallurgy of Iron5110
Metallurgy of Steel5111
Metallurgy of Nonferrous Metals5337
Surface Protection of Metals6026

Principles of Thermodynamics

Heat, Part 1 686001
Heat, Part 2 686002
Heat Transfer 2545
Fuels 5340
Reading Piping Prints6732
Principles of Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning6447A-B
Refrigeration in Air Conditioning5383
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Advanced Mathematics

Analytic Geometry 6561A-B
Calculus: Function and Use6618A-D

Unit Operations

Evaporation and Crystallization6048
Solvent Extraction6208
Sanitary Bacteriology3048
Purification of Water5301A-B

Chemical Analysis Techniques

Qualitative Analysis6710A-D
Qualitative Analysis Laboratory Manual6711
Quantitative Analysis5455A-H
Quantitative Analysis Laboratory Manual5456
Instrumental Laboratory Analysis6588A-D
Microchemical Analysis5006

Introduction to Polymers

Industrial Plastics: Materials, Properties and Manufacturing6860
Plastic Adhesives and Coatings5001
Plastics: Films, Sheets, Foams, and Laminates5002

Instrumentation and Process Control

Electronic Instrumentation and ControlBlock B13
Physical Properties and Their Measurement, Part 1 B1301
Physical Properties and Their Measurement, Part 2 B1302
Measuring Instruments and Signal Processing B1303
Transducers B1304
Introduction to Control Systems B1305
Controllers B1306
Control System Methods B1307
Data Logging, Transmission, and Display B1308
Control Applications, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting B1309
Pneumatic Instrumentation for the Technician286M01
Control Technology for Technicians286M04
Principles of Automatic Process Control Instruments6305A-B
Temperature Measuring and Control Instruments6306A-B
Automatic Process Control Valves6307
Fluid Flow Measuring and Control Instruments6308A-B
Process Pressure Measuring and Control Instruments6309A-B
Liquid Level Measuring and Control Instruments6338A-B

Engineering Managerial Concepts

Quality Concepts: Terminology for Management186035
Report Writing7000A-E
Engineering Economy2549
Engineering Materials2536A-C
Materials Management and Inventory Control386000
Plant Layout2555A-B
Production Planning and Control2580
Quality Control of Manufactured Products2590
Control of Materials2600
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing3860
Time Study, Part 166016
Time Study, Part 266017
Operation Analysis2552A-B
Productivity Engineering and Management66904
Statistical Process Control: An Implementation Guide for Managers and Supervisors (Video)VB01XX
Manufacturing Systems Technology (Video)VB30XX
Quality Control for the Technician38600

Estimated Curriculum Duration: 1,819 hours (excluding videos).

Number of Exams: 191.

Optional: Electrical Maintenance Principles and Electrical Motors

DC PrinciplesBlock A21
Nature of Electricity 086001
Circuit Analysis and Ohm's Law 086002
Capacitors and Inductors 086003
Magnetism and Electromagnetism 086004
Conductors, Insulators, and Batteries 086005
DC Motors and Generator Theory 086006

Estimated Duration: 160 hours (excluding optional lab experiments).

Number of Exams: 25.

Optional: Mechanical Systems Operations and Maintenance

Mechanical Testing of Materials2608A-B
Air Compressors, Part 1286013
Air Compressors, Part 2286014
Bearings and Seals, Part 1286093
Bearings and Seals, Part 2286094
Predictive Maintenance286087
Predictive Maintenance: Vibration Analysis286088
Predictive Maintenance: Advanced Topics286089

Estimated Duration: 75 hours.

Number of Exams: 9.

Optional: Steam Engine Principles

Types of Steam Turbines2505
Principles of the I-C Engine2525
I-C Engine Fuels and Combustion2526

Estimated Duration: 30 hours.

Number of Exams: 3.

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