Industrial Process Control Technology

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Industrial Process Control Technology and DuPont: Keys to a Successful Industry and Education Partnership
Industrial Process Control Technology offers students NCCER training and onsite experience required for open positions at DuPont. Read 12 Steps to Creating a Successful Industry and Education Partnership by Jason Herndon, Training Specialist at E.I. DuPont in New Johnsonville, Tennessee. Published by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

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The Industrial Process Control Technology program, available at the Humphreys County Campus, trains students to become process control technicians or maintenance technicians. Students learn to work as part of a team that plans, analyzes, and controls the production of products, from the raw materials all the way through the production and distribution. Almost every industry needs process control technicians and maintenance technicians including chemical, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, power generation, pulp and paper, refining, and waste water treatment.

Nashville State has partnered with many corporations for program graduate employment opportunities including E.I. DuPont, Matheson Tri-Gas, Erachem-Comilog, Rockwood Lithium, Accurate Energetic Systems, Tennessee Valley Authority, Hood Container, Arkema, and Occidental Chemical Corporation.

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Advising Sheet Archives

 

2014–2015 Advising Sheets

AAS Degree Advising Sheets
Maintenance Technician Concentration
Process Technician Concentration

 

2013–2014 Advising Sheets

AAS Degree Advising Sheets
Maintenance Technician Concentration
Process Technician Concentration

 

Program Skills and Career Opportunities

Process Technicial Concentration

Process Technician jobs for well-trained individuals include opportunities in the middle Tennessee area with some of our program partners—businesses such as E.I. DuPont, Matheson Tri-Gas, Erachem-Comilog, Rockwood Lithium, Occidental Chemical Corporation, Accurate Energetic Systems, Tennessee Valley Authority, and Hood Container. Graduates of the Process Technician concentration should be able to:

  • Feed raw material and processing agents into plant machinery;
  • Prepare and measure raw material;
  • Set controls and operate machinery;
  • Check instruments and equipment to make sure of correct operation, and be aware of any abnormal operating conditions; and
  • Take samples for testing, test products, and record process data.
     

Maintenance Technician Concentration

Maintenance Technician jobs for well-trained individuals include opportunities in the middle Tennessee area with some of our program partners—businesses such as E.I. DuPont, Rockwood Lithium, Accurate Energetic Systems, Tennessee Valley Authority, Arkema, and Occidental Chemical Corporation. Graduates in the Maintenance Technician concentration should be able to:

  • Install wiring and other electrical components such as circuit breaker panels, switches, and light fixtures, following blueprints, the National Electrical Code®, and state and local codes;
  • Perform key installation and maintenance functions across several industries including piping, tubing, fasteners and metallurgy, electrical systems, craft-specific drawings, and hand and power tools specific to the trade;
  • Install and repair both high- and low-pressure pipe systems used in manufacturing, the generation of electricity, and the heating and cooling of buildings;
  • Check instruments and equipment to make sure of correct operation, and be aware of any abnormal operating conditions; and
  • Take samples for testing, test products, and record process data.
     

Career Services and Cooperative Education

The college has a very active Career Services Office that assists students, graduates and alumni with their career and employment needs.

Cooperative work experience can be an important addition to a student’s formal classroom work. Co-op courses may substitute for technical courses with the prior approval of the Program Coordinator. The Career Services Office will provide the correct course numbers. For more information about cooperative work experience opportunities, please visit the Career Services Office Web site, phone 615-353-3248, or e-mail careerservices@nscc.edu.
 

NCCER Testing for Maintenance Technician Concentration Students

A student seeking the Maintenance Technician concentration with four (4) or more years of experience as an electrician, instrumentation technician, millwright, or pipefitter may choose to take the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) skills assessment in place of certain coursework.

NCCER Assessment Instructions (Printable PDF Document)

NCCER Assessment Instructions

  1. Applicant MUST HAVE 4 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN ASSESSMENT FIELD.
  2. Applicant must complete the Application for NCCER Assessment Testing
  3. Any inaccuracies on the form may be reflected on the trainee, participant, or instructor transcript, training, or assessment records.
  4. Upon completion of the Application, Applicant will pay for the examination at the NSCC Waverly Campus office at 695 Holly Lane in Waverly, Tennessee.
  5. Payment of Assessment fees in the form of money order, check, cashier’s check, or cash only.
  6. Applicant will receive an email confirmation of testing payment and the date, time and location of assessment via email. This confirmation MUST BE BROUGHT ON ASSESSMENT DAY.
  7. Applicant must bring an official form of photo I.D. on the assessment day. Official forms are the following:
    • State Drivers License
    • U.S. Passport
    • I.D. Card from State DMV
    • Military I.D.
  8. No electronic devices are permitted in the assessment area.
  9. No one other than the person assessing is allowed in the building on test days. If you have someone bringing you to test, they cannot wait for you inside the building.
  10. Applicants are required to report 15 minutes prior to assessment.
  11. Once assessment fees are paid, there are no refunds.
  12. Calculators may be used but will not be provided by the accredited assessment site.
  13. DuPont assessments include three assessments per set which requires 6 hours of assessment time, please plan accordingly. Each assessment has a two hour time limit. No assessment will begin early.
  14. DuPont assessment set fees are $375.00.
  15. Any single assessment fee is $125.00.

If you have any further questions concerning NCCER assessment, please feel free to contact:

  • Danny Sensing (Phone: 931-296-1739, ext. 318
    E-mail: Danny.Sensing@nscc.edu), or
  • Joey Leonard (Phone: 931-296-1739, ext. 313
    E-mail: Joey.Leonard@nscc.edu).

 

Program Faculty

Joey Leonard, Assistant Professor, 931-296-1739 Ext. 313
Joey Leonard is the lead instructor for the Industrial Process Control Technology program at the Humphreys County Campus of Nashville State Community College. Joey graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology with emphasis in programming and automation. Joey is a veteran of the United States Army where he served as an Electronic Warfare Aviation Platform System Intercept Control Repairer. Joey was honored with a Donna Lancaster award by the Tennessee Board of Regents in 2008 for innovation in online learning.

Education
B.S., Manufacturing Engineering Technology, East Tennessee State University, 1997
M.A.R., Master of Arts in Religion, Worship Studies, Liberty University, 2010
NCCER Master Trainer, 2010
OSHA 500, 2010


Dan Dolan, Instructor, 931-296-1739, Ext. 319

Education
B.S., Electrical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1966
M.S., Industrial Administration, Union University-New York, 1973

News

Successful Industry-Education Partnership

December 12, 2014 -

NSCC Humphreys Co. Campus’s Industrial Process Control Technology program offers students NCCER training and onsite experience required for open positions at DuPont. Read Article

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Contact Information

Program Office: 931-296-1739
NSCC Humphreys County Campus

Joey Leonard, Assistant Professor
931-296-1739, ext. 313

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Advising Sheets

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AAS Degree Advising Sheets
Maintenance Technician Concentration
Process Technician Concentration

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Process Control Technology AAS

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