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Chemical Plant Operations

In the United States, there are thousands of chemical manufacturing facilities, run by chemical plant operators. These operators are highly paid and enjoy a stable work environment, and there is an ongoing need for entry-level personnel. Currently a large portion of the workforce is retiring, creating a critical shortage of technical workers for many years to come.

This program can help you get started. There are very few institutions that provide training for entry-level operators. This Chemical Plant Operations Online Training Program is unique and user friendly, designed for people who have minimal knowledge of the industry or math, physics, or chemistry. The necessary science concepts are built into the program modules. Get started in the field by taking the Chemical Plant Operations Online Training Program!

12 Months / 400 Course Hrs
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Chemical Plant Operations

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Chemical Plant Operations Details + Objective

Course Code: GES701

You Will Learn
  • Learn how to operate as an entry-level chemical plant operator
  • Understand basic elements of math, physics, and chemistry
  • Learn to ensure units and process systems within the plant function properly
  • Master necessary safety measures needed for the role
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 400 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Jump-start your career in chemical plant operations
  • Develop the vocabulary needed to effectively communicate on the job
  • Learn safety and legal regulations that will allow you to be safe while you work
  • Explore career advancement opportunities that will allow you to step into a managerial role in the future
Chemical Plant Operations Outline
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Introduction

Learn the fundamental skills needed to work in a chemical plant. You’ll cover basic safety, hazard communication, and lockout procedures.

Math

Understand the basic math formulas required to work within a chemical plant.

Physics

Master a basic understanding of applied physics and how it relates to your role.

Technical Operations

Explore the technical offerings of your position and how to work with various gear. You’ll cover heat exchangers, lubrication and bearings, industrial valves, electrical safety, and more.

Processes

Understand the different processes needed to succeed at your job. This section of the course will cover things like how to read process drawings, basic process instrumentation and control, and pump fundamentals.

Chemistry

Move on to the final course module, during which you’ll study different elements of basic chemistry. This includes chemistry fundamentals, chemical reactions, and chemical reactors.

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Chemical Plant Operations Requirements / Prerequisites

To enroll in this program, you should have basic keyboarding and computer skills and be comfortable navigating the Internet and using e-mail. You should have a high school diploma or the equivalent. This program is for you if you're seeking entry-level employment in chemical plants.

This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers. No textbooks are required for this program. You're encouraged to print the on-screen program material for your reference. It's a good idea to go through the printed material prior to job interviews.

Chemical Plant Operations Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given twelve months to complete this program.

Do I have to buy additional materials?

All the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. ed2go will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.

What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

Can I use a Mac?

No, you must access this program with a PC or IBM-compatible computer.

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When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.

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