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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 course can help you get started. There are very few institutions that provide training for entry-level operators. This Chemical Plant Operations Online Training course 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 course modules. Get started in the field by taking the Chemical Plant Operations Online Training course!

12 Months / 400 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

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George Mason University

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Learning Method

Instructor-led

Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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Chemical Plant Operations

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES701

What 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

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.

Details
  • Basic Safety
  • Basic Hazard Communication
  • Basic Lockout-Tagout
  • Math 1000: Basic Math 1
  • Math 2000: Basic Math 2
  • Math 2500: Basic Math 3
  • Applied Physics 1
  • Applied Physics 2
  • Applied Physics 3
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Lubrication and Bearings
  • Electrical Safety
  • Electricity for Operators and Technicians
  • Industrial Valves
  • Compressed Air
  • How to Read Process Drawings
  • Basic Process Instrumentation and Control
  • Pump Fundamentals
  • Centrifugal Pumps: Operation
  • Chemistry Fundamentals
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Chemical Reactors
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Instructors & Support

No instructor

This is not an instructor facilitated course; however, support will be provided through email, online forms, and phone.

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

This course is for you if you're seeking entry-level employment in chemical plants.

To enroll in this course, 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.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course must be taken on a PC. A Mac is not compatible.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment.

No textbooks are required for this course. You're encouraged to print the on-screen course material for your reference.

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Does this course prepare for a certification?

No.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive twelve (12) months to complete the course.

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

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance

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