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Process Technician

Are you looking for the education and training that will give you career a boost and allow you to get the job you want? Our Process Technician course provides an intensive overview of skills necessary to become a process technician. 

A Process Technician is involved throughout the manufacturing process. They operate equipment, oversee processes, document results and adhere to strict protocols. This course will teach you math, inspection, safety, machining, quality, electrical systems, automation, mechanical systems, motor controls, fluid systems, and joining necessary to be on your way to a successful career as a process technician.

12 Months / 165 Course Hrs
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York Technical College

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES771

What You Will Learn
  • Troubleshooting
  • Six Sigma, 5S, Lean, and TPM
  • Inspection Methods
  • PLC Communication and Programming
  • Electrical, Mechanical, and Fluid Systems
  • Robot Maintenance and Installation
  • Fabrication and Assembly Processes
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 165 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Prepare for a career as a process technician, manufacturing technician, process engineer, equipment engineer, or lab technician
  • Gain confidence in your ability to perform your job
  • Get the education you need in a self-paced, online format


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I. Math
  A.   Math Fundamentals 101
  B.   Math: Fractions and Decimals 111
  C.   Units of Measurement 112
  D.   Basics of Tolerance 121
  E.   Blueprint Reading 131
  F.   Algebra Fundamentals 141
  G.   Geometry: Lines and Angles 151
  H.   Geometry: Triangles 161
  I.   Geometry: Circles and Polygons 171
  J.   Trigonometry: The Pythagorean Theorem 201
  K.   Trigonometry: Sine, Cosine, Tangent 211
  L.   Trigonometry: Sine Bar Applications 221
  M.   Statistics 231
II. Inspection
  A.   Basic Measurement 101
  B.   Safety for Metal Cutting 101
  C.   Calibration Fundamentals 111
  D.   Hole Standards and Inspection 141
  E.   Thread Standards and Inspection 151
  F.   Surface Texture and Inspection 201
  G.   Introduction to GD&T 301
  H.   In-Line Inspection Applications 381
III. Safety
  A.   Intro to OSHA 101
  B.   Personal Protective Equipment 111
  C.   Noise Reduction and Hearing Conservation 121
  D.   Respiratory Safety 131
  E.   Lockout/Tagout Procedures 141
  F.   SDS and Hazard Communication 151
  G.   Bloodborne Pathogens 161
  H.   Walking and Working Surfaces 171
  I.   Fire Safety and Prevention 181
  J.   Flammable/Combustible Liquids 191
  K.   Ergonomics 102
  L.   Hand and Power Tool Safety 201
  M.   Safety for Lifting Devices 211
  N.   Powered Industrial Truck Safety 221
  O.   Confined Spaces 231
  P.   Metal Cutting Fluid Safety 231
  Q.   Environmental Safety Hazards 241
  R.   Machine Guarding 140
IV. Quality and Manufacturing Management
  A.   Lean Manufacturing Overview 101
  B.   Essentials of Leadership 110
  C.   Essentials of Communication 120
  D.   ISO 9001:2015 Review 122
  E.   Continuous Process Improvement: Managing Flow 124
  F.   Continuous Process Improvement: Identifying and Eliminating Waste 125
  G.   Managing Performance: Best Practices 130
  H.   Approaches to Maintenance 131
  I.   Managing Performance: Corrective Actions 135
  J.   Basics of Manufacturing Costs 140
  K.   Total Productive Maintenance 141
  L.   Conflict Resolution Principles 150
  M.   5S Overview 151
  N.   Conflict Resolution for Different Groups 155
  O.   Team Leadership 160
  P.   Intro to Six Sigma 171
  Q.   Troubleshooting 181
  R.   Personal Effectiveness 190
  S.   Managing the Diverse Workplace 210
  T.   SPC Overview 211
  U.   Harassment and Discrimination 215
  V.   TS 16949:2009 Overview 221
  W.   Interpreting Blueprints 230
  X.   Performance Management and the Law 230
  Y.   Metrics for Lean 231
  Z.   Process Flow Charting 241
  AA. Strategies for Setup Reduction 251
  BB.   Six Sigma Goals and Tools 310
V. Electrical Systems and Motor Controls
  A.   Electrical Units 101
  B.   Safety for Electrical Work 111
  C.   Introduction to Circuits 201
  D.   Introduction to Magnetism 211
  E.   DC Circuit Components 221
  F.   NEC Overview 231
  G.   AC Fundamentals 241
  H.   AC Motor Applications 240
  I.   Robot Troubleshooting 160
  J.   Robot Maintenance 170
  K.   Relays, Contactors, and Motor Starters 201
  L.   Control Devices 211
  M.   Distribution Systems 221
  N.   Electrical Instruments 251
  O.   Electrical Print Reading 261
  P.   DC Power Sources 271
  Q.   AC Power Sources 281
  R.   Conductor Selection 291
  S.   Series Circuit Calculations 301
  T.   Introduction to Electric Motors 301
  U.   Reversing Motor Circuits 310
  V.   Parallel Circuit Calculations 311
  W.   Symbols and Diagrams for Motors 311
  X.   Logic and Line Diagrams 312
  Y.   Battery Selection 321
  Z.   DC Motor Applications 321
  AA. Specs for Servomotors 330
  BB.   Robot Installations 230
  CC.   Solenoids 331
  DD. Limit Switches and Proximity Sensors 360
  EE.   Reduced Voltage Starting 370
  FF.   Acceleration Methods 385
  A.   Basics of Siemens PLCs 200
  B.   Intro to PLCs 200
  C.   Siemens PLC Hardware 210
  D.   Hardware for PLCs 210
  E.   Numbers, Codes, and Data Types for Siemens PLCs 220
  F.   Numbering Systems and Codes 230
  G.   Siemens PLC Inputs and Outputs 240
  H.   PLC Inputs and Outputs 240
  I.   Siemens Human Machine Interfaces 250
  J.   Siemens SIMATIC Modular PLCs 260
  K.   Basics of Ladder Logic 220
  L.   Basic Programming 250
  M.   Siemens PLC Programming Concepts 270
  N.   Basic Ladder Diagram Programming for Siemens PLCs 280
  O.   Basic Function Block Diagram Programming for Siemens PLCs 290
  P.   PLC Timers and Counters 260
  Q.   Hand-Held Programmers of PLCs 280
  R.   PLC Diagrams and Programs 300
  S.   Ladder Diagram Timers and Counters for Siemens PLCs 300
  T.   Overview of PLC Registers 305
  U.   Function Block Diagram Timers and Counters for Siemens PLCs 310
  V.   PLC Program Control Instructions 310
  W.   Math for PLCs 320
  X.   Additional Ladder Diagram Instructions for Siemens PLCs 320
  Y.   Additional Function Block Diagram Instructions for Siemens PLCs 330
  Z.   Sequencer Instructions for PLCs 330
  AA. Siemens SIMATIC S7-1200 PLCs 340
  BB.   Siemens SIMATIC S7-1500 PLCs 350
  CC.   Siemens Safety Integrated for Factory Automation 360
VII. Mechanical Systems
  A.   Introduction to Mechanical Systems 101
  B.   Safety for Mechanical Work 111
  C.   Forces of Machines 121
  D.   Lubricant Fundamentals 130
  E.   Mechanical Power Variables 200
  F.   Bearing Applications 221
  G.   Spring Applications 231
  H.   Belt Drive Applications 241
  I.   Gear Geometry 240
  J.   Gear Applications 251
  K.   Clutch and Brake Applications 250
VIII. Fluid Systems
  A.   Intro to Fluid Systems 100 
  B.   Power Transmission Components 120
  C.   The Forces of Fluid Power 201
  D.   Safety for Hydraulics and Pneumatics 211
  E.   Introduction to Pneumatic Components 231
  F.   Fluid System Print Reading 220
  G.   Actuator Applications 240
  H.   Fittings for Fluid Systems 251
  I.   Preventive Maintenance for Fluid Systems 261
  J.   Pneumatic Power Variables 311
  K.   Pneumatic Power Sources 312
  L.   Pneumatic Control Valves 351
  M.   Basic Pneumatic Circuit Design 315
  N.   Contamination and Filter Selection 330
IX. Fastening and Joining
  A.   Overview of Soldering 271
  B.   Intro to Fastener Threads 110
  C.   Overview of Threaded Fasteners 117
  D.   Tools for Threaded Fasteners 120
  E.   Overview of Non-Threaded Fasteners 125
  F.   Intro to Fastener Ergonomics 130
  G.   Properties for Fasteners 200
  H.   Understanding Torque 210
  I.   Threaded Fastener Selection 215
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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.




There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
  • Mac users may experience some issues with Adobe Flash.

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 and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


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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:

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