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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? This online Process Technician course provides an intensive overview of the 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 the 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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George Mason University

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Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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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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  1. Math
    1. Math Fundamentals 101
    2. Math: Fractions and Decimals 111
    3. Units of Measurement 112
    4. Basics of Tolerance 121
    5. Blueprint Reading 131
    6. Algebra Fundamentals 141
    7. Geometry: Lines and Angles 151
    8. Geometry: Triangles 161
    9. Geometry: Circles and Polygons 171
    10. Trigonometry: The Pythagorean Theorem 201
    11. Trigonometry: Sine, Cosine, Tangent 211
    12. Trigonometry: Sine Bar Applications 221
    13. Statistics 231
  2. Inspection
    1. Basic Measurement 101
    2. Safety for Metal Cutting 101
    3. Calibration Fundamentals 111
    4. Hole Standards and Inspection 141
    5. Thread Standards and Inspection 151
    6. Surface Texture and Inspection 201
    7. Introduction to GD&T 301
    8. In-Line Inspection Applications 381
  3. Safety
    1. Intro to OSHA 101
    2. Personal Protective Equipment 111
    3. Noise Reduction and Hearing Conservation 121
    4. Respiratory Safety 131
    5. Lockout/Tagout Procedures 141
    6. SDS and Hazard Communication 151
    7. Bloodborne Pathogens 161
    8. Walking and Working Surfaces 171
    9. Fire Safety and Prevention 181
    10. Flammable/Combustible Liquids 191
    11. Ergonomics 102
    12. Hand and Power Tool Safety 201
    13. Safety for Lifting Devices 211
    14. Powered Industrial Truck Safety 221
    15. Confined Spaces 231
    16. Metal Cutting Fluid Safety 231
    17. Environmental Safety Hazards 241
    18. Machine Guarding 140
  4. Quality and Manufacturing Management
    1. Lean Manufacturing Overview 101
    2. Essentials of Leadership 110
    3. Essentials of Communication 120
    4. ISO 9001:2015 Review 122
    5. Continuous Process Improvement: Managing Flow 124
    6. Continuous Process Improvement: Identifying and Eliminating Waste 125
    7. Managing Performance: Best Practices 130
    8. Approaches to Maintenance 131
    9. Managing Performance: Corrective Actions 135
    10. Basics of Manufacturing Costs 140
    11. Total Productive Maintenance 141
    12. Conflict Resolution Principles 150
    13. 5S Overview 151
    14. Conflict Resolution for Different Groups 155
    15. Team Leadership 160
    16. Intro to Six Sigma 171
    17. Troubleshooting 181
    18. Personal Effectiveness 190
    19. Managing the Diverse Workplace 210
    20. SPC Overview 211
    21. Harassment and Discrimination 215
    22. TS 16949:2009 Overview 221
    23. Interpreting Blueprints 230
    24. Performance Management and the Law 230
    25. Metrics for Lean 231
    26. Process Flow Charting 241
    27. Strategies for Setup Reduction 251
    28. Six Sigma Goals and Tools 310
  5. Electrical Systems and Motor Controls
    1. Electrical Units 101
    2. Safety for Electrical Work 111
    3. Introduction to Circuits 201
    4. Introduction to Magnetism 211
    5. DC Circuit Components 221
    6. NEC Overview 231
    7. AC Fundamentals 241
    8. AC Motor Applications 240
    9. Robot Troubleshooting 160
    10. Robot Maintenance 170
    11. Relays, Contactors, and Motor Starters 201
    12. Control Devices 211
    13. Distribution Systems 221
    14. Electrical Instruments 251
    15. Electrical Print Reading 261
    16. DC Power Sources 271
    17. AC Power Sources 281
    18. Conductor Selection 291
    19. Series Circuit Calculations 301
    20. Introduction to Electric Motors 301
    21. Reversing Motor Circuits 310
    22. Parallel Circuit Calculations 311
    23. Symbols and Diagrams for Motors 311
    24. Logic and Line Diagrams 312
    25. Battery Selection 321
    26. DC Motor Applications 321
    27. Specs for Servomotors 330
    28. Robot Installations 230
    29. Solenoids 331
    30. Limit Switches and Proximity Sensors 360
    31. Reduced Voltage Starting 370
    32. Acceleration Methods 385
  6. PLCs
    1. Basics of Siemens PLCs 200
    2. Intro to PLCs 200
    3. Siemens PLC Hardware 210
    4. Hardware for PLCs 210
    5. Numbers, Codes, and Data Types for Siemens PLCs 220
    6. Numbering Systems and Codes 230
    7. Siemens PLC Inputs and Outputs 240
    8. PLC Inputs and Outputs 240
    9. Siemens Human Machine Interfaces 250
    10. Siemens SIMATIC Modular PLCs 260
    11. Basics of Ladder Logic 220
    12. Basic Programming 250
    13. Siemens PLC Programming Concepts 270
    14. Basic Ladder Diagram Programming for Siemens PLCs 280
    15. Basic Function Block Diagram Programming for Siemens PLCs 290
    16. PLC Timers and Counters 260
    17. Hand-Held Programmers of PLCs 280
    18. PLC Diagrams and Programs 300
    19. Ladder Diagram Timers and Counters for Siemens PLCs 300
    20. Overview of PLC Registers 305
    21. Function Block Diagram Timers and Counters for Siemens PLCs 310
    22. PLC Program Control Instructions 310
    23. Math for PLCs 320
    24. Additional Ladder Diagram Instructions for Siemens PLCs 320
    25. Additional Function Block Diagram Instructions for Siemens PLCs 330
    26. Sequencer Instructions for PLCs 330
    27. Siemens SIMATIC S7-1200 PLCs 340
    28. Siemens SIMATIC S7-1500 PLCs 350
    29. Siemens Safety Integrated for Factory Automation 360
  7. Mechanical Systems
    1. Introduction to Mechanical Systems 101
    2. Safety for Mechanical Work 111
    3. Forces of Machines 121
    4. Lubricant Fundamentals 130
    5. Mechanical Power Variables 200
    6. Bearing Applications 221
    7. Spring Applications 231
    8. Belt Drive Applications 241
    9. Gear Geometry 240
    10. Gear Applications 251
    11. Clutch and Brake Applications 250
  8. Fluid Systems
    1. Intro to Fluid Systems 100
    2. Power Transmission Components 120
    3. The Forces of Fluid Power 201
    4. Safety for Hydraulics and Pneumatics 211
    5. Introduction to Pneumatic Components 231
    6. Fluid System Print Reading 220
    7. Actuator Applications 240
    8. Fittings for Fluid Systems 251
    9. Preventive Maintenance for Fluid Systems 261
    10. Pneumatic Power Variables 311
    11. Pneumatic Power Sources 312
    12. Pneumatic Control Valves 351
    13. Basic Pneumatic Circuit Design 315
    14. Contamination and Filter Selection 330
  9. Fastening and Joining
    1. Overview of Soldering 271
    2. Intro to Fastener Threads 110
    3. Overview of Threaded Fasteners 117
    4. Tools for Threaded Fasteners 120
    5. Overview of Non-Threaded Fasteners 125
    6. Intro to Fastener Ergonomics 130
    7. Properties for Fasteners 200
    8. Understanding Torque 210
    9. Threaded Fastener Selection 215

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.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 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 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 email) 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?

This course is non-credit, so it does 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 about financial assistance.

How can I get more information about this course?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, representatives are available via LIVE chat. You can also call us at 1-877-221-5151 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please send us a question using the "Contact Us" form.

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