Process Operations A.A.S at Lewis and Clark Community College

Process technicians learn how to operate furnaces, distillation columns, reboilers, heat exchangers, steam systems, and cooling-water systems — the essential elements of all process industries.

These degree credentials, paired with supervised on-site internships experience, lead to a fulfilling career in  the nationally critical field of petroleum refining, oil and gas production, petrochemicals production, biochemicals production, base chemicals production and power generation.


Available Associate’s

  • Process Operations Technology - Biochemical | AAS degree

  • Process Operations Technology - Petroleum | AAS degree


Career Outlook

  • Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers | $47,752

    • This career has grown by 24% over the last 2 years, and is expected to decline by 8% over the next 10 years. Currently 111 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers are employed in the region.




To Pursue Process Operations Technology Degree at L&C Contact:

  • Alice Bunjan

           Case Manager, TAACCCT

           Perkins Transition Coordinator


           Godfrey Campus, CW 4335

           N.O. Nelson N4 205