St. Croix, U.S. Virgin islands is home to one of the largest oil refineries in the world. The HOVENSA refinery has a crude oil refining capacity of about 500,000 barrels per day. This company along with other oil refineries, petro-chemical companies, power generation, pulp and paper, pharmaceutical and others employ large numbers of skilled people called process technicians to run these industrial facilities. These employees perform critical tasks including operating and monitoring equipment, troubleshooting and control to produce quality products while promoting safety and environmental awareness.
A high number of "baby-boomers" are projected to retire over the next 5 to 15 years. This is expected to create a significant shortage of process technicians in the United States. In response to this anticipated need, the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI), in collaboration with HOVENSA, began offering a two-year, Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Process Technology on the St. Croix campus in the Fall Semester of 2002. This program represents a tremendous opportunity for young people throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands and the wider Caribbean region to pursue an exciting and financially-rewarding career in the field of process technology.
All requirements for the degree must be completed on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Please consult the Director of the Process Technology Program or your faculty advisor for more information.
|PRT 101 - Intro to Process Technology||X||X|
|PRT 110 - Basic Electricity Theory||X||X|
|PRT 121 - Instrumentation I||X||X|
|PRT 122 - Instrumentation II||X||X|
|PRT 125 - Industrial Processes||X||X|
|PRT 130 - Process Tech I - Equipment||X||X|
|PRT 225 - Safety, Health & Environment||X||X|
|PRT 231 - Process Tech II - Systems||X||X|
|PRT 232 - Process Tech III - Operations||X||X|
|PRT 240 - Process Troubleshooting||X||X|
|PRT 275 - Internship||X||X||X|
For More Information Contact
|Dean||Sandra Romano, PhD|
|Program Director||Eric Douglas|