Chemical Operator 

This program has operated since 1994 and hundreds of graduates are working in every plant in the area. Newly purchased Distribution Control Systems Simulators, cut-away & transparent models, and working demonstrators enhance student skills to perform in the duties of an operator.

Chemical Operator I prepares students to perform process jobs at chemical plants that include:

  • Moving raw and processed materials

  • Adjusting equipment control settings

  • Recording data

  • Interpreting chemical reactions

Course Content Includes

  • Communications

  • Basic Science Skills

  • Basic Math Skills

  • Equipment Usage

  • Operator Awareness

  • Basic Processes

  • Chemistry

  • Physics

  • Pumps

  • Valves and Hazmat

  • Process Instrumentation

  • Distillation

  • Computer Applications

  • Team Building

  • Fans & Heat Exchanges

  • Traps and Strainers

  • Compressors and Turbines

  • Dust Collectors

  • Scrubbers

  • Drive Components

  • Piping-Ancillaries

Time To Complete

  • Three Months (200 hrs)

Tuition Cost

  • $1,785

Supply Cost

  • $426

Classes Are Offered:

Spring Quarter - April 20, 2020

Summer Quarter - July 6, 2020

Fall Quarter – September 28, 2020

Winter Quarter – January 4, 2021


Monday – Thursday
Five Friday Classes
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

WorkKeys Assessment

This program has benchmark WorkKeys assessment scores which must be obtained prior to admissions into the program.  Remediation through Aspire or KeyTrain is available for those who do not initially meet the necessary scores.  Click here to learn more.

Program Eligibility

  • The Chemical Operator Program is not intended to be a stand alone course.

  • For those enrolling into the program a significant amount of industrial experience is required to be permitted to enroll.

  • All prospective students must meet with the program manager/coordinator to determine if eligibility to enroll is met or if they should be recommended to the Chemical Technician program.

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Articulation Agreement

  • Washington State Community College

Contact to Learn More

John Moore


740-373-2766 Ext. 2030

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Curt Copen


740-373-2766 Ext. 2031

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Transfer to Degree Pathway Eligible

“A company who hires a graduate of the Career Center – Adult Technical Training’s Chemical Operator program will have an employee with a strong foundation.  Their site specific training typically reduces the cost of long training programs and places operators in the workforce more quickly.”


Darrell Veyon, Training Coordinator, Momentive Performance Products