Process & Biorefinery Technology

Process & Biorefinery Technology

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Looking for a career in a rapidly growing field? Want to be on the cutting edge of the renewable energy industry? Start your biorefinery technology career today at MSTC!

Expert faculty provide you with the hands-on learning you need to master the mechanical processes of biofuel production and biorefining.  Students in the Process & Biorefinery Technology program learn about plant operations, systematic troubleshooting, logical problem-solving, safety, and other topics that create a solid foundation for a successful career.

Graduates leave MSTC with the skillset and competitive edge that employers demand in the expanding biofuel and biogas production and biorefining industries.   

The Process & Biorefinery Technology program is offered at Wisconsin Rapids Campus and is the only program of its kind offered in the Wisconsin Technical College System.

Jobs

  • Anaerobic Biodigester Maintenance Technician
  • Anaerobic Biodigester Operator
  • Biofuel Plant Maintenance Technician
  • Biofuel Plant Operator
  • Biorefinery Technician
  • Chemical Plant & System Operator
  • Chemical Process Technician

Courses

Catalog# Title Credits
Term: 1
10103106 Microsoft Office-Introduction 3.00
10462103 Intro to Mechanical Technology 2.00
10484117 Intro to Process Technology 2.00
10605102 Instrument Mechanics 3.00
10804118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications 4.00
10806184 Plant Biology 3.00
(17 Credits)
Term: 2
10001148 People, Resources and Sustainability 3.00
10462110 Material Handling 2.00
10484110 Bioenergy Production I 2.00
10605108 Intro to Electronics 2.00
-or-
10605105 Electrical Circuits I 3.00
10801195 Written Communication 3.00
-or-
10801136 English Composition 1 3.00
10806134 General Chemistry 4.00
(16-17 Credits)
Term: 3
10480190 Renewable Energy Internship 2.00
-or-
10480195 Renewable Energy/Energy Conservation - Special Topics 2.00
(2 Credits)
Term: 4
10103124 Excel-Intermediate 1.00
10462107 Industrial Safety 2.00
10484111 Bioenergy Production II 2.00
10605100 Process Measurements I 4.00
10806197 Microbiology 4.00
10809198 Intro to Psychology 3.00
(16 Credits)
Term: 5
10480100 Alternative Energy Overview 2.00
10484112 Bioenergy Production III 2.00
10484190 Biorefinery Process Control 3.00
10623110 Quality Assurance Concepts & Techniques 3.00
10801198 Speech 3.00
-or-
10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.00
10809144 Macroeconomics 3.00
-or-
10809143 Microeconomics 3.00
Elective 1.00
(17 Credits)
Total Credits: 68-69