Process Technology

Classes

PCT 100 : Fundamentals of Process Technology

This course will provide an overview and an introduction to process operations within process industries. Topics will include process technician duties and responsibilities, an introduction to plant process flows, process types of equipment and controls, process utilities, and how these systems operate.

Credits

3

PCT 105 : Process Technology I - Equipment

This course provides an overview or introduction into the field of process technology equipment within the process industry. Students will be introduced to many process industry related equipment concepts including purpose, components, operation, and Process Technicians’ role for operating and troubleshooting the equipment.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

A grade of C or better in PCT 100

PCT 115 : Instrumentation I

This course covers process variables and various instruments used to sense, measure, transmit and control these variables. Introduces the students to control loops and the elements that are found in different types of loops, such as controllers, regulators and final control elements. Concludes with a study of instrumentation drawings and diagrams and a unit on troubleshooting instrumentation.

Credits

3

PCT 215 : Instrumentation II

This course introduces the student to switches, relays and annunciators systems and moves on to discuss signal conversion and transmission. Students move on to learn about digital control, programmable logic control and distributed control systems before ending the course with a discussion of instrumentation power supplies, emergency shutdown systems and instrumentation malfunctions.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

A grade of C or better in PCT 115

PCT 220 : Process Technology II, Systems

This course is a study of the interrelations of process equipment and process systems. Students will be able to arrange process equipment into systems, describe the purpose and function of specific process systems, explain how factors affecting process systems are controlled under normal conditions, and recognize abnormal process conditions. Students are also introduced to the concept of system process control and manufacturing plant process economics.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

A grade of C or better in PCT 105

PCT 230 : Process Technology III, Operations

This course provides an overview or introduction into the field of operations within the process industry. Students will use existing knowledge of equipment, systems and instrumentation to understand the operation of an entire unit including using a Process Control simulator.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

A grade of C or better in PCT 215 and PCT 220

Corequisites

PCT 240

PCT 240 : Process Troubleshooting

This course involves instruction in different types of troubleshooting techniques, procedures, and methods used to solve process problems. Topics include application of data collection and analysis, cause-effect relationships and reasoning. In addition to troubleshooting static equipment problems as presented within a textbook, dynamic problems will also be presented via a process simulator for problem resolution by the student.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

A grade of C or better in PCT 215 and PCT 220

Corequisites

PCT 230