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PTAC 1302 Introduction to Process Technology.
CIP 4103010003
Introduction to chemical and refinery plant operations. Topics include process technician duties, responsibilities and expectations; plant organizations; plant process and utility systems; and the physical and mental requirements of the process technician. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)
      Required skill level: College-level reading and writing. Beginning algebra level math
      (placement code 2).
 
PTAC 1408 Safety, Health, and Environment I.
CIP 4103010003
Development of knowledge and skills to reinforce the attitudes and behaviors required for safe and environmentally sound work habits. Emphasis on safety, health, and environmental issues in the performance of all job tasks and regulatory compliance issues. Course topics will be reinforced through plant scenarios performed at the Process Equipment Trainer. (4 SCH, 4 lecture, 0 lab)
      Required skill level: College-level reading and writing.
 
PTAC 1410 Process Technology I- Equipment.
CIP 4103010003
Instruction in the use of common process equipment. Laboratory exercises include the operation and maintenance of process equipment. (4 SCH, 3 lecture, 2 lab)
      Required skill level: College-level reading and writing. Beginning algebra level math
      (placement code 2).
 
PTAC 1432 Process Instrumentation I.
CIP 4103010003
Study of the instruments and instrument systems used in the chemical processing industry including terminology, primary variables, symbology, control loops, and basic troubleshooting. INTC 1401 is equivalent course. (4 SCH, 3 lecture, 2 lab)
        Required skill level: College-level reading and writing. Beginning algebra level math
        (placement code 2).
 
PTAC 1454 Industrial Processes.
CIP 4103010003
The study of the common types of industrial processes. (4 SCH, 4 lecture, 0 lab)
      Prerequisite: Completion of PTAC 1432 and PTAC 1410.
      Required skill level: College - level reading and writing.
      Beginning algebra level math (placement code 2)  
 
PTAC 2314 Principles of Quality.
CIP 4103010003
Study of the background and application of quality concepts. Topics include team skills, quality tools, and economics and continuous improvement. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)
       Required skill level: College-level reading, writing and math.
 
PTAC 2420 Process Technology II - Systems.
CIP 4103010003
Study of the interrelation of process equipment and process systems including related scientific principles. Laboratory exercises include operating small plants representing the following unit operations: distillation, extraction, demineralization, reactors, and waste treatment. (4 SCH, 3 lecture, 4 lab)
     Prerequisite: PTAC 1432, 1410 and a grade of C or better in either high school chemistry
     or CHEM 1405.
     Required skill level: College-level reading, writing and math.
 
PTAC 2438 Process Technology III - Operations.
CIP 4103010003
This course combines systems into operational processes with emphasis on operations under various conditions. Topics include typical duties of an operator. Laboratory exercises include the operation of a life-size distillation unit (Process Equipment Trainer). (4 SCH, 3 lecture, 3 lab)
     Prerequisite: PTAC 2420.
     Required skill level: College-level reading, writing and math.
 
PTAC 2446 Process Troubleshooting.
CIP 4103010003
Instruction in the 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. Laboratory instruction involves troubleshooting problems initiated by the instructor in an operating pilot plant. (4 SCH, 3 lecture, 2 lab)
     Prerequisite: PTAC 2420.
     Required skill level: College-level reading, writing and math.
 
CTEC 1380 Cooperative Education I– Chemical Technology/Technician.
CIP 4103010003
Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Class time will focus on work related topics such as safety, self¬-initiative, goal setting, time management, leadership, communication, team skills, and continuous improvement. Co-op positions will be provided when available, but otherwise the student must obtain their own employment which is applicable to either plant or laboratory operations. Students may register in only one co-op class per semester. (3 SCH, 1 lecture, 20 lab)
     Prerequisite: Process Op Co-op - Completion of or concurrent enrollment in PTAC 2420,
     PTAC 1408 and a 2.7 GPA or approval of the division chair. Lab Tech Co-op - Completion
     of or concurrent enrollment in CTEC 1441 and a 2.7 GPA or  approval of the division chair.
 
CTEC 1381 Cooperative Education II – Chemical Technology/Technician.
CIP 4103010003
Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Class time will focus on job placement skills. Co-op positions will be provided when available, but otherwise the student must obtain their own employment which is applicable to either plant or laboratory operations. Students may register in only one co-op class per semester. (3 SCH, 1 lecture, 20 lab)
       Prerequisite: CTEC 1380 and a 2.7 GPA or approval of the division chair.
 
CTEC 1391 Equipment Troubleshooting.
CIP 4103010003
Instruction in problem solving applied to common equipment found in chemical plants, such as: valves, pumps, compressors, heat exchange equipment, refrigeration units, and instrumentation. (3 SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)
      Prerequisite: PTAC 1410.
      Required skill level: College-level reading and writing.
      Intermediate algebra level math (placement code 3).
 
CTEC 1401 Applied Petrochemical Technology (Technical Physics).
CIP 4103010003
Instruction in the basic principles of physics and their application to process facilities. Topics include units of measurement; gas laws; thermodynamics; temperature; pressure; and the properties of solids, liquids, and gases and how these properties relate to the operation of process equipment. (4 SCH, 3 lecture, 2 lab)
      Required skill level: College-level reading, writing and math.
 
CTEC 1441 Applied Instrumental Analysis I.
CIP 4103010003
Overview of instrumental chemical analysis. Topics include statistical analysis, sampling, analytical separations, gravimetric and titrimetric analysis, gas chromatography, on-line process analyzers, and/or electroanalytical chemistry. (4 SCH, 3 lecture, 3 lab)
       Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in CHEM 1411 or CHEM 1405.
       Required skill level: College-level reading, writing and math.
 
INTC 1441 Principles of Automatic Control.
CIP 1504040011
Theory of control room operations, automatic control systems and design, closed loop control systems, recorders, controllers, positioners, feedback, on/off control, proportional, reset and rate responses, ratio and cascade controllers, including both pneumatic and electronic systems. (4 SCH, 3 lecture, 2 lab)
      Prerequisite: INTC 1401 or approval of the division chair.
      Required skill level: College-level reading and writing. Beginning algebra level math
      (placement code 2).
 
INTC 1450 Digital Measurement and Controls.
CIP 1504040011
Basic digital concepts. Includes movement of digital data through common systems employing parallel and serial transfers. (4SCH, 3 lecture, 2 lab)
      Prerequisite: Completion of PTAC 1432 or INTC 1401.
      Required skill level: College-level reading and writing.
      Intermediate algebra level math (placement code 3).
 
ELPT 1370 Introduction to Power Generation Technology.
CIP 4603010008
Introduction to the major systems and components that make up a modern power plant. The student will be introduced to the equipment and operating systems used to generate electric power from a variety of energy sources. Special attention will be given to practical application of the principles of mathematics and physics used in the plant environment. (3SCH, 3 lecture, 0 lab)
      Required skill level code: College-level reading.

 

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