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Process Technology Courses

PTEC 101 Introduction to Process Technology

2-3-4
Credit Hours: 4

This course provides an overview of process technology (a controlled and monitored series of operations that converts raw material into a product), as well as an introduction to the role of process operators and process control technicians as part of a team in the production environment. Topics of study will also include safety, health and environmental concerns, quality control, and basic concepts of physics and chemistry as they apply to process technology. Industries utilizing process technology, such as oil and gas, chemical, power generation, pharmaceutical, food processing and water purification will be explored.
Prerequisite: English 101 ready and Math 118 ready.
Additional course fee: $225.

PTEC 102 Plant Equipment

2-2-3
Credit Hours: 3

Plant Equipment introduces students to types and uses of industrial process equipment and to the various work-roles of process technicians. Students become acquainted with concepts such as equipment construction, principles of operation, care, maintenance, troubleshooting and utilization.
Prerequisite: PTEC 101.
Additional course fee: $75.

Unless otherwise noted, all college level courses require English 101 placement.

PTEC 111 Process Control I

3-2-4
Credit Hours: 4

Process Control I introduces students to the theory and application of process instrumentation and to the variables that affect industrial processes. Students become acquainted with concepts such as process variables, measuring devices, control loops, control valves, and process diagrams. Building on the knowledge from previous courses, students learn how plant equipment is controlled.
Prerequisites: PTEC 102 and ASET 110.
Additional course fee: $75.

PTEC 115 Process Control II

3-2-4
Credit Hours: 4

Feedback control is a critical topic in process technology. Building on material students learned in Process Control I, PTEC 115 covers the concept of feedback loops in greater depth, including control dynamics and digital control systems such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and distributed control. This course will also increase knowledge of instrumentation troubleshooting.
Prerequisites: PTEC 111.
Additional course fee: $75.

PTEC 125 Fluid Power and Controls

3-2-4
Credit Hours: 4

The course explores practical applications related to the transport, storage, control, processing and flow of fluids. It includes measurement of flow, compressible and incompressible fluids, and pumping of liquids and gases. The course is intended to prepare students to work alongside engineers as part of an engineering team, as well as prepare students to work as technicians in a manufacturing setting where they might be responsible for the smooth operation of fluid systems.
Prerequisites: PTEC 102, ASET 110, PHYS 105, MATH 118.
Additional course fee: $75.*

PTEC 135 Unit Operations

3-2-4
Credit Hours: 4

This course provides students with an opportunity to integrate learning from previous courses in Process Technology and to synthesize an overall understanding of production processes. Students will gain an understanding of how the principles of fluid mechanics, heat transfer and mass transfer are coordinated in an actual production process.
Prerequisites: PTEC 111, ASET 130 and PTEC 115 and PTEC 125 both of which may be taken concurrently with PTEC 135.
Additional course fee: $75.*

The three numbers at the far right of each course title indicate (left to right): class hours per week, laboratory or required student practice time (Music, Foreign Language, English) hours per week and credit hours per semester; respectively.