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PROCESS TECHNOLOGY
CTEC-1401  Applied Petrochemical Technology (Physics)
This course teaches students the basic principles of physics and their application in process facilities. Included are: fundamental units of measurement related to length, time, mass, pressure, temperature, flow, and level. The properties of solids, liquids, gases, and flowing fluids are reviewed with emphasis placed on how these properties relate to the operation of process equipment. Students are introduced to the gas laws, principles of heat transfer, sensible and latent heat electricity and magnetism.
 Spring_2018 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2017 - 2 section(s)
 Summer_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2017 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 2 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 2 section(s)
 SUMMER_11_2016 - 1 section(s)
CTEC-2380  Cooperative Education - Process Technology
An intermediate or advanced course with lecture and work-based instruction that helps students gain practical experience in the discipline, enhance skills, and integrate knowledge. This course may be substituted for PTAC 1454. Indirect supervision is provided by the work supervisor while the lecture is provided by the college faculty or by other individuals under the supervision of the educational institution. Cooperative education is a paid company internship learning experience. Availability of this course depends on available positions in the industry.
 Spring_2018 - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SUMMER_11_2016 - 1 section(s)
CTEC-2480  Cooperative Education - Process Technology
An intermediate or advanced course with lecture and work-based instruction that helps students gain practical experience in the discipline, enhance skills, and integrate knowledge. This course may be substituted for PTAC 1454. Indirect supervision is provided by the work supervisor while the lecture is provided by the college faculty or by other individuals under the supervision of the educational institution. Cooperative education is a paid company internship learning experience. Availability of this course depends on available positions in the industry.
 SPRING_2016 - 1 section(s)
PTAC-1302  Introduction to Process Technology
An introduction to process operations in refineries and chemical plants. The course includes: industry terminology, process technician duties, responsibilities, equipment, and expectations; plant organizations; review of applied mathematics; applied physics; applied chemistry; plant process and utility systems; maintenance expectations for process technicians; communication skills; quality statistics, economics, and problem solving. A discussion of physical and mental requirements of the process technician, family, and career considerations is included.
 Spring_2018 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2017 - 2 section(s)
 Summer_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2017 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 2 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 2 section(s)
 SUMMER_11_2016 - 1 section(s)
PTAC-1308  Safety, Health, and Environment in the Process Industry
This course focuses on the fire triangle, firefighting for process technicians; hazards of air, steam, water, electricity, light hydrocarbons, operating hazards, properties of hazardous materials, personal protective equipment, engineering and administrative controls, testing equipment; and regulatory review: federal, state, local.
 Spring_2018 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2017 - 2 section(s)
 Summer_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2017 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 2 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 2 section(s)
 SUMMER_11_2016 - 1 section(s)
PTAC-1310  Process Technology I (Equipment)
This course reviews the fundamentals and operating considerations of process equipment and processes including: valves, piping, vessels, positive displacement and centrifugal compressors, steam turbines, motors, and heat transfer. This course develops theory as well as mechanics of plant equipment.
 Spring_2018 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2017 - 2 section(s)
 Summer_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2017 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 2 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 2 section(s)
 SUMMER_11_2016 - 1 section(s)
PTAC-1332  Process Instrumentation I
This course introduces students to the instruments in the primary process control loops including temperature, pressure, flow level, analyzer, pH and conductivity, piping and instrument diagrams and symbols. This course focuses on analog and digital control system, distributive control and process logic control, manual, auto, cascade, split range, ratio, feedback and feed forward control. Students will trace and understanding the control systems on several training units and a series of Simtronics process control simulators that requires students to complete off hours simulator lab assignments.
 Spring_2018 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2017 - 2 section(s)
 Summer_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2017 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 2 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 3 section(s)
 SUMMER_11_2016 - 1 section(s)
PTAC-1354  Industrial Processes
This course examines the types of processes employed in petroleum refining and chemical operations. Included are crude distillation, coking, fluid catalytic cracking, hydrocracking, desulfurization, reforming, alkylation, polymerization, treating, olefin production, and many other common processes.
 Spring_2018 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2017 - 2 section(s)
 Summer_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2017 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 2 section(s)
 SUMMER_11_2016 - 2 section(s)
PTAC-1410  Process Technology I (Equipment)
This course reviews the fundamentals and operating considerations of process equipment and processes including: valves, piping, vessels, positive displacement and centrifugal pumps, positive displacement and centrifugal compressors, steam turbines, motors, and heat transfer. This course develops theory as well as mechanics of plant equipment.
PTAC-1454  Industrial Processes
This course examines the types of processes employed in petroleum refining and chemical operations. Included are crude distillation, coking, fluid catalytic cracking, hydrocracking, desulfurization, reforming, alkylation, polymerization, treating, olefin production, and many other common processes.
PTAC-2314  Quality (including SPC and Economics)
Students are taught advanced quality techniques employed by industry to remain competitive in today's global economy. The widespread use of statistical techniques is stressed. Students learn principles of data handling, plotting, flow charting, histograms, standard deviation, control charts, cause and effect diagrams, etc. Principles of economics, as they affect unit, plant and corporate realizations are explored to give the student a foundation in the factors which affect business profitability. Team activities are a fundamental part of this course. This course is only offered on-line via MyBlackboard. Access to high-speed Internet is recommended.
 Spring_2018 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2017 - 2 section(s)
 Summer_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2017 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 2 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 2 section(s)
 SUMMER_11_2016 - 1 section(s)
PTAC-2420  Process Technology II (Systems)
This course reviews the unit operations employed in the refining and chemical industry including: distillation; absorption; adsorption; reactions; refrigeration; cooling systems, utilities, and auxiliary systems.
 Spring_2018 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2017 - 2 section(s)
 Summer_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2017 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 2 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 2 section(s)
 SUMMER_11_2016 - 1 section(s)
PTAC-2436  Process Instrumentation II
This course continues with Simtronics simulations practices and hands on operation on several training modules. Course topics include process and instrumentation loop tracking and memorizations, position management, signal transmission and communication, automatic controls, safety instrumented systems and instrument and control applications. Students will get practical experience in the operations of distributive control using Emerson DeltaV.
 Spring_2018 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2017 - 2 section(s)
 SPRING_2017 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 2 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 3 section(s)
 SUMMER_11_2016 - 2 section(s)
PTAC-2438  Process Technology III (Operations)
This course will review process plant operations with emphasis on the elements of effective operations, routine technician duties, startups, shutdowns, emergency and non-routine operations, procedure writing, team and communications skills, process economic considerations, and commissioning new and revamped process facilities. Students work with operating process model and tour the college cogen/refrigeration facility.
 Spring_2018 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2017 - 2 section(s)
 Summer_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2017 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 2 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 2 section(s)
 SUMMER_11_2016 - 1 section(s)
PTAC-2446  Process Troubleshooting
This course introduces students to different types of troubleshooting techniques and describes how these methods are used to solve problems in various process operations. Teams of students are given field problems which they approach from both a technical and practical viewpoint. The text includes specific problems which are presented in a comprehensive and easy to understand style.
 Spring_2018 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2017 - 2 section(s)
 Summer_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2017 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 2 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 2 section(s)
 SUMMER_11_2016 - 1 section(s)
PTRT-1407  Production Methods
An introduction to the different methods associated with petroleum production: natural flow and artificial lift. The student will also develop skills and competency in lease layout and specific recovery methods such as water flooding, chemical flooding, thermal processes, and CO2 injections.
SCIT-1414  Applied General Chemistry
Industrial chemistry introduces students to the fundamentals of chemistry, particularly as they apply to process system operations. Topics covered include atomic structure, elements, compounds, mixtures, equations, material balances, inorganic and organic process reactions. Particular emphasis is placed on hydrocarbon chemistry--the many families that are found in crude oil and natural gas. Included are typical process reactions such as alkylation, hydrogenation, polymerization, olefins production, etc.
 Spring_2018 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2017 - 2 section(s)
 SPRING_2017 - 2 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 2 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 2 section(s)
 SUMMER_11_2016 - 1 section(s)
SCIT-1420  Physics for Allied Health
An introduction to physics with emphasis on applications to health related fields of study.Topics include forces, motion, work and energy,fluids, heat, electricity and magnetism, wave motion, sound, electromagnetic radiation, and nuclear radiation
 Spring_2018 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2017 - 1 section(s)
TECM-1303  Technical Mathematics
Specific mathematical calculations required by business and industry; Includes whole numbers, fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, percents, ratios, and proportions. Also covers converting to different units of measure (standard and/or metric). Solve business/industry problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; convert between whole numbers, fractions, mixed numbers, and decimals; perform calculations involving percents, ratios, and proportions; and convert numbers to different units of measurement (standard and/or metric).
 Spring_2018 - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2017 - 1 section(s)
 Summer_2017 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2017 - 1 section(s)
 FALL_2016 - 1 section(s)
 SPRING_2016 - 1 section(s)
 SUMMER_11_2016 - 1 section(s)