Electricity 1 is a lecture/hands-on course designed to introduce students to basic electrical terminology, laws, concepts, instrumentation, and application. Hands-on activities will be stressed to reinforce electrical concepts related to practical applications dealing with computer networks. Topics covered will include electrical safety, terminology and symbols, electrical laws, basic circuits, multimeter use, DC power supplies, and troubleshooting. Critical-thinking skills are emphasized to develop competencies in problem solving and troubleshooting. COREQUISITE: 10804113 College Technical Mathematics 1A or 10804115 College Technical Math 1.
The Introduction to Process Control course explains the function of basic devices for measuring and controlling different kinds of variables in process control. It introduces closed-loop control, PID functions, analog and digital devices, and control system applications. It also covers instrumentation symbols and the interpretation and use of process diagrams.
The Industrial Power Electronics course is a hands-on course dealing with the electronics that are used to control, power, and operate machines and processes in the modern manufacturing plant. The course includes the study and use of the oscilloscope and digital multimeter, thyristors, ICs, and AC, DC, stepper and servo motor drive systems. PREREQUISITE: 10605167 Electricity 1 or equivalent.
The Process Control and Instrumentation course offers hands-on skill exercises on controlling and manipulating temperature, pressure, flow, and level in the manufacturing process. Students will be able to identify, connect, operate, troubleshoot, and perform preventive maintenance on the components that form a process control system. PREREQUISITE: 10605167 Electricity 1 or equivalent and COREQUISITE: 10631100 Introduction to Process Control.
The Smart Instruments course introduces students to smart instruments including temperature devices, pressure devices, and smart control valves. Students will be able to calibrate, configure, and troubleshoot smart devices. Students will be able to identify appropriate applications for smart instruments. PREREQUISITE: 10631100 Introduction to Process Control or equivalent.
This course introduces networks, communication busses, and protocols used in industrial applications. Students will be able to discuss strengths and weaknesses of each communications solution and pick the most appropriate for given applications. COREQUISITE: 10631110 Advanced PLC Programming and Interfacing
This course will provide an overview exposure to networked distributed control systems and data acquisition systems. Included are PLCs, data acquisition systems, Single Loop Controllers, Smart Devices, and Distributed Control Systems. Students will connect, configure, and operate a simulated process that includes the elements of distributed control and data acquisition systems. PREREQUISITES: 10631100 Introduction to Process Control and 10631108 PLC Programming and Interfacing or equivalent.
The primary focus of this course is to have the students receive exposure and experience with an industrial process control or manufacturing automation system. Students will complete a project or research dealing with an existing process in an area industry or complete an advanced project in the lab dealing with applications of industrial networks, sensors, control, and data acquisition. PREREQUISITES: 10631100 Introduction to Process Control; 10631102 Industrial Power Electronics; 10631103 Process Control and Instrumentation; 10631108 PLC Programming and Interfacing; and 10631109 Industrial AC, Motor Control, and Pilot Devices.
PLC Programming and Interfacing offers students a hands-on approach to implementing industrial control by integrating typical plant floor electrical components with microprocessor-based controllers. Students will learn to identify and connect field inputs and outputs; communicate with, and program microprocessor-based controllers. Students will also connect, communicate with, and develop displays for computer-based operator interfaces. PREREQUISITE: 10605167 Electricity 1.
This course gives students the opportunity to learn about AC theory, circuits, and control devices used in industry. The course begins with an overview of AC theory including resistance, inductance, and capacitance. The course includes topics on AC and DC motors, motor controls, and pilot devices. The student will engage in hands-on activities with real industrial components to enable them to recognize, select, apply, and troubleshoot industrial electrical control circuit components. PREREQUISITE: 10605168 Electricity 2 or equivalent.
Advanced PLC offers students a hands-on approach to implementing industrial control using modem controllers to implement programs that utilize advanced functions. Students will complete hands-on activities with Allen Bradley ControlLogix PLCs. The course will examine the use of basic instructions and addressing with RSLogix 5000 as well as more advanced PLC instructions in Ladder Logic and Function Block. Other topics include PLC configuration and commissioning, communications with RSLinx, OPC, and RSNetworx, HMI configuration using PanelView, Wonderware and/or RSView. PREREQUISITE: 10631108 PLC Programming and Interfacing.
Total: 26 Credits
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