Process Technology (PTAC)

PTAC 1302  Introduction to Process Technology  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 1 Lab)  

This is an introduction overview to the various processing industries.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7, Writing level 7, Math level 6
Course Type: Technical

PTAC 1308  Safety, Health, and Environment I  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 1 Lab)  

This course is an overview of safety, health and environmental issues in the performance of all job tasks for industrial workers of state/federal regulations and guidelines, which require industrial safety training. Topics include the 29 CFR 1910, 1926, and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E standards such as confined space entry, emergency action, lock out/tag out, arc flash, and other work related subjects.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7, Writing level 7, Math level 6
Course Type: Technical

PTAC 1310  Process Technology I - Equipment  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This course is an introduction to the use of common processing equipment. Prerequisite or

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7, Writing level 7, Math level 6
Co-requisite(s): PTAC 1302;
Course Type: Technical

PTAC 1332  Process Instrumentation I  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 1 Lab)  

This is a study of instruments and control systems used in the process industry including terminology, process variables, symbology, control loops, and basic troubleshooting. Prerequisite or

Prerequisite(s): TECM 1301 or higher, Reading level 7, Writing level 7, Math level 6
Co-requisite(s): PTAC 1302;
Course Type: Technical

PTAC 1410  Process Technology I - Equipment  4 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This course is an introduction to process technology or related work experience. Prerequisites or

Co-requisite(s): PTAC 1302, Reading level 7, Writing level 7, Math level 6
Course Type: Technical

PTAC 1432  Process Instrumentation I  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 2 Lab)  

This is a study of instruments and control systems used in the process industry including terminology, process variables, symbology, control loops, and basic troubleshooting. Prerequisite or

Prerequisite(s): TECM 1301 or higher, Reading level 7, Writing level 7, Math level 6
Co-requisite(s): PTAC 1302;
Course Type: Technical

PTAC 2314  Principles of Quality  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 1 Lab)  

In this study of the background and application of quality concepts, topics include team skills, quality tools, statistics, economics and continuous improvement. As part of the course, students use statistical process control to collect, organize, and analyze data; describe the principles of quality control; demonstrate team skills; and apply quality tools to process systems.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7, Writing level 7, Math level 6
Course Type: Technical

PTAC 2420  Process Technology II-Systems  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This is a study of the various process systems, including related scientific principles. As a part of this course, students describe the purpose and function of common process systems; and operate each process system.

Prerequisite(s): PTAC 1310 and Reading level 7, Writing level 7, Math level 6
Course Type: Technical

PTAC 2438  Process Technology III - Operations  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This course emphasizes activities associated with the hands-on operation of process equipment.

Prerequisite(s): PTAC 1332 and PTAC 2420, Reading level 7, Writing level 7, Math level 6
Course Type: Technical

PTAC 2446  Process Troubleshooting  4 Credits   (3 Lec, 3 Lab)  

This course offers instruction in the different types of troubleshooting techniques, procedures, and methods used to solve process problems.

Prerequisite(s): PTAC 1332 and PTAC 2420, Reading level 7, Writing level 7, Math level 6
Course Type: Technical