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Instrumentation & Process Control

20-620-1 Certificate (C) 11 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Oshkosh

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

In the world of automation, Instrumentation and Process Control requires an understanding of the terms and concepts used to describe and control closed-loop systems. Closed-loop systems are the automatic controls that keep processes operating within correct ranges. In this program, you'll learn how closed-loop systems operate including flow, level, temperature and pressure. You'll also gain an understanding of instrumentation processes and equipment that will provide the needed skills to start working with these systems.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    General Studies (3 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • College Technical Math 1A
    10-804-113
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10804113
    • Credits: 3.00

    Topics include: solving linear equations; graphing; percent; proportions; measurement systems; computational geometry; and right triangle trigonometry. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical problems. Successful completion of College Technical Mathematics 1A and College Technical Mathematics 1B is the equivalent of College Technical Mathematics 1.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ANY of the following options:

    • Accuplacer Algebra 250+ OR HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACT Math 18+ OR MATH 10804133 - Math & Logic OR Algebra Level 1 Coursework

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

    Technical Studies (8 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • PLC 1
    10-628-151
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10628151
    • Credits: 1.00

    Introduces Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)s and RSLogix 500 Programming Software. The PLC hardware will consist of Allen Bradley products. Students use the RSLogix 500 programming software to create logical solutions for real world applications. The applications will require students to create, download, and debug programs in RSLogix 500.

  • PLC 2
    10-628-152
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10628152
    • Credits: 1.00

    Introduces Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)s and Studio 5000 (formerly RSLogix5000) Programming Software. The PLC hardware will consist of Allen Bradley products. Students will configure Ethernet communications to connect to the Allen Bradley PLC hardware. Students will use Studio 5000 programming software to create logical solutions for real world applications. The applications will require students to create, download, and debug their programs. Students will study industrial sensors and their uses. Students will wire and test sensor operations.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ANY of the following options:

    • ELECTRNC 10609173 - ProgrammableLogicControllers 1

    • TECINDUS 10628151 - PLC 1

  • PLC 3
    10-628-153
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10628153
    • Credits: 1.00

    Continues using the Allen Bradley PLC hardware platform with Studio 5000 programming software. Introduces Analog I/O and scaling for program interfacing. Scaling with math instructions, data handling with FIFO/LIFO instructions, and sequencer SQI/SQO instructions are all introduced.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • TECINDUS 10628152 - PLC 2​

  • Instrumentation & Process Control 1
    10-628-171
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10628171
    • Credits: 1.00

    Introduces Open Loop and Closed Loop control. Students learn about On/Off control, effects of deadband, and common manufacturing processes, which include Batch Processes and Continuous Processes.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • TECINDUS 10628153 - PLC 3

  • Instrumentation & Process Control 2
    10-628-172
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10628172
    • Credits: 1.00

    Introduces Proportional Control using Proportional Band and Proportional Gain. Students apply calibration procedures to correct transmitter output signals, and interpret Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • TECINDUS 10628171 - Instrumentation/ProcControl 1

  • Instrumentation & Process Control 3
    10-628-173
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10628173
    • Credits: 1.00

    Introduces Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) based Proportional Integral and Derivative (PID) Control. Students apply various tuning methods to control closed-loop processes, including flow, level and temperature.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • TECINDUS 10628172 - Instrumentation/ProcControl 2

  • DC Circuits 1
    10-660-110
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10660110
    • Credits: 1.00

    Introduces electrical safety and program procedures. The course covers Ohm's Law, power law, series circuits, and voltmeter, ammeter and ohmmeter applications. Number powers, electronic notations, circuit component recognition and diagrams, resistor power ratings, color code, Kirchhoff's voltage law and atomic structure are also included.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ANY of the following options:

    • MATH 10804113 - College Technical Math 1A

    • MATH 10804115 - College Technical Math 1

    • MATH 10804118 - Interm Algebra w Apps

    • MATH 10804197 - College Algebra & Trig w Apps

    • MATH 31804308 - Industrial Maintenance Math

  • Ladder Logic & Control Devices
    10-660-170
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10660170
    • Credits: 1.00

    Introduces hardwired components found in industrial applications used to control simple circuits. Students will learn about switches, relays, contactors, timers, and indicator lamps. Students will use their knowledge of these devices to wire various circuits. Students will use ladder logic diagrams to interconnect and label devices to make complete circuits.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • ELECTRNC 10660110 - DC Circuits 1​

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