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Instrumentation & Process Control

20-620-1 Certificate (C) 3 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Oshkosh

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

If you have an electrical background and are working in a process industry, this certificate can increase your knowledge and skills with process instruments. Whether you work in food processing, paper or plastic film manufacturing, chemical or petroleum production, waste water treatment or power generation, you will learn to manage process controls such as flow rate, pressure level, temperature control, chemical mix and more. These skills can help you specialize or grow in your career.

COURSE LIST

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.

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Instrumentation & Process Control 1
10-628-171
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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.
Instrumentation & Process Control 2
10-628-172
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces Proportional Control using Proportional Band and Proportional Gain. Students apply calibration procedures to correct transmitter output signals, and interpret Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams.
Instrumentation & Process Control 3
10-628-173
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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.

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