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Technology Courses

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TECH 103       Direct and Alt.Current Circuit Analysis     (4 Credits)
Fundamentals of direct current circuit and alternating current circuit operations including a study of Ohm's and Kirchhoff's laws. Investigate series, parallel and series/parallel resistive networks, transformers, circuit resonance, phasors, and capacitive/inductive circuit analysis techniques.Power distribution, metering, loading, and electricity for industry topics will be introduced.

TECH 104       Industrial Safety     (2 Credits)
An overview course for petroleum and industrial workers of federal/state regulations and guidelines which require OSHA certification safety training.Topics include the 29 CFR 1910, 1926 standards such as confined space entry, emergency action plans, lockout/tagout, as well as H2S respiratory,medic first aid, and other safety related topics. Completers will receive OSHA-10 certification.

TECH 105       Digital Logic and Circuit Analysis     (4 Credits)
An entry level course in digital electronics to include analysis of numbering systems, logic gates, Boolean algebra, combinational logic, clocking and timing circuits reinforced with laboratory exercises. Basic encoding,decoding, controlling, multiplexing and de-multiplexing will be covered.Troubleshooting techniques of various digital circuits using schematic diagrams will be introduced.

TECH 143       Prog. Logic Controller Fundamentals (4 Credits)
An entry level course in industrial programmable logic controllers to include analysis of ladder logic diagrams, programming, Boolean operations, timers, counters, and I/O interface reinforced with laboratory exercises. Basic control applications and fail safe operations will be covered.Troubleshooting techniques of various programs and circuits usings chematic diagrams will be introduced .

TECH 200       Process Control & Instrumentation     (3 Credits)
An advanced course of study in the application, properties, function, and control of an industrial process. Various processes will be analyzed including liquid level, flow rate, and pressure. Troubleshooting, wiring, and schematic reading skills will be gained through hands-on experimentation. PID andPLC control concept will be covered. Open and closed loop processes will be covered.

TECH 210       SCADA Fundamentals     (2 Credits)
An overview study of the various aspects of SCADA (Supervisory Controland Data Acquisition) found in industry including; equipment, systems,methods of communication, operations, security, and control techniques.The application of SCADA technologies in: the oil and gas industry, power generation and transmission grid, water and waste water treatment, and chemical processing industries will be investigated. Trends in SCADA will be discussed.

TECH 220       Control System instal. and Troubleshooting     (4 Credits)
Various industrial process, electro-mechanical, and pneumatic system control; software and hardware installation protocols will be explored.Bringing a system up to specification and system testing of PLC based control applications. Troubleshoot systems using test equipment,schematics, diagrams, and manuals.

TECH 222       Networks and Wiring     (2 Credits)
An overview study of the various computer networks, protocols, systems,and communication/control techniques found in industry including;Ethernet, TCP/IP, Modbus, DeviceNet and others. Computers and PLC systems will be interfaced and communication protocols followed to establish control link. Students will also solder wires, build harnesses and make physical connections via multi-wire cable, coax cable, and CAT5 cable switches, routers and other network hardware will be discussed.