ARET2560 Instrumentation and Process Control I

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to instrumentation and process controls. This course will focus on the basic instrument and process control channels utilized in manufacturing environments. Students will be exposed to a variety of control systems, learn calibration methods, explore proportional integral control, utilize computer systems to design and test systems, and work with simulators to replicate industrial situations. This course will focus on systems utilized in the packaging industry, system automation, and robotics.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

Qualifying score on computer literacy assessment test OR CPLT1100 or CPLT1200 or METS1000

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Categorize normal versus emergency sources of power for manufacturing applications
Illustrate the function and installation of electronic transmitters and temperature detectors
Explain calibration
Analyze methods of calibration
Analyze how various positioners function and are calibrated
Explain Process Control
Categorize basic control systems
Devise a basic instrument channel diagram
Explain derivative control

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
Brooklyn Park Campus - 763-488-2477
Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544

Campus

Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

2

lab:

1