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2012-14 Online Course Catalog


PRT A101: Introduction to Process Technology: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Introduction to process operations in industry through an overview of general information, processes, procedures and equipment.

PRT A110: Introduction to Occupational Safety, Health, and Environmental Awareness: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Introduction to the field of safety, health, and environment within the process industry. Covers various types of plant hazards, safety and environmental systems equipment, and applicable government regulations and industry standards. 

PRT A130: Process Technology I: Equipment: 4 CR

Contact Hours:  4 + 0
Prerequisites: PRT A101. In-depth treatment of selected process equipment including rotating machinery and process units. Equipment components, construction, preventive maintenance and safety will be emphasized. 

PRT A140: Industrial Process Instrumentation I: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: MATH A055. Crosslisted with: PETR A140. Covers physics of pressure, temperature, level and flow measurement; mechanical and electrical aspects of instruments used to control dynamics of processes. Also covers dynamics of automatic control including proportional control, automatic reset, derivative action and integral timing. 

PRT A144: Industrial Process Instrumentation II: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: PETR A140 with minimum grade of C or PRT A140 with minimum grade of C. Crosslisted with: PETR A144. A continuation of PETR/PRT A140. Subjects covered will be the repair, maintenance and calibration of a wide range of industrial process instruments. Hands-on training will be emphasized. 

PRT A160: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production I: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Registration Restrictions:  Admission to Process Technology degree program. Surveys oil and gas exploration and production issues including marketing, geology, reservoir economics, legal aspects of resource ownership, drilling and production technologies, product separation, safety and environmental issues. 

PRT A230: Process Technology II: Systems: 4 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 2
Prerequisites: PRT A130. Covers how the individual components interact as part of a system and how each system works within an entire processing facility. Special attention is given to the common systems found in each Alaskan process industry. Some topics include upstream oil and gas production, petrochemicals and refinery processes, refrigeration, power generation, milling, boilers and heaters, coolers and heat exchangers. 

PRT A231: Process Technology III: Operations: 4 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 2
Prerequisites: PRT A230. Analyzes duties and responsibilities of the process, operator on the job. Includes normal operation, upset conditions, emergency action plans, startups, shutdowns, operating modes, turnarounds and routine maintenance activities. 

PRT A250: Process Troubleshooting: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: PRT A231. Analyzes the troubleshooting process and studies the use of indicators, variables and controllers to troubleshoot problems current to the process industries. 

PRT A255: Quality Concepts for the Process Industry: 1 CR

Contact Hours:  1 + 0
Prerequisites: PRT A231. Introduction and application of current quality concepts used by the process technician. Discusses the role of statistical processes used by the operator in achieving quality.  

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