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2014-15 Catalog

PRT - PROCESS TECHNOLOGY

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 Process 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 and (MATH A105 or concurrent enrollment).
Major Restriction:  Must be Industrial Process Instrumentation or Mechanical Technology or Petroleum Technology or Process Technology major. Registration Restrictions: Admitted students in Process Technology AAS major, Industrial Process Instrumentation AAS major, Petroleum Technology Undergraduate Certificate program or Mechanical Technology Undergraduate Certificate program. Examines various types of process equipment through an in-depth analysis of construction, components and operation.  Covers process flow, piping diagrams, economic impact, plus safety and environmental aspects.  Surveys preventative maintenance and troubleshooting procedures. 

PRT A140: Industrial Process Instrumentation I (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: MATH A105 or concurrent enrollment.
Major Restriction: Must be Industrial Process Instrumentation or Process Technology major.
Registration Restrictions: Degree-seeking Process Technology or Industrial Process Instrumentation students.
Introduction to the terminology and symbolism encountered in process instrumentation. The common process variable measurement tools used industrially are explored.

PRT A144: Industrial Process Instrumentation II (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  2.5+1
Prerequisites: PETR A140.
Major Restriction: Must be Industrial Process Instrumentation or Process Technology major.
Registration Restrictions: Degree-seeking Process Technology or Industrial Process Instrumentation students.
Introduction to continuous control strategies and final control elements utilized for process control. The use of discrete alarm and shutdown systems is also introduced. Shop experiences provide the opportunity to understand pneumatic measurement, transmission, and control functions. 

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

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Major Restriction:  Must be Petroleum Technology or Process Technology major.
Registration Restrictions: Admitted students in Petroleum Technology Undergraduate Certificate program or Process Technology AAS major.
Surveys oil and gas exploration, reservoir geology, and aspects of petroleum mineral leasing. Covers drilling and production technologies, completion systems, and methods of crude delivery. Surveys emulsion hazards and treatment. Covers natural gas production and tar sands production. Examines current marketing strategies and reviews the theory of peak oil.

PRT A170: Renewable Energy Production and Operation (3 CR) 

Contact Hours: 3 + 0
Prerequisites: MATH A055.
Surveys renewable energy production systems and their operation. Includes technical development, economic viability, grid integration, energy storage, and location issues. Overview of Alaska renewable energy production systems.

PRT A230: Process Technology II: Systems (4 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 2
Prerequisites: PRT A130 and PRT A140.
Major Restriction: Must be Industrial Proc Instrumentation or Petroleum Technology or Process Technology major.
Registration Restrictions: Admitted students in Process Technology AAS major, Industrial Process Instrumentation AAS major or Petroleum Technology Undergraduate Certificate program
Examines how individual components interact as part of a specific process system. Covers how specific process systems integrate and function within a process facility. Reviews the scientific principles incorporated in the proper working of process systems. Surveys a selection of process industries with emphasis directed toward those located in Alaska.

PRT A231: Process Technology III: Operations (4 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 2
Prerequisites: PRT A144 and PRT A230 and (PRT A250 or concurrent enrollment).
Major Restriction: Must be Petroleum Technology or Process Technology major.
Registration Restrictions: Admitted students in Process Technology AAS major or Petroleum Technology Undergraduate Certificate program
Analyzes the operator duties and responsibilities that occur in a process operation with emphasis focused on the unit (outside) operator position. Examines the different operational phases found in a process operation. Covers the operation of a variety of Alaska process industries and an overview of their operator duties.

PRT A250: Process Troubleshooting (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: (PRT A144 or concurrent enrollment) and PRT A230.
Major Restriction: Must be Industrial Process Instrumentation or Petroleum Technology or Process Technology major.
Registration Restrictions: Admitted students in Process Technology AAS major, Petroleum Technology Undergraduate Certificate program or Industrial Process Instrumentation AAS major
Introduces the concept of troubleshooting and analyzes how instrumentation such as indicators, variables and controllers can be used for effective troubleshooting. Develops troubleshooting skills that can be used effectively throughout the process industry.

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

Contact Hours:  1 + 0
Prerequisites: PRT A230 or concurrent enrollment.
Major Restriction: Must be Process Technology major.
Registration Restrictions: Admitted students in Process Technology AAS major
Examines quality concepts, tools and methods used in the process industry and covers the effectiveness of their implementation and continued use.  Investigates root cause analysis problem solving techniques. Examines methods necessary to facilitate effective teams and teamwork interaction.

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