Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: PTAC-1302- Section: 3D
Introduction to Process Technology
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Instructor Information
Instructor Kenneth Ballou
E-mailballoukw@lamarpa.edu
Phone(409) 984-6418
Office
Location:Umphrey Industrial Technology Center - Room: 201A
Hours:None
Department
Business and Industrial Technology
Chair:Sheila Guillot
E-mail:guillsr@lamarpa.edu
Phone:(409) 984-6381

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Course Information
Description An introduction overview of the processing industries.
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes 1. Describes the roles, responsibilities, and work environment of a process technician. (PSLO 1); measured by embedded test questions

2. Demonstrate ability to name basic processes. (PSLO 2); measured by embedded test questions

3. Demonstrate ability to identify basic process equipment. (PSLO 2); embedded test questions, class discussion

4. Demonstrate ability to name basic process equipment systems. (PSO 2); embedded test questions, class discussion

5. Describe quality concepts used in process controls in process industries. (PSLO 3); embedded test questions, class discussion

6. Demonstrate ability to identify all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material. Demonstrates a full understanding of the reading. (PSLO 5); embedded test questions, pre- and post-test.
Core Objectives
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
PSLO 1: Uses technology to access operator-specific documentation and training.
PSLO 2: Identify specific equipment and operating parameters to meet industry standards.
PSLO 3: Identify and adjust controls to meet requirements for safe and effective operation.
PSLO 4: Implements standard safety procedures as required in industry.
Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Introduction To Process Technology, Second Edition, Publisher-Pearson: ISBN-10:0-13-480824-X / ISBN-13:978-0-13-480824-6
Lecture Topics
Outline
WEEK OF:

August 24:
Introduction to class.
Chapter 1-Process Technology: An Overview

August 31:
Chapter 2-Mineral Extraction Industries: Oil and Gas and Mining
Chapter 3-Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries

September 7:
Labor Day Holiday Monday, Sept.7th
Chapter 4-Power Generation Industry

September 14:
Chapter 6-Water and Wastewater Treatment Industry
Chapter 7-Pulp and Paper Industry
Exam 1 Review

September 21:
Chapter 11-Basic Physics


September 28:
Chapter 12-Basic Chemistry
Chapter 13-Process Drawings

October 5:
Chapter 14-Piping and Valves
Chapter 15-Vessels
Exam 2 Review

October 12:
Chapter 16-Pumps

October 19:
Chapter 17 Compressors
Chapter 18-Turbines

October 26:
Chapter 20- Heat Exchangers
Chapter 21-Cooling Towers
Exam 3 Review

November 2:
Chapter 22-Furnaces

November 9:
Chapter 23-Boilers
Chapter 24-Distillation


November 16:
Chapter 25-Process Service Utilities
Chapter 26-Process Auxiliaries


November 23:
Chapter 27-Instrumentation
Exam 4 Review

Thanksgiving Holiday Thursday & Friday, Nov. 26 &27


November 30:
Final Exam Review.
Complete remaining course work
Final Exam Dec. 3 Dec. 9


Graduation Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 at 5:30pm
Major Assignments
Schedule
Week of:

August 24:
Introduction to class.
Syllabus Review
Chapter 1-Process Technology: An Overview

August 31:
Chapter 2-Mineral Extraction Industries: Oil and Gas and Mining
Chapter 3-Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries

September 7:
Labor Day Holiday Monday, Sept.7th
Chapter 4-Power Generation Industry

September 14:
Chapter 6-Water and Wastewater Treatment Industry
Chapter 7-Pulp and Paper Industry
Exam 1 Review

September 21:
Exam 1 (Chapters 1,2,3,4,6,&7) September 21st
Chapter 11-Basic Physics


September 28:
Chapter 12-Basic Chemistry
Chapter 13-Process Drawings

October 5:
Chapter 14-Piping and Valves
Chapter 15-Vessels
Exam 2 Review

October 12:
Exam 2 (Chapters 11, 12, 13, 14, & 15) October 12th
Chapter 16-Pumps

October 19:
Chapter 17 Compressors
Chapter 18-Turbines

October 26:
Chapter 20- Heat Exchangers
Chapter 21-Cooling Towers
Exam 3 Review

November 2:
Exam 3 (Chapters 16, 17, 18, 20, & 21) November 2nd
Chapter 22-Furnaces

November 9:
Chapter 23-Boilers
Chapter 24-Distillation


November 16:
Chapter 25-Process Service Utilities
Chapter 26-Process Auxiliaries


November 23:
Chapter 27-Instrumentation
Exam 4 Review
Exam 4 (Chapters 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, & 27) November 25th

Thanksgiving Holiday Thursday & Friday, Nov. 26 &27


November 30:
Final Exam Review.
Complete remaining course work
Final Exam Dec. 3 Dec. 6


Graduation Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 at 5:30pm



Final Exam Date December 3, 2020 - 8:00 AM   Through  December 6, 2020 - 11:59 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Chapter Tests-33%, Quizzes/homework/labs-33% Final Exam-34%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies 1. You will have 4 Major Tests and a Final Exam in this class.
2. Assignments must be completed on time. Completed assignments may be hand written or typed in a Word
document.
3. Cell Phone use is not permitted in the classroom or lab except during breaks.
4. Students that are disruptive in class will be asked to leave and counted an unexcused absence for the day.
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Missing a day of lecture can possible cause you to drop a letter grade on tests.
1. Tardiness: Tardiness (more than 5 mins), for lectures or labs, 4 Tardies will count as an Absence.
2. Absences: NOTE: Excused absences (verifiable) are only allowed for an illness that requires you to stay home or a death in your immediate family. 5 absences=drop 1 letter grade, 7 absences=drop 2 letter grades, 9-absences=drop 3 letter grades, 11 absences=F
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
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Other Sept. 28th Last Day to drop or withdraw without academic penalty

November 19th Last Day to Drop or Withdraw with academic penalty
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