Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: PTAC-1302- Section: 11
Introduction to Process Technology
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Instructor Information
Instructor James Powell
Phone(409) 984-6344
Location:Umphrey Industrial Technology Center - Room: 201 D
Hours:MW- 7:00AM -7:55AM, 11:05AM-11:55AM: 2:50PM-4:00PM TR-7:00AM-7:55AM, 3:05PM-4:15PM
Business and Industrial Technology
Chair:Sheila Guillot
Phone:(409) 984-6381

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
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Course Information
Description An introduction overview of the processing industries.
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes CSLOs:
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 * Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
* Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
* Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.

Chemical/Refining Process Technician Skill Standards
Endorsed by NAPTA
Recognized by Texas Workforce Investment Council
Key Activities and Statement
Course: PTAC 1302

K9.4    Comply with Company Policies and Procedures
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLOs:
1. Use technology to access operator-specific documentation and training.

2. Identify specific equipment and operating parameters to meet industry standards.

3. Describe the principles of quality control.

4. Diagram the process control elements in a control loop.

5. Identify basic processes, equipment, and systems to meet industry standards.

6. Implement standard safety procedures as required in industry.

7. Demonstrate comprehension of content-area reading material.
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 toProcess Technology, Second Edition, Publisher-Pearson: ISBN-10:0-13-480824-X / ISBN-13:978-0-13-480824-6
Lecture Topics
FALL 2020
PTAC    1302 Introduction to Process Technology

Key Terms and Questions for Chapters are due on designated week unless otherwise specified!

Week of:
September 8         Chapter 1-Process Technology: An Overview
Chapter 2-Mineral Extraction Industries: Oil and Gas and Mining
            Chapter 3-Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries
Week of:
September 14     Chapter 4-Power Generation Industry
Chapter 6-Water and Wastewater Treatment Industry (Review Test 1)
            Chapter 7-Pulp and Paper Industry
Week of:
September 21        
            Chapter 11-Basic Physics
            Sept. 28th Last Day to drop or withdraw without academic penalty

Week of:
September 28        Chapter 12-Basic Chemistry        
            Chapter 13-Process Drawings            
Week of:
October 5        Chapter 14-Piping and Valves (Review for Test 2)
            Chapter 15-Vessels
Week of:
October 12                
            Chapter 16-Pumps    
Week of:        
October 19        Chapter 17 Compressors
            Chapter 18-Turbines
Week of:
October 26        Chapter 20- Heat Exchangers (Review for Test 3)
    Chapter 21-Cooling Towers

Week of:
November 2        
            Chapter 22-Furnaces
Week of:
November 9        Chapter 23-Boilers
            Chapter 24-Distillation

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

Week of:
November 16        Chapter 25-Process Service Utilities
            Chapter 26-Process Auxiliaries (Review for Test 4)    

Week of:
November 23        Chapter 27-Instrumentation    (Review for Final Exam)    
        Holiday Thursday & Friday, Nov. 26 &27

Week of:
November 30        Completed Final Exam Review due Wednesday Dec. 2.

Week of:
December 7        Final Exam Dec. 7 Dec. 9

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

Major Assignments

J. Powell
FALL 2020
PTAC    1302 Introduction to Process Technology

Week of:
Sept 8            Mineral Extraction Industries: Oil and Gas and Mining    videos.        
            Power Generation Industry Video
LO/TO simulator training.

Week of:
Sept 14        Water and Wastewater Treatment Video         

Week of:
Sept 21        Basic Physics demonstration

Week of:            
October 5        Basic Chemistry demonstration        

Week of:            
October 12        Piping and Valve operations    

Week of:            
October 19        Pump operation

Week of:            
October 26        Compressors / Turbines operation

Week of:
November 2        Heat Exchanger & Cooling Tower operation

Week of:
November 9        Furnaces videos

Week of:
November 16        Distillation demonstration    
            Process Service Utilities demonstration
Week of:
November 23        Process Auxiliaries demonstrations        
            Process Auxiliaries demonstrations


Final Exam Date December 7, 2020 - 8:00 AM   Through  December 9, 2020 - 11:00 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-34% Final Exam-33%
1. You will have 4 Major Tests and a Final Exam in this class. All tests and the exam are taken in class on a specified day. There are "NO RETAKES". If you miss "ONE" Test, your lowest current test score will be given for that test, ONLY if you missed the test due to an EXCUSED absence or a makeup test will be allowed if absence is excused per the absence policy. If you miss more than one test, you will receive a zero for each additional test you miss. If you are involved in Academic Dishonesty, you will receive a ZERO for that test. Taking the Final Exam is required to complete the course. Once a test is passed out students are not allowed to leave the classroom until test completed and turned in.
2. Homework must be completed on time, 20 PTS will be deducted each class day late, for two class days. Homework more than a week late will not receive a grade higher than 50. Homework should be hand written.
3. Cell Phone use is not permitted in the classroom or lab except during breaks. If a student is caught on their cell phone in class, the student will be asked to leave class and counted an unexcused absence for the day.
4. Students that are disruptive in class will be asked to leave and counted an unexcused absence for the day.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person.

Chemical/Refining Process Technician Skill Standards
Endorsed by NAPTA
Recognized by Texas Skill Standards Board (TSSB)
Key Activities and Statement
Course: PTAC 1302

K9.4    Comply with Company Policies and Procedures

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 5mins), 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 a hospital stay or a death in your immediate family, excluding aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. 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 I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.