Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: INTC-2336 (Section: 50, CRN: 92650)
Distributed Control and Programmable Logic
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Instructor Information
Instructor Troy McGee
Email mcgeeta1@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6418
Office Umphrey Industrial Technology Center - Room: 201 A
Office Hours By Appointment
Additional Contact Information
Course Information
Description An overview of distributed control systems including configuration of programmable logic controllers, smart transmitters, and field communicators. Functions of digital systems in a process control environment.
Required 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.

Schoolcraft Instrumentation Vol. II ch 13-20
Additional Materials/Resources None.
Corequisites/Prerequisites CETT 1409
Learning Outcomes

Configure programmable logic controllers (PLC's) to perform various tasks; explain how programmable logic controllers control the process environment; operate and troubleshoot digital systems.
Program Student Learning Outcomes •Identify control panel indicators, calibration tools, electrical parts, and how they work.
•Utilize a multimeter and oscilloscope to differentiate between two AC signals with respect to voltage, current, and power.
•Apply electronic circuit fabrication techniques to industry standards.
•Explain the static and dynamic aspects of processes.
•Analyze level and gas measurements to determine proper operating parameters of specific process and electrical equipment.
•Demonstrates standard safety procedures as required in industry.
Lecture Topics Outline INTC 2336
Fall 2023 – Lecture Topics
Instructor McGee "The study of DCS systems and PLC's "
Introduction to the Class
History and Overview
Small Computers in Process Control
DCS Architecture
DCS Configuration and Operation
System Integration
Instrument Troubleshooting
Servicing Fundamentals
Practice test equipment
Major Assignments Schedule

INTC 2336
Fall 2023 – Tentative Schedule
Instructor McGee "The study of DCS systems and PLC's "
Week 1Introduction to the Class
               Chapter 13 lecture
Week 2 Chapter 13 questions due - Review
               Chapter 13 Test

September 4 Labor Day Holiday

Week 3 Chapter 14 lecture
Week 4 Chapter 14 questions due - Review
               Chapter 14 Test
Week 5 Chapter 15 lecture
               Chapter 15 questions due - Review
Week 6 Chapter 15 Test
               Chapter 16 lecture
Week 7 Chapter 16 questions due - Review
               Chapter 16 Test
Week 8 Chapter 16 lab day (Amatrol Module)
               Chapter 17 Lecture
Week 9 Chapter 17 questions due - Review
               Chapter 17 Test
Week 10 Chapter 18 Lecture
                 Chapter 18 questions due – Review
Week 11 Chapter 18 Test
                 Chapter 19 lecture
Week 12 Chapter 19 questions due - Review
                 Chapter 19 Test
Week 13 Chapter 20 lecture
                 Chapter 20 questions due - Review
Week 14 Chapter 20 Test

November 22 - 24 Holiday

Week 15 Chapter 20 practice test equipment                                                                                                                           
                 Final Review
Week 16 Final Exam December 11-12
Final Exam Date December 11, 2023 - 8:0 AM   Through  December 12, 2023 - 11:0 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B  70 - 79=C   60 - 69=D  Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
There will be chapter exams, a comprehensive final exam, a combined lab quiz and homework grade. Home work must be completed when due. All late homework not turned in on time will be counted as a zero. It is your responsibility to keep up with your assignments and homework. The course grade will be based on the following percentages: Attendance/Participation 10%, Homework 25%, Chapter Tests 30%, and Final 35%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies
Attendance Policy

As class attendance is crucial to making a passing grade, after 5, 7, & 9 class periods have been missed a letter grade will be dropped after each and after 11 missed class days a Failure will be recorded for the overall grade. If you are late to class, you will be counted tardy unless you have a recognized excuse. Two tardies will count as one day absent. Class absences can also have recognized excuses, with each being handled on a one on one basis with the instructor. 
Additional Information CELL PHONE POLICY - Please put cell phones out of sight and on mute during all class times. Using cell phones during class times is distracting to other students, if you must take a call or make a call, please go into hallway to do so. If there are repeated violations you will be dismissed from class for that day and counted as absent.
Institutional Policies
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Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
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Grievance / Complaint / Concern 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.
Department Information
Business and Industrial Technology
Chair:Sheila Guillot
Phone:(409) 984-6381