Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: INTC-1341- Section: 12
Principles of Automatic Control
LSCPA Logo Image
Instructor Information
Instructor George Bohn
Phone(409) 984-6391
Location:Umphrey Industrial Technology Center - Room: 201 C
Hours:MW8 - 11 am, F 8-12
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
Description Basic measurements, automatic control systems and design, closed loop systems, controllers, feedback, control modes, and control configurations.
Prerequisites INTC 1301.
Learning Outcomes Describe the impact of process variables on automatic control.
Draw loop, block and wiring diagrams.
Configure associated equipment.
Core Objectives
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.
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 Vol. II Chapters 1-7
Lecture Topics
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. Please schedule discussions as possible on Appointment Plus.
Major Assignments
INTC 1341 SPRING 2021
Week 1 Introduction Chapter 1 lecture Week 2 Chapter 1 questions due Chapter 1 Test Week 3                                                 
Examine and discuss Print types Discuss Specification documents for Instruments Week 4 Examine and discuss P&ID Prints Week 5 Discuss differences in P&ID prints and the as built design Week 6 Chapter 2 lecture Week 7 Chapter 2 questions due Chapter 2 Test Week 8 Chapter 3 lecture Chapter 3 questions due Week 9 Chapter 3 Test Chapter 4 lecture Week 10 Chapter 4 questions due Chapter 4 Test Spring Break March 15 – 19 Week 11 Chapter 5 lecture Chapter 5 questions due Week 12 Chapter 5 Test Chapter 6 lecture Week 13 Chapter 6 questions due Chapter 6 Test Week 14 Chapter 7 lecture Chapter 7 questions Week 15 Chapter 7 Test
Week 16 Review for Final – Team Meeting May 6 - 10 Final Exam Blackboard

Final Exam Date May 6, 2021 - 8:0 AM   Through  May 10, 2021 - 5:0 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 the average of the homework, lab, the average (chapter test), and the (Final exam). Homework is 20%, Lab is 20%, Chapter Tests are 30% and Final Exam is 30%. Failure to take the Final Exam will result in a Course Failure recorded. 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.
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. Please schedule discussions as possible on Appointment Plus.
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. Your Blackboard attendance will be monitored also, failure to do assignments on time will lead to grade deductions. Your will be allowed 2 attempts on each test that you take. Class absences can also have recognized excuses, with each being handled on a one on one basis with the instructor. Any issues should be discussed with your instructor.
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
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus E-mail and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal (My.LamarPA.edu). When you've logged in, click the email icon in the upper right-hand corner to check email, or click on the "My Courses" tab to get to your Course Homepage. Click the link to your course and review the information presented. It is important that you check your email and Course Homepage regularly. You can also access your grades, transcripts, and determine who your academic advisor is by using MyLSCPA.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
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.