Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: PTAC-2420- Section: 13H
Process Technology II-Systems
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Instructor Information
Instructor Michael Sparrow
E-mailsparrowma@lamarpa.edu
Phone(409) 984-6333
Office
Location:Umphrey Industrial Technology Center - Room: 201 E
Hours:M 8-9:30, T8-9:30
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 A study of the various process systems, including related scientific principles.
Prerequisites PTAC-1410 /PTAC-1432 (PTAC-1432 can be con-current)
Learning Outcomes 1. Students will use technology to accdss operator specific documentation.
2. Students will identify specific equipment and operating parameters to meet industry standards.
3. Students will identify and adjust controls to meet requirements for safe and effective operation.
4. Students will implements standard safety procedures as required in industry.
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 operations.
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.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK(S): Process Technology Systems by Michael Speegle , Publisher-Thomson Publishing ISBN-13: 978-1-4180-3999-8 / ISBN-10: 1-4180-3999-3
Lecture Topics
Outline
NOTE: Chapter review questions are due at start of class. Please submit assignments on blackboard. All tests will be taken on blackboard.
Week of:

January 18    Introduction to class.
         Chapter 1-Complete and submit Questions on Blackboard

January 25    Chapter 2- Complete and submit Questions on Blackboard        
         Chapter 3- Complete and submit Questions on Blackboard

February 1    Chapter 4- Complete and submit Questions on Blackboard
Complete Study Guide Review for Test 1 and submit on Blackboard by 2/11/21    

February 8    Chapter 5- Complete and submit Questions on Blackboard
         Test 1 (Chapters 1,2,3,4 & 5) due by 2/12/21 on blackboard

February 15    Chapter 6- Complete and submit Questions on Blackboard
         Chapter 7- Complete and submit Questions on Blackboard
                
February 22    Chapter 8- Complete and submit Questions on Blackboard
    
    March 1st Last day to drop or withdraw without academic penalty    

March 1     Chapter 9- Complete and submit Questions on Blackboard                
    
March 8     Chapter 10- Complete and submit Questions on Blackboard
Complete Study Guide Review for Test 2 and submit on Blackboard by 3/11/21    
         Test 2-(Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10) due by 3/12/21 on blackboard        

March 15     SPRING BREAK
         SPRING BREAK
        
March 22     Chapter 11- Complete and submit Questions on Blackboard
         Chapter 12- Complete and submit Questions on Blackboard

March 29     Chapter 13- Complete and submit Questions on Blackboard
         Chapter 13-Distillation Systems Continued Review

April 5     Chapter 14- Complete and submit Questions on Blackboard
Chapter 15- Complete and submit Questions on Blackboard            

        April 16th Last Day to Drop or Withdraw with academic penalty

April 12     Complete Study Guide Review for Test 3 and submit on Blackboard by 4/13/21
Test 3-(Chapters11,12,13,14 & 15) due on Blackboard by 4/15/21            
         Chapter 16- Complete and submit Questions on Blackboard        
            
April 19    Chapter 17- Complete and submit Questions on Blackboard            
        Chapter 18- Complete and submit Questions on Blackboard    
            
April 26    Chapter 23- Complete and submit Questions on Blackboard
        Chapter 24- Complete and submit Questions on Blackboard
        Complete Study Guide Review for Test 4 and submit on Blackboard by 4/29/21

May 3    Test 4-(Chapters 16,17,18,23 & 24) due on Blackboard by 5/4/21
Complete Study Guide Review for Final Exam and submit on Blackboard by 5/11/21
        Continue Review for Final Exam

May 10    Final Exam Tuesday May 11, 2021 Please complete on Blackboard.
                    

                    






















Major Assignments
Schedule

SPRING 2021
PTAC    2420 Process Technology II Systems

NOTE:         Chapter assignments are due at start of class.
Week of:

January 18    Introduction to class.
         Chapter 1-The System Concept

January 25    Chapter 2-Overview of Industrial Water Treatment        
         Chapter 3-Fire Water, Wastewater, and Storm Water Systems

February 1    Chapter 4-Potable Water, Process Water, & Demineralized Water Systems
Review for Exam 1    

February 8    Chapter 5-Cooling Water Systems
         Exam 1 (Chapters 1,2,3,4 & 5)

February 15    Chapter 6-Plant Air, Instrument Air and Nitrogen Systems
         Chapter 7-Natural Gas and Fuel Gas Systems
                
February 22    Chapter 8-Steam Generation and Boiler Feedwater Systems
    
    March 1st Last day to drop or withdraw without academic penalty    

March 1     Chapter 9-Steam Distribution and Condensate Systems                
    
March 8     Chapter 10-Electrical Power Generation and Distribution Systems
Complete Review for Exam 2
         Exam 2-(Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10)        

March 15    SPRING BREAK
        SPRING BREAK
        
March 22     Chapter 11-Relief and Flare Systems
         Chapter 12-Refrigeration Systems

March 29     Chapter 13-Distillation Systems
         Chapter 13-Distillation Systems Continued

April 5     Chapter 14-Combustion Systems
Chapter 15-Extraction Systems            

        April 16th Last Day to Drop or Withdraw with academic penalty

April 12     Review for Exam 3
Exam 3-(Chapters11,12,13,14 & 15)            
         Chapter 16-Adsorption Systems
        
            
April 19     Chapter 17-Absorption and Stripping Systems            
         Chapter 18-Reactor Systems    

            
April 26     Chapter 23-Material Storage and Blending Systems
         Chapter 24-Environmental Compliance Systems
         Review for Exam 4

May 3     Exam 4-(Chapters 16,17,18,23 & 24)/Review for Final Exam
         Continue Review for Final Exam

May 10     Final Exam Monday 10/2021 thru May 11/ 2021

Final Exam Date May 10, 2021 - 6:0 AM   Through  May 12, 2021 - 12:0 PM
Grading Scale Chapter test-30%, Homework 30%, Final Exam 30%, Lab 10%
Determination of
Final Grade
Chapter test-30%, Homework 30%, Final Exam 30%, Lab 10%

1. You will have 4 Major Tests and a Final Exam in this class. All tests and the exam are taken on blackboard during a specified time frame. If you miss the test and it has to be reopened, there will be an automatic deduction of 10 points. 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.
2. Homework assignments are to be submitted on blackboard and must be completed by due date, 20 PTS will be deducted if not submitted by due date. Homework more than a week late will not receive a grade higher than 50.
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.
5. All grades will be posted on Blackboard.
6. The PTAC program has a dress code, failure to wear proper shoes and clothing will result in being sent out of class and counted absent for the day.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies
Attendance Policy 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, being tardy 4 times will count as an Absence.
2. Absences: NOTE: Excused absences (verifiable) are only allowed for, an illness that requires a hospital stay, mandatory quarantine for COVID 19 exposure, 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 1. You will have 4 Major Tests and a Final Exam in this class. All tests and the exam are taken on blackboard during a specified time frame. If you miss the test and it has to be reopened, there will be an automatic deduction of 10 points. 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.
2. Homework assignments are to be submitted on blackboard and must be completed by due date, 20 PTS will be deducted if not submitted by due date. Homework more than a week late will not receive a grade higher than 50.
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.
5. All grades will be posted on Blackboard.
6. The PTAC program has a dress code, failure to wear proper shoes and clothing will result in being sent out of class and counted absent for the day.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Department
Business and Industrial Technology
Chair:Sheila Guillot
E-mail:guillsr@lamarpa.edu
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.