A.A.S. Energy Systems Instrumentation Engineering Technology
- Solve technical problems typical of those encountered in the instrumentation engineering technology discipline by using critical thinking skills, current technology, principles of mathematics, and applied science.
- Work and communicate effectively in multidisciplinary teams in both industrial and academic settings.
- Understand current professional issues and the need to pursue lifelong learning.
1. Demonstrate safe work practices on industrial equipment.
2. Work and communicate effectively in a diverse team environment.
3. Utilize test equipment to troubleshoot and analyze electrical, electronic, and instrumentation related circuits.
4. Analyze alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) electronic circuits and logic fundamentals.
5. Create schematics to document electrical, electronic, and process control systems.
6. Design and troubleshoot circuits for motor controls and associated devices.
7. Install, troubleshoot, and maintain electrical AC and DC motors, generators, and variable frequency drives.
8. Install, configure, calibrate, and troubleshoot pressure, temperature, level, flow, and analytical instrumentation.
9. Configure, troubleshoot, and optimize Proportional-integral-Derivative (PID) control loops.
10. Use the fundamentals of pump and valve operation to troubleshoot final element issues.
11. Utilize the fundamentals of fluid dynamics and thermodynamics to troubleshoot and maintain process control associated with industrial plants.
12. Design, implement, and troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) programs and associated Human Machine Interface (HMI) applications for industrial processes.
13. Utilize the fundamentals of networks and digital communications to troubleshoot and maintain distributed plant automation and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.
Graduates will have a fundamental knowledge of energy systems, thermodynamics, electronics and electrical systems. They will have extensive hands-on experience setting up and troubleshooting single and three-phase motor controls, variable frequency drives, programmable logic controllers, sensors, relays, timers, solenoids, and human machine interface stations. They will be able to install, troubleshoot and calibrate instrumentation that measures and controls temperature, level, flow, pressure and other process variables.
Students must register concurrently for the lab course associated with each theory course.
Program Admissions Requirements
The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.
|Objective 1- ENGL 1101, or ENGL 1102 1||3|
|Objective 3 - Choose MATH 1143, MATH 1147, MATH 1153, MATH 1160, MATH 1170, or MGT 2216 1||3-5|
|Objective 5 - PHYS 1101 & PHYS 1101L, or CHEM 1100||4|
“P” courses are equivalent to the original course.
|ESET 1100||Engineering Technology Orientation||1|
|ESET 1100L||Introduction to an Industrial Environment Laboratory||1|
|ESET 1101||Electrical Circuits I||4|
|ESET 1101L||Electrical Circuits I Laboratory||4|
|ESET 1102||Electrical Circuits II||5|
|ESET 1102L||Electrical Circuits II Laboratory||5|
|ESET 1110||Introduction to Process Control||1|
|ESET 1110L||Introduction to Process Control Laboratory||1|
|ESET 1140||Applied Technical Intermediate Algebra||5|
|INST 2281||Electrical Automation Theory||8|
|INST 2282||Electrical Automation Laboratory||5|
|INST 2293||Process Measurement and Control Laboratory||4|
|INST 2295||Process Measurement and Control Theory||6|
|INST 2296||Process Dynamics||4|
|TGE 1159||Internship Strategies||1|
|Chose one of the following Objective 1 courses:||3|
|Writing and Rhetoric I|
|Writing and Rhetoric II|
|Chose one of the following Objective 3 courses:||3-5|
|College Algebra and Trigonometry|
|Survey of Calculus|
|Choose one of the following Objective 5 courses:||4|
|Elements of Physics|
and Elements of Physics Laboratory
|Concepts of Chemistry|
|Program Admission Requirements||0|
|Major Requirements (Required General Education credits removed.)||55|