CTEC 2286. INTERNSHIP-CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY/TECHNICIAN
(LECTURE 0, INTR 11.25). CREDIT 2. WECM.

This is a basic, intermediate or advanced type of non-health professions work-based instruction that helps students synthesize new knowledge, apply previous knowledge or gain experience managing the workflow. Practical experience is simultaneously related to theory. Direct supervision is provided by the faculty or the work supervisor. Students will apply the theory, concepts and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social and legal systems associated with the occupation and the business/industry and will demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills and appropriate written and verbal communication skills using the terminology of the occupation and the business/industry. Students will be mentored and will have had the opportunity to learn the operating skills involved with a full-scale process operating unit. Prerequisites: 30 hours + (in program courses), 2.5 GPA, PTAC 1302, PTAC 1310, PTAC 1308, CHEM 1405, PHYS 1401 or PHYS 1410, MATH 1314 or TECM 1343, and/or other requirements by company.

CTEC 2445. UNIT OPERATIONS
(LECTURE 2, LAB 6). CREDIT 4. WECM.

This course provides instruction in the principles of chemical engineering and process equipment. Emphasis is on scale-up from laboratory to plot plant. Students will get "hands-on" operating experience on glass distillation column in the lab, as well as actual operating experience on the pilot-sized glycol separation unit. Instruction on procedure writing, safety and environmental issues will also be provided. Students will describe unit operation concepts; solve elementary chemical mass/energy balances; interpret analytical data and apply distillation and fluid flow principles. Students will be tested and OSHA Certified on the Glycol Separation Unit and taught basic distillation "hands-on" troubleshooting techniques. Prerequisites: PTAC 1302, PTAC 1308, PTAC 1310, PTAC 1332, PTAC 2420, CHEM 1405, PHYS 1410 or PHYS 1401. Students enrolling in this class must take and pass a Unit Operations entrance exam prior to registration for the class. This is a Capstone course.

CTEC 2486. INTERNSHIP-CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY
(LECTURE 0, INTR 18.75). CREDIT 4. WECM.

This is a basic, intermediate or advanced type of non-health professions work-based instruction that helps students synthesize new knowledge, apply previous knowledge or gain experience managing the workflow. Practical experience is simultaneously related to theory. Direct supervision is provided by the faculty or the work supervisor. Students will apply the theory, concepts and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social and legal systems associated with the occupation and the business/industry and will demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills and appropriate written and verbal communication skills using the terminology of the occupation and the business/industry. Students will be mentored and will have had the opportunity to learn the operating skills involved with a full-scale process operating unit. Prerequisites: 30 hours + (in program courses), 2.5 GPA, PTAC 1302, PTAC 1310, PTAC 1308, CHEM 1405, PHYS 1401 or PHYS 1410, MATH 1314 or TECM 1343, and/or other requirements by company.

PTAC 1302. INTRODUCTION TO PROCESS TECHNOLOGY
(LECTURE 3, LAB 0). CREDIT 3. WECM.

This is the introduction to chemical and refinery plant operations. Topics include process technician duties, responsibilities and expectations; plant organizations; plant process and utility systems; and the physical and mental requirements of the process technician. The student will relate an overview of a typical process plant; identify process equipment; state the purpose of equipment; describe safety, health, and environmental components; and describe the roles, responsibilities, and work environment. Prerequisite: TSI Reading 351 or equivalent developmental course.

PTAC 1308. SAFETY, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENT I
(LECTURE 3, LAB 1). CREDIT 3. WECM.

This course covers the development of knowledge and skills to reinforce the attitudes and behaviors required for safe and environmentally sound work habits. Emphasis is placed on safety, health, and environmental issues in the performance of all job tasks and regulatory compliance issues. Students will list components of a typical plant safety and environmental program; describe the role of a process technician in relation to safety, health, and environment; and identify and describe safety, health, and environmental equipment uses. Prerequisite: TSI Math 342 or equivalent developmental course.

PTAC 1310. PROCESS TECHNOLOGY I - EQUIPMENT
(LECTURE 2, LAB 3). CREDIT 3. WECM.

This course provides instruction in the use of common process equipment. The student will identify process equipment components; use appropriate terminology to describe components of process equipment; describe basic functions of process equipment; and relate scientific principles associated with process equipment. Prerequisites: PTAC 1302, TSI Math 342 or equivalent developmental course.

PTAC 1332. PROCESS INSTRUMENTATION I
(LECTURE 2, LAB 4). CREDIT 3. WECM.

This course is the study of instruments and instrument systems used in chemical processing industry, including terminology, primary variables, symbology, control loops, and basic troubleshooting. Students will identify and explain the function of instruments used in the chemical processing industry; explain the relationship of process control elements in a control loop; and define and apply terms and symbols used in instrumentation. Prerequisites: PTAC 1302, TSI Math 342 or equivalent developmental course.

PTAC 1350. INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS
(LECTURE 3, LAB 0). CREDIT 3. WECM.

This course is an examination of the profitability factors of plant operations including both personal and business strategies, objectives, and operating profitability. Students will be able to summarize plant operations from a business perspective; explain the impact of operation on profitability; and interpret stock market factors and annual reports. Prerequisites: PTAC 1302, MATH 1314 or TECM 1343.

PTAC 1354. INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES
(LECTURE 2, LAB 4). CREDIT 3. WECM.

The study of the basic types of industrial processes. Types of commercial processes will be explored and demonstrated. Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic types of industrial processes and their operation; explain chemical, physical and thermodynamic principles of industrial processes; perform calculations on industrial processes; and plot and graph process data. Prerequisites: PTAC 1302, PTAC 1308, PTAC 1310, PTAC 1332, CHEM 1405, PHYS 1410 or PHYS 1401.

PTAC 2314. QUALITY
(LECTURE 3, LAB 0). CREDIT 3. WECM.

This is the study of the background and application of quality concepts. Topics include team skills, quality tools, and economics and continuous improvement. Students will define terms associated with quality systems; demonstrate team skills; and apply principles and tools of quality to process systems. Prerequisites: TSI Math 342 or equivalent developmental course. PTAC 1302.

PTAC 2346. PROCESS TROUBLESHOOTING
(LECTURE 2, LAB 4). CREDIT 3. WECM.

This course provides instruction in the different types of troubleshooting techniques, procedures, and methods used to solve process problems. Topics include application of data collection and analysis, cause-effect relationships, and reasoning. Students will explain steps in troubleshooting models; demonstrate use of troubleshooting tools; and apply troubleshooting techniques to process problems. Prerequisites: PTAC 1302, PTAC 1308, PTAC 1310, PTAC 1332, PTAC 2420, CHEM 1405, PHYS 1410 or PHYS 1401.

PTAC 2420. PROCESS TECHNOLOGY II - SYSTEMS
(LECTURE 3, LAB 3). CREDIT 4. WECM.

This is the study of the interrelation of process equipment and process systems including related scientific principles. Students will arrange process equipment into basic systems; describe the purpose and function of specific process systems; explain how factors affecting process systems are controlled under normal conditions; and recognize abnormal process conditions. Prerequisites: PTAC 1302, PTAC 1308, PTAC 1310, PTAC 1332, CHEM 1405, PHYS 1401 or PHYS 1410. This is a benchmark course.

PTAC 2438. PROCESS TECHNOLOGY III - OPERATIONS
(LECTURE 3, LAB 3). CREDIT 4. WECM.

This course combines systems into operational processes with emphasis on operations under various conditions. Topics include typical duties of an operator. Students will combine systems into operating processes; describe a process technician's role during plant operations; write operating procedures; and demonstrate application of operating procedures. Prerequisites: PTAC 1302, PTAC 1308, PTAC 1310, PTAC 1332, PTAC 2420, CHEM 1405, PHYS 1410 or PHYS 1401.

TECM 1343. TECHNICAL ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY
(LECTURE 3, LAB 1). CREDIT 3. WECM.

Algebraic and trigonometric applications used in technical/industrial settings Prerequisite: TSI Math 350 or equivalent developmental course. Solve linear, quadratic, and simultaneous equations used in technical/industrial applications; manipulate exponents; solve right and oblique triangles; convert polar and rectangular vectors; and add and subtract vectors. TSI Math 350 or equivalent developmental course.