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**Course #: **686001
**Duration: **10 hours
**Course Prerequisites:** Logarithms (5254); Introduction to Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry (Block X02);
**What Students Learn: **The Nature of Heat; Temperature and its Measurement; The Measurement of Quantity of Heat; Expansion and Contraction; Change of State; Transfer of Heat; Heat and Work Relationships.

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**Course #: **686002
**Duration: **10 hours
**Course Prerequisites:** Logarithms (5254); Introduction to Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry (Block X02);
**What Students Learn: **Relationship between Pressure, Volume, Temperature, Weight of Gases, and the Gas Constant; Expansion of Gases; Compression of Gases; Closed Cycles; Carnot's Engine.

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**Course #: **286M01
**Duration: **35 hours
**Course Prerequisites:** Basic Industrial Math (Block X21);
**What Students Learn: **Lesson 1 - Pneumatic Instrumentation for Industry:

Lesson 2 - Pressure and Liquid Level Measuring Instruments:

Lesson 3 - Flow-Measuring Instruments:

Lesson 4 - System Components, Part 1:

Lesson 5 - System Components, Part 2:

Lesson 6 - Pneumatic System Control, Part 1:

Lesson 7 - Pneumatic System Control, Part 2:

**Course #: **286M04
**Duration: **45 hours
**Course Prerequisites:** Introduction to Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry (Block X02); Basic Industrial Math (Block X21); Practical Measurements (Block X22);
**What Students Learn: **This course introduces the fundamentals of control system components and operation. Students will learn how a control system works and how its operating characteristics can be interpreted from schematics and ladder logic diagrams. The course will explain how mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, and electronic components used in control systems measure parameters. These measurements are then converted into useful data or the appropriate control system response. The course discusses the use of feedback loops and their applications in real-world control systems. The student will understand how electronic systems are combined to deliver their acceptable data "signals" to computers. In conclusion, the student will learn how PLCs are used throughout industry to control complex systems.

Part 1 (286076) . Lesson 1 - Introduction to Control Systems

Lesson 2 - Op Amps and Signal Conditioning

Lesson 3 - Control System Switching Devices

Lesson 4 - Mechanical Control Systems

Lesson 5 - Control System Sensors

Part 2 (286077). Lesson 6 - DC and Stepper Motors in Control Systems

Lesson 7 - AC Motors in Control Systems

Lesson 8 - Control System Actuators and Feedback Principles

Lesson 9 - Relay Logic and PLCs

**Course #: **6305A-B
**Duration: **20 hours
**Course Prerequisites:** Control Technology for Technicians (286M04); Electricity (4210A-C); Heat, Part 1 (686001); Heat, Part 2 (686002); Introduction to Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry (Block X02);
**What Students Learn: **PART 1 (6305A). Automation; Nature of Control Systems; Control Action; Self-Powered Controllers; Powered Controllers.

PART 2 (6305B). Powered Controllers; Controller Settings; Failure of Automatic Control Systems; Cascade Control Systems; Glossary.

**Course #: **6307
**Duration: **10 hours
**Course Prerequisites:** Control Technology for Technicians (286M04); Electricity (4210A-C); Principles of Automatic Process Control Instruments (6305A-B); Heat, Part 1 (686001); Heat, Part 2 (686002); Introduction to Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry (Block X02);
**What Students Learn: **Importance of Control Valves; Types and Construction Features of Various Control Valves; Types of Valve Motors; Application of Valve Motors and Control Valves; Basic Function of Valve Positioner; Applications of Valve Positioners; Definition of Control Valve Rangeability and Valve Coefficient; Sizing of Control Valves for Liquid, Gas, and Steam.

**Course #: **6309A-B
**Duration: **20 hours
**Course Prerequisites:** Control Technology for Technicians (286M04); Electricity (4210A-C); Principles of Automatic Process Control Instruments (6305A-B); Heat, Part 1 (686001); Heat, Part 2 (686002); Introduction to Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry (Block X02);
**What Students Learn: **PART 1 (6309A). Pressure Measuring Considerations; Pressure Measuring Devices, such as Manometers, Draft Gages, Inverted Belts, Differential Elements, Bellows, and Diaphragm Devices; Bourdon Tube; Spiral and Helical Pressure Meters; Chemical Pressure Gages; Pressure Indicators and Recorders.

PART 2 (6309B). Calibration Standards and Methods, including Details of Dead Weight Tester, Test Gages, and Gage Errors; Pressure Measuring and Control Instruments and Equipment; Process Pressure Application Considerations; Automatic Control of Process Pressure; Selection of Pressure Instruments for Process Pressure Applications.

**Course #: **6308A-B
**Duration: **20 hours
**Course Prerequisites:** Control Technology for Technicians (286M04); Electricity (4210A-C); Automatic Process Control Valves (6307); Principles of Automatic Process Control Instruments (6305A-B); Heat, Part 1 (686001); Heat, Part 2 (686002); Introduction to Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry (Block X02);
**What Students Learn: **PART 1 (6308A). Introduction to Fluid Flow; Standard Primary Elements; Additional Primary Elements; Measurements; Selection of Primary Elements; Proper Application of Primary Elements; Locating Primary Elements; Use of Straightening Vanes.

PART 2 (6308B). Mechanical Flowmeters; Bellows- and Diaphragm-Actuated Manometers; Other Types of Meters; Flow Measurement.

**Course #: **6306A-B
**Duration: **20 hours
**Course Prerequisites:** Control Technology for Technicians (286M04); Electricity (4210A-C); Principles of Automatic Process Control Instruments (6305A-B); Heat, Part 1 (686001); Heat, Part 2 (686002); Introduction to Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry (Block X02);
**What Students Learn: **PART 1 (6306A). Basic Concepts; Thermocouple Circuits and Connections; Thermocouple Materials and Construction, Thermocouple Measuring Instruments; Electric Interference.

PART 2 (6306B). Types of Filled Thermal Systems; Bourdon Element; Temperature Compensation; Resistance Temperature Detectors; Radiation Pyrometry; Types of Radiation Pyrometers; Methods of Temperature Control.

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