Instrumentation Technology4½ Semester Program
Program Coordinator and Instructor: Snarr
Instructors: Buffaloe, Fitzen, Hudman, Larson, Shepherd, Womack
Two Advanced Technical Certificates, two Associate of Applied Science degrees, and a Bachelor of Applied Technology degree in Instrumentation Technology are available.
Selection of the Electronics option will occur in the second semester of the Electronic Core. Acceptance into particular options is based upon available openings and other factors such as a grade point average and attendance.
Students pursuing an Advanced Technical Certificate or Associate of Applied Science degree in Industrial Controls will not be required to complete the first year of electronics but will be required to complete the certificate in the Electricial Technician program.
Advanced Technical Certificate in Instrumentation Technology(4½ Semesters)
Required Courses:ELTR 141 Applied Mathematics I 4 cr ELTR 142 Applied Mathematics II 4 cr ELTR 143 Electronic Theory 5 cr ELTR 144 Electron Control Devices Theory A 5 cr ELTR 145 Electronic Laboratory 5 cr ELTR 146 Electron Control Devices Lab A 5 cr ELTR 147 Applied Science 4 cr OR PHYS 100 Essentials of Physics 4 cr ELTR 161 Digital/Microprocessor Systems Theory 5 cr ELTR 162 Digital/Microprocessor Systems Application 5 cr ELTR 269 Electronic Drafting I 2 cr INST 281 Electrical Automation Theory 8 cr INST 282 Electrical Automation Lab 5 cr INST 296 Process Measurement and Control Theory 10 cr INST 297 Process measurement and Control Lab 5 crGeneral Education Requirements:ENGL 101 English Composition 3 cr COMM 101 Principles of Speech 2 cr TGE 158 Job Search 2 cr TOTAL: 79 cr
Advanced Technical Certificate in Industrial Controls(4 Semesters)Required Courses: ELTY 131 Electrical Theory I 4 cr ELTY 132 Electrical Theory II 5 cr ELTY 133 Applied Mathematics I 4 cr ELTY 134 Applied Mathematics II 5 cr ELTY 135 Electrical Laboratory I 4 cr ELTY 136 Electrical Laboratory II 5 cr ELTY 137 Electrical Code I 3 cr ELTY 138 Electrical Code II 3 cr ELTY 139 Print Reading 2 cr ELTY 140 Motor Control Theory 2 cr TGE 151 Technical Writing 2 cr TGE 158 Job Search 2 cr IC 291 Industrial Controls Theory 8 cr IC 292 Industrial Controls Laboratory 5 cr INST 296 Process Measurement Controls Laboratory 10 cr INST 297 Process Measurement and Control Laboratory 5 cr TOTAL: 69 cr
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Instrumentation Technology(4½ Semesters)
Required Courses:ELTR 141 Applied Mathematics I 4 cr ELTR 142 Applied Mathematics II 4 cr ELTR 143 Electronic Theory 5 cr ELTR 144 Electron Control Devices 5 cr ELTR 145 Electronic Laboratory 5 cr ELTR 146 Electron Control Devices Lab A 5 cr ELTR 161 Digital/Microprocessor Theory 5 cr ELTR 162 Digital/Microprocessor Systems Application 5 cr ELTR 269 Electronic Drafting I 2 cr INST 281 Electrical Automation Theory 8 cr INST 282 Electrical Automation Laboratory 5 cr INST 296 Process Measurement and Control Theory 10 cr INST 297 Process Measurement and Control Laboratory 5 crGeneral Education Requirements:Goal 1 6 cr Goal 3 3 cr Goals 6, 7, 9, 10A, 11 or 12 3 cr PHYS 100 Essentials of Physics 4 cr TGE 158 Job Search 2 cr TOTAL: 86 cr
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Industrial Controls(5 Semesters)Required Courses: ELTY 131 Electrical Theory I 4 cr ELTY 132 Electrical Theory II 5 cr ELTY 133 Applied Mathematics I 4 cr ELTY 134 Applied Mathematics II 5 cr ELTY 135 Electrical Laboratory I 4 cr ELTY 136 Electrical Laboratory II 5 cr ELTY 137 Electrical Code I 3 cr ELTY 138 Electrical Code II 3 cr ELTY 139 Print Reading 2 cr ELTY 140 Motor Control Theory 2 cr TGE 151 Technical Writing 2 cr TGE 158 Job Search 2 cr IC 291 Industrial Controls Theory 8 cr IC 292 Industrial Controls Lab 5 cr INST 296 Process Measurement and Control Laboratory 10 cr INST 297 Process Measurement and Control Laboratory 5 crGeneral Education Requirements:Goal 1 6 cr Goal 3 3 cr Goals 6, 7, 9, 10A, 11 or 12 3 cr PHYS 100 Essentials of Physics 4 cr OR CHEM 100 Architecture of Matter 4 cr TOTAL: 85 crOfficial articulation agreements have been established with other post-secondary and secondary schools. Where these agreements exist, the specific block of training (i.e., session/ semester/year) will be accepted as equivalent to that taught at ISU and will count equally toward graduation.
The courses listed above will be taught in sequential blocks of instruction. Successful completion of a course is required before the student can progress in the program. If the student fails any math, theory, or lab course, then that course must be repeated and a passing grade obtained before the student can advance in the program. The student must exit the program and make up their deficiency through Technical General Education or other appropriate methods. The student will then be allowed to repeat the course at the next available program opening.
Once a student successfully completes Electronics (ELTR) 141, Applied Mathematics I, and ELTR 142, Applied Mathematics II, the student may enroll directly into an academic math course which requires Math 147 as a prerequisite. Students will receive five credits that apply towards the 128 credits required for a bachelor's degree.
CoursesELTR 142 Applied Mathematics II 4 credits. Continuation of ELTR 141. Selected algebraic and trigonometric topics as related to DC and AC (sine wave) circuit analysis with special emphasis on trigonometric solution and vector analysis. F, S
ELTR 143 Electronic Theory 5 credits. Basic electrical fundamentals, direct and alternating current circuits, LCR networks, electrical circuit components, meter circuits and test equipment. F, S
ELTR 144 Electron Control Devices Theory A 5 credits. Comprehensive study and practical application of semiconductors, power supplies, transistor amplifiers, oscillators, operational amplifiers and test equipment. F, S
ELTR 145 Electronic Laboratory 5 credits. Experiments involving subjects covered in ELTR 143. Student will construct experimental circuits upon which tests and measurements will be made to attain specified objectives. F, S
ELTR 146 Electron Control Devices Laboratory 5 credits. Practical applications of the topics covered in ELTR 144. F, S
ELTR 147 Applied Science 4 credits. Study of matter and energy relationships pertaining to motion, mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity and magnetism and atomic energy. PREREQ: ELTR 141 or equivalent. This class will be substituted by PHYS 100. F, S
ELTR 161 Digital/Microprocessor Systems Theory 5 credits. A basic study of electronic logic devices and circuits. Includes a study of Boolean Algebra, basic logic gates, combinational logic circuits, digital registers and counters and basic timing circuitry. An introduction to the basic architecture of the INTEL 8085 (8-bit) microprocessor. A brief introduction to assembly language programming. Su
ELTR 162 Digital/Microprocessor Systems Application 5 credits. This is a practical application of the theory class. Individual labs provide experience with basic logic gates, their configuration and troubleshooting techniques. Microprocessor labs are centered around the INTEL SDK-85 Microprocessor board. Recognition of key processor signals from a troubleshooting perspective is emphasized. Su
ELTR 269 Electronic Drafting I 2 credits. Drawing fundamentals, orthographic and isometric drawings, and development of basic wire drawings. F, S
IC 291 Industrial Controls Theory 8 credits. Students will study active electronic devices, power supplies, op amps, transistors, thyristor phase control, digital electronics, motor control, PLCs, variable frequency drives, print reading, timers, sensors, and relays. F
IC 292 Industrial Controls Laboratory 5 credits. Students will learn practical applications and exercises in electronic circuits, automated control, PLCs, timers, sensors, relays, and motor controls. F
INST 220 Theory 3 credits. Introduction to programmable controllers. Ladder format, I-O instructions, external I-O devices, operating cycle, relays, timers, counters, sequencers, cascading, reversing, skip step sequencing, shift registers, fine time, troubleshooting, program initialization, and analog inputs. F, S
INST 240 Theory 2 credits. Basic concepts of process control devices, calibration and test equipment, diagrams and symbols. F, S
INST 241 Theory 2 credits. Measurement errors, pneumatic-sensors, indicators, transmitters, air supplies, regulators, control valves, actuators, positioners, introduction to controllers, pneumatic controllers. F, S
INST 242 Theory 2 credits. Electronic instruments-sensors, indicators, transmitters, computing relays, electro-optics, electronic controllers, ratio control, cascade control, recorders, analytical equipment, troubleshooting. F, S
INST 243 Theory 2 credits. Digital systems, digital control, analog-to-digital and digital- to-analog interfacing, signal conditioning, programmable controllers, computer application. F, S
INST 244 Theory 2 credits. Calibration calculations, pressure scales, level considerations, specific gravity, elevation suppression, closed and open systems, temperature scales, thermocouple and RTD values, bulb and capillary devices, heat transfer, flow with square root linearization, gas flow measurement calculations, mass flow, humidity measurements, PH measurements. F, S
INST 250 Laboratory 1 credit. Use of test equipment, power supplies, current and volt measurements, use of oscilloscope, capacitor checker, decade box, Wheatstone bridge, transmitter simulator, manometers, pressure calibration devices. F, S
INST 251 Laboratory 1 credit. Set up, maintenance, and troubleshooting of pneumatic control systems, air supply, air regulators, pressure gauges pneumatic transducer calibration, control valve operation with and without positioner, controller operation set point, measurement error, offset, proportional band, reset, derivative, reverse and direct acting. F, S
INST 252 Laboratory 1 credit. Set up, maintenance and troubleshooting of electronic sensors, indicators, transmitters, relays recorders, and controllers, transmission with twisted pair, fiber optics, smart systems, analytical equipment. F, S
INST 253 Laboratory 1 credit. Computer and programmable controller interfacing with transmitters and final elements, PID loops, auto tuning, set up to complete control loops, computer graphics. F, S
INST 254 Laboratory 1 credit. Calibration of transmitters, simulation of process variables, temperature, pressure, level flow, and humidity control loops. F, S
INST 281 Electrical Automation Theory 8 credits. Theory in application of control devices, sensors, timers, relays, electrical code, programmable controllers, interfacing with on-off control devices used in automated manufacturing and processing facilities. Instruction in print reading, phase control, variable frequency control, reduced voltage starting, single phase, split phase, three phase and DC motor control. Generator theory, uninterruptable power supplies. F
INST 282 Electrical Automation Laboratory 5 credits. Experiments in motor control circuits, relay and ladder logic circuits, computer interfacing with programmable controllers, transformers, timers, sensors, variable frequency controllers, thyristor circuits, troubleshooting electrical devices, adapting relay logic circuits to programmable controllers. F
INST 296 Process Measurement and Control Theory 10 credits. Theory in the application of transducers and control devices that measure and regulate variables such as: pressure, temperature, level, flow, humidity, PH, viscosity, velocity, volume, density, conductivity and composition. Continuous and batch control, distributive control and transmission methods. Instruction in calibration and test procedures used to install, maintain, and troubleshoot components common to industrial facilities. Analog digital and digital analog interfacing to PLCs and computer. S
INST 297 Process Measurement and Control Laboratory 5 credits. Application of INST 296; calibration of transmitters, recorders, indicators, and controllers. Interfacing pneumatic, electrical, electronic, hydraulic, programmable controllers, and computer devices. PID control loop tuning, installation and troubleshooting of working systems. S
INST 299 Special Topics 1-8 credits. Addresses the specific needs of individuals, enabling students to upgrade their technical skills through part-time enrollment in units of instruction that are currently available through the program's full-time pre-employment curriculum. Permission of the instructor is required.
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Revised: May 2002