Idaho State University Undergraduate Catalog
Instrumentation Technology4½ Semester Program
Program Coordinator and Instructor: Snarr
Instructors: Davidson, Fitzen, Georgeson, McQuery, Norton, Womak
One Associate of Applied Science Degree, and one Bachelor of Applied Technology degree in Instrumentation Technology are available. All theory classes and laboratory application classes of these theories require concurrent enrollment.
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Instrumentation Technology(4½ Semesters)
Required courses:ELTR 100 Technical General Education 1-16 cr 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 Laboratory A 5 cr ELTR 147 Applied Science 4 cr ELTR 161 Digital/Microprocessor 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 cr TGE 151 Applied Technical Writing I 2 cr TGE 152 Applied Technical Writing II 2 cr TGE 153 Applied Technical Speaking 2 cr TGE 156 Applied Business Principals 2 cr TGE 158 Applied Job Search 2 cr TGE 160 Applied Human Relations 2 cr TOTAL: 100 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.
ELTR 100 Technical General Education 1-16 credits. The basic mathematical skills of fractions, decimals, percents, proportions are reviewed. Also, for technical fields, beginning algebra through the application of the quadratic equation is studied. An experiment-based science class that emphasizes development and application of equations and problem-solving techniques is taught. Communication skills, critical thinking and basic technical writing are stressed.
ELTR 109 Electronic Terminology 1 credit. The study of basic electronic theory vocabulary. This course is to be taken in conjunction with ENGL 101, the first eight week of the semester. It is designed for those students who will opt to pursue a Bachelor of Applied Technology degree after earning an Associate of Applied Science degree.
ELTR 110 Electronic Terminology 1 credit. The study of basic electronic theory vocabulary. This course is to be taken in conjunction with ENGL 101, the second eight weeks of the semester. It is designed for those students who will opt to pursue a Bachelor of Applied Technology degree after earning an Associate of Applied Science degree.
ELTR 141 Applied Mathematics I 4 credits. Basic math as it applies to Electrical Theory, ELTR 143; includes algebraic and trigonometric topics as they relate to DC and AC (sine wave) circuit analysis.
ELTR 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.
ELTR 143 Electronic Theory 5 credits. Basic electrical fundamentals, direct and alternating current circuits, LCR networks, electrical circuit components, meter circuits and test equipment.
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.
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.
ELTR 146 Electron Control Devices Laboratory 5 credits. Practical applications of the topics covered in ELTR 144.
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.
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.
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.
ELTR 269 Electronic Drafting I 2 credits. Drawing fundamentals, orthographic and isometric drawings, and development of basic wire drawings.
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.
INST 240 Theory 2 credits. Basic concepts of process control devices, calibration and test equipment, diagrams and symbols.
INST 241 Theory 2 credits. Measurement errors, pneumatic-sensors, indicators, transmitters, air supplies, regulators, control valves, actuators, positioners, introduction to controllers, pneumatic controllers.
INST 242 Theory 2 credits. Electronic instruments-sensors, indicators, transmitters, computing relays, electro-optics, electronic controllers, ratio control, cascade control, recorders, analytical equipment, troubleshooting.
INST 243 Theory 2 credits. Digital systems, digital control, analog to digital and digital to analog interfacing, signal conditioning, programmable controllers, computer application.
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.
INST 250 Laboratory 1 credit. Use of test equipment, power supplies, current and volt measurements, use of oscilloscope, capacitor checker, decade box, wheatshone bridge, transmitter simulator, manometers, pressure calibration devices.
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.
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.
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.
INST 254 Laboratory 1 credit. Calibration of transmitters, simulation of process variables, temperature, pressure, level flow, and humidity control loops.
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.
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.
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.
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.
INST 299 Special Topics (variable) 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.
TGE 151 Applied Technical Writing I 2 credits. Course provides instruction in informal technical report writing and business correspondence. Includes grammar/punctuation review, introduction to word processing and technical terminology/vocabulary building. Meets general education requirement for A.A.S. degree.
TGE 152 Technical Writing II 2 credits. Course provides instruction in techniques and application of formal technical report writing and fundamentals of research and development. Meets general education requirement for the A.A.S. degree.
TGE 153 Applied Technical Speaking 2 credits. Course provides principles of technical and business speech communication. Includes informative and persuasive presentations, effective meeting organization and listening skill development. Meets general education requirement for the A.A.S. degree.
TGE 156 Applied Business Principles 2 credits. The course provides students with an overview of economic principles related to technical courses of study. Meets general education requirement for the A.A.S. degree.
TGE 158 Applied Job Search 2 credits. Course provides techniques and development of employment process skills. Includes instruction
in résumé/cover letter writing, interviewing, company research, and portfolio preparation. Meets general education requirement for the A.A.S. degree.
TGE 160 Applied Human Relations 2 credits. Course provides a study of human behavior in an occupational environment with emphasis on communications, motivation, leadership and personal attitude. Meets general education requirement for the A.A.S. degree.
TGE 162 Keyboarding 1 credit. The course enables the development of basic touch keyboarding skill in a minimum of time. Completion should prepare students to (a) input alphabetic, numeric, and symbol information quickly and accurately and (b) understand basic vocabulary and concepts used in keyboarding operations when entering and retrieving information.
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Revised: March 5, 1999