• Program: Automation Robotics Engineering Technology
  • Course: Instrumentation and Process Control I
  • Course #: ARET2560
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to instrumentation and process controls. This course will focus on the basic instrument and process control channels utilized in manufacturing environments. Students will be exposed to a variety of control systems, learn calibration methods, explore proportional integral control, utilize computer systems to design and test systems, and work with simulators to replicate industrial situations. This course will focus on systems utilized in the packaging industry, system automation, and robotics.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Categorize normal versus emergency sources of power for manufacturing applications
Illustrate the function and installation of electronic transmitters and temperature detectors
Explain calibration
Analyze methods of calibration
Analyze how various positioners function and are calibrated
Explain Process Control
Categorize basic control systems
Devise a basic instrument channel diagram
Explain derivative control

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on computer literacy assessment test OR CPLT1100 or CPLT1200 or METS1000
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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