Instrumentation and Control Technology (ICTL)

ICTL 192. Experimental Course

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An experimental course is one that is being tested to determine its suitability for inclusion in the course catalog. Testing may continue for two semesters, after which the course should be discontinued or approved through the established college procedures, assigned a permanent course number and title, and included in the master catalog.

ICTL 194. Independent Study

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An independent study course is one designed jointly by the student and faculty member to address an advanced topic of particular interest to the student and in the instructor's field of expertise. The course, when developed, must be approved by the department chair as being relevant to the discipline and of sufficient rigor for the credits to be awarded.

ICTL 195. Service Learning

Credits: 1
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Designed to increase off-campus community involvement and awareness of civic responsibility, Service Learning gives students the opportunity to earn up to six semester hours of college credit while pursuing volunteer activities that have positive impact in the community. Some examples of activities that may serve as vehicles for Service Learning include: volunteer work at non-profit organizations (e.g., Kiwanis, Lions, etc.); serving as unpaid interns in local and state government; and organizing and participating in activities that are beneficial to the community as a whole (e.g. spring clean-up drives, neighborhood watch programs, meals-on-wheels, etc.). Students interested in Service Learning should discuss options with their academic advisors and/or faculty in areas related to the proposed activity.

ICTL 196. Study Tour

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Study Tour courses provide students with unique learning opportunities in locations, either foreign or domestic. These learning opportunities should be directly related to the academic field of study under which credits are to be awarded. Some students may not qualify for study tours if their travel abroad is restricted for legal reasons.

ICTL 197. Cooperative Education/Internship

Credits: 1-3
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Cooperative education and internships provide students with real-world experience in business and industry as they explore careers or gain experience in chosen fields of study. The work experiences must be directly related to the discipline under which the credits are to be awarded.

ICTL 199. Special Topics

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Special topics courses are developed by the faculty member to take advantage of unique learning opportunities that either are not repeatable (such as a presidential election) or address advanced topics not normally covered in the curriculum. Topics covered must be directly related to the discipline under which credits are to be awarded.

ICTL 205. Mechanical Practices

Credits: 4
Prerequisite: Completion of 1st year Electronics/Telecommunications Technology program or departmental approval.
Typically Offered: FALL
This course covers the types of bolts and their ratings, properties of materials, pipe sizes and threads, types of tubing/application, hoses and their fittings, tubing bending, gaskets and O rings. Other topics include instrument installation, compression fittings, introduction to conduit bending and proper use of conduit fittings and flex conduit.

ICTL 205L. Mechanical Practices Lab

Credits: 1
Prerequisite: Completion of first year Electronics/ Telecommunications Technology Program.
Corequisites: ICTL 205 or equivalent and departmental approval.
Typically Offered: FALL
The lab portion of the course is a lab/lecture, which provides hands-on verification of the theory presented in class. This lab is only available on campus.

ICTL 215. Instrumentation Drawings and Documents

Credits: 4
Prerequisite: Completion of 1st year Electronics/Telecommuncations Technology program or departmental approval.
Typically Offered: FALL
Topics covered in this course include plant terminology, piping and industrial diagrams (P&ID), electrical and wiring diagrams, graphs, charts, documentation of settings and records keeping, calibration practices and standards, flow, pressure, position, level, temperature and analytical measurements. The use and care of test equipment is also covered.

ICTL 215L. Instrument Drawings and Documents Lab

Credits: 1
Prerequisite: Completion of first year Electronics/ Telecommunications Technology Program.
Corequisite: ICTL 215 or equivalent and departmental approval.
Typically Offered: FALL
The lab portion of the course is a lab/lecture, which provides hands-on verification of the theory presented in class. This lab is only available on campus.

ICTL 225. Input and Output Devices

Credits: 4
Prerequisite: Completion of 1st year Electronics/Telecommunications Technology program or departmental approval.
Typically Offered: FALL
In this course students will study measurement sensors such as proximity sensors and switches, motion detectors, analog and smart transmitters, and temperature devices. Other topics include valves and their types, valve positioners, current to pneumatic (I/P) converters, electric drives and motor starters, dampers and linkages.

ICTL 225L. Input and Output Devices Lab

Credits: 1
Prerequisite: Completion of first year Electronics/Telecommunications Technology Program.
Corequisites: ICTL 225 or equivalent and departmental approval.
Typically Offered: FALL
The lab portion of the course is a lab/lecture, which provides hands-on verification of the theory presented in class. This lab is only available on campus.

ICTL 235. Motors and Controllers

Credits: 4
Prerequisite: Completion of the 3rd semester of the I&C program or departmental approval.
Typically Offered: SPRING
Topics of study include, types of AC and DC motors, stepper motors, motor theory, types of motor controls, three phase power, Y and delta configurations, variable speed drives (variable frequency and variable DC), motor and other electrical equipment protection (breakers and overloads).

ICTL 235L. Motors and Controllers Lab

Credits: 1
Prerequisite: Completion of the third semester of the I&C program or departmental approval.
Corequisites: ICTL 235 or equivalent and departmental approval.
Typically Offered: SPRING
The lab portion of the course is a lab/lecture, which provides hands-on verification of the theory presented in class. This lab is only available on campus.

ICTL 245. Controls

Credits: 4
Prerequisite: Completion of the 3rd semester of the I&C program or departmental approval.
Typically Offered: SPRING
The student will gain a basic understanding of major components of the following types of controllers: programmable logic controllers (PLC), personal computers (PC), distributive control systems (DCS). Programming ladder logic, relay logic, function block control logic, relay logic, digital communications, networking, common and typical controller I/O types will be studied.

ICTL 245L. Controls Lab

Credits: 1
Prerequisite: Completion of the third semester of the I&C program or departmental approval.
Corequisites: ICTL 245 or equivalent and departmental approval.
Typically Offered: SPRING
The lab portion of the course is a lab/lecture, which provides hands-on verification of the theory presented in class.This lab is only available on campus.

ICTL 255. Automation Overview

Credits: 4
Prerequisite: Completion of the 3rd semester of the I&C program or departmental approval.
Typically Offered: SPRING
Students will learn to demonstrate a process control loop by building, commissioning, troubleshooting and operating a simulated control loop using interlocking logic and control processor algorithms including proportions, integral and derivative (PID) and loop tuning. Students will participate in tours of different facilities such as power plants, refineries, manufacturing facilities, coal gasification plant and food processing plants.

ICTL 255L. Automation Overview Lab

Credits: 1
Prerequisite: Completion of the third semester of the I&C program or departmental approval.
Corequisites: ICTL 255 or equivalent and departmental approval.
Typically Offered: SPRING
The lab portion of the course is a lab/lecture, which provides hands-on verification of the theory presented in class. This lab is only available on campus.

ICTL 292. Experimental Course

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An experimental course is one that is being tested to determine its suitability for inclusion in the course catalog. Testing may continue for two semesters, after which the course should be discontinued or approved through the established college procedures, assigned a permanent course number and title, and included in the master catalog.

ICTL 294. Independent Study

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An independent study course is one designed jointly by the student and faculty member to address an advanced topic of particular interest to the student and in the instructor's field of expertise. The course, when developed, must be approved by the department chair as being relevant to the discipline and of sufficient rigor for the credits to be awarded.

ICTL 296. Study Tour

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Study Tour courses provide students with unique learning opportunities in locations, either foreign or domestic. These learning opportunities should be directly related to the academic field of study under which credits are to be awarded. Some students may not qualify for study tours if their travel abroad is restricted for legal reasons.

ICTL 297. Cooperative Education/Internship

Credits: 1-3
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Cooperative education and internships provide students with real-world experience in business and industry as they explore careers or gain experience in chosen fields of study. The work experiences must be directly related to the discipline under which the credits are to be awarded.

ICTL 299. Special Topics

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Special topics courses are developed by the faculty member to take advantage of unique learning opportunities that either are not repeatable (such as a presidential election) or address advanced topics not normally covered in the curriculum. Topics covered must be directly related to the discipline under which credits are to be awarded.