Process Control & Automation

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Course Description:
This course serves as a capstone for the advanced manufacturing program. Concentration will be on integration of sensors and control systems for level, flow, temperature, pressure, and other applications. Human Machine Interfaces and methods of control theory including PID will be a central focus. This course is one of four courses that lead to a Pneumatics, Hydraulics and Motors state certification.


Course Details


ETS 2542C





Required textbooks/ course materials:

Amatrol eBook , 5085-1C Advanced Manufacturing Program Summary, Volume 1, Copyright 2013 Amatrol, Inc.


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

This course will develop expertise in process control applications and human machine interfaces. Both analog and digital instrumentation will be utilized and interfaced with programmable logic controllers to control a process.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Demonstrate knowledge of industrial processes and control systems

Demonstrate proficiency in using tools, instruments, and testing devices

Demonstrate basic troubleshooting skills

Create a human machine interface and use it to control a process

Interface control instrumentation with a programmable logic controller

Analyze a process to identify and correct problems

Work effectively as part of a team

Apply principles of robotics to automated systems 

Demonstrate an understanding of industrial processes and material properties.

Demonstrate ability to generate and interpret computer-aided drawings (CAD).

Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of electronics and electricity.

Demonstrate an understanding of industrial safety, health, and environmental requirements.

Demonstrate proficiency in the use of quality assurance methods and quality control concepts.

Demonstrate proficiency in using tools, instruments, and testing devices.

Demonstrate math skills appropriate for employees in an engineering work environment.

Demonstrate basic troubleshooting skills appropriate for employees in an engineering work environment. 

Tests, Quizzes, Skills Performance and Skills Demonstration, Skills Check



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Assessments are determined by measuring the ability of each student to retain the learning outcomes and objectives of the course.

  1. Learning modules for course theory delivered online
  2. Hands-on competency-based labs
  3. Assessments


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