NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Fundamentals of Instrumentation & Controls

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Fundamentals of Instrumentation & Controls
    B. Course Number: ENGT 213B - 30561
    C. Semester: Fall 2017
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Hotchkiss, Stephen
    G. Office: none
    H. Email Address: shotchkiss@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: none
    J. Office Hours:
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s):
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: Virtual
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    3 Credit Hours In this course, students will be introduced to a variety of detectors, including temperature, pressure, level, flow, and radiation; position indicators; and principles of control systems used in the various energy industries.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    This course will meet the requirements of the Energy Technology Degree at New Mexico Junior College; however, it is important to check with the institution to which you are planning to transfer to determine transferability. All students are encouraged to keep the course syllabus, as it will help determine the transferability of this course credit to another institution

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    1. Fundamentals of Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control.
    2. DOE Fundamentals Handbook Instrumentation and Control Volume 1 of 2
    3. DOE Fundamentals Handbook Instrumentation and Control Volume 1 of 2

    These books are available for download within the course, or for purchase IF you want a hard copy. Ref.1 is NOT available in the NMJC bookstore yet.

    Suggested:
    None.

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    

    Credit will not be given for assignments turned in late without prior approval.

    Each of the course modules are modeled directly from the DOE handbooks available for download from the MODULES tab in Canvas. Reference 1 supplements each of the modules as appropriate. For maximum effectiveness, you should read each of the chapters prior to viewing/performing the electronic courses.

    Your grades will be determined from the following:

    10% - Discussions
    25% - Homework
    25% - Quizzes
    40% - Final Exam

    At least one of the homework assignments have some extra credit. You raise your score in that area back up to 25% with that credit as available and as earned.

    Retrieving Grades from T-BirdWeb Portal
    Go to the New Mexico Junior College T-BirdWeb Portal login page. Please enter your User Identification Number (ID), which is your Banner ID, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). When finished, click Login.

    Tips for Success in Online Courses:
    1. Log in to class regularly.
    2. Pay attention.
    3. Take notes.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    7. Read the text.
    8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The objective of this course is to help students understand the basics and applications of instrumentation and control equipment used in the nuclear power industry. The structures discussed here are applicable to electrical conductivity, radiation shielding, temperature control, and many other applications outside of the nuclear field as well.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    By the end of this course students should be able to explain the functions of temperature, pressure, level and flow detectors, position indicators, and various process controls used in industrial environments.

  10. REQUIRED TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES AND EQUIPMENT

    Student Requirements
    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.

    Check first-time login page for instructions at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/canvasinstructions.aspx.

    Canvas Assistance

    You must have access, on a regular basis, to a computer that supports the Canvas minimum specifications and has an active connection to the Internet. See the minimum computer specification requirements at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/Canvasinstructions.aspx.

  11. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    My virtual office hours are:

    Monday-Friday (5pm-8pm)
    Saturday (9am-9pm)

    Please feel free to email me via Canvas at any time. It is likely the fastest way to get in touch with me. Please use my cell number on the home page to text me if you need more immediate help or I have not responded to your Canvas message within 24 hours. I may be able to help, even if it is outside of my virtual office hours. Later this term, I will have a new baby at home and would rather call you back risk disturbing mama and the baby!

    In any case, I will respond to requests for help as quickly as possible.

  12. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at krueda@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
    It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.

    Canvas Help
    If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at canvashelpdesk@nmjc.edu, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.

    Netiquette
    The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.

    Online Learning Environment
    By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  13. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  14. FINALS SCHEDULE
  15. COURSE OUTLINE

    Week 1 - Introduction to Process Control

    *Fundamentals of Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control.
    • Ch 1 Reading and Problems

    Week 2 - Temperature

    *Fundamentals of Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control.
    • Ch 8 Reading and Problems

    *INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL VOLUME 1 OF 2
    • Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTDs) Discussion + Lesson + Quiz
    • Thermocouples Lesson + Quiz
    • Functional uses of Temperature Detectors Lesson + Quiz
    • Temperature Detection Circuitry Lesson + Quiz
    • Bellows Lesson + Quiz
    • Functional Uses of Temperature Detectors & Circuit Operation Lesson + Quiz

    Week 3 - Temperature

    *Fundamentals of Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control.
    • Ch 8 Reading and Problems

    *INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL VOLUME 1 OF 2
    • Level Instrumentation Lesson + Quiz
    • Density Lesson + Quiz
    • 2 Circuit Operation Lesson + Quiz
    • Hard Flow Lesson + Quiz
    • Other Flow Lesson + Quiz
    • Flow Circuit Lesson + Quiz

    Week 4 - Indicators

    *Fundamentals of Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control.
    • Ch 10 & 11Reading and Problems

    *INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL VOLUME 2 OF 2
    • Synchro , Switch Position, & Variable Indicator Lesson + Quiz
    • Position Indicator Lesson

    Week 5 - Radiation and Detector Types

    *Fundamentals of Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control.
    • Ch 4 Reading and Problems

    *INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL VOLUME 2 OF 2
    • Radiation Detection Lesson + Quiz
    • Radiation Types Discussion + Lesson + Quiz
    • Gas Filled Detector Lesson + Quiz
    • Gas Amplification Lesson
    • Proportional Counter Lesson + Quiz
    • 2 Proportional Counter Lesson + Quiz

    Week 6 & 7 - Nuclear Instrumentation

    *INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL VOLUME 2 OF 2
    • Ionization Chamber, Comp Ionization Chamber, G-M Detector, & Scintillation CounterLesson + Quiz
    • Gamma Spectroscopy Lesson + Quiz
    • Source Range Lesson + Quiz
    • Inter Range Lesson + Quiz
    • Power Range Lesson + Quiz
    • Process Terms Lesson + Quiz

    Week 8 - Process Control

    *Fundamentals of Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control.
    • Ch 11 and CH 14 Reading and Problems

    *INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL VOLUME 2 OF 2
    • Loop Diagrams Lesson + Quiz
    • Two Position Lesson + Quiz
    • Proportional Control Lesson + Quiz
    • Integral Control Lesson + Quiz
    • Reset Control Lesson + Quiz

    FINAL EXAM Period 11-22 DEC 2017