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: INDT 113F - 30426
    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

    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. This is a three credit hour course.

  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:

    DOE Fundamentals Handbook Instrumentation and Control Volume 1 of 2
    DOE Fundamentals Handbook Instrumentation and Control Volume 1 of 2

    Using LockDown Browser and a Webcam for Online Exams

    This course requires the use of LockDown Browser and a webcam for online exams. The webcam can be built into your computer or can be the type that plugs in with a USB cable. Watch this video (http://www.respondus.com/products/lockdown-browser/student-movie.shtml) to get a basic understanding of LockDown Browser and the webcam feature.

    You will be required to pay a one-time fee to use the webcam feature of Respondus Lockdown Browser. Once paid, you will be able to use the webcam for the remainder of the course. If you are on scholarship, this fee should be paid from your scholarship funds.

    You must download and install LockDown Browser from this link:

    https://nmjc.instructure.com/courses/1273417/modules/items/13487969

    Note: Don't download a copy of LockDown Browser from elsewhere on the Internet; those versions won't work at our institution.

    To take an online test, start LockDown Browser and navigate to the exam. (You won't be able to access the exam with a standard web browser.) For additional details on using LockDown Browser, review this Student Quick Start Guide (http://www.respondus.com/products/lockdown-browser/guides.shtml#student).

    Finally, when taking an online exam, follow these guidelines:
    • Ensure you're in a location where you won't be interrupted
    • Turn off all mobile devices, phones, etc.
    • Clear your desk of all external materials — books, papers, other computers, or devices
    • Remain at your desk or workstation for the duration of the test
    • If a webcam is required, make sure it is plugged in or enabled before starting LockDown Browser
    • LockDown Browser will prevent you from accessing other websites or applications; you will be unable to exit the test until all questions are completed and submitted
    • If a webcam is required, you will be recorded during the test to ensure you're using only permitted resources

    These books are available for download within the course, or for purchase IF you want a hard copy.

    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 taken directly from the DOE handbooks available for download from the MODULES tab in Canvas. For maximum effectiveness, you should read each of the chapters prior to viewing/performing the electronic courses.

    Discussions and Assignments will be a portion of your course work.

    Discussions-- It is expected that you actively participate and post to at least 2 of your peers posting within each discussion question.

    Assignments-- There will be one or more assignments for each module that we cover.

    Quizzes: Each topic will typically have a quiz to check for comprehension.

    Final Exam: There is a comprehensive final exam at the end of the course which you will take with lockdown browser and webcam. You will get a study guide by announcement for use prior to the exam. No materials, paper, books, or devices are needed unless otherwise stated by announcement.

    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 basic theory and application of instrumentation and controls used in nuclear industry.

  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, and position indicators used in industry.

  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 (5-8pm)
    Saturday-Sunday (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. I may be able to help, even if it is outside of my virtual office hours.

    In any case, I will respond to requests for help daily by the end of my office hours.

  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, 2016. 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 - INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL VOLUME 1 OF 2
    • Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTDs)
    • Thermocouples
    • Functional uses of Temperature Detectors
    • Temperature Detection Circuitry
    • Bellows
    • Functional Uses of Temperature Detectors

    Week 2 - INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL VOLUME 1 OF 2
    • Circuit Operation
    • Level Instrumentation
    • Density
    • 2 Circuit Operation
    • Hard Flow
    • Other Flow

    Week 3 - INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL VOLUME 1 OF 2
    • Flow Circuit
    • Synchro
    • Switch Position
    • Variable Indicator
    • Position Indicator

    Week 4 - INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL VOLUME 2 OF 2
    • Radiation Detection
    • Radiation Types
    • Gas Filled Detector
    • Gas Amplification
    • Proportional Counter
    • 2 Proportional Counter

    Week 5 - INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL VOLUME 2 OF 2
    • Ionization Chamber
    • Comp Ionization Electro Ion
    • G-M Detector
    • Scintillation Counter
    • Gamma Spectroscopy

    Week 6 - INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL VOLUME 2 OF 2
    • Detection Summary
    • Term Summary
    • Source Range
    • Inter Range
    • Power Range
    • Process Terms

    Week 7 -INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL VOLUME 2 OF 2
    • Loop Diags
    • Two Position
    • Proportional Control
    • Integral Control
    • Reset Control

    Week 8 - INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL VOLUME 2 OF 2
    • Rate Control
    • Reset Control
    • Control Summary