Application of Industrial Automatic Controls Syllabus for 2021-2022
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INTC-1343-020 Application of Industrial Automatic Controls


Prerequisites: INTC 1301 - minimum grade of C

Course Description

Automatic process control including measuring devices, analog and digital instrumentation, signal transmitters, recorders, alarms, controllers, control valves and process and instrument diagrams. Includes connection and troubleshooting of loops.

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(3 sem hrs; 2 lec, 2 lab)

Class Type

On Campus Course

Syllabus Information


Instrumentation and Process Control 7th Edition

Author(s): (Kirk, Weedon, Kirk)

Publisher: atp

ISBN: 978-0-8269-3446-8   WORKBOOK  978-8269-3447-5


Required Supplies

Please refer to the Amarillo College Bookstore for an approved list of required toolkits and supplies.  The Technical Education department has compiled several lists that are designed to supply each student with the appropriate tools he or she may need in each level of their program.  Toolkits don't have to be purchased at the AC bookstore, but it is the student's responsibility to obtain their tools regardless where they come from.

Required Attire for Classroom/Lab Access

    Long Pants
    Closed Toe Shoes(Preferably a work boot of some kind)
    Tucked in Amarillo College Technical Education Shirt
    Safety Glasses

*All Supplies and Proper Attire Must Brought To Each Class.

Student Performance

Apply additional principles of process instrumentation; describe the control loop as applied to additional process variables; calibrate and/or configure measurement instruments; and demonstrate safety procedures.


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Department Expectations:

All students in Technical Education are expected to abide by the Professional Code of Conduct.  A copy is available on the main content page of the Blackboard course.  Students will not be able to attend courses if not in compliance by the third class day.


The instructor will use AC email as the priary means of communicating with students.  Students are responsible for e-mail messages sent to their AC email account; thus, students are responsible for checking their AC email accounts.  The instructor will only respond to emails sent from the student's official AC email account and that identify the applicable class in the subject line or first sentence of the email.  Further, emails should be professional using proper spelling, grammar, style and format, if the student expects a response.

Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity is vital.  Any acts of academic dishonesty will be penalized severely.  The instructor has a zero tolerance policy in regard to academic dishonesty.


Students are expected to display a professional level of respect at all times toward their peers/co-workers, immediate instructor, and any other AC staff.

Grading Criteria

Students will receive a letter grade according to the following criteria:

Professionalism: 20% (There will be a  grading criteria)

Labs: 40% (There will be a grading criteria)

 Exams: 20%  (There will be a Mid-Term and Final Exam.)

Tests: 20% (Chapter or Section Tests)

A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79; D=60-69; F=Below 60.

In the event points earned equal a decimal value, the instructor will round up or down to the nearest whole number.  0.0-0.4 rounds down, 0.5-0.9 rounds up.

A grade of D (60) or better is required on the Final exam for successful completion of the course.



Attendance is a requirement and will be counted in the 20% professionalism category of your grade.  I treat attendance like an employer would, as much as possible.  No call/no show - 0 points, Proper notification prior to absence via email or telling Instructor before absence occurs - 30 points, Late to class - minus 40 points.  Leaving early from class - minus 40. The dead line for dropping a class at AC is published in the official College Schedule of Classes.  If you stop attending class and do not officially drop the course by this deadline, you will receive an "F" for the course.

Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class.  Please email me if you plan on missing or have a true emergency.  This policy may seem strict, but it will prepare you to be a better employee in the future and that is my end goal.


Week One  Instrument and Control Review

Week Two  Pumps and Flow Control

Week Three  Mixing Applications

Week Four Temperature Control

Week Five Calibration and Loop Tuning

Week Six  Loop Tuning Continued

Week Seven  Hands on Exercises

Week Eight  Review for Final and Final Exam

We will maintain this scheldule unless I see that we need more attention to a specific area.

Additional Information

Last day to drop - 12/05/2022

Final Exam - 12/12/2022

Syllabus Created on:

10/28/19 2:22 PM

Last Edited on:

10/24/22 1:54 PM