2004-2005 UAF Catalog  

Degrees and Program Index


Process Technology
Students enrolled in one or more process technology courses will be assessed $125 each semeser to cover the cost of utilizing upgraded state-of-the-art equipment with instructional aids and supplies that meet current industry requirements. This is in addition to any material fees.


PRT 101 3 Credits
Introduction to Process Technology
Introduction to process operations in industry. Non-mathematical overview of general information, processes, procedures and equipment a process operator would be expected to know and use. (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


PRT 110 3 Credits
Introduction to Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Awareness
Introduction to the field of safety, health and environment within the process industry. Overview includes plant hazards, safety, environmental systems and equipment, and applicable government regulations and industry standards. (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


PRT 130 4 Credits
Process Technology I: Equipment
In-depth treatment of selected process equipment including rotating machinery and process units. Emphasis on equipment components, construction, preventative maintenance and safety. Includes hands-on experience. (Prerequisite: PRT 101.) (3 + 2) Offered Fall, Spring


PRT 140 3 Credits
Industrial Process Instrumentation I
Physics of pressure, temperature, level and flow measurement; mechanical and electrical aspects of instruments used to control dynamics of processes. Includes dynamics of automatic control: proportional control, automatic reset, derivative action and integral timing. (Prerequisite: DEVM 105 or permission of instructor.) (2 + 2) Offered Fall, Spring


PRT 144 3 Credits
Industrial Process Instrumentation II

Emphasis on repair, maintenance and calibration, including hands-on physical training on a wide variety of process instruments. Continuation of PRT 140. (Prerequisite: PRT 140 with a C grade or better.) (2 + 2) Offered Fall, Spring

PRT 155 3 Credits
Mathematics for Technicians

Provides students with a basic foundation of math skills for process and industrial work. Real-life work problems are addressed. Students are challenged to embrace the "new” technologies of mathematics in the industries and to think in a logical and organized way. (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


PRT 230 4 Credits
Process Technology II: Systems

Integration of equipment concepts to show how the individual components interact as part of a system and how each system works within an entire processing facility. Emphasis on the common systems found in each Alaska process industry. Systems topics include upstream oil and gas productions, petrochemicals and refinery processes, refrigeration, power generation, milling, boilers and heaters, coolers and heat exchangers. (Prerequisite: PRT 130.) (3 + 2) Offered Fall, Spring


PRT 231 4 Credits
Process Technology III: Operations

Duties and responsibilities of the process operator on the job. Includes details of normal operation, upset conditions, emergency action plans, startups, shutdowns, operating modes, turnarounds and routing maintenance activity. (Prerequisite: PRT 230.) (3 + 2) Offered Fall, Spring


PRT 250 3 Credits
Process Troubleshooting

The process of troubleshooting process operations and problems. Includes the skills of using indicators, variables and controllers along with a formalized process of troubleshooting. Troubleshooting examples present needs of industry. (Prerequisite: PRT 231.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


PRT 255 1 Credit
Quality Concepts for the Process Industry

Introduction to quality concepts applied to role of process technician. Includes quality concepts with respect to the client and the role of statistical processes used by the operator in achieving quality. (1 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


PRT 275 1-9 Credits
Process Technology Internship

Designed to give the student working experience in and exposure to various stages and settings within the process industry. Endorsed and promoted by Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium (APICC), the internship is an intensive exposure to the various duties and responsibilities of the process operator in Alaska. A maximum of 9 credits may be earned. (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Recommended: PRT 101, PRT 110, PRT 140) Offered As Demand Warrants


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