At a Glance:

Advisors:
Floyd:  Dick Tanner
Dick Tanner, Program Director & Instructor of Instrumentation and Controls
Office: C103
Phone: 706-295-6540
Email:
Campus: Floyd County Campus
Department: Industrial Technologies

Credentials

M.A., Berry College; B.S., Berry College; Diplomas, Industrial Maintenance Technology, Automated Manufacturing, Coosa Valley Technical College


Polk:  Dick Tanner
Dick Tanner, Program Director & Instructor of Instrumentation and Controls
Office: C103
Phone: 706-295-6540
Email:
Campus: Floyd County Campus
Department: Industrial Technologies

Credentials

M.A., Berry College; B.S., Berry College; Diplomas, Industrial Maintenance Technology, Automated Manufacturing, Coosa Valley Technical College

Walker: Matthew Sosebee
Matthew Sosebee, Instructor of Industrial Systems Technology
Office: 6112
Phone: 706-764-3598
Email:
Campus: Walker County Campus
Department: Industrial Technologies

Credentials

A.A.S., Georgia Northwestern Technical College

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Website: Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) Academy

Instrumentation and Controls Technician (IA13)

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Walker County Campus
  • Polk County Campus
  • Floyd County Campus

Program Overview

The Instrumentation and Controls Technician Associate of Applied Science Degree provides students with a basic knowledge of instrumentation and control maintenance functions such as troubleshooting, repair, and installation of instruments, control devices, and electronic equipment.  Instruction is performed through a combination of theory and hands-on training.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Pre-Occupational Curriculum (19 hours)
Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practice various modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes a review of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to library resources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research. Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation style appropriate to the purpose and audience.
XXX
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Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
3
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.
PHYS
1110
3
Introduces some of the basic laws of physics. Topics include systems of units and conversion of units, vector algebra, Newtonian mechanics, fluids and thermodynamics, heat, light, and optics, mechanical waves, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics.
1
Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in PHYS 1110. The laboratory exercises for this course include systems of units and systems of measurement, vector algebra, Newtonian mechanics, fluids and thermodynamics, heat, light, and optics, mechanical waves, electiricty and magnetism, and modern physics.
and one of the following (3 hours)
3
Emphasizes functions using real-world applications as models. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra; functions and graphs; linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions and models; systems of equations; and optional topics in algebra.
MATH
1111
3
Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using algebraic concepts. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, and systems of equations; optional topics include sequences, series, and probability or analytic geometry.
and one of the following (3 hours)
Explores the philosophic and artistic heritage of humanity expressed through a historical perspective on visual arts, music, and literature. The humanities provide insight into people and society. Topics include historical and cultural developments, contributions of the humanities, and research.
ARTS
1101
3
Explores the visual arts and the relationship to human needs and aspirations. Students investigate the value of art, themes in art, the elements and principles of composition, and the materials and processes used for artistic expression. Well-known works of visual art are explored. The course encourages student interest in the visual arts beyond the classroom.
Occupational Curriculum (50 hours)
This course introduces the fundamental concepts, principles, and devices involved in industrial motor controls,theories and applications of single and three-phase motors, wiring motor control circuits, and magnetic starters and braking. Topics include, but are not limited to, motor theory and operating principles, control devices, symbols and schematic diagrams, NEMA standards, Article 430 NEC and preventative maintenance and troubleshooting.
This course introduces the operational theory, systems terminology, PLC installation, and programming procedures for Programmable Logic Controllers. Emphasis is placed on PLC programming, connections, installation, and start-up procedures. Other topics include timers and counters, relay logic instructions, and hardware and software applications.
This course introduces the theory and practical application for two-wire control circuits, advanced motor controls, and variable speed motor controls. Emphasis is placed on circuit sequencing, switching, and installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting techniques.
Provides hand-on development of Programming skills for industrial HMI components used automated industrial systems. Emphasis is placed on applying skills developed in previous courses in programmable logic controls (PLCs) in an industrial setting. This course includes advanced skills and techniques the student can apply to HMI applications in an industrial environment.
Provides instruction in the principles and practices of instrumentation for industrial process control systems with an emphasis on industrial maintenance techniques for production equipment. Topics include: instrument tags; process documentation; basic control theory; sensing pressure, flow, level, and temperature; instrument calibration; and loop tuning.
Provides hands on experience in the development and implementation of graphical computer based HMI (Human-Machine Interfaces) for control of automated machines and industrial manufacturing systems. This course is built on the users knowledge/familiarity of programmable logic controls (PLCs) and demonstrates the capabilities and economic impact of PC based controls systems. The manufacturing industrys demand for low cost automated solutions has pushed the desktop PC into the plant floor. Areas such as front end creation, I/O assignments and communications, alarming, and acknowledgement, data trending and more are covered and explored throughout the course.
An introduction to the concepts of pressure, level, flow, and temperature calculations and conversions; operating principles of indicators, recorders, transmitters, and transducers. Measure pressure, level, flow, and temperature using various indicators and recorders. Develop troubleshooting techniques for various devices.
This course introduces methodology into maintenance procedures for various process control systems that will include preventive and predictive methodologies. This course also provides an in-depth study of calibration theory, procedures, and techniques using diverse associated test equipment.
Teaches advanced process control skills to include Process control drawings, PID control, advanced loops and tuning, Process controllers, DCS systems, and SCADA systems. The student will be introduced to the fundamentals, devices and methods use in todays advanced process systems.
This course includes principles of operation, calibration, servicing, troubleshooting, repair and replacement of actuators/control valves.
Provides communication and networking skills needed for cabling and connection to PLC/HMI Devices.
and one of the following: (3 hours)
3
This course introduces direct current (DC) concepts and applications. Topics include: electrical principles and laws; batteries; DC test equipment; Series, parallel, and simple combination circuits; and laboratory procedures and safety practices.
IDFC
1011
3
Introduces direct current (DC) concepts and applications. Topics include: electrical pinciples and laws; batteries; DC test equipment; series, parallel, and simple combination circuits; and laboratory procedures and safety practices.
and one of the following: (3 hours)
3
This course introduces alternating current concepts, theory, and application of varying sine wave voltages and current, and the physical characteristics and applications of solid state devices. Topics include, but are not limited to, electrical laws and principles, magnetism, inductance and capacitance.
3
Introduces the theory and application of varying sine wave voltages and current. Topics include: magnetism, AC wave generation, AC test equipment, inductance, capacitance, and basic transformers.
Introduces the theory and application of varying sine wave voltages and current. Topics include: magnetism, AC wave generation, AC test equipment, inductance, capacitance, and basic transformers.
Note: The previously offered IDSY 1100 (5 hrs) will subsitute for both IDSY 1101 and IDSY 1105 together. (0 hours)