Apr 23, 2024  
Spring 2024 Academic Catalog 
Spring 2024 Academic Catalog

Advanced Instrumentation and Controls, Skill Set

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Applied Process Technology Program Coordinator

Program Purpose

This Skill Set enables students to work on advanced industrial instrumentation and process control and final control devices.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Skill Set, completers will be able to do the following:

  • Explain the operational theory of fluid and gas analyzers
  • pH analyzers
  • Moisture Analyzers
  • Oxygen Analyzers
  • Opacity monitors
  • Density analyzers
  • Environmental monitors
  • Conductivity cells and transmitters
  • Explain the operational theory of advanced flow transmitters
  • Fabricate and install instrument tubing and associated components
  • Set up digital chart recorder to plot process points
  • Set up control loops to monitor fluid and gas composition using typical analyzers
  • Set up control loops using advanced flow transmitters to control flow
  • Set up loops to control flow and level using ultrasonic transducers and transmitters
  • Calibrate control valves and damper drivers
  • Given a malfunctioning multiple point control loop, troubleshoot the loop and restore the system to normal operating parameters.


Skills that enable students to function in a power generation station, midstream processing plant, or in a manufacturing facility as an operator, maintenance technician, or instrumentation and controls technician are skills that are in-demand.

Required Courses (6 Hrs)

Notice to All Students

  • Annual Notification: All career and technical education courses and programs are offered at Pierpont regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability.
  • Advanced Skill Set and Skill Set programs do not qualify for financial aid. Students seeking financial aid eligible degrees may incorporate the classes as electives when their schedule allows or may declare an associate or certificate degree in which the skill set and advanced skill set courses are embedded.
  • Students are reminded to review campus policies and procedures as stated in the catalog.

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