House Bill 2504

Fall 2011 Course Syllabus

INTC-1348-01 - Analytical Instrumentation

Faculty Information
SemesterFall 2011
InstructorAndress, William Jack
Phone(409) 984-6391
Business and Technology
Chair:Michael Trahan
Phone:(409) 984-6378
Hours:1:00 - 1:30 & 3:55-4:25 MW / TR 9:00-1:00
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Course Information
Course Number90276
Course Description Analytical instruments emphasizing utilization in process applications. Includes, but not limited to, chromatography, pH, conductivity, and spectrophotometric instruments.
Course Prerequisites CETT 1303, CETT 1305
Required Textbooks Volume I Schoolcraft chapters 8 -12

Basic Chromatography from ISA

Field devices analytical lab book
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Therefore 5 points will be deducted for each missed class from the next test. Missing five or more classes is grounds to be dropped from the class.
Course Grading Scale  90 - 100 = A     80 - 89 = B     70 - 79 = C     60 - 69 = D     Below 59 = F
Determination of Final Grade There will be chapter exams, a comprenhensive final exam, a combined lab quiz , homework grade and no makeup work. If a test is not taken, the current test average will be substituted only once. Home work must be completed each week, 20 points will be deducted each class day late. 5 points will be deducted from the next test for each absence. 2 point will be deducted from the next test for each tardy. Early departure from class will be counted as an absence for the day. The course grade will be the average of the homework, quiz, labs as one grade, the average chapter test as the second grade, and the Final exam as the third grade. Please put cell phones out of sight during all class times.
Final Exam Date December 14, 2011 - 1:30 PM
Major Assignments INTC 1348

FALL 2010

Instructor Andress "Study of Analytical Instruments"

August 22 Introduction to the Class

August 24 Introduction Field Device

August 29 Questions due Introduction p1-1 to p1-10Lab #1

August 31 Lecture electrochemical Analyzers p2-1 to p2-18 Lab #2

Sept 5 Holiday

Sept 7 Questions due electrochemical Analyzers p2-1 to p2-18 Lab #2

Sept 12 Lecture Online electromagnetic p2-19 to p2-30 Lab #3

Sept 14 Questions due electromagnetic Analyzers p2-19 to p2-30 Lab #3

Sept 19 Lecture Online chromatographs p2-31 to p2-35 Lab #4

Sept 21 Questions due chromatographs p2-31 to p2-35 Lab #4

Sept 26 Lab day

Sept 28 Lecture Basic Chromatography from ISA ch 1 & 2

Oct 3 Test chapter ISA ch 1 & 2

Oct 5 Lecture Basic Chromatography from ISA ch 3,4 & 5

Oct 10 Test chapter ISA ch 3,4 & 5

Oct 12 Lecture Basic Chromatography from ISA ch 6,7 & 8

Oct 17 Test chapter ISA ch 6,7 & 8

Oct 19 Lecture Basic Chromatography from ISA ch 11

Oct 24 Test chapter ISA ch 11counted with all Test scores

Oct 26 Lab day

Oct 31 Schoolcraft Chapter 8

November 2 Schoolcraft book Chapter 8

November 7 Schoolcraft book Chapter 8 Test

November 9 Schoolcraft book Chapter 9

November 14 Schoolcraft book Chapter 9 Test

November 16 Schoolcraft book Chapter 10

November 21 Schoolcraft book Chapter 10 Test

November 23 Schoolcraft book Chapter 11

November 28 Schoolcraft book Chapter 11 Test

November 30 Schoolcraft book Chapter 12

December 5 Schoolcraft book Chapter 12

December 7 Schoolcraft book Chapter 12 Test

December 12 Class review

December 14 Final Exam

Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates
General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes
Reading:Demonstrates the ability to analyze and interpret a variety of printed materials.

Writing:Produces clear, correct, and coherent prose adapted to purpose, occasion, and audience.

Speaking:Communicates orally in clear, coherent, and persuasive language appropriate to purpose, occasion, and audience.

Listening:Demonstrates the ability to analyze and interpret various forms of spoken language.

Critical Thinking 1:Applies qualitative and/or quantitative skills analytically and creatively to subject matter.

Critical Thinking 2:Demonstrates the ability to evaluate arguments and construct alternative strategies.

Computer Literacy 1:Uses computer-based technology to communicate, solve problems, and acquire information.

Computer Literacy 2:Demonstrates an understanding of the limits, problems, and possibilities associated with the use of technology.

Intercultural Competence 1:Demonstrates awareness of similarities and differences between cultural groups.

Intercultural Competence 2:Demonstrates the ability to recognize global interconnectedness.

Intercultural Competence 3:Demonstrates a general knowledge of cultural evolution.

Program Student Learning Outcomes 1. Identifies control panel indicators, calibration tools, electrical parts, and how they work.

2. Analyzes temperature and flow results to determine proper operating parameters of specific process computerized and electronic equipment.

3. Analyzes level and gas measurements to determine proper operating parameters of specific process and electrical equipment.

4. Demonstrates standard safety procedures as required in industry.

Course Student Learning Outcomes 1. Identify various analytical instruments (PSLO 3)

2. describe their function (PSLO 3)

3. know their strengths and limitations (PSLO 3)

4. know the safe operation of these analyzers (PSLO 4)
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  • No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  • Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  • Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations unless specifically allowed by the instructor.

  • Use of electronic devices during normal class hours distracts other students, disrupts the class, and wastes valuable time. Instructors have an obligation to reduce such disruptions.

  • Turn your cellphones to vibrate when you enter the classroom.

    CELL PHONE & COMPUTER POLICY - Please put cell phones and computers out of sight during all class times. Cell Phone (texting, gaming, using, e-mail use, calling, taking photos or recording of any kind is prohibited in all classes). Using Cell Phones & Computers during class time is distracting to other paying students. I will take 2 points off the next test for each violation. If there are repeated violations you will be dismissed from class for that day and counted as absent. You may use these devices during break time and after and before class.

    Drinks are allowed, Please no food.

Additional Information
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statue that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 210D, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6251.
Copyright Violations Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester, by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally. No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class, including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.

Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.

Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.

If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment Statement Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate programs.

Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.

If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.

What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Privacy Notice Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.

Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.

Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.

Circumstances under which information may be released:

An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person to whom the information may be given.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student by providing a copy of a filed tax return that shows that the student was listed as a dependent of that parent or guardian. The tax return must be for last complete tax year. Again, this documentation must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student if the student logs on to and sends an email to the Registrar granting permission. The email must specify what information may be given and the name of the person to whom it may be given.

Co-enrollment students are protected by the same privacy laws as adult students.

The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.

College-Level Perspectives This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:

  • Establishing broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which s/he lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world.

  • Stimulating a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society.

  • Developing a capacity to use knowledge of how technology and science affect their lives.

  • Developing personal values for ethical behavior.

  • Developing the ability to make aesthetic judgments.

  • Using logical reasoning in problem solving.

  • Integrating knowledge and understand the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines.

Degree Plan Evaluation A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.

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  2. Click on the “My Services” tab.

  3. Click on the “Student” tab.

  4. Click on Student Records.

  5. Click on Degree Evaluation.

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  7. Verify that the Curriculum Information (your MAJOR) is correct

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All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.

HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.

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