House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

PTAC-1302-01 (Intro Process Tech)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorPowell, James Leland
Phone(409) 984-6344
Business and Technology
Chair:Michael Trahan
Telephone:(409) 984-6378
Hours:MW 08:00AM -12:00PM TR 4:45PM -5:45PM F-9:00AM-11:00AM
Building:Educational Annex (PAEA)
Room #:104
Course Information
Course ID #10237
Course Subject-Number-SectionPTAC-1302-01
Course TitleIntro Process Tech
Course Description Introduction to the processing industries. This is a survey of all process technology courses in the program.
Course Prerequisites None
Required Textbooks Introduction toProcess Technology, CAPT 2006 Edition, Publisher-Pearson
Learning Objectives Introduction to chemical and refinery plant operations. Topics include process technician duties, responsibilities and expectations; plant organizations; plant process and utility systems; and the physical and mental requirements of the process technician.


PTAC        1302 Introduction to Process Technology

Week of:

January        17        Holiday – Monday, Jan.17th

Introduction to class.

                        Chapter 1-Process Technology: An Overview

                        (Last day for schedule changes, Jan.21)

                24        Chapter 2-Oil and Gas Industry Overview

                        Chapter 3-Chemical Industry Overview

                        Chapter 5-Power Generation Industry Overview

January        31        Chapter 6-Pulp and Paper Industry Overview

                        Chapter 7-Water and Waste Water Treatment


February        7        Exam 1 (Chapters 1,2,3,5,6,&7) Feb.8th

                        Begin Chapter 10-Basic Physics

                14        Complete Chapter 10-Basic Physics

                        Chapter 11-Basic Chemistry

                21        Complete Chapter 11

                        Exam 2-(Chapters 10 & 11) Feb.24th

February        28        Chapter 12-Safety, Health, Environment and Security

                        Chapter 13-Quality

                        Last Day to drop with a Q (Feb.28)

March                7        Spring Break


                14        Chapter-14-Teams


                21        Exam 3-(Chapters 12, 13 & 14-March,22)

Chapter 15-Process Drawings

March                28        Chapter 16-Piping and Valves

Chapter 17-Vessels



April                4        Complete Chapter 17-Vessels

Exam 4-(Chapters 15, 16 & 17) April. 7th

                        April 6 Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for the semester

April                 11        Chapter 18-Pumps:Chapter 19-Compressors

                        Chapter 20-Turbines



                18        Chapter 22-Heat Exchangers

                        Chapter 23-Cooling Towers        

                April 22- Easter Holiday

April                25        Chapter 25-Boilers



May                2        Exam 5-(Chapters 18, 19, 20, 22, 23 & 25)

Review for Final Exam (May 5)

May                 9        Complete Review for Final Exam

                        Final Exam – Thursday May 12 - 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Discussion Topics None
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Missing a days lecture can cause you to possibly drop a letter grade on tests.

1. A student with more than 5 absenses may be dropped from class.

2. Tardiness - Being tardy for class more than one time during a test cycle, will result in 1 point being deducted from your next test, for each time you are tardy.

Determination of Final Grade Chapter Tests-50%, Quizzes/homework/labs-25% Final Exam-25%

1.You will have 5 Tests and a Final Exam in this class. All tests and the exam are taken in class on a specified day. There are "NO MAKEUP OR RETAKES".. If you miss "ONE" Test, your final exam grade will count as this missing test grade (in other words, your final will count twice). If you miss more than one test, you will receive a zero for each additional test you miss. If you take all of your tests and do not miss any of them, then you have the option of replacing your lowest test grade with your final exam grade. If you are involved in Academic Dishonesty, you will NOT be allowed to replace the zero you received with your final exam grade.

2. Homework must be completed on time, 15 PTS will be deducted each class day late , for two class days. Homework will not be accepted more than two class days late.

Final Exam Date May 12, 2011 - 8:00 AM
Campus Policies
Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission Statement

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The college, a member of The Texas State University System, has provided affordable, quality educational opportunities to residents of the Southeast Texas area since 1909.Lamar State College-Port Arthur embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life. The faculty, staff, and administration share a commitment to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community service. The foundations for student success include compensatory education programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the skills and demeanor necessary for initial and continued employment, and a core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community. Student achievement is measured by the completion of courses and programs of study, successful performance following transfer to a baccalaureate program, and the attainment of individual goals.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

* Treated with dignity and respect;

* Afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

* Given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights;

* Provided and opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

 College Grading Scale

Below 59F

(Some specialized programs may have different grading scales)


 Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated.  Please consult the student handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty.  These policies will be strictly enforced.


 Facility  Policies

        No food, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

        Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom.

        Cell phones and/or pagers are allowed ONLY on vibrate mode. Leaving the classroom to answer a page or phone call may constitute an absence or a tardy.


 Special Considerations

         The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute 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 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.

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