Process Technology (PRT)

Courses

PRT A101 Introduction to Process Technology 3 Credits

Introduction to industrial process operations through an overview of general information, processes, procedures and equipment.

PRT A110 Introduction to Process Safety, Health and Environmental Awareness 3 Credits

Introduction to safety, health and environmental awareness within the process industry. Examines types of hazards and applicable government regulations, and current industry standards and practices. Analyzes the potential for harm to an individual and to the environment due to unsafe conditions. Covers various types of preventative procedures, systems and equipment.

PRT A130 Process Technology I: Equipment 4 Credits

Examines various types of process equipment through an in-depth analysis of construction, components and operation. Covers process flows, piping diagrams, economic impact, plus safety and environmental aspects. Surveys preventative maintenance and troubleshooting procedures.
Registration Restrictions: Admitted students in Process Technology AAS, Industrial Process Instrumentation AAS, Petroleum Technology Undergraduate Certificate or Mechanical Technology Undergraduate Certificate

Prerequisites: PRT A101 and MATH A105 or concurrent enrollment.

PRT A140 Industrial Process Instrumentation I 3 Credits

Introduction to the terminology and symbolism encountered in process instrumentation. The common process variable measurement tools used industrially are explored.
Registration Restrictions: Degree-seeking Process Technology or Industrial Process Instrumentation students.

Prerequisites: MATH A105 or concurrent enrollment.

PRT A144 Industrial Process Instrumentation II 3 Credits

Introduction to continuous control strategies and final control elements utilized for process control. The use of discrete alarm and shutdown systems is also introduced. Shop experiences provide the opportunity to understand pneumatic measurement, transmission, and control functions.
Registration Restrictions: Degree-seeking Process Technology or Industrial Process Instrumentation students.

Prerequisites: PRT A140.

PRT A160 Oil and Gas Exploration and Production I 3 Credits

Surveys oil and gas exploration, reservoir geology, and aspects of petroleum mineral leasing. Covers drilling and production technologies, completion systems, and methods of crude delivery. Surveys emulsion hazards and treatment. Covers natural gas production and tar sands production. Examines current marketing strategies and reviews the theory of peak oil.
Registration Restrictions: Admitted students in the Petroleum Technology Undergraduate Certificate or Process Technology AAS

PRT A170 Renewable Energy Production and Operation 3 Credits

Surveys renewable energy production systems and their operation. Includes technical development, economic viability, grid integration, energy storage, and location issues. Overview of Alaska renewable energy production systems.

Prerequisites: MATH A055.

PRT A230 Process Technology II: Systems 4 Credits

Examines how individual components interact as part of a specific process system. Covers how specific process systems integrate and function within a process facility. Reviews the scientific principles incorporated in the proper working of process systems. Surveys a selection of process industries with emphasis directed toward those located in Alaska.
Registration Restrictions: Admitted students in the Process Technology AAS, Industrial Process Instrumentation AAS or Petroleum Technology Undergraduate Certificate

Prerequisites: PRT A130 and PRT A140.

PRT A231 Process Technology III: Operations 4 Credits

Analyzes the operator duties and responsibilities that occur in a process operation with emphasis focused on the unit (outside) operator position. Examines the different operational phases found in a process operation. Covers the operation of a variety of Alaska process industries and an overview of their operator duties.
Registration Restrictions: Admitted students in the Process Technology AAS or Petroleum Technology Undergraduate Certificate

Prerequisites: PRT A144 and PRT A230 and PRT A250 or concurrent enrollment.

PRT A250 Process Troubleshooting 3 Credits

Introduces the concept of troubleshooting and analyzes how instrumentation such as indicators, variables and controllers can be used for effective troubleshooting. Develops troubleshooting skills that can be used effectively throughout the process industry.
Registration Restrictions: Admitted students in the Process Technology AAS, Petroleum Technology Undergraduate Certificate or Industrial Process Instrumentation AAS

Prerequisites: PRT A144 or concurrent enrollment and PRT A230.

PRT A255 Quality Concepts for the Process Industry 1 Credit

Examines quality concepts, tools and methods used in the process industry and covers the effectiveness of their implementation and continued use. Investigates root cause analysis problem solving techniques. Examines methods necessary to facilitate effective teams and teamwork interaction.
Registration Restrictions: Admitted students in the Process Technology AAS

Prerequisites: PRT A230 or concurrent enrollment.

PRT A280 Industrial Petrochemical Processes 3 Credits

Surveys industrial petrochemical reaction processes, catalysis and aspects of petrochemical productions. Covers industrial start-up and production technologies, shared systems, and methods of industrial chemical processes. Surveys safety hazards and environmental impacts. Covers natural gas reforming and chemical reaction processes, and examines current marketing and shipping strategies.
Registration Restrictions: Admitted students in the Petroleum Technology Undergraduate Certificate, Process Technology AAS or Industrial Process Instrumentation AAS

Prerequisites: PRT A230 with a minimum grade of C.