Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Process Instrumentation

This program is delivered only through Kenai Peninsula College.

Admission Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Program Requirements

Oral Communication
COMM A111Fundamentals of Oral Communication3
or COMM A235 Small Group Communication
or COMM A241 Public Speaking
Written Communication
WRTG A111Writing Across Contexts3
WRTG A212Writing and the Professions3
Mathematics
MATH A105Intermediate Algebra3
Natural Science
PHYS A115
A115L
Physical Science
and Physical Science Lab
4
or PHYS A123
A123L
Basic Physics I
and Basic Physics I Laboratory
CHEM A103
A103L
Survey of Chemistry
and Survey of Chemistry Laboratory
4
or CHEM A105
A105L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
Program Courses
EDD A288Computer Aided Drafting3-4
or PETR A155 Blueprint Reading
ET A101Basic Electronics: DC Circuits4
ET A102Basic Electronics: AC Circuits4
ET A126Digital Electronics4
ET A175Technical Introduction to Computing Systems3
ET A240Computer Systems Interfacing3
ET A241Digital Control Systems3
ET A246Electronic Industrial Instrumentation3
PETR A240Industrial Process Instrumentation III3
PETR A244Industrial Process Instrumentation IV3
PRT A130Process Technology I: Equipment4
PRT A140Industrial Process Instrumentation I3
PRT A144Industrial Process Instrumentation II3
Complete 3-4 credits from the following:3-4
CCNA 1
Computer Programming (Languages Vary)
Programmable Logic Controllers
Process Technology II: Systems
Process Troubleshooting
Total Credits66-68

A total of 66-68 credits is required for the degree.

Program Student Learning Outcomes 

Graduates of the UAA Industrial Process Instrumentation program will have the ability to:

  • Read P & ID drawings and piping isometric drawings.
  • Enter and print data in a spreadsheet program and enter and edit text using a word processor.
  • Predict the output from a pneumatic or electronic transmitter for a given process input condition.
  • Predict the effect of changes in gain or integral time on the dynamic behavior of closed-loop control.
  • Describe the techniques for troubleshooting an orifice meter and flow control loop using either electronic or pneumatic equipment.
  • Correctly interpret RTD or thermocouple output values as process temperatures.
  • Correctly predict the voltage drops in a series connected current loop or a parallel connected voltage loop.
  • Correctly implement a set-reset function using Boolean logic, TTL circuits or relay logic.
  • Correctly distinguish between data transmitted by analog signals and data transmitted by digital signals.
  • Identify typical pumps, compressors, transmitters and similar components.
  • Communicate technical issues to peers both in writing and orally.
  • Demonstrate punctuality and responsibility suitable to workplace employment.