Instrumentation (INS) at Rappahannock Community College


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INS 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
INS 220 - Introduction to Fluid Power
Introduces analysis and design of hydraulic and pneumatic control systems. Presents interpretation and application of fluid power systems, schematic diagrams, and symbols.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3 credits
INS 230 - Instrumentation I
Presents the fundamental scientific principles of process control including temperature, pressure, level, and flow measurements. Topics include transducers, thermometers, and gauges are introduced along with calibration.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3-4 hours. Total 5-7 hours per week.
Prerequisites: ETR 113 and ETR 144
3-4 credits
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INS 231 - Instrumentation II
Continues INS 230. Covers common techniques for measuring the dynamic response of processes. Topics include transmitters and telemetering along with process control systems.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3-4 hours. Total 5-7 hours per week.
3-4 credits
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INS 232 - System Troubleshooting
Presents system troubleshooting theory and real troubleshooting applications. Uses a hands-on approach to provide troubleshooting experience in multiple areas such as programmable logic controllers (PLC), control automation systems and process control systems.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. 2-3 Credits.
2-3 credits
INS 233 - Process Control Integration
Presents computer automation including PLCs, SCADA, and PC-based systems to control processes. Topics such as PLC control and computer data acquisition are introduced where students will use existing systems or build systems and control these systems with PLCs and computer data acquisition systems. Assesses students through test and project evaluations and the course will be assessed by graduate feedback. Prerequisite: INS 230, and ELE 233.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3-4 hours. Total 5-7 hours per week.
Prerequisites: INS 230 and ELE 233
3-4 credits
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INS 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits