TAPT-110: Process Technology Equipment

Skilled Trade & Apprenticeship
Academic Level
Course Subject
TAE - Process Tech. Practices
Course Number
Course Title
Process Technology Equipment
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
45.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
45.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
Catalog Course Description

Introduces students to the purpose, components, operation, and troubleshooting of the equipment used within the process industry.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Introduction to equipment tools and process drawings
  2. Piping, tubing, hoses, and fittings
  3. Valves
  4. Pumps
  5. Compressors
  6. Turbines
  7. Motors and engines
  8. Power transmission and lubrication
  9. Heat exchangers
  10. Furnaces and boilers
  11. Cooling towers
  12. Filters and dryers
  13. Extruders
  14. Vessels
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Describe the equipment and equipment operations common to the processing industry.
  2. Describe safety and environmental concerns associated with the industry.
  3. Describe and analyze the importance of plant equipment maintenance and predictive/preventive maintenance procedures in the industry.*
  4. Describe and evaluate the process technician’s role in performing maintenance tasks.*
  5. Describe the purpose and components of piping, tubing, hoses, and fittings in the process industry.
  6. Explain the purpose and components of common valves used in process technology.
  7. Describe the purpose of pumps in the refining and petrochemical industries.
  8. Describe the purpose of compressors in the refining and petrochemical industries.
  9. Identify the common types/applications of compressors, turbines, heat exchangers, furnaces and boilers, cooling towers, filters and dryers, extruders, and vessels used in the process industry.*

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  1. Tests will be given throughout the semester.
    • Test scores represent 50% of the course grade.
  2. Laboratory activities and performance exercises will be done where students will demonstrate an understanding of practical applications.
    • Laboratory activities represent 25% of the course grade.
  3. Written final exam
    • Final Exam represents 25% of the course grade.

Texts, handouts, and/or workbooks will be determined by the TAE Department.


Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Departmental Exam
Portfolio Review
Other Details

This course is identified as a departmental course for which a learner can receive college credit for prior college-level learning and/or skills acquired outside the traditional classroom. Terms of the HFC Credit for Prior College-Level Learning Policy may be met by review of the appropriate documentation, skill, certifications, and/or knowledge acquired by the learner and submitted for evaluation by the appropriate departmental faculty.

As required, one or more of the following may be considered in the evaluation process:

  1. Field experience
  2. Licenses held
  3. Completing course exams
  4. Performance sequences
  5. Competing a portfolio
  6. Assessment of private trade school or other extensive college level industry training and learning by a departmental faculty member.

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Winter 2016
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date