PTAC 2420
Process Technology II - Systems

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. A study of various process systems including related scientific principles.
    2. Suggested prerequisite: Process Instrumentation, Process Technology I- Equipment
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe the process and function of common process systems; and explain and demonstrate the operation of each process system. Assignment rubrics, labs and exams will measure grading.
  3. Major Course Requirements
    1. Requirement: Comprehensive Final Exam.
    2. Requirement: NO MAKEUP ON MISSED EXAMS.
  4. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Book: Instructor’s resources.
  5. Other Policies, Procedures and Important Dates are available in the Catalog.
  6. Course Organization and Schedule:
    1. Weekly Course Schedule

Week Number

Section/Online Work

Week 1

Week 1 Handouts; and Intro to Moodle Chapter 1

Week 2

Fire, Utility, Waste, Cooling Water Systems

Week 3

Natural and Fuel Gas Systems and Relief, Flare Systems

Week 4

Steam Generation and Boiler Feedwater System

Week 5

Steam distribution and Condensate Recovery systems

Week 6

Test 1

Week 7

Distillation Systems

Week 8

Reactor Systems

Week 9

Stripping Systems

Week 10

Absorption, Adsorption and Filtration Systems

Week 11

Test 2

Week 12

Refrigeration Systems

Week 13

Combustion and Crystallization Systems

Week 14

Blending Systems

Week 15

Final Review

Week 16

Final Exam

Disclaimer:  Schedule and content is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.


Labs (10% Attendance)




Tests / Final Exam (average)




Last Modified: August 29, 2016