NRCC Instrumentaion Technology
Instrumentation and Control Automation at NRCC

Instrumentation Technology Course Description

INS 220 - Introduction To Fluid Power (3 credits) (Fall)

Introduces analysis and design of hydraulic and pneumatic control systems. Presents interpretation and application of fluid power systems, schematic diagrams, and symbols. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

INS 230 - Instrumentation I ( 4 credits) (Fall)

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 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

INS 231 - Instrumentation II ( 4 credits) (Spring)

Continues INS 230. Covers common techniques for measuring the dynamic response of processes. Topics include transmitters and telemetering along with process control systems. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

INS 232 - System Troubleshooting ( 2 credits) (Spring)

Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

INS 233 - Process Control Integration ( 4 CR) (Spring)

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 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.


New River Community College

Instrumentation and Control Automation