Course detail: Process Instrumentation & Control Module 2 - Control Functions

You can enroll and start at any time. You can take up to four months to complete the module at your own pace.

Module 2 - Control Functions



This course focuses on the selection and implementation of measurement and control devices for process automation applications. You will gain a stronger understanding of how to assess, compare, and select the various methods of measurement and control.


Learning Objectives

  • Identify the different types of computer-based control systems, including PLCs and DCSs, as well as basic requirements for good operator interface.
  • Understand control loop types and the basics of tuning.
  • Describe the different models and implementation of alarm and trip systems.


Who Should Enroll?

This certificate program is for those who want to learn about the PIC field in a condensed time frame and from a practical point of view and/or for those who simply want to communicate technically with PIC personnel. The program provides attendees with sufficient knowledge to move into the field of PIC. It is applicable to both technical and supervisory personnel. It is presumed that participants come from a setting where they can apply the knowledge received.



Part of the Online Certificate in Process Instrumentation & Control.

Register for all three modules of the certificate at the same time and enter "PICCERT" in the Promo Code box at check out to receive a $200 discount.

Program Accessibility
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to participate in University of Kansas sponsored educational offerings. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in one of our online courses, please email or call 913-897-8530 at least four weeks prior to your anticipated start date.

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Course Resources
Online Certificate in Process Instrumentation and Control Course Information (PDF Document)

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