PRT 110 Syllabus


Title:    Introduction to Process Technology Safety Environmental and Health

Department/Number:   PRT 110

Credits:  3

Prerequisites:  NA

Location:  Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center


Name:  Brian Ellingson


Course Textbooks:

Required: Introduction to Process Technology Safety, Health and Environmental

ISBN: 9781111036355

The electronic versions are an option but the last time I worked with them they were a little problematic.

Supplementary Readings:  as provided

Any Supplies Required: To be announced


This course is an overview of the field of safety, health and environment within the process industry. Covers plant hazards, safety, and environmental systems and equipment, and applicable government regulations and industry standards.


The goal of the student is to gain broad knowledge of the safety, health and environmental risks to employees in in modern industry. The roles of regulating agencies in monitoring modern process industries will also be covered.


Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the role of a process technician within a modern safety system
  2. Understand and explain the terminology utilized by individuals and agencies involved in a modern safety, health and environmental system.
  3. Understand and explain the importance of PPE
  4. Understand and explain the role of regulating agencies the process industry.
  5. Explain the hazard identification and classification system.
  6. Explain the difference between and how engineering and administrative controls are used to identify and reduce risk.
  7. Describe the role of Process Safety Management, M.O.C. and risk assessment in the process industries.


Instructional methods will include lectures, reading assignments, homework, labs and the use of the Blackboard system


Assignments will be provided through the Blackboard system.


Students are expected to comply with the University Student Code of Conduct available for review at:

You are required to sign and adhere to the Process Technology & Certificate Programs “Professional Behavior Policy’.


Classroom Ground Rules

  1. Respect instructor and classmates.
  2. If you are late for class by over 15 minutes you will receive a reduced attendance point. Please find a vacant seat and be seated with a minimum of disturbance to the class.
  3. Turn off cell phones during class.
  4. Restrict talking or conversations that do not include the entire class or add value to the class discussion.
  5. If you do not understand a concept, idea, or explanation, you should ask the instructor or classmate to explain it in a different manner.
  6. All tests will be administered in a closed book no notes format.

Homework, Class Notes, Power Point presentations, notebooks and Blackboard

Students are expected to submit legible homework written in a manner suitable for the assignment.  Shorthand answers will not be accepted.  The process of writing out both the question and the answer helps the student to retain the information. As an employee you will be expected to communicate clearly in your written communications and this class expects the same level of communication.  As a student you are responsible for taking notes and making certain you understand the information presented.    Information not covered in your assigned reading will be made available in lecture, in a digital format, or in hard copy.  All class assignments will be provided in Blackboard.

Class Attendance and Participation

The CTC PRT department strives to create a work-like atmosphere to prepare you for a career in the process industry.  Attendance and participation are expected in the workplace; they are expected in this class.

What is ‘participation’?  Verbal communication is critical when working in the process industries; therefore, we expect participation in class.  Students should be prepared to:

  • Discuss subject matter presented in class
  • Ask questions
  • Discuss their homework during class review
  • Work with other students on in-class and lab activities
  • Respond to Instructor questions
  • Take part in demonstrations and activities
  • Present and participate in Safety Huddle discussions
  • Find and share relevant materials with class mates

You are responsible for managing your attendance and absences.  You must contact the Instructor before class to arrange any absences — in writing if possible.  If you are absent without notifying the Instructor, you forfeit all Attendance/Participation credit for that class, as well as the right to earn credit for making up any in-class activities from that session.

Assignment Due Dates, Assignment and Test makeup policy

You are responsible for meeting the assignment and testing schedules, and for arranging any extensions and makeup work with your Instructor.  All extensions/reschedules must be requested in writing, I.E. E-mail.

Due dates for Homework, Labs, and In-Class activities will be posted in Blackboard with the assignment.  Extensions must be requested in writing on or before the due date.

Tests must be taken on the scheduled dates.    If there is a valid reason that you can’t take a test at the scheduled time, you must contact the Instructor in writing before the scheduled test to explain your absence, and request permission to take a makeup test.    Once you have permission, you can schedule your makeup test with Jodi Baxter, the PRT Administrative Assistant, 479-2436.    Makeup tests must be taken within one week of the originally scheduled date.

Special situations:  You must work out a schedule with the Instructor before the due dates.  Homework and assignments turned in more than two weeks past due date will receive zero credit.

Instructor has discretion in applying grade penalties for extensions and late submissions.


Grading Scale Evaluation System

A = 100-90% Exams and Quizzes 30%

B = 89-80% Homework 25%

C = 79-70% Attendance/Participation 15%

D = 69-60%

F = 59% or less Final Exam 30%

Plus and minus grades will not be submitted


Extensive support services are available for the student and can be found on the web at:  Students are encouraged to form study groups with their peers.  The instructor is available to assist students on an as scheduled basis.  Students are encouraged to take full advantages of all these services.


UAF has a Disability Services office that operates in conjunction with the College of Rural and Community Development’s (CRCD) campuses and UAF’s Center for Distance Education (CDE). Disability Services, a part of UAF’s Center for Health and Counseling, provides academic accommodations to enrolled students who are identified as being eligible for these services.
If you believe you are eligible, please visit on the web or contact a student affairs staff person at your nearest local campus. You can also contact Disability Services on the Fairbanks Campus at (907) 474-7043,