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Career/Technical Education (CTE) classes help you connect what you're learning to the real world. 

Frank Phillips College Workforce Programs

Current CTE Schedule
Certificate(s) in CTE
Meet the Team
Current CTE Schedule

Career and Technical Education - Instrumentation and Electrical Technology, Process Technology, and Pump & Engine

Fall 2018

TECHNICAL CORE INSTRUCTOR ROOM DAY
CETT 1409-01 DC/AC Circuits 4 McKinnis, Brendan CAI 105 M 5-10pm
CETT 1325-01 Digital Fundamentals 3 Emory, Jason CAI 105 TH 5-9pm
INTC 2336-01 Distributed Controls & PLC 3 Fangman, Tim CAI 105 W 1-5pm
INTC 2336-02 Distributed Controls & PLC 3 Fangman, Tim CAI 105 W 5-9pm
INTC 1350-01 Digital Measurement & Control 3 Smith, Dean CAI 105 TU 1-5pm
INTC 1350-02 Digital Measurement & Control 3 Smith, Dean CAI 105 TU 5-9pm
INTC 2388-01 Internship in I&E Technology 3 Staff CAI 105 TBA TBA
INTC 1391-01 Special Topics in Instrumentation 3 Fangman, Tim CAI 105 TH 1-5pm
INTC 1391-02 Special Topics in Instrumentation 3 Fangman, Tim CAI 105 TH 5-9pm
ELECTRICAL
ELPT 1341-01 Motor Control 3 Skaggs, Tom CAI 104 M 1-5pm
ELPT 1341-02 Motor Control 3 Skaggs, Tom CAI 104 M 5-9pm
ELPT 2347-01 Electrical Testing & Maintenance 3 Skaggs, Tom CAI 104 TH 1-5pm
ELPT 2347-02 Electrical Testing & Maintenance 3 Skaggs, Tom CAI 104 TH 5-9pm
INSTRUMENTATION
INTC 1305-01 Introduction to Instrumentation 3 Maxwell, Richard CAI 110 W 1-5pm
INTC 1305-01 Introduction to Instrumentation 3 Maxwell, Richard CAI 110 TH 5-9pm
INTC 1356-01 Instrumentation Calibration 3 Fangman, Tim CAI 105 TU 1-5pm
INTC 1356-02 Instrumentation Calibration 3 Fangman, Tim CAI 105 TU 5-9pm
PUMP & ENGINE
CBFM 2317-01 Mechanical Maintenance 3 Smith, Dean CAI 110 M 5-9pm
IEIR 1343-01 Industrial Equipment Maintenance 3 Smith, Dean CAI 110 W 5-9pm
PROCESS TECHNOLOGY
PTAC 2438-01 Process Technology III- Operations 3 Allen, Jobe P66 TH 5-9pm
PTAC 1308-01 Safety, Health, & Environment I 3 Harlan, Lan TBA (CA 110) TU 5-9pm
CTEC 1391-01 Special Topics in Chemical Tech 3 Maxwell, Richard TBA (CAI 112) TU 1-5pm
PTAC 2388-01 Internship in Process Technology 3 Staff TBA (CAI 112) TBA TBA
Certificate(s) in CTE

Instrumentation & Electrical Associates of Applied Science Degree

Frank Phillips College is home to the largest training facility for petrochemical and refining operations in the Texas Panhandle. Frank Phillips College offers certificates in instrumentation, electrical, pump & engine and process tech fields. Students learn theory and practical skills in electronics, instrumentation, mechanical, and control at Borger, Dalhart, or Perryton sites. Students can earn a certificate in instrumentation, electrical, pump & engine, and process tech. Students will be eligible to work when they have completed one of these certificates. Students taking the instrumentation and electrical program will be eligible to receive an associate of applied science degree after completing 60 semester hours of course work.

Frank Phillips College workforce programs include courses offered at the FPC Center for Access & Innovation building located at 901 Opal Street in Borger, TX. For more information on any of the following classes, call 806-457-4200, ext. 776.

Admission to the Program
The instrumentation and electrical program accepts students in fall, spring, and summer semesters. Each program has a student-to-faculty ratio of less than 25:1, and admission is offered to students who have completed all admission requirements on a first-come, first-serve basis. When the program has enrolled students to capacity, the Director will create a wait list for students who may be admitted if space permits.

Careers in Instrumentation and Electrical 
The Texas Panhandle is the home for some of the largest petrochemical and refining operations. The demand for skilled instrumentation, electrical, process technicians and pump and engine technicians continues to grow. Our graduates enter the workforce with the equivalent of years of on-the-job experience. Companies continually hire students straight out of our program.

Instrumentation Technology Certificate

  • Prepares students to be an Instrumentation and Control (“I&C”) Technician to calibrate, maintain and repair all instruments, control systems and electrical equipment.
    Teaches students to Inspects, repair, installs and test instrumentation systems by production equipment to ensure adherence to established performance levels and product quality.
  • This program is praised by industry for the quality of students graduating from our program. Electrical certificate.
  • Prepares students to perform maintenance and calibration on existing electrical systems and equipment.
  • Teaches students to inspect, Install, maintain and repair electrical and control systems.
  • This program is praised by industry for the quality of students graduating from our program.

Electrical Technology Certificate

  • Prepares students to be an Instrumentation and Control (“I&C”) Technician to calibrate, maintain and repair all instruments, control systems and electrical equipment.
    Teaches students to Inspects, repair, installs and test instrumentation systems by production equipment to ensure adherence to established performance levels and product quality.
  • This program is praised by industry for the quality of students graduating from our program. Electrical certificate.
  • Prepares students to perform maintenance and calibration on existing electrical systems and equipment.
  • Teaches students to inspect, Install, maintain and repair electrical and control systems.
  • This program is praised by industry for the quality of students graduating from our program.

The Process Technology Certificate

  • Prepares students to become plant operators responsible for equipment, the hazards of the chemicals, and the chemistry and physics involved in process technology.
  • Teaches students to read piping and instrumentation diagrams, identify equipment, troubleshoot equipment, operate simulators and, as a capstone course, run a Distillation Unit.
  • Is praised by industry for the quality of students graduating from our program.

Pump and Engine Technology certificate:

  • Prepares students with the mechanical skills to work on the motors and pumps used in oil, gas, and other industry.
  • Teaches students to identify different types of equipment, operations, and troubleshooting skills needed to become a highly trained pump and engine technician.
  • This program is praised by industry for the quality of students graduating from our program.
Meet the Team

Taryn Fraley
Dean of Career and Technical Education 
tfraley@fpctx.edu

Jason Emory
Director of Industrial Education
jemory@fpctx.edu

Tim Fangman
Assistant Professor of I&E
tfangman@fpctx.edu

Thomas Skaggs
Adjunct Instructor of Electrical
tskaggs@fpctx.edu

Richard Maxwell
Adjunct Instructor of Process Technology
rmaxwell@fpctx.edu

Dean Smith
Adjunct Instructor of Pump and Engine
dsmith@fpctx.edu

Brendan McKinnis
Adjunct Instructor of I&E
bmckinnis@fpctx.edu

John LaCour
Adjunct Instructor of Process Technology
jlacour@fpctx.edu

Alma Armendariz
CTE and Grant Coordinator
aarmendariz@fpctx.edu