Pipeline Integrity Plan of Study

Associate in Applied Sciences (75 Credit Hours)

AAS Flow Chart
Learn about the Pipeline Integrity Courses in the AAS degree flow chart.
Semester 1: 16 Hours
SEPL 1113 Introduction to Pipelines and Facilities
An introduction to the basics of the pipeline industry and the duties of a Pipeline Integrity Technologist. Students will gain an understanding about pipelines, products transported in pipelines, basic pipeline design and pipeline terminology. Theory/Lab. Corequisite MATH 1513
SEPL 1123 Pipeline Materials and Components
A study of the physical basics of a pipeline. Materials, processes used to manufacture pipe, and basic maintenance will be discussed in detail. Theory/Lab. Corequisite MATH 1513
ENGL 1033 Technical Writing 1 (or)
ENGL 1113 Freshman Composition I
HIST 1493 U.S. History Since 1865
MATH 1513 College Algebra
Semester 2: 15 Hours
SEPL 1213 Processing and Product Handling
Students explore pipeline equipment maintenance schedules, operations and maintenance activities, failure investigation and a variety of maintenance and repair topics. Theory/Lab.
SEPL 1223 Introduction to Corrosion Control
An introduction to various types of corrosion found in the pipeline industry. Students study different types of corrosion, the basics of cathodic protection, in-line inspections, coatings, and a variety of pipeline inspection techniques. Students also examine both the application and management of pipeline corrosion, as well as learn appropriate assessment and repair methods for pipeline corrosion. Theory/Lab Prerequisite MATH 1513
SEGC 2413 DC/AC Circuit Analysis
This course covers the basic principles of DC/AC electrical circuits. Subjects to be included: operating characteristics of the circuits various components, electrical laws, series circuits, parallel circuits, series-parallel circuits, magnetism, impedance, and resonance. Theory/Lab.
CS 1013 Computer Literacy & Applications
ENGL 2033 Technical Writing II (or)
ENGL 1213 Freshman Composition II
Semester 3: 12 Hours
SEPL 2112 Internship
A cooperative agreement between industry and education which allows students to utilize and refine skills previously learned in their educational process. All work is performed in accordance with industry standards and guidelines, and supervised by industry and school representatives. Lab. Prerequisites: Student must have successfully completed all Pipeline Integrity, and Arts and Sciences courses as listed in the program Information Guide, have a minimum 2.5 institutional GPA, a valid driver’s license or Dean of the School of Engineering & Construction Technologies approval.
Semester 4: 15 Hours
SEPL 2413 Regulations and Compliance
Students learn and apply their knowledge of economic principles in making decisions and choosing among alternatives. Project schedules are developed using both the bar method and the critical path method.  This includes study of basis of equivalent worth, rate of return, payback analysis and estimating a project through completion. 
SEPL 2423 Integrity Management I
Students examine the federal regulations that govern the operation of liquid and gas pipelines. Also included are industry specifications and guidelines applicable. Theory Lab.
SEPL 2563 Project Management
PHIL 1213 Ethics
SPCH 1113 Introduction to Speech (or)
SPCH 2313 Small Group Communication
Semester 5: 17 Hours
SEPL 2513 Pipeline Hazard Recognition and Risk Management
This course teaches pipeline construction site safety procedures, work practices and controls, including work site preparation, safety data sheets (SDS) review, hazard recognition, front end operational hazards, rigging and hoisting, on ground and in trench pipe hazards, pipe assembly and coating hazards. Theory
SEPL 2523 Pipeline Maintenance and Repair
Students examine general pipeline repair activities, mitigation/remediation of exposed pipeline, coatings and the creation of assessment reports. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite SEPL 2413
SEPL 2533 Integrity Management II
Students create assessment reports, inline inspection programs, document predictive vs. actual anomalies, identify preventative/mitigative measures and explore requirements necessary to prevent pipeline incidents. Theory/Lab. Prerequisites SEPL 2423
SEPL 2542 NACE CP1 Preparation
Students prepare for the National Association of Corrosion Engineers level one examination. Theory/Lab. Prerequisites SEPL 1223, SEPL 2212 & SEPL 2423
SEPL 2553 Pipeline Capstone
The culminating experience in Pipeline Integrity Technology. The course includes the fundamental theories and practices of pipeline integrity, and it expands the concepts presented in previous work through simulation and actual problem resolution. Theory/Lab. Prerequisites: program instructor approval and a minimum overall GPA of 2.5. Theory/Lab. Prerequisites SEPL 2212 & SEPL 2423