Course Description

This course is 42 learning hours. It is recommended that students spend an average of 7 hours per week on this course.

The third and final course in the Certificate in Advanced Process Control provides attendees with sufficient knowledge to design, implement, and optimize advanced regulatory control strategies. The course covers modern advanced control methods that can be implemented in a regular control system. It also covers a work-process for effectively optimizing control loops.

Course Outline

Each week has a one-hour pre-recorded session with the instructor. There is a total of four hours of pre-recorded sessions in this course.

  • Week 1: Cascade Control
  • Week 2: Feedforward Control
  • Week 3: Other Advanced Control Strategies
  • Week 4: Effective Control Loop Optimization

What You Will Learn

  • When and how to apply cascade and feedforward controls
  • The design, use, and tuning of ratio, split-range, and override controls
  • How to deal with nonlinear processes and control elements


By enrolling in this course, you will be automatically enrolled in the Certificate in Advanced Process Control.

Recommended For

  • Process control engineers
  • Instrumentation and control technicians
  • Technical personnel who design, optimize, and troubleshoot control loops

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Advanced Control Strategies and Optimization
Online - Asynchronous
Apr 01, 2021 to Mar 31, 2022
Total Learning Hours
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $1,195.00
Reading List / Textbook
Process Control for Practitioners
Author: Jacques F. Smuts
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: OptiControls Inc.
ISBN: 9780983843818
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