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Roderick Sidwell, PhD
Instrumentation Instructor, Career & Technical Education


"Step by step walk the thousand-mile road." — Miyamoto Musashi


When not teaching I enjoy yoga, hiking, skiing and sometimes working on my car or home.


Contact Information

Office Location: DCIT 257, Elko Campus
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Office Hours

  • Monday: by appointment
  • Tuesday: 9:00-11:00
  • Wednesday: by appointment
  • Thursday: 9:00-11:00

Recommended Reading

  • Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else, Geoff Colvin
  • Panic: The Betrayal of Capitalism by Wall Street and Washington, Andrew Redleaf


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EIT 233
Title:Introduction to Instrumentation
Catalog Description: Successful completion of this course will provide the student with an understanding of the concepts of instrumentation as used in industry and why the accompanying skills are an exciting and highly sought after trade. Common pneumatic and electronic instruments that are used to control processes in refineries, power plants, mines, and most manufacturing facilities will be discussed.
EIT 336
Title:Control Valves and Regulators
Catalog Description: The theory and operation of valves and associated pneumatic and hydraulic devices used in the control of gasses and fluids.
EIT 348
Title:Temperature Measurement and Control
Catalog Description: The measurement and control of industrial heat and temperature processes.
EIT 437
Title:Computer Analog Control
Catalog Description: Successful completion of this course will provide the student with an understanding of the concepts pertaining to analog control using Programmable Logic Controllers. Selection of hardware including processor architecture, input/output module wiring, programming, controller installation, and system troubleshooting. Students will learn PID control systems by utilizing PLC hardware/software in a
EIT 468
Title:Advanced Control Systems
Catalog Description: An applications-oriented conclusion to the Instrumentation Program, including an individualized lab project with selected advanced instrumentation topics.
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