Galveston College has launched a new one-semester Instrumentation Technology program to prepare students for entry-level positions as instrumentation helpers.

Beginning this fall at Galveston College’s Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center, the five-course program will train students to install, troubleshoot and maintain complex machinery and equipment used in a variety of industrial settings, including manufacturing, oil exploration and production, pipelines, water treatment and power plants.

Instrumentation Technology is a level-one certificate program and is part of the Electrical/Electronics program at Galveston College. Students may choose to complete the Instrumentation Technology program alone or as part of the total Electrical/Electronics degree plan. Students also may earn National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) credentials.

According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the average hourly salary for instrumentation technicians ranges from $20 to $67 an hour.

To learn more about the Instrumentation Technology program go to, visit the Applied Technology Center at 7626 Broadway St., Galveston, or call Amanda Smithson at (409) 944-1401.


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