Do you like to install, service and troubleshoot technology on equipment?
Program Director/Program Coordinator
|Title||Electrical and Electronics Instructor/Program Director|
Industrial & Applied Technology
Machines used across many industries are evolving into complex and intricately connected systems operated by well-trained instrumentation technicians. The Galveston College Instrumentation Technology program trains students to begin entry-level careers in this growing and changing field.
Housed at the Galveston College Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technical Center, the one-semester Instrumentation Technology program utilizes a comprehensive industrial computer control lab where students learn about control system installation, maintenance and trouble shooting.
The Instrumentation Program coursework is offered in one, 16-hour semester.
Semester One: Level One Certificate (Entry Level)
Areas of study include:
- Intelligent integrated control systems
- Testing and analyzation of control circuitry
- Maintenance of instruments and control settings
- Basic electrical theory
- Troubleshooting of individual process instruments
- Implementation of sophisticated control strategies
Level 1 Certificate Program: Entry Level
Level One Certificate
|ELPT||1420||Fundamentals of Electricity II||4|
|INTC||1312||Instrumentation and Safety||3|
|INCR||1402||Physics of Instrumentation||4|
|INTC||1307||Instrumentation Test Equipment||3|
|INCR||1291||Special Topics in Instrumentation||2|
Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 16
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Chemical and Manufacturing Plants
Oil exploration and production companies
Cross-country Pipeline Companies
Municipal Water Treatment Facilities
Large Buildings or Campuses
According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the average hourly salary for instrumentation technicians ranges from $20 to 67.
Instrumentation technicians install, calibrate and troubleshoot individual process instruments as well as complete control systems.
This program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation under grant number 1601442