Do you like to install, service and troubleshoot technology on equipment?
Program Director/Program Coordinator
|Name||Dr. Michael Stickney|
|Title||Instrumentation Technology 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 Instrumentation Technology curriculum is designed to train students to begin entry-level careers in this growing and changing field. The areas of study for this program 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, and implementation of sophisticated control strategies. The Instrumentation Technology program is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).
Degrees and Certificates
- Associates of Applied Science (AAS) – Instrumentation Technology
- Certificate – Instrumentation Technology – Entry Level
- Certificate – Instrumentation Technology – Advanced Level
- Certificate – Instrumentation Technology – Advanced Level Technology
See the most recent college catalog for additional information and course descriptions
Program Mission and Vision
The Instrumentation Technology program provides students with a wide range of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to be a successful technician in the field of instrumentation technology. The areas of study for this program 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, and implementation of sophisticated control strategies.
- Safety – Comply with national, state, and local safety regulations when repairing, calibrating, and installing instruments.
- Diagnose and Repair Existing Instruments – Assess, diagnose, and repair faulty instruments in measurement and control systems using logical procedures and appropriate test equipment
- Install and Configure New Instruments – Build, configure, and install new instrument systems according to plans, applying industry construction standards, and ensuring correct system operation when complete
- Process Control Optimization – Improve system functions by evaluating control system performance; implement strategies to tune and stabilize control systems.
- Instrument Calibration – Assess instrument accuracy and correct inaccuracies using appropriate calibration procedures and test equipment.
Document Instrument Systems – Interpret and create technical documents (electronic schematics, loop diagrams, and P&IDs) according to industry standards.
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Course Catalog Information
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.