Tag: Instrumentation Technology

Galveston College to offer Associate of Applied Science in Instrumentation Technology

Galveston College has received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Associate of Applied Science in Instrumentation Technology.

The 60 credit-hour program is designed to prepare graduates for employment as entry-level instrumentation technicians in chemical plants, oil refineries, electrical power plants and water treatment facilities.

The program will include three stackable Instrumentation Technology certificates: Basic (16 hours), Intermediate (32 hours) and Advanced (45 hours).

Initial enrollment is expected to be 20 students with courses delivered through a combination of face-to-face, hybrid and laboratory instruction.

According to Texas Workforce Commission data projections, employment of instrumentation technicians in the Gulf Coast region is expected to increase by 16 percent from 2016 to 2026. The average hourly salary for instrumentation technicians ranges from $20 to $67 an hour.

The program was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in December 2019.

For more information on the AAS and certificates in Instrumentation Technology, please contact Martin Crichlow, student success adviser at mcrichlow@gc.edu.

Industry and Business Implementation Team tours Applied Technology Center

The Industry and Business Implementation Team for the National Science Foundation Engineering Technology Instrumentation Project at Galveston College met in conjunction with the Electrical/Electronics Technology Advisory Committee on Sept. 28 to discuss plans for 2018-19 and to tour the Electrical/Electronic Technology and Instrumentation Technology labs at the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center.

Members of the team include representatives from Galveston College, government agencies, and businesses and industries that typify stakeholders providing almost 3,000 new electrical, electronics and instrumentation technology opportunities within the next few years.

Above, Keith Gray of CenterPoint Energy and Dr. Laimutis Bytautas, co-principal investigator of the Engineering Technology Instrumentation Project funded by National Science Foundation at Galveston College, visit with Dr. Mike Stickney, adjunct instructor of Instrumentation Technology at Galveston College, and Tim Schilling of UTMB.  Below at left, Galveston College student Jackson Manis discusses his experiences with the group, as Vice President of Instruction Dr. Cissy Matthews looks on. At right, industry representative George Walker discusses the needs of businesses in the Gulf Coast region.