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Instrumentation Technology at Galveston College

Galveston College launches one-semester Instrumentation Technology program

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 https://gc.edu/instrumentation, visit the Applied Technology Center at 7626 Broadway St., Galveston, or call Amanda Smithson at (409) 944-1401.


Instrumentation Technology

Galveston College offers free Quickstart training opportunities

Galveston College offers free Quickstart training opportunities

Galveston College still has openings for its free Quickstart training programs in Electrical Technology and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), beginning in June.

Funded by a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission, the Quickstart programs are designed to help individuals find entry-level jobs in the fast-growing HVAC and electrical industries.

In the eight-week programs, students will be presented with the basics of a trade, including safety procedures, proper tool usage, regulations, codes and more.

In addition to job training, Galveston College offers career counseling and job placement assistance.

Tuition is free for those accepted into the programs. However, students must purchase their own steel-toed boots.

An individual applying to a Quickstart program must

  • be age 18 or older. (Proof of age is required such as driver’s license or birth certificate.)
  • be a United States citizen or certified to work in the United States. (A Social Security card or original I-9 documentation is required.)
  • meet United States Military Selective Service registration requirements, if male. (Student must present Registration Acknowledgment Card at the time of enrollment.)

Following acceptance into the program, the applicant must meet with Galveston College’s job placement navigator and bring required documents.

For more information, please contact Job Placement Navigator Mary Powers at (409) 944-1287 or mpowers@gc.edu. (Si necesitas ayuda llenando el formulario, llamame a 409-944-1287 y te ayudo con mucho gusto.)