Associate in Science
Electronics Engineering Technology, Industrial Instrumentation
Complete this degree through the
Industrial Instrumentation concentration.
Pursue your Electronics Engineering Technology degree, or focus on the Industrial Instrumentation Concentration. Both paths will equip you with the skills needed to fit this ever-evolving field.
Put yourself in control.
Think about all things you utilize during a typical day. From your favorite beverages, food products, paper products, fuels, to all of the products made from plastics or glass. None of these would exist as you know it, without the skills of trained process control professionals. Instrumentation and process control is about measuring and automatically controlling a variety of process variables that make it possible to produce everything from chemicals to food to electricity.
In our Industrial Instrumentation program, the learning is real-world, practical, and designed to prepare you for a challenging career that puts both your hands-on skills and your problem-solving abilities to the test. In our state-of-the-art lab, there’s no such thing as computer simulation. You’ll work with the same devices you’ll use in the field as you learn to configure, calibrate, and troubleshoot process instrumentation that measures level, volumetric flow, mass flow, pressure, and temperature. You’ll work with fully functional level and flow control loops consisting of measuring instruments, PLCs/PACs, digital recorders, control valves, and communications systems.
The tools and process control equipment you work with are from some of the top names in the process control industry.
Every type of industry, locally and around the world, needs highly trained process instrumentation and controls system technicians. With your Industrial Instrumentation degree, you can be in control of your future.
- Read piping and instrumentation diagrams.
- Configure, calibrate, and troubleshoot temperature, pressure, level and flow instruments.
- Configure and troubleshoot communication networks utilized for process control.
- Work with PLC Ladder Logic, to troubleshoot controllers.
- Problem-solve and work as part of a team.
- Understand the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry.
Our Industrial Instrumentation grads are working in the field in a range of roles including:
- Measurement Technician
- Service Technician
- Instrumentation Technician
- Controls Technician
- Relay Protection and Control Technician
Employers of PTC Graduates
As you begin your job search, you’ll work with a Career Services staff who’ve helped our grads launch careers with employers like:
- Appalachian Power
- Equipment & Controls, Inc. (ECI)
- MarkWest Energy Partners
- Range Resources
- Tudi Mechanical Systems
- Universal Pressure Pumping
- Winn-Marion Barber LLC
The Associate in Science, Electronics Engineering Technology with an Industrial Instrumentation concentration consists of seven quarters. For course descriptions, visit our catalog.
- Math for Electronics
- Critical Thinking
- Steps 1
- Electronics 1
- AC Fundamentals
- English Composition 1
- Process Control 1
- Industrial Communications 1
- English Composition 2
- Steps 2
- Process Control 2
- Computers and Networking
- Industrial Controllers
- College Algebra
- Process Control 3
- Effective Speech
- Physical Science
- Career Development
- Personal Finance
- Leadership Principles
- Overview of the Oil & Gas Industry
- Industrial Communications 2
- Internship (360 hours)
You’ll prepare to sit for the CST (Control Systems Technician) Associate exam, a certificate of achievement awarded by the International Society of Automation (ISA).
PTC will reimburse the cost of the exam if you pass before you graduate.
Applicants for the Industrial Instrumentation program must pass a required background check. Most employers require a background check and drug screening prior to employment. Most positions require a driver’s license and clean driving history.
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