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Instrument & Control Systems Technology Program

Instrument & Control Systems Technology is an extensive program that provides students with knowledge and skill-based training to work in Instrumentation and Control Systems positions in various industries. It is taught 4 days per week in morning or evening sessions for a total of 8 terms in 96 weeks. The program is 24 months during the day and evening sessions. Students must participate in 360-day or evening class sessions to complete the program.

The objective of this program is to prepare students to install, maintain, and troubleshoot equipment in entry-level positions including:

  • Instrument/Electrical Technician
  • Instrument Fitter
  • Instrumentation Repair Technician
  • Instrumentation Maintenance Technician
  • Assistant Instrument Designer
  • Instrument Sales Representative
  • Analyzer Technician
  • Analyzer Sales

Program Overview

The Instrument & Control Systems Technology Program teaches basic concepts, skills, and terminology for graduates to obtain entry-level jobs in this occupation. Studies include classroom and laboratory work in these areas:

  • Basic Electricity and Electronics
  • Success Skills in the Workplace
  • Industrial Safety Practices
  • Review of Basic and Related Mathematics
  • Basic Pressure and Level Instrumentation
  • Instrumental Electronics
  • Industrial Electricity Instrumentation
  • Motor Controls and Relay Logic
  • Programmable Log Control (PLC) Basics
  • Temperature, Hydraulics, Flow
  • Valves and Final Control Elements
  • Documentation and Process Control Theory
  • Industrial Measurement and Control
  • Advanced PLC Applications

The program also includes introductory courses to PCs such as Microsoft Office, Excel, Networking, and Technical Writing software. In the last two-quarters of study, students choose specialized training in control systems or process analyzers. The analyzer track includes Basic and Organic Chemistry and Analytical Measuring Devices.  The Controls track offers additional control systems courses. Each track includes elective choices for students to tailor their training.

Program Teaching Methods

The teaching methods used in this program include classroom theory and lab sessions that are coupled with an atmosphere solidly based on “real work” industrial concepts. Studies are individualized and progress is monitored with assignments, quizzes, and laboratory evaluations.

Instrumentation and Control System Technology School

Instrument & Control Systems Technician Job Description

Instrument and Control Systems Technicians maintain, adjust, install, repair, and troubleshoot instrumentation, equipment, and control circuits. Their typical responsibilities include:

  • Ensure instruments are working correctly ordering by inspecting, calibrating, and testing them
  • Check the condition of production equipment and machinery and make any corrections when needed
  • Maintain safety, cleanliness, outputs, and readings of electrical, mechanical, and instrumentation equipment
  • Maintain protective relays, computers, metering, monitoring, and control systems
  • Report all inspection findings to supervisors, engineers, or plant managers
  • Maintain proper functioning of robotics, AI, and information systems
  • Ensure the stability of equipment to support business functions and manufacturing processes and procedures

Industry Career Paths

Graduates may apply their Instrument and Control Systems Technology skills to their present  occupation or become employed with different industrial groups such as:

  • Aeronautics
  • Power
  • Beverages
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Biomedical
  • National Defense
  • Ceramics
  • Oceanography
  • Chemical
  • Pollution: Air/Water
  • Foods
  • Space Exploration
  • Metals
  • Textiles
  • Petroleum/Gas
  • Water and Sewage Treatment

How Career Services Help

ITI Technical College is committed to assisting students and graduates in the pursuit of rewarding employment in their field of study. While we cannot guarantee employment upon graduation, ITI works to assist students and graduates with employment opportunities before and after graduation. We believe a technical career often provides a better salary, working conditions, and self-image, which consequently result in A BETTER LIFE for our students and graduates.

Why Choose ITI Technical College

ITI Technical College faculty and staff are dedicated to student success from instructing to counseling. Instructors deliver a relevant, industry-driven curriculum and academic counselors focus on ensuring students have the tools needed for success.

Since 1973, ITI Technical College has graduated thousands of students in technical programs. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges to ensure students receive the best education and training possible.

How To Apply

It is easy to find out if the Instrument & Control Systems Technology Program is right for you and how to enroll. Start by calling one of our Admissions Specialists at (225) 752-4233 and schedule a tour today.

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Associate in Occupational Studies Degree Program IC10T

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