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2020-2021 Catalog

Instrumentation, Measurement and Control Technology:Process Instrumentation,AAS


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Major Code: 3723

Program Description

Instrumentation, Measurement & Control Technology program will develop skills for the installation, maintenance, calibration and troubleshooting of systems used to measure and control the flow, level, temperature and pressure in automated industrial processes in the chemical, oil and gas industry. Courses combine technical theory, use of state of the art equipment, and hands-on experience necessary to work in industrial instrumentation fields across the state, and throughout the country, including chemical operations, upstream and downstream oil and gas, natural gas compressor  stations, petrochemical, power generation, and waste water treatment plants.

Program Goals and Objectives

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

Upon completion of the Process Instrumentation concentration of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Work safely in an automated manufacturing and process environment, including the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Install, maintain, calibrate and effectively troubleshoot instrumentation devices
  • Read and understand Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams, associated drawings and documentation
  • Understand fundamental principles and methods of measuring flow, level, pressure and temperature
  • Identify, maintain and troubleshoot electrical and mechanical systems used in a process control loop, such as valves, pumps, sensors, variable frequency drives, motor circuits, and controllers
  • Install, repair and replace tubing in a process environment
  • Gain hands-on experience installing, configuring, programming and troubleshooting
  • programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and Human Machine Interface (HMI) Displays
  • Gain hands-on experience installing, configuring and troubleshooting instrumentation devices using industrial communications such as HART, DeviceNet, ProfiBus, Foundation Fieldbus, EtherNet/IP and wireless communication
  • Gain hands-on experience installing, configuring, repairing and troubleshooting control valves and positioners
  • Understand the components and function of a Distributed Control System (DCS)
  • • Troubleshoot and tune PID control loops
  • • Gain hands-on experience troubleshooting process control loops in an integrated, real world
  • environment on the Process Training Unit (PTU)
  • • Complete the International Society of Automation (ISA) Control System Technician (CST)

Associate Recognition Program; the ISA CST Associate examination measures a fundamental
understanding of knowledge in automation and controlComplete the International Society of
Automation (ISA) Control System Technician (CST) Associate Recognition Program; the ISA CST
Associate examination measures a fundamental understanding of knowledge in automation and
control
Program Assessment
Students in the Process Instrumentation concentration will complete the International Society of
Automation (ISA) Control System Technician (CST) Associate Recognition Program; the ISA CST Associate
examination measures a fundamental understanding of knowledge in automation and control. This will
be required in the Capstone course.
Careers
This program prepares completers for entry-level positions as instrumentation techs, Electrical &
Instrument Techs, Process Techs, electronics/instrumentation techs, instrument and control techs, and
maintenance techs. Instrumentation technicians find employment in most industries and earn a large
starting salary. Technicians may be employed locally, regionally or nationally in chemical, power
generation, waste water plants, and the oil and gas industry. Typical salary range for an entry-level
position can be up to $30 per hour.

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