Major Code: 3724
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, midstream and downstream oil and gas, petrochemical, and power generation.
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:
- Describe the gas physical system of gathering, processing, transmission and distribution; correctly define terminology and acronyms that are used.
- Demonstrate understanding of the flow measurement fundamentals and operating principles of flow measurement equipment used in the natural gas industry.
- Describe the major sections of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) applicable to natural gas pipelines.
- Demonstrate understanding of the gas quality fundamentals and operating principles of flow measurement and measurement equipment used in the natural gas industry.
- Demonstrate understanding of the operating principles and maintenance procedures for pressure limiting & pressure relieving devices.
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.
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.