The mission of the Instrumentation & Controls Engineering Technology program is to provide high quality education and training, which will assist a diverse student body to prepare for career development primarily, lifelong learning, and academic advancement for careers in various fields involving Instrumentation, Sensors & Controls and related applied sciences and engineering technologies.
Degrees and Certificates
General Requirements - Instrumentation & Controls Engineering Technology
The Instrumentation and Controls Engineering Technology program prepares individuals to install, calibrate, troubleshoot and maintain process control equipment and systems. A wide variety of equipment is learned, from traditional pneumatics to digital devices using different protocols.
Students will be able to:
- Interpret and sketch diagrams used in industrial automatic control.
- Configure a smart transmitter using a field communicator.
- Compose a working PLC program using ladder logic and then install and troubleshoot it.
- Troubleshoot process upsets caused by control equipment using simulation.
- Troubleshoot and repair process control faults in plant process equipment caused by tuning, control valves, transmitters and controller.
TSI testing required prior to first enrollment for all AAS degrees and Level II certificates.
There are 1,324 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to increase by 5.8% over the next four years.
- The estimated annual job openings is 66 jobs a year.
- Median Wages - $21.54 hourly, $45,000 annually