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  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Instrumentation Certificate


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If you seek a hands-on career in the high-tech industry, and quick entry into the job market, consider a certificate as an Instrumentation Technician. Our program prepares you to be an effective, interdisciplinary problem solver. You will learn to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering used in automated manufacturing, and process control. You will become efficient at controlling a variety fluid processes to control temperature, level and pressure.

Program Overview

The Instrumentation program supplies local industries with knowledgeable technicians who can operate, maintain, and perform preventative and routine maintenance on process control devices. The program is designed to prepare workers to pass the ISA Instrumentation certification exam.

Students will gain understanding of the technology utilized in processing industries. Hands-on laboratories, in areas such as electricity and electronics, fluid power, and the basics of programmable logic controllers will assure the students are "work ready". This program will give students a skill set that pave the way for a continuation into the Mechatronics A.A.S. program to become a certified technician.

Career Opportunities

Instrumentation Technicians are in high-demand around the globe, earning an average of $16 – $20 per hour, depending on their geographic region. Prospective employers in the region include: Proctor and Gamble, EcoLab, Hood, Rustoleum and other firms in West Virginia, Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Southern Pennsylvania.

Note: All salary estimations are based on current position and educational trends. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College cannot guarantee that the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive.

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