|Faculty:||MacPhail School of Energy
|Field of Study:||Instrumentation Technology/Technician
|Description:||Through courses combining theory with hands-on learning in a modern lab, train to be an instrumentation technologist, studying control system design and computer-based processes for work in a wide range of industries, including oil and gas refining and petrochemical processing.
Instrumentation Engineering Technology provides students with sound theoretical and practical training in the operation and maintenance of automated process control and measurement systems used in the production of various commodities. Instrumentation technologists use electronic test equipment to install, troubleshoot, calibrate, maintain and repair electrical/electronic measurement and control instruments. Students will learn about pneumatic devices, control valves, electronic instruments, digital logic devices, computer based process controls and control system design. Students also become well versed in personal computer applications in instrumentation, process control systems design, Fieldbus™ SCADA, PLC, distributed control system design and interfacing of industrial microcomputer control systems with real processes. Modern laboratory facilities include pilot-scale versions of processes found in various industries and a fully equipped control room.