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Instrumentation Technology Fundamentals, CSC


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*This is a G3 Eligible Program

Program Code: 221-938-21, CIP Code: 47.0105

Program Head: Bryan Smith, (540) 863-2893, bsmith@mgcc.edu

Purpose: Automation and other advanced manufacturing systems are the backbone of modern industry operations. These complex systems involve the interaction of electrical, electronic, mechanical and computer components and devices. Technicians must be broadly trained in the areas of electrical and electronics fundamentals, electrical machinery and controls, PLCs, hydraulics and pneumatics, computer networking, mechatronic system fundamentals, system analysis and troubleshooting techniques, and other technical applications.

Admission Requirements: Students who meet the admission requirements to the College are eligible for enrollment into the program. Individuals are expected to be proficient in basic English, mathematics and reading. Appropriate developmental courses are available for those who need to update their skills.

Program Description: The Instrumentation Technology Fundamentals program is designed to prepare individuals for entry level technical support positions or advancement opportunities in the instrumentation field. Instrumentation technicians install, calibrate, adjust and maintain devices and control systems. Work involves the measurement and regulation of the temperature, pressure, level and flow of the various processes used in an automated manufacturing or production environment..

Employment Outlook: Those who complete this program will find opportunities as: E & I Technician, Instrumentation Technician, Electrical Technician, or Industrial Technician.

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