Instrumentation Technology Fundamentals Career Studies Certificate
Automation and other advanced manufacturing systems are the backbone of modern industry operations. These are complex systems, involving the coordinated interaction of electrical, electronic, mechanical and computer components and devices. To be competent and productive in advanced technology fields, 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. Further training may be focused on the integration of these technologies in the design, operation and maintenance of specific systems and subsystems, such as Instrumentation and Controls.
The program requires completion of selected specialized courses. All electives must be approved prior to enrollment. A Career Studies Certificate is awarded upon completion of the program with an overall GPA (grade point average) of 2.0.