Find a Career in Instrumentation

About the Instrumentation and Control Technology Program

Jackson County Campuses

This 2-year program is designed to prepare students for a wide range of technical positions within the commercial/industrial manufacturing industry and the utility and petroleum industries. The Instrumentation program is designed to prepare graduates for a career in the installation, maintenance, testing, and repair of industrial electrical and electronic equipment and systems.

This program introduces process computers, instrument system communications, smart transmitters, control valves, distributed control systems, process simulations, and computer graphic display interfaces. Graduates will possess the skills necessary to enter the workforce as technicians in the field of chemical, power generation, petrochemical, exploration & production, pulp & paper, utilities, food & beverage, and water/waste treatment.

Degree Options

Associate of Applied Science Degree

An Associate of Applied Science Degree is awarded upon successful completion of a minimum of 64 semester credit hours of approved course work. This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC.

Where a transfer to a senior college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a community college advisor for advisement.

All completers in Career Technical programs are required to take an Exit Exam prior to graduation to document academic gain. Graduates of Process Operations Technology are required to take the NOCTI National Certification Exam.

Instrumentation and Controls Technology Certificate (30 Credits)

Course Credit(s)
IET 1114 - Industrial Measurement of Pressure and Level.
EET 1114 - DC Circuits
PPT 1513 - Safety Health and Environment
IET 1214 - Industrial Measurement of Temperature and Flow
IET 1314 - Industrial Control I
EET 1214 - Digital Electronics
EET 1123 - AC Circuits
IET 2114 - Final Control Elements

Instrumentation and Controls Technology Diploma (16 Credits)

Course Credit(s)
EET 1334 - Solid State Devices and Circuits
EET 2354 - Solid State Motor Control
EET 2364 - Programmable Logic Con/HMI
IET 2414 - Industrial Control II

Associate of Applied Science Degree (15 Credits)

Course Credit(s)
ENG 1113 - English Composition I
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I
College Algebra 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Note: Articulated credit may be awarded for approved courses. Please refer to “The Credit by Non-Traditional Means” section of the College Catalog regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit.

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For information on how to become a student at MGCCC, orientation, registration, and degrees programs, please call (228) 896-2536 or email

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