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

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to 4-year college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a MGCCC advisor.

All students completing a career or technical program must complete either the MS-CPAS (Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System) or an MGCCC Board- approved Technical Skills Attainment assessment where applicable. Students should see an advisor for further details.

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

Semester One

Course Credit(s)
EET 1114 - DC Circuits 4
IET 1113 - Industrial Measurement of Pressure and Level 3
IET 1214 - Industrial Measurement of Temperature and Flow 4
PPT 1513 - Safety Health and Environment 3

Semester Two

Course Credit(s)
EET 1123 - AC Circuits 3
EET 1214 - Digital Electronics 4
IET 1313 - Industrial Controls I 3
IET 2413 - Industrial Controls II 3

Total Credits: 30

Instrumentation and Controls Technology Diploma

Semester Three

Course Credit(s)
EET 1334 - Solid State Devices and Circuits 4
EET 2354 - Solid State Motor Control 4
EET 2364 - Programmable Logic Controllers 4
IET 2413 - Industrial Controls II 3

Total Credits: 16

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Semester Four

Course Credit(s)
ENG 1113 / 1114 English Composition I 3/4
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I 3
Math/Natural Science Elective 3/4*
Social/Behavioral Science 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Total Credits: 15/17

Note:

Please refer to “The Credit by Non-Traditional Means” section of this catalog regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit.

* MAT 1313 or higher or any laboratory science.

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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 questions@mgccc.edu.

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