Find a Career in Instrumentation

About the Instrumentation and Controls 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 four-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 a MGCCC Board-approved Technical Skills Attainment where applicable. Students should see an advisor for further details.

Instrumentation and Controls Technology Certificate

Semester One

Course Credit(s)
SBE 1113 - Electronic Fundamentals I 3
SBE 1123 - Electronic Fundamentals II 3
SBE 1213 - Digital Electronics 3
SBE 1223 - Test and Measurement Fundamentals 3
SBE 2363 - Programmable Logic Controllers 3

Semester Two

Course Credit(s)
IET 1113 - Industrial Measurement of Pressure and Level 3
IET 1313 - Industrial Controls I 3
IET 2113 - Final Control Devices 3
PPT 1513 - Safety Health and Environment 3
SBE 2353 - Solid State Motor Control 3

Total Credits: 30

Instrumentation and Controls Technology Diploma

Semester Three

Course Credit(s)
IET 2413 - Industrial Controls II 3
IET 2433 - Installation Practices 3
IET 2453 - Troubleshooting and Calibration Principles 3
IET 2513 - Capstone Class 3

Total Credits: 15

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Semester Four

Course Credit(s)
ENG 1113 / 1114 English Composition I or ENG 1033 Technical English 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


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

* MAT 1033, MAT 1313 or higher or any laboratory science.

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