Basic Technical Certificate: Instrumentation and Automation Assistant

(1 Year)


To prepare students as entry-level technician and maintenance assistants to meet the needs of the electrical and process industry.

Employers include food processing, mining, semiconductor, chemical, paper, steel, petroleum, utilities and manufacturing industries. Graduates will have theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience setting up and calibrating electronic devices that measure and control temperature, level, flow, pressure, motion, force, humidity and acidity.

Graduates will be able to troubleshoot single and three phase motor controls, basic variable frequency drives, programmable logic controllers, sensors, relays, timers, solenoids, and other automation devices.

Required Courses:
ESET 0103Introduction to Electronics Theory1
ESET 0103LIntroduction to Electronics Lab1
ESET 0104DC Electronics Principles Theory2
ESET 0104LDC Electronics Principles Lab2
ESET 0105AC Electronics Principles Theory4
ESET 0105LAC Electronics Principles Lab2
INST 0140Introduction to Motors and Motor Control Theory2
INST 0220Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers3
INST 0240Theory2
INST 0242Theory2
INST 0251Laboratory1
INST 0253Laboratory1
INST 0254Laboratory1
Total Credits24