Electronics Engineering Technology Instrumentation Option
Associate Degree Program
As the demand for automated processes grows, employment opportunities for instrumentation engineering technicians are expanding. A career in this field may lead you to work in the chemical processing, food processing, oil and gas production, energy production industries, or other highly technical fields. You could be involved in the design, installation, calibration and maintenance of electronic digital and pneumatic equipment, control systems and development of procedures for maintenance and problem solving. Coursework includes a strong component of practical applications, hands-on laboratory experience and basic theoretical concepts. Computer simulation and applications are an integral part of the curriculum. Graduates offer their employers an immediate contribution as team players equipped with a combination of technical knowledge, problem-solving experience and communication skills.
This program is offered at the Stanton Campus.
What You Can Do
In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for positions such as:
- Instrumentation Technician
- Electronics Technician
- Engineering Assistant
- Field Service Technician
- PLC Programmer
- Technical Specialist
- Tech Team Leader
What You Will Earn
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for instrumentation technicians is $57,000.
What You Will Learn
Program Graduate Competencies
The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.
- Perform the duties of an entry-level technician using the skills, modern tools, theory, and techniques of the electronics and instrumentation engineering technology fields.
- Apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to electronics and instrumentation engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
- Conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments using analysis tools and troubleshooting methods.
- Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined electronics and instrumentation engineering technology problems.
- Explain the importance of engaging in self-directed continuing professional development.
- Demonstrate basic management, organizational, and leadership skills which commit to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Core Curriculum Competencies
The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you, as an associate degree graduate, will be able to do upon completion of your degree, regardless of your major. You will acquire these core competencies through your general education courses (i.e. English, math, etc.) and your program of study courses.
- Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
- Demonstrate effective problem solving and reasoning skills.
- Work effectively in groups of people from diverse backgrounds.
- Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.
- Apply appropriate information literacy skills to locate, evaluate and use information effectively.
- Use computer technology appropriate to the field.
- Use scientific and mathematical reasoning appropriate to the technology.