Instrumentation Technology

Instrumentation Technology, AAS

  • Prepare for local, regional and national technical career opportunities in chemical, power generation, waste water plants, and the oil and gas industry.
  • Entry-level salaries up to $30/HR
  • Open Entry, Open Schedule format provides:
    • Flexibility to accommodate your working, or busy, schedule…schedule times to complete class and hands-on requirements...at times that fit in your life
    • More time to understand material, improve hands-on skills, or get help from instructors on a difficult topic…focused on meeting you where you are, to help you improve your career opportunities

The Instrumentation Technology program will develop skills for the installation, maintenance, calibration and troubleshooting of systems used to measure and control the flow, level, temperature and pressure in automated industrial processes. Courses combine technical theory, use of state of the art equipment, and hands-on experience necessary to work in industrial instrumentation fields across the state, and throughout the country, including chemical operations, upstream and downstream oil and gas, natural gas compressor stations, petrochemical, power generation, and waste water treatment plants.

First Semester
PTEC 202 Safety, Health & Environment 3
GNST 102 First Year Experience 1
AMTE 110 DC and AC Circuits 3
MATH 115 Applied Technical Math (GEC 2) 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
PWPT 202 Instrumentation and Control 3
  Semester Total 16
Second Semester
INST 112 Instrumentation Devices and Calibration 3
PWPT 107 Electrical Controls 3
AMTE 133 Undustrial Wiring and NEC 2
AMTE 134 Industrial Power and Devices 3
AMTE 144 PLC Fundamentals and Applications 3
  Semester Total 14
Third Semester
AMTE 245 Advanced PLCs 3
INST 218 Final Control Elements 3
PTEC 203 Process Technology I:Equipment 4
INST 211 Advanced Instrumentation 3
AMTM 113 Industrial Mechanics 3
  Semester Total 16
Fourth Semester
INST 213 Process Control Loop Troubleshooting 3
INST 214 Distributed Control Systems and Networks 2
  Technical Electives 6
BUSN 230 Business Communications & Ethics 3
  Semester Total 14

For more information, please contact:
Jeff Wyco
Senior VP of Workforce and Economic Development
1201 Science Park Drive, South Charleston, WV 25303
Phone: 304.205.6691
Fax: 304.734.6630