Associate in Science, Electronics Engineering Technology
Not just hands-on. Heads-in.
100% of PTC’s available Industrial Instrumentation graduates are working in oil and gas in full- and part-time positions, while 100% of available Electronics Engineering Technology graduates are employed part or full time.*
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Choose from two paths within this major.
Pursue your Electronics Engineering Technology degree as a generalist, or focus on the Industrial Instrumentation Concentration. Both paths will equip you with the skills needed to fit this ever-evolving field.
100% of PTC’s available Industrial Instrumentation grads are working in the oil and gas industry in full- or part-time positions.*
Put yourself in control.
Think about all things you take for granted during a typical day. Turn on the faucet, and you get water. Flip a switch, and you get light. Press the accelerator, and you get where you want to go. But none of that can happen without the skills of trained electronics professionals. Instrumentation and process control is about measuring and automatically controlling a variety of process variables that make it possible to produce everything from chemicals to food to electricity.
In our Industrial Instrumentation program, the learning is real-world, practical, and designed to prepare you for a challenging career that puts both your hands-on skills and your problem-solving abilities to the test. In our state-of-the-art lab, there’s no such thing as computer simulation. You’ll work with the same devices you’ll use in the field as you learn to install, calibrate, and troubleshoot process instrumentation for measuring level, flow, rate, mass flow rate, pressure, and temperature. You’ll prepare to calibrate and troubleshoot control loops involved in process instruments, programmable logic controllers, digital chart recorders, process variable indicators, control valves, and communications systems.
The tools you work with, and the curriculum you follow, are straight from some of the top names in the process control industry.
Every type of industry, locally and around the world, needs highly trained process instrumentation and controls system technicians. With your Industrial Instrumentation degree, you can be in control of your future.
- Read piping and instrumentation diagrams.
- Configure, calibrate and troubleshoot temperature, pressure, level and flow controls.
- Tune and troubleshoot instrumentation and controls.
- Install, maintain and repair electronic equipment.
- Apply electronics and instrumentation across a variety of equipment.
- Problem-solve and work as part of a team.
- Understand the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry.
Our Industrial Instrumentation grads are working in the field in a range of roles including:
- Measurement Technician
- Service Technician
- Instrumentation Technician
- Controls Technician
- Relay Protection and Control Technician
Employers of PTC Graduates**
As you begin your job search, you’ll work with a Career Services staff who’ve helped our grads launch careers with employers like:
- Appalachian Power
- Equipment & Controls, Inc. (ECI)
- MarkWest Energy Partners
- Range Resources
- Tudi Mechanical Systems
- Universal Pressure Pumping
- Winn-Marion Barber LLC
The Associate in Science, Electronics Engineering Technology with an Industrial Instrumentation concentration consists of seven quarters. For course descriptions, visit our catalog.
- Math for Electronics
- Critical Thinking
- Steps 1
- Electronics 1
- AC Fundamentals
- English Composition 1
- Process Control 1
- Industrial Communications 1
- English Composition 2
- Steps 2
- Process Control 2
- Computers & Networking Systems
- Overview of the Oil & Gas Industry
- College Algebra
- Process Control 3
- Effective Speech
- Physical Science
- Career Development
- Industrial Controllers
- Industrial Communications 2
- Personal Finance
- Leadership Principles
- Steps 3
- Internship (360 hours)
You’ll prepare to sit for the CST (Control Systems Technician) Associate exam, a certificate of achievement awarded by the International Society of Automation (ISA).
You can also sit for the NCCER Core Curriculum certification. NCCER in an educational foundation created to develop standardized construction and maintenance assessments with portable industry-recognized credentials.
PTC will reimburse the cost of the exam(s) that you pass before you graduate.
*Showcases graduates from 2017 classes. Data includes those who were available for work and were offered and/or received career search assistance from 1/1/2017-3/30/2018. Includes full-time, part-time, or freelance positions. Visit PTCollege.edu/employmentstats to learn more.
**Background check and drug screening may be required prior to employment.
***Applicants for the Industrial Instrumentation program must pass a required background check. Most employers require a background check and drug screening prior to employment. Most positions require a driver’s license and clean driving history.