Instrumentation & Industrial Automation Technology • 2 Years

Prepare to enter the world of process controls and automation where today’s world depends on the essential services that are provided by Instrumentation & Industrial Automation technicians.

This 2-year program covers basic mathematics for electronics, electricity, solid state, digital devices, applied physics, and calculus. Programmable logic controllers, transmitters, transducers, recorders, and controllers are used to simulate control techniques. Students learn to monitor, install, troubleshoot, repair, and calibrate process controls for temperature, level, flow, and pressure. The program qualifies graduates for challenging and rewarding career employment as Instrumentation, Automation and Controls, and Engineering Technicians and many more.

In this hands-on profession, you can find a rewarding career that allows you to build on your intellectual knowledge and apply it to real world problems. Graduates of the Instrumentation & Industrial Automation Technology program have a tremendous amount of opportunity in this profession, and find career opportunities in fields such as Aerospace, Agriculture, Energy, Manufacturing, Mining and Refining, Pharmaceuticals, Technology, and much more. From retro-fitting to upgrading controls, your skills and knowledge will position you to play a key role within your organization. 


Students in the Instrumentation & Industrial Automation Technology program have the opportunity to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree from Yakima Valley College along with their PTI certificate. For more information, Click Here

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  • Electronics
  • Electricity
  • Process control
  • Robotics
  • Solid state
  • Digital devices
  • Applied mathematics and calculus
  • Applied physics
  • Motor controls
  • Industrial computing
  • Automation
  • Calibration

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