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Instrumentation Technology


Machines used across many industries are evolving into complex and intricately connected systems operated by well-trained instrumentation technicians. The Instrumentation Technology curriculum is designed to train students to begin entry-level careers in this growing and changing field. The areas of study for this program include intelligent integrated control systems, testing, and analyzation of control circuitry, maintenance of instruments and control settings, basic electrical theory, troubleshooting of individual process instruments, and implementation of sophisticated control strategies. The Instrumentation Technology program is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). 



  • Associates of Applied Science (AAS) – Instrumentation Technology
  • Certificate – Instrumentation Technology – Entry Level
  • Certificate – Instrumentation Technology – Advanced Level
  • Certificate – Instrumentation Technology – Advanced Level Technology

See the most recent college catalog for additional information and course descriptions

The Instrumentation Technology program provides students with a wide range of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to be a successful technician in the field of instrumentation technology. The areas of study for this program include: intelligent integrated control systems, testing and analyzation of control circuitry, maintenance of instruments and control settings, basic electrical theory, troubleshooting of individual process instruments, and implementation of sophisticated control strategies.

  • Safety – Comply with national, state, and local safety regulations when repairing, calibrating, and installing instruments.
  • Diagnose and Repair Existing Instruments – Assess, diagnose, and repair faulty instruments in measurement and control systems using logical procedures and appropriate test equipment
  • Install and Configure New Instruments – Build, configure, and install new instrument systems according to plans, applying industry construction standards, and ensuring correct system operation when complete
  • Process Control Optimization – Improve system functions by evaluating control system performance; implement strategies to tune and stabilize control systems.
  • Instrument Calibration – Assess instrument accuracy and correct inaccuracies using appropriate calibration procedures and test equipment.

Document Instrument Systems – Interpret and create technical documents (electronic schematics, loop diagrams, and P&IDs) according to industry standards.

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  • Chemical and Manufacturing Plants

  • Power plants
  • Oil exploration and production companies

  • Cross-country Pipeline Companies

  • Municipal Water Treatment Facilities

  • Large Buildings or Campuses

  • Instrumentation Sales

According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the average hourly salary for instrumentation technicians ranges from $20 to $67.

Instrumentation technicians install, calibrate and troubleshoot individual process instruments as well as complete control systems.

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Name Dr. Michael Stickney
Title Instrumentation Technology Instructor/Program Director
Room ATC-305
Program Area
Industrial & Applied Technology
Phone 409-944-4120
Email mstickney@gc.edu

Name Sharon Pagan
Ext 409-944-1401
Email spagan@gc.edu