Instrumentation & Control Engineering Technology - Industrial Automation
Program Code: ICET (Full-Time) Length of Program: Three-Year Co-op Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Term 1 (September - December) ICS-1302 Fundamentals of Instrumentation I MTH-1904 Mathematics for Technology I ELE-1055 Electric Circuits I CHM-1304 Introductory Applied Chemistry COM-1013 Critical Thinking and Writing GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 2 (January - April) ICS-2303 Fundamentals of Instrumentation II MTH-2904 Mathematics for Technology II ELE-2055 Electric Circuits II PHY-2204 Physics COM-2043 Communications for Technology GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Academic Break Academic Break Term 3 (September - December) ICS-3305 Process Instrumentation I STA-1903 Statistics for Technology ELE-3505 Electronic Devices and Circuits I ICS-3204 Introduction to AutoCAD for Instrumentation and Control CHM-2812 Introduction to Industrial Chemical Processes JSS-1001 Job Search and Success GED-XXX3 General Education Elective Term 4 (January - April) ICS-4305 Process Instrumentation II ELC-3744 Digital Logic ICS-5305 Process Control Systems ELE-3155 Electrical Systems and Control MTH-3903 Mathematics for Technology III Term 5 (May - August) CPL-1049 Co-op Work Term I - Four Months Term 6 (September - December) CPL-2049 Co-op Work Term II - Four Months Term 7 (January - April) ICS-6405 Process Analyzer Systems MTH-4903 Mathematics for Technology IV ICS-5354 Programmable Logic Control ICS-5703 Systems Automation ICS-6233 Process Instrumentation Project Management and Documentation Term 8 (May - August) CPL-3049 Co-op Work Term III - Four Months Term 9 (September - December) ICS-6715 Control System Architecture and Data Communication ELE-6154 Electrical Systems and Controls II ICS-6309 Advanced Process Control ICS-6204 Instrumentation and Control Capstone Project

Students who enjoy hands-on automation and process control will appreciate the strong training and technical foundation provided in the Instrumentation & Control Engineering Technology - Industrial Automation program.

Instrumentation, final control elements and process computer control systems in any manufacturing process environment are broken down into sequential logical steps, analyzed and control is implemented. In industry, measured variables are then monitored and controlled. Examples of these variables include pressure, flow, temperature, level, motion, force and chemical composition.

Topics of study include signal conditioning, transmitters, analyzers, controllers, control systems, and final control elements such as control valves, dampers, and electric motors. These are components of automated control loops. Typical process industries that utilize this technology include petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food processing, pulp and paper, automotive, and mining. Alongside the maintenance requirements of these industries there are other career options available including engineering, sales, and service providers/maintainers.

Students enrolled in this program will train in Lambton College’s newly renovated Centre of Excellence in Energy & Bio-Industrial Technologies. The Centre offers state-of-practice technology laboratories and infrastructure to support learning and research in next-generation technologies in collaboration with industry. Numerous hands-on laboratories are designed to enable participants to install, configure, calibrate, troubleshoot, and maintain instruments (pneumatic, analog, digital) and control systems in a variety of industrial-replicated settings.

Graduates of this program are eligible to receive credit for all three levels of Ontario's Instrumentation and Control Technician (447A) in-school apprenticeship training. 

This program can be taken in an accelerated format.

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:

Please Note: Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology or any Grade 12U mathematics is recommended; Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C) minimum final grade is 60%. If the program is highly competitive, students with Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology or any Grade 12U mathematics will be given preference. Applicants will be expected to communicate electronically and to use computer applications as required in their programs on a course by course basis.

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates find employment in a wide variety of areas in the instrumentation and control field. Technologist opportunities for employment exist in the chemical, petroleum refining, food processing, automotive manufacturing, steel production, and pulp and paper industries. Typical positions include: process analyzer specialist, instrument designer, control systems technologist, instrument technologist, instrument technician, and process control.

Tuition Fees

Please Note: These fees apply to the 2022-2023 academic year and are subject to change. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

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