Instrumentation & Control Engineering Technician - Industrial Automation
Program Code: ICTN (Full-Time) Length of Program: Two-Year Awarded Upon Completion: Ontario College Diploma Starts: Sep (Open)
Mobile Learning Program
Term 1 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 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 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 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

With the increase in use of automated equipment across all major industry sectors, the need for qualified instrumentation and control engineering technicians is evident.

The Instrumentation & Control Engineering Technician program provides the necessary training and technical hands-on skills to operate and maintain control systems field instruments that incorporate digital, pneumatic and hydraulic processes. Instruments are used in the industry to measure and transmit signals to control the quality of products in oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food processing, and manufacturing plants. They are also used in controlling environmental conditions in a variety of industrial and commercial buildings.

Within the program, students will acquire the technical skills and knowledge to carry out maintenance, troubleshooting, configure, calibrate and maintain measurement and indicating instrumentation (pneumatic, analog, digital, etc.) in a variety of replicated industrial settings.

Students will enhance their in-class training through hands-on learning in Lambton College’s Centre of Excellence in Energy & Bio-Industrial Technologies which contains complex lab and pilot plant facilities. This Centre replicates a real-life manufacturing environment and the technologies developed can easily be scaled-up and transferred to an actual operating unit. 

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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.  

Course equivalencies can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton.

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates find employment as instrument technician trainees and are involved with the installation, maintenance and repair of pneumatic and electronic instrumentation. Opportunities for employment as an instrument technician exist in the following industries: chemical, petroleum refining, food processing, auto manufacturing, steel production, and pulp and paper.

Tuition Fees
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Please Note: These fees apply to the 2020-2021 academic year and are subject to change. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

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519-542-7751 ext 2436

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