Occupation: Instrumentation and Control Technician
Instrumentation and control technicians are knowledgeable in production plant systems and process controls. They also install and service measuring and indicating instruments to monitor process control variables, monitor the operation of equipment and measure the characteristics of the material within a process.
Program: Instrumentation and Control Technician
Institution: College of the North Atlantic (Gander and Seal Cove campuses)
Duration: 34 weeks
High school graduation
Students in the instrumentation and control technician program learn to repair, calibrate and install industrial measuring and control instruments. These instruments and systems are found in many industrial settings, including oil & gas worksites, to ensure equipment is running effectively and fluid or gas levels are within an acceptable range. Students learn the knowledge and skills needed to ensure these systems operate safely and correctly.
Instrumentation and control technician is a provincially certified trade. Journeyperson certification is available upon completion of a four-year apprenticeship program and required exam. Certified journeypersons can get Red Seal interprovincial certification which lets them practice their trade in any province in Canada.