The Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control Technician program stresses practical, hands-on experience to complement theory. Students will learn how to apply, install, repair, calibrate and tune those measurement and control instruments that are used in industrial manufacturing processes.
Students will learn to program computerized control, programmable logic controllers, and microprocessor instrumentation and install and maintain all of the field instruments that these computerized controllers rely on. These job skills are essential for employment in instrumentation.
Half of the students’ time in the program is spent performing hands-on activities using the same equipment that is found in industry. The result is a very job-ready graduate, who can step into a position in one of many related fields.
Who it’s for
This program will appeal to learners who are interested in working hands on with mechanical and electronic equipment.
What grads can do
Graduates of the Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control Technician program can pursue employment as a technician in the instrumentation and control field across diverse industries. Graduates can also transition into an apprenticeship at an advanced level with an industry sponsor.
Practical learning activities are housed in the world-class Spartan Controls Centre for Energy Education and Research. For more information about this phenomenal learning environment, please watch the video below.
Brian Buckley, Associate Dean gives us a closer look at the Industrial Instrumentation Program at BCIT.
The Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control Technician program contains a blend of classroom lectures and practical laboratory sessions using the latest technology. Troubleshooting exercises guide you through real-world examples and teach you how to solve problems. Students learn through hands-on work experience. Fifty percent of their learning time will be spent training in BCIT’s real-world processing plants that are central to this program.
Graduates will receive 120 credits of technical training upon successful completion of the program. We are waiting for confirmation from ITABC regarding credits for the apprenticeship program. Graduates will ladder into the appropriate level of the Interprovincial Red Seal apprenticeship program based on the ITABC credits.
Graduates of the Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control Technician program will be well positioned to gain employment as technicians in the instrumentation and control field across diverse industries such as oil and gas, pulp and paper, mining, food processing, and ship building, among others.
Imelda Aguilar, RSE
Department Head of Industrial Instrumentation Programs
Jim Armstrong, AScT, RSE, PID, PE
Department Head of Advanced Industrial Control Centre
Greg Filek, RSE
John Powszedny, RSE
Travis Turner, RSE
Sanja Boskovic, PhD Mechanical Engineering, PhD Educational Technology
AltaGas NW Processing LP
Phillips Brewing & Malting Co.
Fluor Canada Ltd.
Corix Control Solutions LP
Harmac Pacific, a division of Nanaimo Forest Products Ltd
Epscan Industries Ltd.
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