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Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control Technicians 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.

Program delivery mode: in person

  • This program will be delivered in person for the coming semester.
  • We have put measures in place for your safety and well-being, ensuring that all safety protocols are addressed. Please see the BCIT COVID-19 page for details on the procedures that have been implemented.

Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.

The program

The Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control Technician program stresses practical, hands-on experience to complement theory. This program will appeal to learners who are interested in working with mechanical and electronic equipment.

Half of the students’ time 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, or 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.

Entrance Requirements

Costs & Supplies


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.

Program Details

Graduating & Jobs

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.

Job opportunities

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.

Faculty, Advisors & Staff


Imelda Aguilar, RSE
Department Head of Industrial Instrumentation Programs
Tel: 604-456-1269

Jim Armstrong, AScT, RSE, PID, PE
Department Head of Advanced Industrial Control Centre
Tel: 604-432-8814

Ian Jappy, RSE
Tel: 604-451-6778

Imelda Aguilar, RSE
Tel: 604-456-1269

John Powszedny, RSE
Tel: 604-456-1134

Travis Turner, RSE
Tel: 604-456-8106

Raymond Chow
Tel: 778-928-2340


Brian Buckley, BSc
Associate Dean
Tel: 604-451-6964

Mary-Anne Pangan
Administrative Assistant
Tel: 604-432-8259

Advisory committee

Bob Davidson
Teck Metals Ltd.

Levi Jackson
Younger Extraction Plant (Alta Gas)

Leo Paradis
Catalyst Paper, Crofton Division

Dom Sacco
Corix Control Solutions LP

Don Stirling (retired)
Epscan Industries Ltd.

Shane Stirling
Epscan Industries Ltd.

Doug Thibodeau
Catalyst Paper, Port Alberni Division

Stephan Vike
Metro Vancouver, Seymour Capilano Drinking Filtration Plant

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