Students who enjoy hands-on automation and process control will appreciate the strong training and technical foundation provided in the Instrumentation & Control Engineering Technology program. Instruments and process control systems are used in the industry to measure and control variables such as pressure, flow, temperature, level, motion, force and chemical composition. Physical event detector, signal conditioning and transmitter, analyzer, controller and final control element such as control valve and electric motor are part of an automated control loop. The automation is applicable to the process industries including petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and food processing as well as controlling environmental conditions in a variety of industrial and commercial buildings.
Students will acquire the technical skills of reading and designing piping and instrumentation diagrams, creating operator graphics and schematics, configuring and tuning of control loops, and performing instrument and control system documentation according to standards and codes. The hands-on laboratory component is designed to enable participants to install, configure, calibrate, troubleshoot, and maintain instruments (pneumatic, analog, digital) and control systems in a variety of replicated industrial settings.
O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Grade 12 English C or U
Grade 12 Mathematics C or U
Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry C or U or Grade 11 or 12 Physics C or U (both recommend, only one required)
Note: Grade 12 Mathematics for College Technology or any Grade 12U mathematics is recommended; Grade 12 College & Apprenticeship Mathematics minimum final grade is 60%. If the program is oversubscribed, 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.
Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant testing for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English. The test(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For all other admission requirements applicants must complete the required course(s) as listed above. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.
The progression requirements are currently undefined. Please revisit the program page for updates.
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 Mechanic, and Process Control.