VC’s Electronics & Instrumentation Technology Program includes a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree with an instrumentation specialization along with an Instrumentation Certificate and an Instrumentation/Measurement Technician Certificate. Those who choose to pursue the Instrumentation Certificate may add the Instrumentation Enhanced Skills Certificate.

Certificate programs include classes that will satisfy requirements for the associate degree, so you may choose to begin with a certificate program and easily move on to the degree program in the future.

The Electronics & Instrumentation Technology Program will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue an entry-level position as an instrumentation technician. Instrumentation and controls technicians install, maintain, troubleshoot, repair and replace process control equipment to produce quality products, and ensure environmental protection, safety and cost-effective operations.

As an instrumentation and control technician, you will be able to work in any of a number of different industries such as chemical, petrochemical, power generation, manufacturing, hospital/medical equipment, construction, and many others.

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Contact Us

Don McLain
Industrial Programs - Department Chair
Phone: (361) 582-2506

Mark Olsovsky
Electronics / Instrumentation Instructor
Phone: (361) 573-3291 x3407

Patrick Mason
Electronics / Instrumentation Instructor
Phone: (361) 573-3291 x3404

Linda Soto
Administrative Assistant III - Career, Health, & Technical Professions
Phone: (361) 573-3291 x3436

Degree Plans

AAS Degree - Instrumentation Specialization

Instrumentation Certificate

Instrumentation Enhanced Skills Certificate

Instrumentation/Measurement Technician Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

Coursework includes:

  • Application of industrial automatic control
  • Instrumentation calibration
  • Unit operations
  • Distributed control and programmable logic

 You may also choose to combine a certificate or the AAS degree with the core curriculum and then transfer to a four-year university to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

In addition to these degree and certificate programs, VC’s Workforce & Continuing Education Department also offers a number of Industrial Training courses.


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