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Lamar State College - Port Arthur Instrumentation Technology Program

Business and Technology

Instrumentation Technology Program

The Instrumentation Technology field involves installation, maintenance and calibration of devices used in the automation of industrial processes. These devices measure and control the pressure, temperature, level and flow of processes used in automated manufacturing and production.

Students in the Instrumentation Program study electronics, pneumatics and control loop technology in order to obtain entry-level positions with manufacturers, chemical processors and sales/repair organizations.

Career Opportunities

Regional manufacturers and processors forecast a high demand for workers with instrumentation training as retirement of current employees begins to takes a toll on the area's workforce. Texas Workforce Commission statistics show the 45-54 age groups grew 38 percent from 1990-2000, and the average age of chemical processors in the Houston area is 49 years old. The aging workforce, as well as the increasing number of complex automated processes and devices, indicates that employment opportunities in this field will continue to expand.

Electronics is the Beginning

The Instrumentation Program at Lamar State College-Port Arthur leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and a one year certificate of completion. This program begins with the study of AC and DC circuits. Principles of industrial measurement, principles of automated control and analytical instrumentation are just a few of the specialty courses that must be completed.

Also included is a general education core curriculum of mathematics, English and social science courses designed to provide graduates with the problem-solving and interpersonal skills required to succeed in today's modern workforce.

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