Instrumentation Systems Technology

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Instrumentation Systems Technology program curriculum is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electronic and instrument systems found in commercial and industrial facilities. Training, most of which is hands-on, will include such topics as AC/DC theory, solid state devices, industrial motors and generators, workplace health and safety, and other subjects as local needs require. Graduates of this program should qualify for a variety of careers in electrical, electronic, or instrumentation fields as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice.


Major Code: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2020 Spring
Award notes

A grade of C or better is required for all courses within the program.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
ELC119Concepts of Electricity and Electronics3
ELC120Solid State Fundamentals3
ELT131Digital and Logic Circuits4
ELT251Electronic Instrumentation3
MIT120Industrial Technology Fundamentals3
PPT128Power Systems Components III3
PPT242Components for Maintenance Technicians2
  • Explain the basic principles of AC and DC electricity and describe the uses of electricity in industrial and commercial settings. (ELC119)
  • Define and describe principles, concepts, and devices related to electronics and solid state technology. (ELC120)
  • Read blueprints and system drawings including flow diagrams, symbols, dimension, tolerance, clearance, and amendments following proper procedures. (MIT120, PPT242)
  • Demonstrate proper use of tools and electrical/electronics test instruments used in industrial and commercial settings. (ELC119, ELC120, MIT120)
  • Describe industrial safety precautions related to electrical and machine safety, first response to fire and medical emergencies, safety signs and color codes, recognition of safety and health hazard accident prevention and management. (ELC119)
  • Explain the principles and operation of alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) motors, generators, and alternators. (ELC119)
  • Explain electrical component types and characteristics, such as circuit breakers and fuses, instrumentation schematics, protective relaying, and inverters (PPT242)
  • Demonstrate maintenance procedures including defense in depth, conduct of verification`s, and work control processes while applying the standards and documentation requirements to meet plant safety and management expectations. (MIT120, PPT128)
  • Use Karnaugh maps, DeMorgan`s theorems, and rules of Boolean algebra to analyze combinational logic circuits. (ELT131)
  • Describe, implement, and measure combinational logic circuits incorporating commonly used integrated circuits. (ELT131)
  • Describe, implement, and measure sequential logic circuits incorporating commonly used integrated circuits. (ELT131)
  • Use timing diagrams to analyze sequential logic circuits. (ELT251)
  • Organize measurement data into lab reports. (ELT251)
  • Use logic analyzers to study digital data and counters. (ELT251)
  • Examine hand and power tools used in the power plant including safe usage, purpose, and maintenance. (MIT120)

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