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Instrumentation and Control Automation: Overview

The Instrumentation Program at New River Community College provides "hands-on" training and education in required skills and theory to master the responsibilities of an instrument and controls technician. The program also provides the foundation for on-the-job training and other career challenges in the instrumentation and control automation field.

Faculty keep students current with demands of instumentation technicians by emphasizing the basics of flow, temperature, pressure, level, calibration and advanced principles such as wireless control. Also taught are SCADA, HART, Fanuc Robots, DeltaV Distributed Control Systems (DCS), using control logix PLCs and Siemes 1200 PLCs building HMIs in control systems.