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Instrumentation and Control Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a career as an Instrumentation and Control Technologist

Instrumentation professionals play a vital role across many industries. It’s their job to monitor variables like flow, temperature, pressure and more to ensure equipment and systems are functioning correctly, safely and at peak performance. Instrumentation and control programs at Ontario colleges provide knowledge in process control applications and train students to use the latest control engineering technology so they can effectively monitor and maintain these environments.

If you have an analytical mind and want to develop your skills in a career in instrumentation, here’s what you need to know. More

Instrumentation and Control Courses

Instrumentation and control courses combine science, mathematics, physics and other academic principles with practical skills in electrical wiring, chemical processes, computer science and more. Measuring and control techniques are at the core of these programs, and students will also learn the codes and standards for documenting instrumentation systems.

Students of instrumentation and control programs will spend a large portion of their time doing lab work, learning to install, calibrate and maintain a variety of instruments, including analog, digital, pneumatic and more, while also learning to troubleshoot equipment and instrumentation systems. Co-op placements may also be part of the curriculum to provide students with on-the-job experience and training.

General Instrumentation and Control Program Requirements

Ontario college instrumentation and control programs typically require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, which includes a grade 12 English credit. A variety of senior math and science credits are also usually required.

Instrumentation and Control Jobs and Salaries

Instrumentation jobs span across a number of industries, from petroleum refining and food processing to manufacturing, pulp and paper, and many more. Graduates from instrumentation and control programs can expect to fill positions such as:

  • Instrumentation Technologist or Technician
  • Instrument Mechanic
  • Control Systems Technologist
  • Process Analyzer

Salaries in the field will vary depending on the position, but the average starting salary is between $42,000 and $47,000 a year, and can increase to $55,000 to $75,000 with experience.

Ontario Colleges Offering Instrumentation and Control Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of instrumentation and control programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details Chemical Engineering Technology - Environmental SHERIDAN DAVIS (BRAMPTON) CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Chemical Engineering Technology - Environmental


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PCETE
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Chemical Engineering Technology - Environmental SHERIDAN DAVIS (BRAMPTON) OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Chemical Engineering Technology - Environmental


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PCETE
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Electrical Engineering Technician DURHAM WHITBY CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Electrical Engineering Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: EETN
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
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Show details Electrical Engineering Technology FANSHAWE LONDON CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Electrical Engineering Technology


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ELY7
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Electrical Engineering Technology (CO-OP) FANSHAWE LONDON CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Electrical Engineering Technology (CO-OP)


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ELY6
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Instrumentation & Control Engineering Technician LAMBTON MAIN CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Instrumentation & Control Engineering Technician


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: ICTN
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Instrumentation & Control Engineering Technician ST. LAWRENCE KINGSTON CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Instrumentation & Control Engineering Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0731
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: OPTIONAL CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Instrumentation & Control Engineering Technology ST. LAWRENCE KINGSTON CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Instrumentation & Control Engineering Technology


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0730
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: OPTIONAL CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Instrumentation & Control Engineering Technology - Accelerated LAMBTON MAIN CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Instrumentation & Control Engineering Technology - Accelerated


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: ICTX
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: ACCELERATED
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technician NORTHERN HAILEYBURY CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technician


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: M001
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technician (CO-OP OPTION) FLEMING PETERBOROUGH CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technician (CO-OP OPTION)


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: INT
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technology LAMBTON MAIN CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technology


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ICET
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: OPTIONAL CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Instrumentation Engineering Technician - Process Automation and Control CONFEDERATION THUNDER BAY CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Instrumentation Engineering Technician - Process Automation and Control


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0337
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Instrumentation Engineering Technician - Process Automation and Control CONFEDERATION THUNDER BAY OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Instrumentation Engineering Technician - Process Automation and Control


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 0337
  • Credential: DEGREE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Power Engineering Techniques CONESTOGA DOON CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Power Engineering Techniques


  • Program Length: 1 YEARS (PERIODS OF 12 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1101
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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Show details Pratique de L'électricité (OPTION 2E ET 3E ANNÉE) BORÉAL SUDBURY CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Pratique de L'électricité (OPTION 2E ET 3E ANNÉE)


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ELTC
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: French
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Techniques Du Génie Électrique (ENTREZ LE CODE ELTC PRATIQUE ÉLECTRICITÉ') BORÉAL TIMMINS CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Techniques Du Génie Électrique (ENTREZ LE CODE ELTC PRATIQUE ÉLECTRICITÉ')


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ELTQ
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: French
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Techniques Du Génie Électrique (ENTREZ LE CODE ELTC-PRATIQUE DE L'ÉLECTRICITÉ) BORÉAL SUDBURY CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Techniques Du Génie Électrique (ENTREZ LE CODE ELTC-PRATIQUE DE L'ÉLECTRICITÉ)


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ELTQ
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: French
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Technologie Du Génie Électrique (ENTREZ LE CODE ELTC-PRATIQUE DE L'ÉLECTRICITÉ) BORÉAL SUDBURY CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Technologie Du Génie Électrique (ENTREZ LE CODE ELTC-PRATIQUE DE L'ÉLECTRICITÉ)


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ELTG
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: French
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Technologie Du Génie Électronique-Instrumentation (Entrez Le Code ELTQ -Techniques du génie électrique) BORÉAL SUDBURY CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Technologie Du Génie Électronique-Instrumentation (Entrez Le Code ELTQ -Techniques du génie électrique)


  • Program Length: 3 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ELNG
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: French
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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