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Instrumentation Technology AAS DegreeAssociate of Applied Science


  • Two year program

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Program Details

The Instrumentation Technology Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares graduates for entry-level careers as Instrument Technicians in the chemical processing industry. Courses within the program include Instrumentation and Safety, Process Instrumentation, Industrial Automatic Control, Distributed Control & Programmable Logic, Instrument Calibration, Fieldbus Process Control Systems, and Instrumentation System Troubleshooting. Through the use of state of the art simulation equipment, as well as hands-on applied technology training and general academic coursework, the student will develop the skills required to be a successful Instrument Technician.

The Instrumentation Technician Associate of Applied Science is awarded for successful completion of the 60 semester credit hours required in the degree plan. The duties of an Instrumentation Technician vary depending upon the industry with the primary responsibility of the Instrument Technician being to maintain, calibrate, troubleshoot, repair and replace process instruments. Graduates possess the technical skills and knowledge to perform these functions in petrochemical plants, refineries, power generation facilities, pharmaceutical plants, and food & beverage industries.


Average full-time tuition is $862 per semester.

Tuition rates are based on residency. Get an estimate of your costs by using the Tuition & Fees chart. If you need assistance paying for college, financial aid is available through book advances, grants, scholarships, loans, and more.

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Program Pathway

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First Semester Courses 17 Credits
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework: 1st Year Experience 3
PTAC 1432 Process Instrumentation I 4
CETT 1403 DC Circuits 4
INTC 1312 Instrumentation and Safety 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
Second Semester Courses 17 Credits
CETT 1405 AC Circuits 4
CETT 1325 Digital Fundamentals 3
INTC 1443 Application of Industrial Automatic Control 4
INTC 2336 Distributed Control & Programmable Logic 3
SCIT 1318 Applied Physics 3
Third Semester Courses 14 Credits
CHEM 1405 Introduction to Chemistry 4
INTC 1452 Instrumentation Calibration 4
ENER 1240 Employee Success in Energy Industry 2
INTC 2450 Fieldbus Process Control Systems 4
Fourth Semester Courses 12 Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
Elective Humanities/Fine Arts1 3
Elective Social/Behavioral Science1 3
INTC 2330 Instrumentation System Troubleshooting2 3
Instrumentation Technology AAS Degree Program Total 60 Credits


  1. Choose from the AAS
  2. Capstone Course

Carned credits in the Instrumentation Technology Certificate Level II can be applied toward this degree.


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Contact Oscar Ramos at Oscar.Ramos@LoneStar.edu or 832.775.0801, or contact an advisor.



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