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Instrumentation & Control (On-campus
or Online)
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Bismarck State College's on-campus and online Instrumentation & Control program provides the student with the basic knowledge needed for an entry level position as an instrument technician.  The program combines theory and hands-on training with state-of-the-art instruments, working processes and computerized control systems.  Students learn to install, test, calibrate and maintain instruments that measure, indicate and control variables such as pressure, flow, level, density, temperature, force, vibration and chemical composition. Students apply math concepts, physics concepts and industry standards to realistic situations encountered on the job. Additional instruction includes updating system documentation and building or modifying specialized systems to solve problems in measurement and control. 

Students have a variety of options to choose from when enrolled in this program.  Please see the chart below for details:

Instrumentation & Control (I&C) Options
Option Required Courses General Education Credits Delivery # of Years
Certificate of Completion in Electronics (ELEC) ELEC
Theory & labs
None Online or on-campus 1
Certificate in I&C ELEC
Theory & labs
I&C theory
4 (2 courses) On-campus 2
Certificate in I&C ELEC
Theory & labs
I&C theory
4 (2 courses) Online* 2
Associate in Applied Science ELEC
theory & labs
I&C theory & labs
15 (5 courses) On-campus or online with on-campus required labs 2
*ideal for industry-employed students

Limited Enrollment: A limited number of students will be accepted into both the online and on-campus program in August.  New students begin their first semester of technical courses in the fall semester.  Refer to the Become a Student page on this website for information on how to apply for admission, placement requirements and instructions on how to complete your admission file. An interview is required prior to acceptance into the program (online only).

For a complete list of Costs/Tools, go to Estimated Costs.

Additional Information
Credits from this program may be applied to BSC's Bachelor of Applied Science degree (BAS) in Energy Management, offered entirely online. The BAS is designed for individuals interested in supervisory and management positions in the energy industry. The BAS builds on the foundation laid in an AAS degree and includes general education classes, core management courses, and energy specific management courses.

Online courses require on-campus labs.

For more information contact
701-224-5651 800-852-5685

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