Process Control and Instrumentation Technology

The PCIT program provides training for working in a variety of industries and also offers theoretical and hands-on learning in setting up and maintaining automated control systems.

The PCIT program is structured for the individual to acquire the technical and diagnostic skills needed for a career as an instrument technician. Their duties might include designing, controlling, operating and troubleshooting specialized processes for their employer.

Advancing to higher supervisory or engineering positions can require a bachelor’s or master’s degree, such as the Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Master of Science in Instrumentation.

What Will I Learn?

Students are introduced to temperature and pressure controls, electrical systems, automation flow devices and micro-processing computers. Students learn to read, analyze and produce electronic drafting documents.

What Degree or Certificate Will I Receive? 

Process Instrumentation Technology, AAS

Process Control Instrumentation Technology, CCO 

What is Unique About Our PCIT Program?

JJC PCIT students are prepared for jobs that include control systems development technicians, controls and instrumentation technicians, field service technicians, instrument/electrical technicians and instrument technicians.

What Are My Career Opportunities?

The average salary (excluding overtime) for a person with an associate degree is $55,690, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.