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Process Control Certificate

The one-year Process Control certificate prepares students to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers engaged in developing control and measurement systems and procedures. Coursework includes instruction in instrumentation installation and maintenance, calibration, design and production testing and scheduling, automated equipment functions, applications to specific industrial tasks, and report preparation.

Career Possibilities

Typical jobs that Process Control certificate graduates will be prepared for are as follows:


  • Production Technician
  • Field Engineer Technician Assistant
  • Wireline Operator
  • Natural Gas Marketer
  • Construction Coordinator or Technician
  • Engineering Technician
  • MWD (Measurement While Drilling) Field Engineer
  • Maintenance or Mechanical Technician
  • Petroleum Engineer Technician
  • Production Technician Assistant

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the theory and operation of basic industrial systems in a safe workplace environment.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to read and understand blueprints and schematic diagrams.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to install and connect components and program devices used in basic industrial systems.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to analyze, test, troubleshoot, and repair components and circuits used in basic industrial systems.