Instrumentation

About the Career

With growing job opportunities, instrumentation technicians and helpers work with systems in refineries, commercial environments, manufacturing facilities and electrical plants. The median hourly wage for instrumentation technicians is $25.04 with entry-level helper positions starting at $15.77 per hour. (Source: CareerOneStop, 2015)

About the Program

In COM’s new Instrumentation Helper Program, students prepare in about 10 months for entry-level positions as instrumentation helpers. The program lays a foundation for students who later plan a career as instrumentation technicians. Students earn NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) credentials.

All instructors have experience working in Gulf Coast industry.

Financial Aid

The program has been developed with funds of the H-1B Ready to Work Grant. To enroll in this program, students must meet the eligibility requirements of the grant including being over 18 years of age and having a high school diploma or GED. For those who qualify, tuition and textbooks are covered.

Certificate – Instrumentation Helper I

Occupational Skills Award

Course Number Title Total Classroom Hours NCCER Credentials Earned
CNBT 1018

NCCER Core - Instrumentation

64

Core

INTC 1007

NCCER Instrumentation Level 1

Prerequisite: CNBT 1018

96

Instrumentation Level 1

Certificate – Instrumentation Helper II

Occupational Skills Award

Course Number Title Total Classroom Hours NCCER Credentials Earned

INTC 1043

NCCER Instrumentation Level 2-A

Prerequisite: CNBT 1018, INTC 1007

96

Instrumentation Level 2 - A

INTC 1025

NCCER Instrumentation Level 2-B

Prerequisite: CNBT 1018, INTC 1007, INTC 1043

64

Instrumentation Level 2 - B

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