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Instrumentation and Control Automation: Overview

The Instrumentation Program at New River Community College provides "hands-on" training and education in required skills and theory to master the responsibilities of an instrument and controls technician. The program also provides the foundation for on-the-job training and other career challenges in the instrumentation and control automation field.

Faculty keep students current with demands of instumentation technicians by emphasizing the basics of flow, temperature, pressure, level, calibration and advanced principles such as wireless control. Also taught are SCADA, HART, ABB Robots and Foundation Fieldbus for DCS systems, and DeviceNet using control logix PLCs and building HMIs with RSView to be used on PanelViews.