The Digital Instrumentation and Process Control program is designated as a Statewide Program; therefore, some residents of Maryland enrolled in this program of study on the first day of the term may be eligible for in-county tuition rates for courses required for program completion.
The Digital Instrumentation and Process Control program prepares students for a career in the growing area of microprocessor based instrument technology and integrated manufacturing, commercial and other control systems. Built upon a solid foundation of technical skills in electricity and electronics, students will learn the functions and features of a variety of digital instrumentation components and systems used in commercial as well as industrial settings. Students will learn about PLCs, SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), PAC and microcomputer control systems, and how to implement and service these systems. The methods of instruction include hands-on training as well as classroom instruction using equipment and software typically found in various industries. This A.A.S. program is a career degree, preparing students for the workforce after graduation. However, students can opt to transfer to a four-year program rather than start a career, but should confer with advisors and transferring institutions for specific requirements.