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Hagerstown Community College / HCC

Academic Catalog

2018-2019 Catalog 
    Sep 27, 2022  
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Digital Instrumentation and Process Control, A.A.S.

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.

Program Pathways

Fall Admission Cohort: 
First Year Fall   First Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number   Course Name Credits
MAT 101
MAT 114
College Algebra 
Introduction to Applied Algebra
3   ENG 112 Technical Writing I                                     3
INT 101 Introduction to Industrial Technology 3   ELE 101 Device Data System Architectures 3
ELE 110 Fundamentals of Electricity 4   ELE 103 Analog and Digital Electronics  3
INT 102 Introduction to PLCs 3   ELE 113 Instrumentation and Process Control I  3
CSC 102 Introduction to Information Technology 3   Restricted Elective  Choose from list 3
TOTAL   16   TOTAL   15
Second Year Fall   Second Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
Gen Ed English 3   Gen Ed Behavioral/Social Sciences 3
ELE 205  Repair and Maintenance for Instrumentation  2   Gen Ed Diversity 3
ELE 210 Energy System Management  3   Gen Ed Arts/Humanities  3
ELE 235 Advanced Concepts and Applications and Instrumentation Controls 3   ELE 213 Instrumentation and Process Control II 3
PHY 112
PHY 201
Applied Physics 
General Physics I (transfer students should take PHY 201)
3   Restricted Elective  Choose from the list 3
TOTAL   14   TOTAL   15

General Education Requirements (21-22 Credits)


Behavioral/Social Sciences



*A minimum grade of “C” or better is required for ENG-101 and ELL-101

Restricted Electives (6 Credits)

Restricted electives should be selected in consultation with an advisor. Approved courses are on the following list:

Degree Requirement (60 Credits)