Associate of Applied Science

Electrical and Instrumentation

The Electrical & Instrumentation program is designed to prepare students for a career in instrumentation and process control. Instrumentation technicians are employed in a large variety of industries to maintain equipment that controls temperature, pressure, and flow of material or speed and position of objects. Manufacturers such as Toyota, General Motors, Motorola, HEB, and Temple Inland use process control to manufacture automobiles, electronic devices, cardboard containers, and food products. Other industries use process control technicians to refine petroleum products and process chemicals and other materials. Just about everything you use or consume owes its existence to an instrumentation technician.

Academic advisor: Daniel Hall, (936) 591-9075,

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PTRT 1324 is a capstone course.

Mission Statement

Electrical & Instrumentation graduates will:

  • Inspect, calibrate, troubleshoot, and repair the types of instruments used in the instrumentation field.
  • Describe instrument control loops.
  • Effectively communicate with customers and colleagues in a professional manner.
  • Perform their functions in an ethical and safe manner that is consistent with standards and regulations.

Job Outlook

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (accessed 3/22/20), employment of residential and commercial electricians is projected to grow 10 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. As homes and businesses require more wiring, electricians will be needed to install the necessary components.

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