Keeping Industry Moving Forward

Ever wonder what it takes to keep complex industrial processes running? Today, there are many different interconnected systems including fluid systems, heat recovery and co-generators, mechanical systems, HVAC, and other processes that all have to work together.

Confederation College’s Instrumentation Engineering and Control Technician - Process Automation two-year program will provide you with a solid footing in both theory and practice in a modern, cutting-edge laboratory designed to emulate common control systems found in industry. Through coursework, you’ll learn the basics of electrical, digital, electronics, computer systems, industrial drawings & specifications, physics, computer software and communications for technology. Our lab features functioning processes employing pneumatic as well as modern microprocessor-based electronic control equipment such as PLC’s, Distributed Control Systems, and field networks.


  • This is the only Instrumentation Engineering Technician program in Ontario that has earned national accreditation status
  • Learn how to install, calibrate, maintain and repair complex measurement and control systems used in a variety of process control applications
  • Two optional co-op work placements give you experience in the field
  • Option to apply for the 3rd year Electrical Engineering Technology program after graduation
  • Continue on to a university degree through articulation agreements

As a graduate from the Instrumentation Technician (2006) and Electrical Technology...

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Jordan Douglas Wilson

Control Systems Designer

After over 25 years as a labourer my employment opportunities were limited. I am...

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Eric Negherbon

Employment Opportunities

Instrumentation technicians commission, install, calibrate, maintain and repair complex measurement and control systems used in a variety of process control applications. Opportunities exist in instrument departments in the pulp and paper, mining, chemical, petroleum, steel and manufacturing industries; fresh water and waste water management; grain trade; nuclear and thermal generation; biomedical equipment manufacturers; and sales and technical service of instrumentation equipment.

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