Electronic Instrumentation Technology is the study of using specialized instruments to measure and control critical processes found in automated processes. Parameters to be measured and controlled include temperature, pressure, flow, level, analytical, and environmental processes that are vital to every production facility.
EIT technicians are vital to the successful operation of all automated facilities including: power production, pulp and paper, chemical manufacturing, environmental control agencies, petroleum refineries and many others.
The successful Electronic Instrumentation Technician is responsible for selecting, installing, calibrating, and maintaining instrumentation used throughout industry. The technician is also responsible for the configuration and programming required for systems to operate reliably and efficiently with minimal downtime.
During your second spring semester of the EIT program you will have the opportunity to apply for a co-op position with one of our co-op partners. Currently our partners include South Carolina Electric and Gas, International Paper, Showa-Denko, and BP Amoco. If selected for one of these positions, you will have the opportunity to work full time with one of our co-op partners during the entire spring semester. Credit will be given for your co-op participation.
"I never would have thought that I’d be going to college to earn my degree in Electronic Instrumentation when I graduated high school 30 years ago. The people and instructors here at OCtech have all been great and I feel that so many doors have opened up for me professionally."
Electronic Instrumentation Technology Graduate, Class of 2013
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Name of Program: Associate Degree, Electronics Engineering Technology (Electronic Instrumentation) and Related Certificates
Program Student Learning Outcomes:
• Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.
• Apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
• Conduct standard tests and measurements, and conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.
• Function effectively as a member of a technical team.
• Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems.
• Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; identify and use appropriate technical literature.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the need for an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
• Demonstrate an understanding of a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
• Exhibit a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.