Process Control and Instrumentation Technology


The PCIT program provides training for working in a variety of industries and also offers theoretical and hands-on learning in setting up and maintaining automated control systems.

What Will I Learn?

Students are introduced to temperature and pressure controls, electrical systems, automation flow devices and micro-processing computers. Students learn to read, analyze and produce electronic drafting documents.

The PCIT program is structured for the individual to acquire the technical and diagnostic skills needed for a career as an instrument technician. Their duties might include designing, controlling, operating and troubleshooting specialized processes for their employer.

Advancing to higher supervisory or engineering positions can require a bachelor’s or master’s degree, such as the Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Master of Science in Instrumentation.

What Degree / Certificate Will I Receive? 

What is Unique About Our PCIT Program?

JJC PCIT students are prepared for jobs that include control systems development technicians, controls and instrumentation technicians, field service technicians, instrument/electrical technicians and instrument technicians.


What Are My Career Opportunities?

The average salary (excluding overtime) for a person with an associate degree is $55,690, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.