Instrumentation & Control Technology

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Available Online
Limited Enrollment

On-campus or Online

For more information contact:
701-224-5651 • 800-852-5685

Bismarck State College's on-campus and online Instrumentation & Control program provides the student with the basic knowledge needed for an entry level position as an instrument technician.  The program combines theory and hands-on training with state-of-the-art instruments, working processes and computerized control systems.  Students learn to install, test, calibrate and maintain instruments that measure, indicate and control variables such as pressure, flow, level, density, temperature, force, vibration and chemical composition. Students apply math concepts, physics concepts and industry standards to realistic situations encountered on the job. Additional instruction includes updating system documentation and building or modifying specialized systems to solve problems in measurement and control.

Instrumentation & Control (I&C) Options

Option Required Courses General Education Credits Delivery # of Years
Certificate of Completion
in Electronics (ELEC)
Theory & labs
None Online or on-campus 1
Certificate in I&C ELEC
Theory & labs
I&C theory
(2 courses)
On-campus 2
Certificate in I&C ELEC
Theory & labs
I&C theory
(2 courses)
Online* 2
Associate in
Applied Science
theory & labs
I&C theory & labs
(5 courses)
On-campus or online with on-campus required labs 2
*ideal for industry-employed students

Limited Enrollment: A limited number of students will be accepted into both the online and on-campus program in August.  New students begin their first semester of technical courses in the fall semester.  Refer to the how to apply section of this website for information on how to apply for admission, placement requirements and instructions on how to complete your admission file as a degree seeking student. An interview is required prior to acceptance into the program (online only).

For a complete list of Costs/Tools, go to Estimated Costs.

Required Minimum Placement Scores:
This program has minimum entrance requirements. Details can be found here.

Additional Information
Credits from this program may be applied to BSC's Bachelor of Applied Science degree (BAS) in Energy Management, offered entirely online. The BAS is designed for individuals interested in supervisory and management positions in the energy industry. The BAS builds on the foundation laid in an AAS degree and includes general education classes, core management courses, and energy specific management courses.

Online courses require on-campus labs.

Gainful Employment Information
Certificate programs only, excludes degree-seeking students

Additional Program Costs
Please see the Tuition & Fees page for information on credit hour tuition and mandatory fees.

ICTL textbook costs are estimated at $700 for the first year of the program and $700 for the second year of the program.

Tools and supplies required are estimated at a total of $500 (campus), $820 (online)

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Laptop Computer (PC and Windows operating system required) for campus program

Outreach for this program has been partially funded by U.S. Department of Labor grant #TC-26460-14-60-A-38.
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