A growing trend states that 2022 will be a good year for the energy, manufacturing and construction industries.
The Lone Star College-Process Technology Center, satellite center of LSC-Kingwood, offers the process technology and instrumentation technology programs to ensure that employers have skilled and talented workers to meet the burgeoning demand. In both, students learn how to operate and maintain specialized equipment to ensure the process runs efficiently and safely.
“The Texas Gulf Coast is home to thousands of producers in various chemical process industries. Those companies provide great salaries for skills in high demand in the community that LSC serves,” said Darrell Mayon, director of the process technology and instrumentation technology programs. “When our students graduate from either program, they are prepared and competent to work in process technology, instrumentation and chemical plant operations.”
The LSC-Process Technology Center will host a virtual Instrumentation Technology Information Session on Thursday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. The goal is to recruit interested applicants to enroll in the instrumentation program. Attendees will learn how the offered courses will train them for entry-level careers as instrument technicians in the chemical process industry. They will learn how to maintain, troubleshoot, repair and replace process instruments.
“Our top goal is to ensure that students are qualified to work in a variety of fields such as refineries, power generation, food and beverage and other related fields,” Mayon said.
The instrumentation technology program, which began in fall 2019, offers a full-time curriculum and day and nighttime classes toward either an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Instrumentation Technology or an Instrumentation Technology Certificate Level II. Courses include occupational health, safety skills, equipment, troubleshooting and more. Learning modes include online simulation software, general academic coursework, workforce-specific lessons, hands-on applied technology and process training units. Upon successful completion, graduates are qualified to work in refineries, power generation, food and beverage and other related fields. The average salary for an instrumentation technician is $75,760.