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Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic: Apprenticeship


  • Training Level Apprenticeship
  • Tuition
    $1114 per level
  • Book & Supply Cost Estimates
    Contact: Pam Eales 250.784.7605 or peales@nlc.bc.ca
  • Credential Granted
    • Apprenticeship
    • ITA Credential
  • Coordinator Contact:
    Pam Eales, Trades & Apprenticeship Coordinator
    Email peales@nlc.bc.ca
    250.784.7605
Application Deadline Advice
Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is recommended.
Red Seal

This is a Red Seal trade.
Learn more about trade mobility within Canada: Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program

Training Schedule

Contact NLC for the next opening.

Training schedule provided by the BC Trades Training Consortium

Related Foundation Programs

This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority for:

Instrumentation and Control Technician

Source: 'Instrumentation and Control Technician ' profile on BC ITA.


Description

Instrumentation and Control Technicians install, repair, maintain, replace, calibrate, program and general service all process monitoring and/or control instruments including indicators, recording devices, control loops and computers including signal transmission, telemetering and digital devices in industrial operations.

The program combines technical and work-based training. It generally takes four years to complete.

The technical training is made up of four levels totaling 40 weeks. Each level is 10 weeks. This block of training is normally delivered through an ITA approved training institution. Sometimes it may also be met through approved training models (distance education, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.

The work-based training totals 6000 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves 200 weeks of training.

Training Content

Training modules cover:

  • Occupational Skills
  • Measuring and Indicating Devices
  • Analytical Instrumentation
  • Safety and Process Monitoring Systems
  • Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Systems
  • Final Control Elements
  • Communications, Networking and Signal Transmission Systems
  • Control Systems

Pre-requisites

Recommended

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Applications of Math 11 or Principles of Math 1
  • Physics 11
  • English 12

Red Seal Endorsement

The Red Seal endorsement allows qualified tradespeople to practice their trade anywhere in the country.  To receive this endorsement you must pass a Red Seal exam. Depending on your trade there is anywhere from 100 to 150 multiple choice questions on the exam. The passing grade is 70%.

There are currently 57 designated Red Seal trades in Canada.

Related Occupations

Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:

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