Instrumentation and Control Technician

Instrumentation and control technicians (industrial instrument mechanics) install, repair, maintain and adjust instruments used to measure and control industrial processes such as pulp and paper manufacturing and petrochemical production. These types of instruments are typically used for controlling factors such as the flow of gases or liquids, temperature of materials or stages of a process pressure maintained during a process-level of a material used or created during a process.

Instumentation and Control Technician

Computers and associated software will be highly emphasized in the program recognizing the advancement of computer controlled systems in both the electrical and instrumentation trade.

Trades persons in the instrumentation trade are employed by maintenance departments of factories, mines, mills, ship yards, petrochemical and many other industrial enterprises.

Instrumentation room
Student working with instrumentation
Instrument panel
Education requirements
  • Grade 12 graduation or equivalent
  • English 12
  • Mathematics 11 with good Algebra skills (equivalent to Applications of Math 11 or Principles of Math 11)
  • Strongly recommended Physics 11 with a C+ or better (67%)
  • Placement on the Entry Assessment Test for English at an 060 level 
  • Placement on the Entry Assessment Test for Math at an 060 level
General requirements
  • Students are required to supply their own approved safety glasses and boots
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Next program intakes

Feb. 3, 2020 - June 26, 2020
Feb. 1, 2021 - June 25, 2021

Program length

Approximately 21 weeks


Instumentation and Control Technician

Apprenticeship training dates

I-MECH - Level 1 tba   Kamloops
I-MECH - Level 2 Feb 01, 2021 Apr 09, 2021 Kamloops
I-MECH - Level 3 Mar 16, 2020 May 22, 2020 Kamloops
I-MECH - Level 4 Sep 28, 2020 Dec 04, 2020 Kamloops
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Costs for Instrumentation and Control Technician programs

Fees are based on 2019 rates and are subject to change.

Costs include items such as student/ancillary fees, books, personal tools and safety gear, which are kept by students when they graduate from the program.

Application fee $29.83
Accuplacer exam fee $37
Accuplacer rewrites $25
Parking (student parking website) $2.50 (pass) Motorcyle
$5 per day
Tuition $2,080.00
Student and lab fees $700.00
Learning guides and/or textbooks $352.00
Tool box with hand tools $400.00
CSA work boots, clear safety glasses $150.00
Scientific calculator (non-programmable) $30.00
3-ring binder, paper, pens, etc. $50.00
Total $3,762.00