Instrumentation and Control - 447A

Mohawk College Certificate
Install, monitor and maintain the critical systems that guard and regulate machinery, environmental safety and more


This program covers all in-class training for this apprenticeship.

An Instrumentation and Control Technician repairs, maintains, calibrates, adjusts and installs industrial measuring and controlling instrumentation. This instrumentation makes sure that all machines in a plant are safe and running correctly. They may regulate the water flow in equipment or check the air quality in a mine. The operation and safety of the plant relies on these instruments so the Instrumentation and Control Technician is very important as they constantly monitor and calibrate these instruments.

Program Highlights

  • Consult manuals, read and interpret circuit diagrams, blueprints and schematics
  • Inspect and test the operation of instruments and systems to diagnose faults using testing devices
  • Write maintenance reports
  • Repair and adjust system components or remove and replace defective parts
  • Calibrate components and instruments
  • Perform scheduled preventative maintenance work
  • Install control and measurement instruments on existing or new plant equipment
  • Observe safety in accordance with government and company standards


Applicants for this training must be registered apprentices in the Instrumentation and Control Technician Trade

What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship training is an agreement between a person wishing to learn a skill and an employer who can provide the environment for skills training. It is administered in Ontario by the Apprenticeship Client Services Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Learn more about Apprenticeships.

How to Become an Apprentice?

There are four ways of entering a skilled trade in Ontario.

  1. Find an employer who is willing to train you in your preferred trade
  2. Enter a Pre-Apprenticeship Training program
  3. Complete a college diploma that relates to your preferred trade
  4. Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

Read more about how to become an apprentice.

Payment and Registration

Discover which method works best for you:

  1. Web Registration
  2. In-Person Payment “AND” Registration
  3. Employer Sponsorship

Visit Payment and Registration to learn about your payment options, as well as the Refund Policy.

Red Seal Trades

Upon successful completion of this program you are able to apply for a Red Seal endorsement.

Career Opportunities

  • Machinery and Equipment Wholesalers
  • Industrial Instrument and other Manufacturing Companies
  • Primary Steel Producers
  • Nuclear and Hydro Electric Power Companies
  • Industrial Chemicals Manufacturers
  • Mining, Petrochemical and Natural Gas Companies
  • Pulp and Paper Processing Companies

Course Overview & Descriptions

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

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