Instrumentation and Control - 447A
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.
In-school training using state- of-the-art facilities.
Combination of on-the-job and in-school training.
Partnering with industry ensures our apprentices are future ready.
What you'll learn
- 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.
This program covers all in-class training for this apprenticeship.
Applicants for this training must be registered apprentices with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), and must be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT).
Note: 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 & Universities.
How to Become an Apprentice?
There are four ways of entering a skilled trade in Ontario.
- Find an employer who is willing to train you in your preferred trade
- Enter a Pre-Apprenticeship Training program
- Complete a college diploma that relates to your preferred trade
- Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
Payment and Registration
Discover which method works best for you:
- Web Registration
- In-Person Payment “AND” Registration
- Employer Sponsorship
How you’ll gain skills
- In-school training led by faculty and staff who are experienced, licensed journeypersons.
- On-the-job training.
- Through a mix of on-campus labs and simulations.
Where you can go next
- View our pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices.
Your future career options
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
Where you could work includes:
- Food Processing Plant
Opportunities for grads
- Certificate of Qualification (C of Q)
- Certificate of Apprenticeship
- Ontario College of Trades (OCOT)
Program of Studies
Course Overview & Descriptions
Click on the course title for a course description.
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.