A.A.S. Instrumentation & Control Technologies

The Degree

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S)

The Outlook

Advanced manufacturing continues to be a high-growth industry. Employers need workers who will focus their attention on product and service innovation, as well as quality improvements in production and business processes. The demand for qualified employees who possess the technical skills essential to advanced manufacturing and automation businesses, remains high. Employers in this field seek workers who are team-oriented, possess strong hardware and software skills, can read and translate diagrams and flow charts, and demonstrate strong communication skills.

The Program

The A.A.S. Instrumentation and Control Technologies degree program at FLCC addresses the workplace demands of emerging technology-based businesses. In this program, you'll develop proficiencies in data acquisition, automation, mechatronics, and control systems. Math and physics are incorporated into electronics, design, process improvement, data acquisition, and automation technologies classes.

Project-based hands-on problem solving and case studies are reinforced through job shadowing and required paid co-ops. Developing soft skills such as communication and teamwork skills are integral parts of each of the technical courses in this program. All of the core courses required for this degree are offered at FLCC's Victor Campus Center. Most of the core technology classes are scheduled in the evenings and on Saturday's to allow you to start and/or continue working while you complete your studies.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this degree program, students will be able to:

  • Communicate technical information professionally in written, verbal, and presentation format with attention to business outcomes. Practice and assess teamwork on a routine basis.
  • Use, create, and assess quantitative models of systems based on fundamentals of integrated physics, mathematics and computation classes.
  • Use CAD software to create solid models of parts and assemblies, applying ANSI standards for multi-views and dimensioning.
  • Select material and processes appropriate for design projects, and access appropriate sources for assessing new materials and processes.
  • Use, model, analyze, and build basic analog and digital circuits.
  • Assess technical needs of appropriate sensors and signal conditioning to create and evaluate systems for data acquisition.
  • Use and assess business case for automation systems entailing parts or all of programmable logic, automation control, mechatronics, and machine vision.
  • Practice and articulate industry standard methodologies such as Lean Six Sigma for process and project planning and management.
  • Learn heuristics of troubleshooting and practice safety procedures.

The Experience

The Instrumentation and Control Technologies degree program requires you to complete 270 hours of paid co-op work at area high-tech businesses. Learn more about co-op opportunities.

The Scholarships

As a student in this program, you're eligible to apply for the Eugene B. Risser Technology Scholarship. For information on this scholarships, contact the FLCC Foundation. Additional scholarships including the Association for Facilities Engineering and FAME (Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturers' Enterprise) scholarships are available outside of FLCC. For information on these scholarships, contact Sam.Samanta@flcc.edu.

The Faculty

The Instrumentation and Control Technologies program is directed by Dr. Sam Samanta. Get more information on the Instrumentation and Control Technologies faculty.

See Victor Campus Center Facilities

In your program experience, you'll utilize modern facilities at FLCC's Victor Campus Center.

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Get High-Tech Experience

In FLCC's Instrumentation and Control Technologies degree program, you'll complete a paid co-op at an area high-tech business.

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Dan Poehlein

"As someone who had 20 years of teaching experience, I struggled to find a teaching job when I moved back to this area in 2010. Although I enrolled at FLCC with a career change in mind, my background in education and completion of the IC Tech program made me an ideal candidate for the job I have now."