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. You'll have the option of completing your co-op during your first year in the program. Often, students have obtained employment with area high-tech businesses while completing remaining freshman and sophomore courses.
The Co-op Experience
In your co-op experience, you'll get a first-hand understanding of a specific business, as well as the opportunity to showcase your initiative, drive, and ability to learn and solve problems. You'll also be involved with addressing complex scenarios as part of a high-functioning team. Your co-op, which requires you to complete 270 hours of work, provides you opportunities to learn functions of jobs in a variety of areas such as trouble shooting, calibration, automation, and quality improvement.
Preparing Students for Employment
Your co-op experience will prepare you for a variety of career opportunities in the high-tech field. A majority of students in the Instrumentation and Control Technologies degree program continue working part-time or full-time at the high-tech business where they completed their co-op at. After completing your co-op, you'll give a presentation of your experience and share the knowledge and skills you gained with faculty, staff, students, industrial mentors, workforce and economic developers, and the community.
Opportunities at Area High-Tech Businesses
Students in the Instrumentation and Control Technologies degree program have completed paid co-ops and have obtained employment at several area high-tech businesses, some of which include:
- Advanced Interconnect Manufacturing
- Applied Image Inc.
- G.W. Lisk
- ITT Goulds Pump
- LaGasse Works
- New Scale Technologies
- Optimax Systems
- Optipro Systems
- Redcom Laboratories
- RITEC Industrial