Instrumentation & Control Technologies
Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)
The A.A.S. Instrumentation and Control Technologies (IC Tech) degree program at FLCC addresses the workplace demands of emerging technology-based businesses.
In this program, you'll develop proficiencies in:
- data acquisition
- control systems
Math and physics are integrated into electronics, design, process improvement, data acquisition, and automation technologies classes.
All core courses required for this degree are offered at FLCC's Victor Campus Center. The core technology classes are scheduled in the evenings to allow you to start and/or continue working while you complete your studies.
Evening and Weekend College
Complete your college education quickly without impacting your weekday responsibilities. Affordable classes are scheduled in the evening, on the weekend, and online to allow you to complete your studies quickly and around your busy schedule.
Online learning provides a convenient and flexible way to earn an education. Study on your time and from a location that fits your busy schedule. As a hybrid program, this degree can be completed with at least 50% of the courses available online.
The Instrumentation and Control Technologies degree program requires you to complete 270 hours of paid co-op work at area high-tech businesses.
As a student in this program, you're eligible for:
- Eugene B. Risser Technology Scholarship
- William Langston Technology Scholarship
Additional scholarships are available outside of FLCC, including:
- Association for Facilities Engineering Scholarship
- FAME (Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturers' Enterprise) Scholarship
For information on these scholarships, contact Dr. Samanta at Sam.Samanta@flcc.edu.
The Instrumentation and Control Technologies program was founded by and is directed by Dr. Sam Samanta. Dr. Samanta earned his M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University and his Ph.D. University of Maine. He has been recognized for his hard work and commitment to students who seek a practical pathway toward a meaningful career.
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.
"As someone who had 20 years of teaching experience, I struggled to find a teaching job when I moved back to this area. 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."