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Electrical and Instrumentation Maintenance Technologist

Associate in Applied Science

Program Overview

Electrical and Instrumentation Maintenance Technologist

Do you enjoy working with your hands and have a knack for mechanics? Consider becoming an instrumentation technician – an occupation that is in high demand by area employers like Dow, Michigan Sugar and Hemlock Semiconductor Operations. 

You'll be trained to test, calibrate, install, repair and inspect manufacturing equipment and monitoring devices. You'll also learn how to perform general maintenance on equipment and design new measuring and recording equipment.

Interested? Great! Let us know how we can help you reach your career goals. 

Earning Potential

Interested in a career in electrical instrumentation? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study. There are many different careers that can be pursued in the skilled trades. The fields below are a sampling. Visit Career Coach to search all careers. 

Install, repair and maintain mechanical regulating and controlling devices, such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves, and other mechanical governors.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Repair, test, adjust, or install electronic equipment, such as industrial controls, transmitters and antennas.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Inspect, test, repair, or maintain electrical equipment in generating stations, substations and in-service relays.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

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About Delta's Program

The Electrical and Instrumentation Maintenance Technologist program teaches you to perform routine maintenance, installation and integration of various types of process control instrumentation equipment such as transmitters, controllers, integrators, recorders, and final drive elements. Make repairs to electrical power, motor and motor control circuits. 

Routine maintenance includes:

  • Field fault analysis – determines if instrument has failed or if it is a process problem;
  • Field calibration of instrumentation utilizing proper test equipment;
  • Complete overhaul in shop environment to include component replacements, alignments and calibration to specifications of record;
  • Repair of signal transmission facility such as tubing, wiring, etc.;
  • Instrumentation to include pneumatic, electronic and digital equipment;
  • Fault analysis of hardwire relay logic, motor control circuits, motor power circuits (120V to 480V 3phase) and common utility / lighting circuits;
  • Installation of new control circuits, modification of existing instrument/electrical systems as requested, to include design, load and Implementation of new control logic;
  • Fault analysis of PLC based systems with control logic modification if required.
  • Analysis of 12.47kv incoming power service.

Why you should choose Delta

Convenience

Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has three centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  

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Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.

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State-of-the-art technology

Technology is a big deal! 

We want to make sure our students know the latest techniques so, when you graduate, you can hit the ground running. Plus, we're nationally recognized for our technology innovations – for four years running.

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