Course detail: TECH1010 - Process Instrumentation & Control Module 1 - Sensors and Symbology

Module 1 - Sensors and Symbology


This course focuses on the selection and implementation of measurement and control devices for process automation applications. You will gain a stronger understanding of how to assess, compare, and select the various methods of measurement and control.


  • Basics of process instrumentation and control (PIC), including different control functions, types of control loops, and continuous vs. discrete control.
  • Identification and symbols used in PIC.
  • Different types of field instrumentation, their principles of operation, their advantages and disadvantages, and the application of the different types of sensors for flow, level, pressure and temperature measurements.

Who Should Enroll?

This certificate program is for those who want to learn about the PIC field in a condensed time frame and from a practical point of view and/or for those who simply want to communicate technically with PIC personnel. The program provides attendees with sufficient knowledge to move into the field of PIC. It is applicable to both technical and supervisory personnel. It is presumed that participants come from a setting where they can apply the knowledge received.


Part of the Online Certificate in Process Instrumentation & Control.
The fee for each module of the certificate is $995.

Although Module 1 is closed for 2018, you can start with Module 2 in March of 2019, take Module 3 in June of 2019, and finish your certificate with Modules 1 in October of 2019.

Course Resources
U.S. Federal Employee Discount
Online Certificate in Process Instrumentation and Control Course Information

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