About the Career

With growing job opportunities, instrumentation technicians and helpers work with systems in refineries, commercial environments, manufacturing facilities and electrical plants. The median hourly wage for instrumentation technicians is $25.04 with entry-level helper positions starting at $15.77 per hour. (Source: CareerOneStop, 2015)

About the Program

In COM’s new Instrumentation Helper Program, students prepare in about 10 months for entry-level positions as instrumentation helpers. The program lays a foundation for students who later plan a career as instrumentation technicians. Students earn NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) credentials.

All instructors have experience working in Gulf Coast industry.

Financial Aid

The program has been developed with funds of the H-1B Ready to Work Grant. To enroll in this program, students must meet the eligibility requirements of the grant including being over 18 years of age and having a high school diploma or GED. For those who qualify, tuition and textbooks are covered.

Certificate – Instrumentation Helper

Course Number Title Total Classroom Hours NCCER Credentials Earned
CNBT 1018

Construction: Safety, Tools and Techniques



INTC 1007

Instrumentation Test Equipment

Prerequisite: CNBT 1018


Instrumentation Level 1

INTC 1043

Application of Industrial Automatic Controls

Prerequisite: CNBT 1018, INTC 1007


Instrumentation Level 2 - A

INTC 1025

Instrument Hardware Installation

Prerequisite: CNBT 1018, INTC 1007, INTC 1043


Instrumentation Level 2 - B

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