The Process Automation Technician two-year diploma program combines technical problem-solving abilities, an appreciation for working in a team environment and an aptitude for hands-on work. Graduates will work closely with engineers, technologists, technicians and tradespersons. Process Automation Technicians rely on the strong technical knowledge of the operation of process instrumentation and control systems and hands-on skills in the repair and maintenance of a variety of these systems, including microprocessor-based process field instrumentation and programmable control systems.
Graduates of the Process Automation Technician program are eligible for entrance into the third year of the Process Automation Engineering Technology program. The program shares a common first year with the Electrical Power Systems Technician program.