Recent Community College Graduates Matrix

From Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing Programs

This tool is meant to make hiring easier for Washington’s aerospace and advanced manufacturing companies.

This is an ongoing list of Washington’s community and technical colleges that have aerospace and advanced manufacturing programs. Each listing details credits, program descriptions, skill sets (as taught in each program), contact information, and graduation dates.

Aerospace and advanced manufacturing industry companies can contact the community and technical college nearest to them and speak directly to an instructor about graduating students.

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Instrumentation & Control Technology AAS-T
Award Type
Anticipated Graduates
Tony Kuphaldt
Bellingham Technical College's degree in Instrumentation & Control Technology prepares students for employment in high-tech industries such as power generation plants, water treatment facilities, chemical manufacturing plants, canneries, aerospace plants, bio-pharmaceutical plants, semi-conductor manufacturing plants, petroleum refining, and pulp and paper mills. Students are trained to maintain, repair, and troubleshoot instrumentation and control systems in industries that increasingly rely on automation. A combination of theory and hands-on training offers a variety of modern process measurement and control instrumentation with actual working processes and computer simulations. The Program applies math and physics and duplicates conditions and industry standards that technicians experience. Through laboratory experience, students develop knowledge and skills with electronic circuits, test equipment, individual instruments, multiple instrument control systems, and practical computer applications.
Skill Sets
1. Communication - Communicates and expresses thoughts across a variety of mediums (verbal, written, visually) to effectively persuade, inform, and clarify ideas with colleagues. 2. Time Management - Arrives on time and prepared to work; budgets time an meets deadlines when performing technical tasks and projects. 3. Safety - Complies with national, state, and local safety regulations when repairing, calibrating, and installing instruments. 4. Diagnose and Repair Existing Instruments - Assesses, diagnoses, and repairs faulty instruments in measurement and control systems using logical procedures and appropriate test equipment. 5. Install and Configure New Instruments - Builds, configures, and installs new instrument systems according to plans, applying industry construction standards, and ensuring correct system operation when complete. 6. Process Control Optimization - Improve system functions by evaluating control system performance; implements strategies to tune and stabilize control systems. 7. Instrument Calibration - Assesses instrument accuracy and correct inaccuracies using appropriate calibration procedures and test equipment. 8. Documents Instrument Systems - Interprets and creates technical documents (electronic schematics, loop diagrams, and P&IDs) according to industry (EIA, ISA) standards. 9. Self-Directing Learning - Selects and researches relevant information sources to learn new principles, technologies, and techniques. 10. Career Development - Researches and seeks opportunities for promotion and job advancements in work and career settings. This program also provides a pathway for students to:
  • Obtain Electronics Technician Certificate after the first year of study and Certified by the Electronics Technicians Association – International (ETA-i) with an Associate Certified Electronics Technician (CETa) certificate.

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Bellingham Technical College

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Bellingham Technical College

Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225