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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
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Instrument Calibration, Loop Tuning & Wireless Communications, Advanced Skill Set

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Douglas A. Furr, Applied Process Technology Program Coordinator
215B Advanced Technology Center (ATC), Fairmont / (304)367-4911

Program Purpose

This Advanced Skill Set enables students to calibrate advanced industrial instrumentation and process control and final control devices.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Calibrate pressure, level, flow and temperature instruments
  • Calibrate analyzer instruments (e.g. pH, Conductivity, Gas Spectroscopy)
  • Install and tune instruments for an integrated multiple point control system (e.g. cascade control, level, pressure, temperature flow, input-output flow matching, etc.) to run within given parameters
  • Explain the principles of wireless and digital communication systems
  • Install and test wireless communication systems


Skills that enable students to function in a power generation station, midstream processing plant, or in a manufacturing facility as an operator, maintenance technician, or instrumentation and controls technician are skills that are in-demand.

Notice to Students

This program alone does not qualify for financial aid. Students seeking financial aid eligible degrees may incorporate the classes as electives when their schedule allows or may declare an Associate or Certificate of Applied Science degree major of study in which the courses are embedded.

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