In Brazoria County, there are about 20 petrochemical companies that employ more than 14,000 individuals, making it the largest industry in our county. Instrument technicians are a central part of these petrochemical facilities. They work with instruments to monitor flow, level, pressure, temperature and chemical composition.

Instrument technicians design, install, repair and troubleshoot the control systems & instrumentation used in processing plants. Instrument technicians also work in the manufacturing and sales of control systems for the process industry.

Brazosport College classes provide hands-on labs with current instrumentation used in local industry. You will also work with instructors who have contacts in the field and who have real-life experience.

HIGH SCHOOL
(DUAL CREDIT)

9TH GRADE

High School English
High School Math
High School Science
High School Social Studies
High School Elective
High School Foreign Language
High School Elective

10TH GRADE

High School English

TSI Reading and Writing Assessment
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High School Math
High School Science
High School Social Studies
High School Fine Arts
High School Foreign Language

11TH GRADE

High School English
High School Math

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High School Science
High School Social Studies

INTC 1401 (FALL)
Principles of Industrial Measurements

PTAC 1410 (SPRING)
Process Technology I- Equipment

PSYC 1300 (FALL)
Learning Framework

SPCH 1315 (SPRING)
Fundamentals of Speech

12TH GRADE

ENGL 1301 (FALL)
Composition and Rhetoric I

HUMA 1301 (SPRING)
Introduction to Humanities

MATH 1332 (FALL)
Quantitative Reasoning

High School Science

High School Social Studies

INTC 1441 (FALL)
Principles of Automatic Control

INTC 1315 (SPRING)
Final Control Elements

ITSC 1301 (FALL)
Introduction to Computers

Associate of Applied Science Degree
$60,000 Average Salary*

Summer

INTC 2410
Principles of Industrial Measurements II

INTC 1343
Application of Industrial Automatic Control

INTC 1457
AC/DC Motor Control

Fall

INTC 2359 

Distributed Control Systems

ENER 1240

Employee Success in Industry

Spring

INTC 2330

Troubleshooting

INTC 2330
Troubleshooting

A hands-on approach to the techniques of troubleshooting in a sophisticated instrumented environment. Laboratory exercises requiring students to troubleshoot upsets in actual chemical processes. Credit Hours: 3 (2 lecture, 2 lab)

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INTC 2333
Instrumentation and Installation

Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Management
$108,000 Average Salary^

Junior/Senior Year of College

To complete the BAT, students must complete the core curriculum prior to their Junior Year. This means additional dual credit courses while in high school or additional courses during the AAS program.

Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management

Average Salary: $108,000 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)