Instrumentation Helper

Instrumentation Helper

Workforce Skills Award

Overhead view of a calculator, pen, and accounting documents

Program Overview

Instrumentation refers to the analysis, measurement, and control of industrial process variables using process control instruments and software tools such as temperature, pressure, flow, and level sensors.

Corpus Christi’s process industry continues to expand with refinery, oil and gas, petrochemical and steel companies along the Port of Corpus Christi and surrounding communities making instrunentaiton a promsing career field.

Students will learn the fundamentals of DC and AC circuits basic measurements, automatic control systems and design, closed loop systems, controllers, feedback, control modes, and control configurations.  Program prepares students to be eligible for entry level jobs in a wide range of local industries where modern plants and factories are heavily automated and are becoming more so every year. 

Course offerings

  • Fall, Summer, and Spring 16-week sessions

Course schedule

Course Code Course Name
CETT 1009 DC-AC Circuits
INTC 1041 Principles of Automatic Control
PTAC 1008 Safety, Health & Environment

Receiving Academic Credit Hours

All courses in the Instrumentation Helper Workforce Skills Award (WSA) program have the option to be converted to credit hours using a Petition to Record Credit form and all courses lead into the Del Mar College Instrumentation pathway including the Industrial Instrumentation Installer – Level 1 Certificate.

Admissions Requirements

  • Students must be 18 years of age
  • High school diploma/GED not required
  • Recommended minimum of 9th grade level math and reading knowledge

Academic pathway

Industrial Education
(361) 698-1701

Take the next step!

Upon completion, Del Mar College students can advance their skills by taking credit courses toward the following "stackable" credentials:

Register for Continuing Education courses here

Page last updated November 1, 2023.

Contact Information

Continuing Education
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404

(361) 698-1328

3209 S. Staples St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78411