Instrumentation and Control Technician

RDC has updated the name of the Instrument Technician program and it is now referred to as the Instrumentation and Control Technician program.
Instrumentation and Control Technicians install, maintain and repair the measuring and control devices used in industrial and commercial processing.

The Instrumentation and Control Technician apprenticeship program is 4 years with 1500 hours of on-the-job training and 8 weeks of RDC technical training for the first and second year and 1425 hours of on-the-job training and 10 weeks of RDC technical training for the third and fourth year.  

Journeyman Instrumentation and Control Technicians may receive credit towards the Instrumentation Engineering Technology Diploma program at RDC.

1st Year Apprentices

If you are a 1st year Apprentice, you need to be registered with Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) prior to applying at Red Deer College.  More information on becoming an apprentice.


Registration for the Instrumentation and Control Technician program opens 

May 3, 2018

Registered Apprentices: To learn How to Register

Instrumentation and Control Technicians 2018 – 2019 intakes are:

1st Period

August 27, 2018 - October 19, 2018
April 29, 2019 - June 21, 2019

2nd Period

October 22, 2018 - December 14, 2018
March 4, 2019 - April 26, 2019

3rd Period

January 14, 2019 - March 22, 2019

4th Period

October 9, 2018 - December 14, 2018
April 15, 2019 - June 21, 2019


Tuition Fees:

Class Length Tuition Other Fees Student Pays
1st & 2nd - 8 weeks $784 $219 $1003
3rd & 4th - 10 weeks  $980 $251.50



Books and Supply Costs:

INST Course Costs

Learn about funding options, parking, residence and more.

Learn about our Pre-employment program.  Pre-employment programs are not available for all trades.