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Instrumentation Engineering Technology Diploma

Two year diploma program with
a Fall start
 Average hourly wage is 
$38.84/HR **  
The Red Deer College is suspending Fall 2020 applications to the Instrumentation Engineering Technology (IET) Diploma.  Red Deer College considers this IET suspension as temporary, with the plan to pursue options to re-open the program to applications when feasible. 
RDC offers programs that are related to Instrumentation Engineering Technology.  These programs have varying amounts of compatible courses and/or outcomes to IET.  If you have questions regarding this suspension or other programs at RDC, please contact the School of Trades and Technologies tradesandtechnologies [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (Advising and Recruiting Specialist)
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Are you passionate about:

  • Problem solving?
  • Technical tasks?
  • Creating results?

Then Instrumentation Engineering Technology is your program.  Are you up for the challenge?

The Instrumentation Engineering Technology program at RDC is a fast paced, career driven program.  New to RDC for September 2017, this program fosters skills in design, installation, and maintenance of industrial control systems.

You may also be interested in Mechanical Engineering Technology and Electrical Engineering Technology.

You will:

  • Push your limits in both theoretical and hands-on application of Instrumentation Engineering fundamentals
  • Develop skills with desktop computers and computer programs, Programmable Logic Controllers, Process Automation, Design, and Graphical Interfaces (HMI)
  • Be prepared to enter a high-demand career with rapid growth opportunity

We offer:

  • Experienced instructors and industry experts who collaborated to create a great program
  • New lab facilities and access to technology in RDC’s Centre for Innovation and Manufacturing

Why we are great!

  • We have worked with local industry stakeholders to create courses that are current and in line with what employers need you to know
  • We teach innovative, relevant and dynamic material
  • Graduates of RDC’s Instrumentation Engineering Technology program are eligible for recognition towards Instrument Technician Journeyperson certification with Apprenticeship and Industry Training
  • We foster direct connections to future employers in our Professional Practice and Capstone courses

Graduates from the Instrumentation Engineering Technology diploma are qualified to apply for Instumentation Engineering Technologist  positions.  Instrumentation Engineering Technologists find long-term, rewarding careers in many areas including:

  • Exploration and acquisition of oil, gas, and minerals
  • Oil and gas pipelines systems and metering
  • Municipal power, water, and waste management utilities
  • Process operations associated with oil and gas refinement, mineral extraction, and wood products
  • Power generation and grid distribution
  • Manufacturing automation and fabrication facilities
  • Food and pharmaceutical processing
  • Engineering design and consultation
  • Technical Sales Representatives
The Instrumentation Engineering Technology diploma is based on National Technology Benchmarks, and equips the graduate with knowledge and skills highly sought after in industry. When coupled with industry experience, they also will lead to the Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T) and Professional Technologist - Engineering (P.Tech.(Eng)) designations through the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) .  

More information can be found at RDC’s Academic Calendar.