Salt Lake Community College in Utah, Victoria College in Texas and Northampton Community College in Pennsylvania all offer instrument technician training programs. Students at these schools either earn an instrument technician certificate or associate degree in most cases.
Salt Lake Community College offers the automation and instrumentation technician certificate of completion program. As of 2015, some of the required courses include analog electronics, computer concepts, technical writing, soldering, digital circuits, National Electrical Code and measurement. Graduates gain the hands-on skills needed to work in such career titles as geothermal technician, robotics technician and electromechanical technician.
Victoria College has multiple instrumentation training programs including an associate degree with instrumentation specialization and three certificates as of 2015. The certificate options include one focusing on instrumentation, another on enhanced instrumentation skills and a third for aspiring instrumentation and measurement technicians. After completing a program, graduates can either seek work as instrumentation technicians or pursue a higher degree if they completed the associate degree program.
Northampton Community College, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania offers an instrumentation technician certificate program with local company endorsements. Some skills students gain include using automated technology, using tools and gauges for measuring, installing equipment, doing maintenance and repairing systems. Those who want to later enroll in a bachelor's degree program in technology management can also complete the school's associate degree in electromechanical automated systems.