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Instrumentation and Control Technician Apprenticeship

Alberta Journeyman Certificate

4 years; 8 weeks at RDC + minimum 1,500 hours on-the-job training for years 1 and 2, and 10 weeks at RDC + minimum 1,425 hours on-the-job training for years 3 and 4

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Red Deer College offers the Instrumentation and Control Technician Apprenticeship program, one of the many apprenticeship training options available for students. Apprenticeship is a career option that involves both classroom and on-the-job training. To learn the skills required of an Instrumentation and Control Technician in Alberta and to be issued an Alberta Journeyman Certificate, a person must find a suitable employer who is willing to hire and train an apprentice. For more information, please visit the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training website.

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To work in Alberta, Instrumentation and Control Technicians must be one of the following:

  • Registered Apprentice
  • Certified Journeyman
  • Working for an employer who is satisfied they have the skills and knowledge expected of certified Journeyman
Employment Opportunites

Instrumentation and Control Technicians work with a wide variety of pneumatic, electronic and microcomputer instruments used to measure and control variables such as pressure, flow, temperature, level, motion, force, and chemical composition.


  • Pulp and paper processing
  • Hydro power generation
  • Mining, petrochemical and natural gas
  • Industrial and commercial manufacturing
  • Industrial construction
  • Industrial instrument servicing

Experienced Instrumentation and Control Technicians may advance to supervisory positions, or move into company sales offices.

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Red Deer Polytechnic Inquiries

Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Main Phone: 403.342.3400
Toll-free: 1.888.732.4630 (in Canada only)
Email: inquire [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca

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