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Instrumentation / Robotics Technology

This program covers the fundamentals of instrumentation and electronics used in the industry. Upon completion, students should be able to install, maintain, and calibrate instrumentation.

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What to Know at a Glance


2 year associate degree (60 sch);
1 year certificate (42 sch);
1 semester certificate (10 sch)



Scheduling Options

Full time; Part time; Day classes; Night classes

Where it is offered

Main Campus

About Instrumentation / Robotics Technology

This program is available to anyone that is interested in pursuing jobs in general electronics maintenance and repair, including industrial electronics and instrumentation in manufacturing facilities. Focused subject matter includes Programmable Logic Controllers, Robotics, and Motor Controls.

National Electrical Code I 

An introductory study of the National Electric Code (NEC) for those employed in fields requiring knowledge of the Code. Emphasis on wiring design, protection, methods, and materials; equipment for general use; and basic calculations.

Robotic Fundamentals 

An introduction to flexible automation. Topics include installation, repair, maintenance, and development of flexible robotic manufacturing systems.

Application of Industrial Automatic Controls 

Automatic process control including measuring devices, analog and digital instrumentation, signal transmitters, recorders, alarms, controllers, control valves, and process and instrument diagrams. Includes connection and troubleshooting of loops.

  • Critical Thinking 
  • Teamwork 
  • Communication 
  • Professionalism 
  • Problem Solving 
  • Organization 
  • Time Management 
  • Safety Awareness

Possible Careers and Salaries

Electro-Mechanical Technicians


Industrial Electrical & Electronics Repair


Calibration Technicians


Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists


Electromechanical Equipment Assembler


Tuition Costs

Approximate total program cost for full-time in-district (Bowie County residents) is $6,950.

student spotlight

“Thomas Holt gives you projects that you don’t think you can do, but with his guidance you figure it out every time.”

– Kyle Kennedy, Student

Program Contacts

Trevor Richey

Mechatronics and Instrumentation / Robotics Coordinator

Thomas Holt

Director of Workforce Education

Contact Texarkana College to Get Started

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