Instrumentation and Control Technology

Certificate and AAS in Instrumentation & Control Technology

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The courses in EPCE and Bismarck State College’s online Instrumentation & Control Technology program are:

  • Asynchronous to accommodate personal and professional schedules.
  • Offered as 8 or 16 week classes. New students are admitted to begin the technical courses during the fall semester only. If a student wants to begin spring or summer, required general education could be taken.

The technical courses in this online program can count towards an Associate’s of Applied Science Degree, Certificate in Instrumentation & Control Technology or Certificate of in Electronics (ELEC).

ICTL Labs are not required for certificate.

Credits from this program may be applied to BSC’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree (BAS) in Energy Management, offered entirely online.

Course Information

  • ELEC 100/100L Direct Current Analysis/Lab
  • ELEC 118/118L Solid State devices I/Lab
  • ELEC 114/114L Digital Electronics I/Lab
  • ELEC 130/130L Active Devices/Lab
  • ELEC 120/120L AC Analysis/Lab
  • ELEC 115/115L Digital Electronics II/Lab
  • ICTL 205/205L Mechanical Practices/Lab
  • ICTL 215/215L Instrument Drawings & Documentation/Lab
  • ICTL 225/225L Input and Output Devices/Lab
  • ICTL 235/235L Motors & Controllers/Lab
  • ICTL 245/245L Controls/Lab
  • ICTL 255/255L Automation Overview/Lab
Option Required Course General Education Credits # of years
  Certificate of Completion in   Electronics  (ELEC) ELEC Theory & labs    None    1
  Certificate in I&C ELEC Theory & labs

I&C theory

(2 courses)*
  Associate in
Applied Science
ELEC Theory & labs
I&C Theory & labs
(5 courses)

*ideal for industry-employed students


The Associate of Applied Science degree requires 74 credit hours.

  • Technical Program: Credit Hours 58
  • General Education: Credit Hours 16


The Instrumentation & Control Technology Program Certificate requires 56 credit hours.

  • Technical Program: Credit Hours    52
  • General Education: Credit Hours   4

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, a limited number of students will be accepted into the online program in August. New students begin their first semester of technical courses in the fall semester. Refer to the how to apply section of BSC’s website for information on how to apply for admission, placement requirements and instructions on how to complete your admission file as a degree seeking student. EPCE member tuition discounts still apply.

An interview is required prior to acceptance into the program.

Bismarck State College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Visit the accreditation page for more details.

All courses are delivered asynchronous and offered 24/7.

The majority of courses are 3-5 weeks long.

Plan to spend approximately 15-20 hours a week working on a course.

You can start anytime during the year.

You choose your education journey. You can take an individual course, a certificate program or pursue a degree. If you are degree seeking, official transcripts will be required and placement tests may need to be completed. 

Visit the tuition page here. If you/your company is not an EPCE member, learn more about becoming an EPCE member company and or individual member.

Yes, you can receive college credit for a variety of approved previous learning accomplishments. Explore your options with the BSC advisor. 

Contact your Human Resources department to see if courses/programs qualify.  

To get started, you will need to complete the application process . The admissions process typically takes 1 – 3 weeks.

Ask a BSC Advisor

Have questions about earning your certificate?
Get in touch with Bismarck State’s program advisor.

Courtney Reiswig
Advisor, NECE
[email protected]

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