154.00 Hours Required
This certificate requires the successful completion of 3 core courses within 3 years of enrollment. Participants must complete each course within 6 months of the date of enrollment.

The Certificate in Process Instrumentation and Control (I&C) consists of three courses covering the different phases of I&C from a non-mathematical and practical point of view. It includes the basic concepts, engineering, and the installation of control equipment. 

What Will You Learn?

  • The basics of I&C including the different control functions, the types of control loops, and continuous vs. discrete control
  • The identification and symbols used in I&C
  • The different types of field instrumentation, their principle of operation, the advantages, and disadvantages, and the application of the different types of sensors for flow, level, pressure, and temperature measurements as well as for control valves
  • The requirements for control rooms and the design of control panels

Who Should Take This Certificate?

  • Engineering or technical personnel
  • Those who would like to learn about the field of PIC in a condensed time frame and from a practical point of view
  • Those who would like to communicate with PIC staff such as technical and supervisory personnel
  • Anyone interested in moving into the field of PIC

How Will You Benefit?

The Certificate in Process Instrumentation and Control can help you:

  • implement alarm and trip systems.
  • understand the different types of computer-based control systems including PLCs and DCSs as well as review the basic requirements for a good operator interface.
  • learn about the documentation required for I&C, front-end engineering, and detailed design.
  • understand the requirements for a successful installation, instrument checkout, and controller tuning.
  • grasp project implementation and project management.
  • learn about decision-making tools, auditing, evaluation of plant needs, justification, and control system evaluation.

Fees & Schedule

The fee is $1595 for the first course and $1195 each for the remaining two. Please note that textbooks are not included.

This certificate consists of three courses and can only be taken online at your own pace (Online Self-Paced). Students start on a date of their choosing and have 6 months to complete each course. There are no live sessions with the instructor; however, students will have access to pre-recorded ones. The instructor will also be available for consultation via email.

Note: Your registration is not guaranteed until your seat is confirmed and you have been contacted by our Registration Office. As well, fees are based on the current academic year and are subject to change. No deferral of the non-refundable deposit or program fees is allowed. Text and materials related to courses may constitute an additional cost.

Certificate Requirements

It is highly recommended that participants complete the three courses in sequential order. The certificate is awarded after the completion of all three courses, including all quizzes, assignments, and exams. This represents approximately 154 hours of training including online sessions, home study, assignments, and exam preparation. The participants must attain a minimum of 65% for each module and an aggregate average of at least 75% in the program.

For more information, please contact Open Learning & Career Development.

Additional Details


Minimum Required

154 Hour(s)

Certificate requires completion of all 3 courses
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