Get High-Tech Experience

In FLCC's Instrumentation and Control Technologies degree program, you'll complete a paid co-op at an area high-tech business. You'll have the option of completing your co-op during your first year in the program. Often, students have obtained employment with area high-tech businesses while completing remaining freshman and sophomore courses.

The Co-op Experience

In your co-op experience, you'll get a first-hand understanding of a specific business, as well as the opportunity to showcase your initiative, drive, and ability to learn and solve problems. You'll also be involved with addressing complex scenarios as part of a high-functioning team. Your co-op, which requires you to complete 270 hours of work, provides you opportunities to learn functions of jobs in a variety of areas such as trouble shooting, calibration, automation, and quality improvement.

Preparing Students for Employment

Your co-op experience will prepare you for a variety of career opportunities in the high-tech field. A majority of students in the Instrumentation and Control Technologies degree program continue working part-time or full-time at the high-tech business where they completed their co-op at. After completing your co-op, you'll give a presentation of your experience and share the knowledge and skills you gained with faculty, staff, students, industrial mentors, workforce and economic developers, and the community.

Opportunities at Area High-Tech Businesses

Students in the Instrumentation and Control Technologies degree program have completed paid co-ops and have obtained employment at several area high-tech businesses, some of which include:

  • Advanced Interconnect Manufacturing
  • Applied Image Inc.
  • Construction-Robotics
  • G.W. Lisk
  • ITT Goulds Pump
  • LaGasse Works
  • New Scale Technologies
  • Optimax Systems
  • Optipro Systems
  • Railcomm
  • Redcom Laboratories
  • RITEC Industrial
  • Surmotech
  • Ultrafab