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Energy Systems Instrumentation Engineering Technology

Idaho LAUNCH Eligible Program

Have you ever wondered how things work or how things are made? Come learn the fundamentals of energy systems. Once you learn the basics, you will expand your knowledge and expertise in the Energy Systems Instrumentation Engineering Technology program by learning how to program logic controllers (PLCs), build motor control systems, calibrate equipment, tune process control loops, and work with automated systems. If you don’t have a background in any of these things, then you’re just like every other new ESTEC student. You’ll get the vocabulary and, more importantly, you’ll gain the skills necessary to make a difference in the world.


Graduates Employed or Continuing Education Five-Year Average


Average Idaho Income

$48,730 - $74,860

Program Overview

  • Program accepts students in August and January
  • Typical classroom hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Program admits 20 students each cohort
  • Physical demands for this program may include lifting, standing, bending, and close vision

Degree Options

Energy Systems Instrumentation Engineering Technology Associate of Applied Science (2 years)

Energy Systems Technology Instrument & Automation Assistant Intermediate Technical Certificate (1 year)

Bachelor of Applied Science (4+ years)

Career Opportunities

  • Power generating plants that use coal, gas, hydro, nuclear, solar, and wind
  • Companies that manufacture instrumentation and control equipment
  • Industrial processes including chemical processing, food and beverage, petroleum, mining and refining, and water treatment
  • Calibration and repair shops
  • National Labs


Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Logo

The Energy Systems Instrumentation Engineering Technology Program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

Minimum Test Scores

SAT Math: 500
ACT Math: 19
ALEKS Math: 30