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Distributed Control and Safety Instrumented Systems Certificate of Achievement


Credential: Certificate (non-credit)
Available: Continuing Education Classroom

Canada-Alberta Job Grant This program is eligible for Canada-Alberta Job Grant funding.

Program Description

SAIT’s Distributed Control Systems Certificate of Achievement program provides you with the hands on training in the principles and design of computer-based distributed or process control systems (DCS/PCS). Review of input measurement devices and output control devices is necessary as these devices are used for operation of the level process skids/carts. Device networks (Foundation Field Bus, Device Net, Modbus, etc.) are also covered to ensure students have the skills required for a typical DCS/PCS installation.

This program offers extensive theoretical and practical training primarily based on Emerson’s Delta V control system, which is wired to a real process (tank level control complete with control valves, level and flow measurement, pump control, process and safety shutdowns, etc.). Labs include building all the logic and graphics for the proper operation and tuning of the flow and level loops on the process skids/carts. Each student uses their own configuration/operator workstation to develop configuration and graphics.

Upon completion of the program you can pursue career in various industries that monitor and control processing facilities such as power plants, pulp mills, oil producing and refining plants and chemical processing plants, etc.

Careers: Electrical Power Grids | Oil Refining Plants | Chemical Processing Plants 

Admission Requirements

There are no entrance requirements for this program. You can begin registering for courses anytime by clicking a course name or calling 403.284.7248. Once you have registered for at least one course and have a SAIT student ID number, consider filling out and submitting the Program Declaration Form to the Office of the Registrar. Contact information for the Office of the Registrar is located in the upper corner of the form.

Distributed Control Systems I CNTR-115 Classroom
Distributed Control Systems II CNTR-120 Classroom
Distributed Control Systems III CNTR-125 Classroom
Industrial Data Communications CNTR-103 Classroom
Safety Instrumented Systems CNTR-128 Classroom


MacPhail School of Energy



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