Instrumentation and Controls Academy

Instrumentation and Controls Academy

The Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) Academy is a place where you can earn an associate degree that prepares you for a challenging and rewarding career as an I&C professional. The academy is an educational partnership between Southern CompanyGeorgia NorthwesternCentral Georgia Technical College and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The state-of-the-art million dollar facilities allow training on the best the industry has to offer.

Exciting careers in Instrumentation and Controls (I&C)

In this field you'll work with a network of intelligent inputs (instrumentation/sensors), similar to the human senses (touch, small, sight, sound) which feed into a control system, similar to the human brain, which has been programmed to control a process.

You can be an I&C technician

Job responsibilities may include everything from troubleshooting, repair, calibration, installation and maintenance of instruments, control devices and electronic equipment.

Working at Southern Company

I&C opportunities are growing for the operation and maintenance of power plants. Plus, between nearly half of I&C professionals at Southern Company are eligible to retire within the next few years. More on working at Southern Company.

Southern Company and its subsidiaries - Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power and Mississippi Power - offer a stable work environment, a culture that values diversity, inclusion and teamwork and a competitive pay and benefits package. Entry level pay across industries is usually between $45-55k depending on location and the education and experience of the candidate. Learn more about benefits.


Southern Company provides a limited number of internships for those in the academy. This provides the opportunity for more training and hands-on experience with the chance of being offered full-time employment.

Go for it

Take the most important step of your career and call to start the process of gaining a rewarding career in the field of I&C. Ask about scholarship opportunities at each participating school.

To start call

Central Georgia Technical College | 478-757-3400

Georgia Northwestern Technical College | 706-295-6963

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College  | 228-497-9602

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