BTS CIRA : Brevet de Technicien Supérieur Contrôle Industriel et Régulation Automatique

The industrial BTS are relatively unknown to students, but are nevertheless interesting from the point of view of professional integration. The BTS CIRA specializes in instrumentation for industrial and automatic processes.

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What is the BTS CIRA?

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Among the BTS in the industrial sector, the CIRA specialization (Industrial Control and Automatic Regulation) trains, as its name suggests, technicians in industrial control and automatic regulation. The main mission of these future professionals is to manage the industrial production cycle, including automation (robots).

This learning involves installation and commissioning, management, control, maintenance and the resolution of any technical problems. The BTS is presented as a professional training. In two years, students acquire knowledge and skills specific to their future professional environment and their future tasks as senior technicians.

Offered in high schools, CFA (Training Centers for Apprentices), even higher schools, the course allows the obtaining of a State diploma bac + 2 and a certification title recognized by the RNCP at level III and thus allowing to obtain 120 ECTS credits.

In addition, between initial training, distance learning, and work-study training, different profiles can be formed!

On the program of the BTS

From one establishment to another, the program and the modalities of the tests are modeled on a national training framework. As in any BTS, students will have to follow compulsory general and professional courses.

Generalist disciplines are traditional, we find French, English, mathematics, physical sciences (industrial chemistry and physics, applied physics).

Professional, theoretical and practical lessons can be found under the CIRA training unit:

  • Instrumentation
  • Regulation
  • Automation and logic

Studying a second modern foreign language is a strongly advised option.

The work placement is compulsory. It must be carried out over a period of 12 weeks at the end of the first year of the course. Students will be assessed on their internship report.

It is also possible to take your CIRA BTS on a work-study basis, by signing a professionalization contract or an apprenticeship contract with your host organization.

Becomming part of the BTS

A priori, a BTS is accessible to anyone with a baccalaureate. But we see that scientific and technological profiles are more represented in the workforce. In the case of the BTS CIRA, we will find high school students from the following fields: 

  • Bac S
  • Bac STI2D
  • Bac STL laboratory physics and industrial processes
  • Baccalaureate in electrical engineering, energy, equipment and communication
  • Bac pro chemistry, water and cardboard processes
  • Bac pro pilot production line

For high school graduates as well as students who have already followed a course in higher education, admission to the BTS is made on application and motivation interview. Training small classes allows teaching teams to be closer to students and promote their professional integration.

Obtaining the CIRA BTS is possible as part of continuing education. Professionals in the industrial or automatic sector can apply for it to enhance their profile and acquire new skills.

And after the BTS?

From the study phase to the maintenance of the systems, the technician in instrumentation and automatic regulation can work in various sectors of the industry such as agri-food, parapharmacy, petrochemicals, aeronautics, BT, electronics or energy. Once graduated from the BTS CIRA, this young professional can also present himself as an instrumentation and/or automation tehcnician, business manager or technical sales representative. These professional opportunities are available to students upon graduation! All our job offers there.

To aim for positions with more responsibility or to specialize more, students can also choose to continue their course by integrating a professional license (bac + 3) or an engineering school through parallel admissions (ATS competition).