Earn an Engineering Technology A.S. Degree from SPC

This comprehensive degree program was developed in part by the Florida Advanced Technological Education (FLATE) Center to give manufacturers and advanced technology industries qualified, highly skilled workers. It is a model for colleges in Florida and throughout the country.

This degree offers sub-plans in:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Digital Design and Modeling
  • Electronics
  • Lean Six Sigma Quality

Our core classes for all subplans align with the national Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT). If you have already earned the MSSC-CPT, you can receive 15 articulated credit hours toward this Engineering Technology degree.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Electro-Mechanical Technicians

Salary Data

Florida Average

United States Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

240

2026

250

Percent Change

3

Projected Job Openings

20

Drafters, All Other

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

930

2026

1,180

Percent Change

27

Projected Job Openings

110

Industrial Engineering Technicians

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

2,080

2026

2,350

Percent Change

13

Projected Job Openings

220

Collaborative Center for Emerging Technologies

Our Collaborative Center for Emerging Technologies on the Clearwater Campus offers a state-of-the-art open manufacturing training facility where you can practice the skills you need in emerging and advanced manufacturing technologies.

Local employers and business partners

  • Aurora Semiconductors
  • Bovie Medical
  • Cavaform
  • City of Clearwater
  • City of Largo
  • City of St. Petersburg
  • ConMed Linvatec
  • GE Aviation
  • Honeywell
  • Jabil
  • Johnson Controls
  • Lockheed Martin
  • LumaStream
  • MasterCut
  • Monin, Inc.
  • Motion South
  • Power Design
  • Raytheon
  • TSE Industries
  • Wolf Retail
  • Valpak

skills you learn in SPC's Engineering Technology A.S. Degree

  • Industrial processes and materials
  • How to generate and interpret computer-aided drawings
  • Electronics and electricity
  • Quality assurance methods
  • Mechanical measurement and instrumentation
  • Communication skills
  • Technical competency
  • Safe and efficient work practices
  • Skills and theory to support engineering design, processes, production, testing and product quality.

Engineering Technology Associate in Science

ENG-AS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2019 (565)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2019 (565), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Lara Sharp
Program Director - CL Engineering Technology
727-791-2642
sharp.lara@spcollege.edu


Program Summary

This degree is a sequence of instruction with four subplans to choose from: electronics, quality (Lean and Six Sigma), advanced manufacturing, and digital design and modeling. All engineering technology students take a common core of six classes (18 credit hours) that gives them a background in safety, quality assurance, metrology, CAD, electronics, and materials. Students will start taking classes in their subplan right away along with their core and general education courses. There are opportunities to gain industry certifications, attend guest lectures, participate in field trips to local employers, and network with other students. Internships are also available and required for electronics, advanced manufacturing, and digital design and modeling.

Our mission is to provide hands-on, relevant coursework in a supportive and creative learning environment. We will prepare students for employment, or provide additional training for currently employed students, in manufacturing, healthcare, electronics, aerospace, or other related industries.

The 18 credit hour technical core has also been aligned with the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council's (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT) certification. After completing the core courses, students will be eligible to take the four exams for CPT certification. The graduates of the Engineering Technology A.S. Program can transfer to universities and colleges offering the B.S. degree in Engineering Technology.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

1615000001:

Federal CIP Code

15.0000: Engineering Technology, General.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Students with an Engineering Technology A.S. degree qualify for positions like electronics technician, electronics repair, electronics assembly and testing, CAD designer, CAD drafter, Rapid prototyper and designer, mechanical part designer, quality assurance technician, quality assurance manager, quality control inspector, Lean/Six Sigma group leader, biomedical device repair, biomedical device technician, mechatronics technician, electro-mechanical technician, industrial maintenance technician.

Graduation Rules

Minimum grade of "C" required in all courses.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition I

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Speech

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Social and Behavioral Sciences

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Fine Arts

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Mathematics

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Ethics

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Computer/Information Literacy Competency

Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. No minimum credits required.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Enhanced World View

Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Technology Core (Complete 18 credits)

EET 1084C Introduction to Electronics 3
ETD 1320C Introduction to CAD 3
ETI 1110 Introduction to Quality Assurance 3
ETI 1420 Manufacturing Processes and Materials I 3
ETI 1701 Industrial Safety 3
ETM 1010C Mechanical Measurement and Instrumentation 3

SUBPLAN
Select one subplan from below (Complete 24 credits)

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Electronics (ELEC) (Complete 21 credits)

CET 1114C Digital Fundamentals with Lab 4
EET 1035C AC/DC Circuits with Lab 3
EET 1205C Electronic Instrumentation 1
EET 2140C Solid State Electronics with Lab 4
EET 2155C Linear Integrated Circuits with Lab 4
EET 2949 Engineering Technology Work Experience 2
ETS 1542C Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) 3

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
Subplan: Electronics (ELEC) (Select 3 credits)

ETS 1511C Motors and Controls 3
ETS 1535C Automation and Sensors 3
ETS 2424C Electro-Mechanical Systems 3
ETS 2604C Robotics 3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Lean Six Sigma Quality (QUAL) (Complete 24 credits)

ETI 1622 Concepts of Lean and Six Sigma 3
ETI 1628 Developing & Coaching Self-Directed Work Teams 3
ETI 2610 Principles of Six Sigma 3
ETI 2619 Six Sigma Project Management 3
ETI 2623 Tools for Lean Manufacturing 3
ETI 2624 Six Sigma Black Belt Concepts 3
ETI 2626 Six Sigma Capstone Project 3
ETI 2670 Technical Economic Analysis 3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Digital Design and Modeling (DDM) (Complete 18 credits)

ETD 1340C AutoCAD II 3
ETD 1350C AutoCAD Inventor (3D modeling) 3
ETD 2364C Introduction to SolidWorks 3
ETD 2368C Advanced Solidworks 3
ETD 2369C SolidWorks Applications 3
EET 2949 Engineering Technology Work Experience 3

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
Subplan: Digital Design and Modeling (Select 6 credits)

Complete 6 credits of ETD prefix courses not required as Subplan Core Courses. 6

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Advanced Manufacturing (MANU) (Complete 21 credits)

ETS 1511C Motors and Controls 3
ETS 1542C Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) 3
ETS 2604C Robotics 3
ETS 1535C Automation and Sensors 3
EET 1035C AC/DC Circuits with Lab 3
ETM 2315C Fluid Power 3
EET 2949 Engineering Technology Work Experience 1-3

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
Subplan: Advanced Manufacturing (Select 3 credits)

Complete CNT 1000 OR any 3 credit course with a prefix of EET, ETD or ETI that is not a required Subplan Core Course. 3
Total Credits 60

Continuing your education at SPC

The Engineering Technology Associate of Science Degree at SPC includes the following subplans, which can also be taken as stand-alone certificates:

The Engineering Technology A.S. degree can transfer to universities and colleges offering the B.S. degree in Engineering Technology.

Industry Certifications

SPC's Engineering Technology A.S. degree prepares you for the following industry certifications:

  • Certified AutoDesk Professional
  • Certified AutoDesk User
  • Certified SolidWorks Associate
  • Certified SolidWorks Professional
  • Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician

Engineering Technology A.S. Degree