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    60 credit hours

Engineering Technology A.S. Degree

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  •  AS icon smallThis 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:

    • biomedical systems
    • medical quality systems
    • electronics
    • quality
    • digital design and modeling

    The subplan in Biomedical Technology prepares you for a potentially lucrative career as a biomedical equipment technician. With a high number of medical device companies, Florida has a tremendous need for skilled technicians who can maintain and repair the sophisticated medical machines that take care of us.

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


  • With this degree, you will learn:

    • 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.
  • Continuing your education

    Our areas of specializations in quality, digital design or biomedical systems can be taken as certificates that transfer to the 60-credit-hour A.S. degree.

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  • Advancing your skills in manufacturing can pay off

    Recent CBS News and 60 Minutes reports
    on the need for skilled manufacturing workers

    To work in today’s manufacturing operations, employees need precise advanced technology skills. Locally and nationally, employers have a hard time finding these skilled workers, according to recent news reports.

    With manufacturing firms returning to Florida, they bring with them a need for such highly skilled employees. Engineering technicians support engineering and manufacturing processes by solving technical problems in research and development, sales, construction, assembly, quality assurance and prototyping. Our programs help you get started as:

    Local employment

    • Pinellas County ranks second in the state for manufacturing employment and third in the state for number of manufacturing firms.
    • In 2013, the manufacturing industry employed 30,391 people in Pinellas County, the fifth largest employment sector in the county.
    • In 2014, the Tampa-St. Pete Metropolitan Statistical Area exported more than $5.8 billion worth of manufacturing products, including computer and electronics parts, chemical and food products and machinery, all of which require specialized processes to produce.
    Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

    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
  • Facilities

    A long-time leader in workforce education, St. Petersburg College developed the Tampa Bay area’s first Collaborative Center for Emerging Technologies as an open manufacturing factory work environment to simulate skills needed in emerging technologies in August, 2012.

    SPC's SolidWorks Design Center was the first of its kind in Florida developed through the collaborative efforts of local industry and makes use of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment, 3-D scanners and 3-D printers.

    In all, SPC has four state-of-the-art labs, including additive manufacturing-rapid prototyping, quality measurement and electronic instrumentation.

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