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Engineering Technology A.S. Degree

  • Engineering Technology
    Associate in Science

    ENG-AS

    Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2017 (535)

    The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2017 (535), 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

    Program Summary

    *** THIS PROGRAM IS NO LONGER ADMITTING STUDENTS INTO THE MEDICAL QUALITY SYSTEMS (BIOM) SUBPLAN. LAST ADMISSION TERM IS SUMMER 2017 (0530) ***

    This degree is a sequence of instruction with three specializations to choose from: electronics, quality (Lean and Six Sigma), and digital design and modeling. All engineering technology students take a common core of six classes (18 credit hours) that gives them backgrounds in safety, quality assurance, metrology, CAD, electronics, and materials. Students will start taking classes in their specialization 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 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.

    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.

    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

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Communications - Speech

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

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    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

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    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

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Mathematics

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

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    AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    Ethics

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    MAJOR CORE COURSES
    Technology Core (Complete 18 credits)

    EET 1084CIntroduction to Electronics3
    ETD 1320CIntroduction to CAD3
    ETI 1110Introduction to Quality Assurance3
    ETI 1420Manufacturing Processes and Materials I3
    ETI 1701Industrial Safety3
    ETM 1010CMechanical Measurement and Instrumentation3

    Select ONE of the following Subplans

    SUBPLAN
    Select one subplan from below (Complete 24 credits)

    SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
    Subplan: Electronics (ELEC) (Complete 24 credits)

    CET 1114CDigital Fundamentals with Lab4
    EET 1015CDC Circuit Analysis with Lab4
    EET 1025CAC Circuit Analysis with Lab4
    EET 1205CElectronic Instrumentation1
    EET 2140CSolid State Electronics with Lab4
    EET 2155CLinear Integrated Circuits with Lab4
    EET 2949Co-op Work Experience3

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

    ETI 1622Concepts of Lean and Six Sigma3
    ETI 1628Developing & Coaching Self-Directed Work Teams3
    ETI 2610Principles of Six Sigma3
    ETI 2619Six Sigma Project Management3
    ETI 2623Tools for Lean Manufacturing3
    ETI 2624Six Sigma Black Belt Concepts3
    ETI 2626Six Sigma Capstone Project3
    ETI 2670Technical Economic Analysis3

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

    ETD 1340CAutoCAD II3
    ETD 1350CAutoCAD III 3-D Modeling3
    ETD 2364CIntroduction to SolidWorks3
    ETD 2368CAdvanced Solidworks3
    ETD 2369CSolidWorks Advance Applications3
    EET 2949Co-op Work Experience3

    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: Medical Quality Systems (BIOM) (Complete 24 credits)

    ETI 1030Regulatory Environment for Medical Devices3
    ETI 1622Concepts of Lean and Six Sigma3
    ETI 1628Developing & Coaching Self-Directed Work Teams3
    ETI 2031Risk Management and Assessment for Medical Devices3
    ETI 2032Change Control and Documentation3
    ETI 2041Medical Device Design and Manufacturing3
    ETI 2171Quality Auditing for Medical Devices3
    EET 2949Co-op Work Experience3
    Total Credits60
  •  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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  • Program Dir, Engineering Tech
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    727-398-8256