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.
Lara Sharp, Program Director - CL Engineering Technology, 727-791-2642
*** 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.
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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSCommunications - Composition I
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSCommunications - Speech
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSSocial and Behavioral Sciences
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSHumanities and Fine Arts
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSMathematics
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSEthics
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSComputer/Information Literacy Competency
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSEnhanced World View
MAJOR CORE COURSESTechnology Core (Complete 18 credits)
Select ONE of the following Subplans
SUBPLANSelect one subplan from below (Complete 24 credits)
SUBPLAN CORE COURSESSubplan: Electronics (ELEC) (Complete 24 credits)
SUBPLAN CORE COURSESSubplan: Quality (QUAL) (Complete 24 credits)
SUBPLAN CORE COURSESSubplan: Digital Design and Modeling (DDM) (Complete 18 credits)
SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSESSubplan: Digital Design and Modeling (Select 6 credits)
SUBPLAN CORE COURSESSubplan: Medical Quality Systems (BIOM) (Complete 24 credits)
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:
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.
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.
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:
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
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