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Catalog/Handbook 2013-14 
Catalog/Handbook 2013-14 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Technology, AS

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Program: AS-25690

Engineering Technology (ET) is the applied aspect of engineering; it is the profession in which technology, applied science, and mathematics are applied to hands-on engineering solutions. The Associate in Science in Engineering Technology degree program with a specialization in Advanced Manufacturing is designed to meet Florida’s and Polk County’s need for a highly-skilled, well-trained, and technically-competent manufacturing workforce, and to meet the challenges of ever changing and increasingly complex manufacturing processes. The AS in Engineering Technology degree can serve as either a terminal degree, or as the first step of a Florida university system 2+2 program leading to a bachelor’s degree in a technical area or in management.

The Engineering Technology Program is designed to prepare students with skills in production processes, quality systems, maintenance awareness for modern manufacturing processes, safety, and automation (including Programmable Logic Controls), while giving students the requisite proficiencies in instrumentation, device networking, and systems functions required by today’s manufacturing processes. Process improvements, including total predictive maintenance, lubrication technology, vibration, and alignment, as well as quality work practices utilizing Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma, are also emphasized in the curriculum. This program is designed to develop the technical skills and management competencies needed to advance efficient and effective performance strategies within advanced manufacturing entities.

Students who score below the required levels on state-mandated placement tests in writing, reading, and mathematics must enroll in and complete the appropriate developmental education courses before they enroll in some required program courses.


General Education Requirements (18 Credits Required)

Health (one course)

Total Program Hours: 60

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