Engineering Technology

Associate in Science Degree (CIP# 1615000001)

The Engineering Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree is designed to train you to become a skilled technician capable of installing, repairing and maintaining equipment and systems used in operations that involve manufacturing and production, logistics, and supply chain automation technology.

This state-of-the-art program offers a broad background in electronics, industrial components, computer control software and hardware applications, industrial control circuits, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), hydraulics, pneumatics, welding and robotics. You will also receive specialized courses in automated manufacturing and material handling distribution systems, including automated process control–preparing you to work in trades such as manufacturing, food production, supply chain and distribution industries, as well as servicing and maintaining amusement park rides.

Students are strongly encouraged to consult a career program advisor in the department office for assistance in determining the best education plan for their career goals.

Although scheduling may not always provide for the following progression of courses, students should use the foundation, intermediate and advanced course sequence as a guide in program planning.

All degree-seeking students must satisfy entry testing requirements and satisfactorily complete all mandatory courses in reading, student success, mathematics, English, and English for Academic Purposes in which the student is placed.

Alternative Ways to Earn Credit toward this Degree

Graduates of specific programs at Orange Technical College and Osceola Technical College, as well as other institutions may be eligible to receive college credit for courses in this program. You may also be eligible to receive credit toward this degree if you have earned one of the approved Gold Standard industry certifications or Career Pathways credit. To learn more about Valencia’s award of credit options, visit valenciacollege.edu/asdegrees/credit_octc.cfm. Eligible students should contact the Career Program Advisor in their academic department for more information about the requirements for the award of credit.

Start Right

Degree-seeking students enrolling at Valencia for the first time will have a limited range of courses from which to choose for their first 18 college-level credits. Within the first 18 college credit hours, you will be required to take ENC1101 (3 credits), and if applicable, SLS 1122 (3 credits) and a mathematics course appropriate to your selected meta-major (3 credits).  The remaining courses will be chosen from the General Education Core Courses in humanities (3 credits), science (3 credits), or social science (3 credits), and/or the introductory courses within the A.S. degree programs. For specific courses see the Foundation Courses on the “Program Requirements” tab. For course sequencing recommendations, see your Career Program Advisor or create an education plan by logging into Atlas, clicking on the LifeMap tab and clicking My Education Plan.

Potential Careers

  • Industrial Technician
  • Automation Technician
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Mechanic
  • Machinery Maintenance Worker
  • Millright
  • Supply Chain Automation Technician

Salary & Earnings Information

For career information related to this program, please visit O*Net OnLine.

Contacts

Future Students

To learn more about this program, contact Enrollment Services at enrollment@valenciacollege.edu or 407-582-1507 or
visit valenciacollege.edu/electronics-engineering-technology/.

Current Students

Contact the Career Program Advisor below for more information.

Kevin Curley, Program Chair, Osceola Campus Campus: 
kcurley4@valenciacollege.edu

Roxana Boulos, Career Program Advisor, Osceola Campus: 321-682-4231
rboulos1@valenciacollege.edu

Internship and Workforce Services

If you need assistance with job resources or in locating an internship, please visit: valenciacollege.edu/internship.

Program Outcomes

  1. Apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  2. Design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline;
  3. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  4. Conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments;
  5. Function effectively as a member of a technical team

Program Requirements

Foundation Courses
SLS 1122New Student Experience ~3
ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~3
PHY 1020Conceptual Physics ~3
MTB 2321CTECHNICAL MATH3
Humanities See Gen. Ed. Core or Institutional Hours ~3
Social Science See Gen. Ed. Core or Institutional Hours ~3
Intermediate Courses
EET 1084CFUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRONICS3
ETD 1103CENGINEERING GRAPHICS WITH CAD3
ETI 1110INTRODUCTION TO QUALITY ASSURANCE3
ETI 1622CONCEPTS OF LEAN MANUFACTURING AND SIX SIGMA *3
ETI 1701INDUSTRIAL SAFETY3
ETI 2420MANUFACTURING MATERIALS AND PROCESSES3
ETM 2010CMECHANICAL MEASUREMENT AND INSTRUMENTATION3
ETS 2542CPROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS I *3
Advanced Courses
ETI 2644PRODUCTION AND INVENTORY CONTROL3
ETM 2315CHYDRAULICS AND PNEUMATICS *3
ETS 2511CELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS *3
ETS 2535AUTOMATED PROCESS CONTROL *3
Electives See Selected Engineering Technology Electives Listed Below 6
Total Credit Hours60

Selected Engineering Technology Electives

ETS 2531CHUMAN MACHINE INTERFACES3
ETS 2544CPROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS II *3
ETS 1603CFUNDAMENTALS OF ROBOTICS AND SIMULATION *3
ETS 2604CROBOTICS APPLICATIONS *3

+     This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

*      This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

~      This course is a general education course.