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Pre-Engineering for A.A. Degree Students

 
 
 
 

Are you seeking an A.A. degree to transfer to a University in majors such as Civil, Chemical and Electrical Engineering? Connect with Eastern Florida's STEM academic support program.

Manufacturing as a Career

 

Engineering Technology A.S. Degree

The original blueprint for engineering programs adopted by many community/state colleges in Florida!

The Engineering Technology (ET) Associate in Science degree program and its associated certificates provide the training necessary to work in the high-tech and advanced manufacturing job market in the Florida Technology Corridor. Students enjoy hands-on learning, attentive instructors and fully equipped labs with the most up-to-date equipment.

This is an open enrollment program with application through EFSC's general application process. Get in touch with a program expert from our contact box if you have questions. When applying for the A.S. degree program, students choose from three specializations that have been revised for the 2021-2022 academic year: Advanced Technology; Advanced Manufacturing; or Electronics. See the A.S. section of the accordion below for more details on the program revisions for incoming students.

First year standard core courses provide training and skills needed in any industry and include: safety, quality and manufacturing methods. The content prepares students for nationally recognized certifications. 

Second year students will see more of a focus on courses connected to their chosen specialization. Program electives can lead to college credit certificates, including Robotics and Simulation Technician, CNC Machinist Mechatronics and Composite Fabrication and Testing. Review the information in the accordion below and contact the program specialist to plan your pathway to a rewarding career.

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Engineering Technology A.S. Degree (ETAS)

Important 2021-2022 A.S. Degree Changes: The Advanced Manufacturing/Technology Specialization was renamed as the Advanced Technology Specialization effective with the 2021-2022 Academic Catalog on July 1, 2021.

A new specialization called Advanced Manufacturing also was added July 1 as a separate specialization.

As part of the 2021-2022 updates, the Alternative Energy Systems A.S. Specialization was inactivated for new applicants. Alternative Energy related courses remain available as program electives.

Students applying for the Engineering Technology A.S. can choose from three specializations: Advanced Technology; Advanced Manufacturing; or Electronics.

The three Engineering Technology A.S. degree specializations share a first year standard set of courses.

The A.S. curriculum lists those first year classes and the curriculum is designed to keep you on track. View the curriculum for the A.S. Degree. Also check the College Credit Certificates listed below to see how certificate courses can be part of the A.S. Degree.

Recommended Course Sequences

Advanced Technology A.S. Specialization

Advanced Manufacturing A.S. Specialization

Electronics A.S. Specialization

Distinguish yourself in the workplace with an Industry Certification. The Engineering Technology program is aligned with the MSSC-CPT certification and the NABCEP certification.

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Alternative Energy Systems Specialist College Credit Certificate (AECC)

This College Credit Certificate is closed to new applicants as of Spring Term 2022. Existing students who have already completed coursework toward the Alternative Energy Systems Specialist CCC should work with their instructors and academic advisor on a personalized plan for completing the certificate.

Applied Technology Specialist College Credit Certificate (ATCC)

EFSC college catalog requirements for this certificate.

  • 16 Credit Hours
  • No placement test required
  • No General Education courses needed
  • Use certificate courses to build toward completing the A.S. degree in Engineering Technology

CNC Machinist College Credit Certificate (CNCC)

CNC Machinist program and course information

  • 12 credit hours
  • Cocoa Campus location
  • No placement test
  • No pre-requisite courses for the first two courses
  • Use certificate courses to build toward completing the A.S. degree in Engineering Technology elective credits

Composite Fabrication and Testing College Credit Certificate (CFCC)

EFSC college catalog requirements for this certificate.

  • 19 Credit Hours
  • No placement test required
  • No General Education courses needed
  • Use certificate courses to build toward completing the A.S. degree in Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology Support Specialist College Credit Certificate (ESCC)

EFSC college catalog requirements for this certificate.

  • 20 Credit Hours
  • No placement test required
  • No General Education courses needed
  • Use certificate courses to build toward completing the A.S. degree in Engineering Technology

Mechatronics College Credit Certificate (MHCC)

This 30-credit certificate offers a sequence of courses designed to prepare individuals for careers in the maintenance, diagnostics and repair of industrial automation machinery. Mechatronics is a field that marries mechanical, electrical and computing systems to support advanced manufacturing.

The certificate can be earned as as a stand-alone certificate and credits may apply to the Engineering Technology A.S. degree.

View the EFSC college catalog requirements for the Mechatronics certificate.

Robotics and Simulation Technician College Credit Certificate (RSCC)

This 12-hour certificate prepares students for initial employment in the growing automation industry with an occupational title such as Robotics Technician, Automation Technician, Product Development Technician, or Industrial Engineering Technician. Visit the robotics program page to learn more, including how to apply.

The certificate can be earned as as a stand-alone certificate and credits may apply to the Engineering Technology A.S. degree.

View the EFSC college catalog requirements for the Robotics and Simulation Technician certificate.

Internship Course Information

The Internship course, ETD 2941 is an elective credit option for the A.S. degree in Engineering Technology.

Be prepared! Completion of intermediate and several advanced level Engineering Technology courses is required.

Internships are coordinated by the Career Planning & Development Center.

Credit for High School Courses

If you recently completed a sequence of Engineering Technology courses through Brevard Public Schools you may be eligible to receive college credit.

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Ryan Evans, Student Advisor
evansr@easternflorida.edu
321-433-5294

Make Advising Appointment

Bruce Hesher, 321-433-5779
Assistant Professor
hesherb@easternflorida.edu

Meer Almeer, 321-433-5220
Associate Professor
almeerm@easternflorida.edu

Interested students are welcome to contact instructors if they have questions about any engineering programs.

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Alignment with Industry

 
 
 
 

EFSC is one of the 11 Florida colleges that shares standard courses and industry certification standards relating to engineering technology and manufacturing. The Florida Advanced Technological Education center (FLATE) has partnered with industry, colleges and the Florida Department of Education to design a statewide Engineering Technology A.S. (Associate in Science) Degree Program. Course concepts align with the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) and the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). EFSC is a testing site for MSSC and NABCEP.