Did you know SPC Clearwater Campus is home to the Engineering Technology A.S Degree program?
SPC’s engineering technology A.S program is recognized as a model for associate in science programs around the country. Our programs give you hands-on technical skills backed up by scientific and engineering principles. With our training, you will learn:
- Industrial processes and materials
- How to generate and interpret computer-aided drawings
- Electronics and electricity
- Quality assurance methods
- Mechanical measurements and instrumentation
- Technical competency
- Skills and theory to support engineering design, processes, production, testing, and product quality.
Engineering Technology A.S Degree offers sub-plans in:
- Biomedical Systems
- Medical Quality Systems
- Digital Design and Modeling
Our core classes for all sub-plans 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. This comprehensive degree program was developed in part by the Florida Advanced Technological Education (FLATE) Center to provide manufacturers and technology industries qualified, highly skilled employees. It is a model for colleges in Florida and throughout the country.
Pinellas County ranks second in the state for manufacturing employment and third in the state for the number of manufacturing firms. To work in today’s technology manufacturing operations, employees need to have advanced technology skills and knowledge. According to recent news reports, employers have a hard time finding qualified employees on both locally and nationally scales. Students with an Engineering Technology A.S degree qualify for many positions such as: Civil/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering technicians, electronics assembly and testing, CAD designer, CAD drafter, Mechanical part designer, Industrial designer, Quality assurance technician/manger, Quality control inspector, Lean/Six Sigma leader, Biomedical device repair, Biomedical device technician. With manufacturing firms returning to Florida, there is a tremendous need for skilled technicians who can maintain and repair the sophisticated medical machines that take care of us.