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Engineering Technology - Automation & Advanced Manufacturing Option, A.S.

 

DO YOU WANt To BUILD A ROBOT?

Are you ready to find out if Androids dream of electric sheep?

It’s not science fiction anymore—you will learn and develop skills to make your aspirations a reality.  This is your opportunity to gain expertise with specializations in automation, robotics, and process control with emphasis on computer-controlled systems for industrial manufacturing, system integration, instrumentation, simulation, and animatronics.  As a student in the program, you will develop skills used for careers ranging from manufacturing to theme park industries, military applications to water filtration and purification plants, and much more. 

The purpose of the Engineering Technology A.S. program is to prepare you for employment or provide additional training if you were previously or currently employed in the manufacturing, electronics, aerospace, or other related industries. As a graduate, you are prepared to work as controls engineers, systems integrators, robotic technicians, industrial programmers, process control engineers, field service technicians, simulation technicians, simulation technicians, industrial sales engineers, and industrial maintenance technicians.

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Who is eligible for the Engineering Technology - Automation & Advanced Manufacturing Option, A.S. program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  

WHY CHOOSE GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE TO EARN YOUR degree?

  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.
 
 

How do I apply to Architecture Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR MY CLASSES?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Program Requirements

Communications Area CH
 •+*ENC1101, English I 3
 +*ENC1102, English Composition II 3
Humanities Area 3
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement 
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement 
Literature See General Education Requirement 
Mathematics Area
 •+*MAC1105, College Algebra 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences •PSY2012 or •SYG2000, Psychology/Sociology 3
Major Courses
 #EET1084C, Introduction to Electronics 3
 +#ETD1320, AutoCAD 3
 #ETI1701, Industrial Safety 3
 #ETI2110, Intro to Quality Assurance 3
 #ETI1411, Manufacturing Processes I 3
 #ETI2001C, Applied Mechanics 3
 Automation & Advanced Manufacturing Option (27 hrs.)This track specializes in automation, robotics, and process control with emphasis on computer-controlled systems for industrial manufacturing, system integration, instrumentation, simulation, and animatronics. The program skills used for careers in manufacturing, theme park industries, military applications, water filtration and purification plants, and much more. Graduates are prepared to work as controls engineers, system integrators, robotic technicians, industrial programmers, process control engineers, field service technicians, simulation technicians, industrial sales engineers, and industrial maintenance technicians. 
 +#EET1035C, AC/DC Circuits 4
 +#CET1112C, Digital Circuits 4
 +#ETS1112C, Industrial Electronics 4
 +#ETS2542C, Programmable Logic Controllers 3
 +#ETS2535C, Process Control & Instrumentation 3
 +#ETS2700C, Electro-Hydraulics & Pneumatics 3
 Choose two of the following:+#EET2280C, Data Acquisition & Control Systems+ETS2606C, Robotics#EET2214C, LabVIEW Instrumentation+#ETS2511C, Motors & Motion Control 6
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 60

• General Education Core.

+ Prerequisites  and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

# Applies only to A.S. degree and certificate programs.

= PSAV course.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

 
 
 Robotics lab
 

Advanced Technology Center Labs

You'll acquire the skills you need to be successful in Gulf Coast State College's  Advanced Technology Center on our Panama City campus. Our high-tech labs and state-of-the-art equipment allows you to design in a dynamic, creative environment.

 
 
 

WHAT ARE THE LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR YOUR Engineering Technology - Automation & Advanced Manufacturing Option, A.S.?

  • Design, program and troubleshoot programs for computers, PLC’s, robots and other industrial software.
  • Utilize electrical/mechanical troubleshooting and communication skills to diagnose, repair, test, and return to service failed components.
  • Describe the hazards associated with automated machines and determine appropriate safety methods for working around computer controlled machinery.
  • Teamwork – Function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  • Identify and Solve Problems – Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined technical problems.
  • Communication – Apply written, oral and graphical communication skill in both technical and non-technical environments; identify and use appropriate tech literature.
  • Lifelong learning – Understand the need for , and engagement in, self-directed continuing professional development
  • Professional/Ethical/Diversity – Demonstrate understanding of and commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  • Quality, Continuous Improvement – Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
 
 

Contact the Advisor

Antonio Adessi
Associate Professor
850-769-1551 extension 5887

aadessi@gulfcoast.edu

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