Associate in Science (A.S.)
The Engineering Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Valencia College is an exciting two-year program that trains you to become a skilled technician capable of installing, repairing and maintaining equipment and systems used in both manufacturing and logistics companies as well as supply chain distribution centers.
Specializations will be available for the 21-22 academic year.
Supply Chain Automation
With this degree you will be prepared to operate, service, and maintain automated material handling equipment. 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.
Note: If you have earned the MSSC Certified Production Technician (CPT) Certification, you are eligible to receive 15 credits toward this degree.
Industry Certifications Available:
Graduates of this degree program can earn the following industry certifications from the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC):
- MSSC Certified Production Technician (CPT)
- MSSC Certified Automation Technician (CAT)
National Science Foundation
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Program Overview and Degree Requirements
Review course descriptions, important dates and deadlines and other programs details in the official college catalog.
Alternative Ways To Earn Credit
Did you know that you may already be eligible to receive college credit toward this program? Check out these opportunities:
- Industry Certifications – Receive college credit for approved Industry Certifications
Full-time – 2 to 3 years
Part-time – 3 to 4 years
You want to step up. We have a path to a bachelor’s.
Prepare for a supervisory or management role in your field with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Business and Organizational Leadership. After completing your A.S. degree, build on your skills and expand your career opportunities by continuing your education at Valencia College and earning a bachelor’s degree. We encourage you to meet with a career program advisor to create your personalized education plan.
Learn How To
- Setup and operate electro-mechanical equipment
- Code for programmable logic controllers
- Adjust and calibrate equipment and machinery to optimal specifications
- Perform basic diagnostic tests and run initial batches to ensure the equipment is running smoothly
- Repair or replace broken or malfunctioning components
With a renewed emphasis on creating more manufacturing jobs in the United States, there will be a need for skilled technicians to operate and maintain the equipment used in advanced manufacturing environments, both large and small, across the country. Moreover, with the increase in e-commerce, there is a growing need for technicians to operate and service sophisticated material handling equipment in modern distribution centers.
- Industrial Technician
- Automation Technician
- Maintenance Technician
- Machinery Maintenance Worker
- Supply Chain Automation Technician
AVERAGE SALARY RANGE
$40,000 – $60,000
(according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Employment Projections)
The average placement rate for Valencia College A.S. degree and certificate programs ranges between 90 – 95% according to the latest FETPIP data.
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