The Engineering Technology Associate in Science degree program prepares students for employment or provides additional training for persons employed in manufacturing and high technology industries. SPC offers the Electronics, Quality, Digital Design and Modeling and Biomedical Systems specializations along with five college credit certificates: Computer-Aided Design and Drafting, Engineering Technology Support, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Medical Quality Systems and Six Sigma Black Belt.
The 18 credit hour technical core of this degree is closely aligned with the national Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT) industry certification. After completing this core, students will be prepared to take the MSSC assessment for the CPT Certification. Students who have already earned the MSSC-CPT will receive 15 articulated credit-hours towards the Engineering Technology degree. The Engineering Technology Associate in Science degree program is fully transferable to four year degree granting institutions.
SPC opened the area’s first Collaborative Center for Emerging Technologies in August, 2012 with 4 advanced state of the art works cell. These works cells are designed t to re-create a manufacturing factory work environment where students will be able to simulate skills needed in emerging technologies to train tomorrow’s engineering technology and manufacturing employees.The center includes the latest in rapid prototyping equipment, quality measurement equipment, and electronic instrumentation. The industry recognized equipment provides the necessary technical skills required for the encumbered worker as well as for the new incoming students. The Solidworks Design Center Laboratory is the first of this type in the state and makes use of the CNC equipment and 3-D printers.
The 4l work cells are:
- Analog and Digital Electronics
- Quality Measurement and Instrumentation
- AutoCAD Fundamentals & SolidWorks Design Center