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Academic CredentialAssociate in Science (AS)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayBusiness, Industry, Technology, Manufacturing
AdvisorMax Sisson PE, CDFM
Instructional Coordinator, Engineering Technology
850.769.1551 ext. 4012

Academic Program Support SpecialistJordan Hale

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Engineering Technology - Advanced Manufacturing, AS

Do You Want to Build a Robot?

It’s not science fiction anymore—you will learn and develop skills to make your aspirations a reality.

The Automation & Advanced Manufacturing track specializes 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 18 credit hour technical core classes are aligned with the standards of the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council.  MSSC standards define the knowledge, skills, and performance needed for positions in manufacturing.  After completing the technical core and General Education requirements, students are eligible to take the exam for MSSC Production Technician Certificate.


Engineering Technology - Advanced Manufacturing Course Requirements

ENC1101, English I
Select One:
Visual & Performing Arts
MAC1105, College Algebra
Select One:
Physical Sciences
Biological Sciences
POS2041, American National Government or AMH2020, United States History II and demonstrate Civic Literacy Competency
EET1084C, Introduction to Electronics
ETD1320C, Introduction to CAD
ETI1701, Industrial Safety
ETI2110, Intro to Quality Assurance
ETI1420, Manufacturing Process
ETI2001C, Applied Mechanics
ETS2542C, Programmable Logic Controllers
ETS2535C, Process Control & Instrumentation
ETS2700C, Electro-Hydraulics & Pneumatics
ETS2606C, Robotics
ETS2511C, Motor and Motion Control
EET1140C, Electronic Devices and Circuits
CET1112C, Digital and Computer Circuits
EET1035C, AC/DC Circuits
ETS2931, Special Projects in Computer Integrated Manufacturing
ETI1949, Manufacturing Internship

What can you do with Engineering Technology - Advanced Manufacturing?

In this field, people find careers as:

Industrial engineering analysts
Manufacturing technicians
Motion study technicians
Process documentation and methods analysts
Process technicians
Production control technologists

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of Florida
Florida State University - Panama City
University of Central Florida
Advanced Technology 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.

Are you Ready to Get Started?

Apply to GCSC

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.


Apply for Financial Aid & 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.


Register for Classes

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Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.