Skip to the main content

Center for Excellence in Engineering Technology

 

STEM PATHWAY INDUSTRY MANUFACTURING CONSTRUCTION & TRADE (IMCT) PATHWAY ADMISSIONS JOBS & INTERNSHIPS

 

Are you fascinated by how things work? Palm Beach State College’s Center for Excellence in Engineering Technology has created streamlined pathways to technical careers in a wide range of industries. The Center is funded by the Florida Job Growth Grant of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity with the goal of meeting the demand for skilled technicians in South Florida by providing students with expanded learning and job networking opportunities.

 

Take Charge of Your Future - Choose Your Path

Palm Beach State’s degree and certificate programs in Engineering Technology prepare students for well-paid careers in many industries, including manufacturing, aerospace and energy. Guided by top professors, students gain the knowledge and hands-on experience—in campus labs and through internships—that are in high demand locally and worldwide. 

Associate in Science Degrees

Career-oriented A.S. degree programs prepare students for immediate entry into the workforce and provide the academic foundation needed to enroll in Palm Beach State College's bachelor's degree programs. Transfer to certain bachelor's degree programs at other colleges and universities is possible as well. A.S. degrees typically take two years to complete on a full-time basis or three years part time.

College Credit Certificates

College Credit Certificate programs focus on high-demand technical skills. CCC credits will count toward the related A.S. degree, but taken independently, CCCs work well when a student:

  • Already has a degree or needs new skills for career advancement.
  • Wants a faster route to employment. CCCs take eight to 16 months.

 

Engineering Technology

Associate in Science Degree
with four concentration areas  

60 Credits | Full-time: 2 years | Part-time: 3 years 

Get ready to enter industries that use the latest technologies to design, test and manufacture products and equipment of all kinds. 

  • Gain practical experience in well-equipped labs.
  • Build math & science skills doing real-world projects.
  • Get access to internships and job opportunities.

Program graduates launch careers as engineering technicians or technologists who apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to operate high-tech equipment and assist engineers in product research and development, fabrication, quality control and more.

The Engineering Technology A.S. degree offers four concentration areas, enabling students to focus on specific career paths and industries that match their interests.


Strong industry partners, like KEITH above, work closely with PBSC's Engineering Technology Department, offering internships to our students and jobs to our graduates.

Explore the Concentration Areas:

The Engineering Technology labs on the Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens campuses feature Lucas-Nuelle training systems that build high-demand skills in factory automation technologies.

This concentration prepares students to work for manufacturers as a technician or engineering technologist in automation, robotics, mechatronics, or electrical/mechanical engineering.

Learn more about Advanced Manufacturing Concentration


College Credit Certificates available to put toward A.S. Degree:

30 Credits | 4 terms

Gain highly marketable skills in automation, robotics and manufacturing.

15 Credits | 3 terms

Work with controllers and computer systems that support manufacturing.

12 Credits | 2 terms

Learn best practices and productivity tools used across all industries.

 

18 Credits | 3 terms

Prepare for entry-level jobs in various engineering and manufacturing areas.

 

 

 

3D printing lab

This concentration prepares students to work as a technician or engineering technologist in product development and fabrication focused on drafting, 3D printing and rapid prototyping, manufacturing or quality assurance. 

Learn more about Advanced Technology Concentration


College Credit Certificates available to 
put toward A.S. Degree:

12 Credits | 2 terms

Develop prototype products and tools for potential patent or manufacturing.

18 Credits | 3 terms

Prepare for entry-level jobs in various engineering and manufacturing areas.

This concentration prepares students to work as an energy technician or technologist in solar, wind and biofuel electrical power generation.

Learn more about Alternate Energy Systems Concentration

 

College Credit Certificates available to put toward A.S. Degree:

18 Credits | 3 terms

Study biofuel, wind and solar energy for a green energy career.

18 Credits | 3 terms

Prepare for entry-level jobs in various engineering and manufacturing areas.

This concentration prepares students to work as an electronics technician or technologist in the design and development of computers, telecommunications systems, medical devices and other electronic equipment.

Learn more about Electronics Concentration


College Credit Certificates available to put toward A.S. Degree:

18 Credits | 3 terms

Prepare for entry-level jobs in various engineering and manufacturing areas.

 

Engineering = Endless Possibilities 

Today’s complex engineering challenges require a team: 

Engineering Scientists: Conduct engineering research to solve practical problems. Most have Ph.D. 

Engineers: Utilize materials and natural forces to invent, build and solve problems. Bachelor’s degree or higher.  

Engineering Technologists: Apply engineering and scientific knowledge along with technical skills to support engineering activities. Associate or bachelor’s degree in engineering technology. 

Engineering Technicians: Set up experiments, accumulate scientific or engineering data, and/or test and maintain engineering or production equipment. Associate degree or certificate. 

 


Looking for a quicker path?

College Credit Certificate programs can be a quicker route to employment. 

Choose a certificate program to learn more.

Alternative Energy Engineering Technology 

Automation

Engineering Technology Support Specialist

 

Lean Manufacturing

Mechatronics

Rapid Prototyping Specialist


In the News:

Read about us in the Lucas-Nuelle Update:
An Industry 4.0 program in close cooperation with industry in South Florida


For More Information:

Eva Suarez, Department Chair, suareze@palmbeachstate.edu, 561-207-5727

Dr. Becky Mercer, Associate Dean, mercerb@palmbeachstate.edu, 561-207-5416

Jose Murillo, Program Grant Coordinator, murilloj@palmbeachstate.edu, 561-207-5047

Print page