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Engineering Technology - Mechanical Design & Fabrication Specialization Option (AS)

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State CIP Code 1615000001

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment or provide additional training for persons previously or currently employed in the manufacturing, electronics, aerospace, or other related industries. This degree is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of the four specializations: Mechanical Design and Fabrication, Digital Design and Modeling, Advanced Technology, and Digital Manufacturing with one common core. It is recommended that students complete the core before advancing to the courses in the next level of specialization. The coverage includes communication skills, technical competency, safe and efficient work practices and a combination of theory and laboratory activities to gain the necessary cognitive and manipulative skills to support engineering design, processes, production, testing, and product quality.

The 18 credit hour core has been aligned with the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council’s (MSSC) skills standards. The MSSC skill standards define the knowledge, skills, and performance needed for positions in manufacturing. After completing this core and the General Education requirements, the students will be eligible to take the exam for the MSSC Production Technician Certification.

Students who successfully complete selected courses from this program of study may be eligible to receive the CNC Machinist/Fabricator (CCC)  (State CIP Code 0615080502), the Engineering Technology Support Specialist (CCC)  (State CIP Code 0615000007). 

General Education

Unless otherwise noted, select one course from each category; see the AS Degree General Education Requirements  section of catalog for specific course listings:

Total General Education Credits Required: 18

Technical Elective Courses

Select 12 credits from the following:

Total Technical Elective Credits Required: 12

Total Program Credits Required: 60

MSSC CPT Embedded Cert Map

EET 1025C Electricity/Electronics II, AC Circuits 3 Credit Hours  Northwest Florida State College MSSC CPT Embedded Certification Map for Engineering Technology

Certified Production Technician includes the following areas and NWFSC courses


Quality Practices and Measurement

Manufacturing Processes and Production 

Maintenance Awareness 

Suggested Two-Year Academic Plan

This program admits students in the fall/spring/summer semester(s). Below is a sample academic plan for these students admitted in the identified semester.

Engineering Technology - Mechanical Design and Fabrication Specialization Option (AS) (ETMD) Companion Certificate*
First Year CNMM ETSS
Fall Semester
POS 1041 - American Government 3 Credit Hours ♦ ¶ Ω  OR AMH 2020 - American History II 3 Credit Hours ♦ ¶ Ω  
ETI 1710 - Occupational Safety 3 Credit Hours  (Embedded Certification Exam)
SLS 2505 - Critical Thinking 3 Credit Hours   
ETM 1010C - Mechanical Measurement and Instrumentation 3 Credit Hours  
ETI 2110 - Total Quality Tools 3 Credit Hours   (Embedded Certification Exam)
Total Semester Hours:  15
Spring Semester
MAC 1105 - College Algebra 3 Credit Hours ♦  
ETI 1420 - Properties of Materials and Processes 3 Credit Hours  ​- Online Only
ETM 1005C - Basic Mechanical Operations 3 Credit Hours  (Embedded Certification Exam) 
EET 1015C - Electricity/Electronics I, DC Circuits 3 Credit Hours   
EET 1025C - Electricity/Electronics II, AC Circuits 3 Credit Hours  (Embedded Certification Exam) 
Total Semester Hours:  15
Second Year    
Fall Semester
PHY 1020 - Physical Science 3 Credit Hours ♦  
ENC 2210 - Technical Report Writing 3 Credit Hours  
ETD 1320C - AutoCAD I 3 Credit Hours  
ETD 2150 - Industrial Print Reading 3 Credit Hours   
Technical Elective 3 Credit Hours
Total Semester Hours:  15
Spring Semester
ENC 1101 - English Composition I 3 Credit Hours ♦ ¶  
PHI 2600 - Introduction to Ethics 3 Credit Hours ❖ † ¶  
Technical Elective 3 Credit Hours
Technical Elective 3 Credit Hours
Technical Elective 3 Credit Hours
Total Semester Hours:  15
Total Program Hours :  60    
* Courses with √ can also be used in the Companion Certificate indicated:
ETSS - Engineering Technology Support Specialist (CCC)  


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