Engineering Technology – Mechanical Design & Fabrication Specialization
Associate in Science
The Northwest Florida State College Engineering Technology program prepares students for employment and/or provides additional training for those employed in the manufacturing, electronics, aerospace, or other related industries. The program includes communication skills, technical competency, safe and efficient work practices and a combination of theory and laboratory activities necessary to gain the skills to support engineering design, processes, production, testing, and product quality.
The Engineering Technology – Mechanical Design & Fabrication program prepares you for a career as an Industrial Maintenance Technician. You will receive instruction in basic mechanic fundamentals, (CNC) computer numeric control heavy machinery, from setup to operation, and to produce parts and tools from metal or other materials. Known as subtractive manufacturing, students gain experience using precision machinery (mills and lathes) to cut, grind or drill into material to generate complex parts. Software taught includes solid works, Master CAM and Feature CAM. You will also learn the G-code and M-code languages.
To be successful in this industry, you should be interested in working with your hands and enjoy the challenges of 3D modeling, programming and machining of parts. The core of the program has been aligned with the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council’s (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT) certificate. Students completing the program are eligible to take the MSSC’s Certified Production Technician exam.