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Academic CredentialAssociate in Science (AS)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayBusiness, Industry, Technology, Manufacturing
Pathway NavigatorWill Archer
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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.

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Engineering Technology - Advanced Manufacturing Course Requirements


English I
Visual & Performing Arts or
Philosophy/Religion or
College Algebra
Physical Sciences or
Biological Sciences
American National Government or United States History II and demonstrate Civic Literacy Competency
Electronics Courses
Manufacturing Courses

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

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

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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.


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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.