School of Engineering, Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing

The Valencia College School of Engineering, Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing is focused on providing instruction that will help students stay on the cutting edge of their chosen fields throughout their careers. Because technologies and methods are continually eclipsed, we provide students with a foundation and opportunity for life-long learning and adaptation to a changing, sustainable world. While students gain knowledge of the fundamentals of mathematics and technical concepts, they also strengthen their analytical, critical, and reflective thinking and develop the collaborative and communication skills that help them thrive in their careers.


Programs offered by the School of Engineering, Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing seek to prepare students to perform competently in the fields of building construction, drafting and design, software development, information technology, engineering, and a variety of engineering technologies by providing high-quality programs for Technical Certificates, Associate in Science Degrees, and Bachelor of Science Degrees. Accelerated Skills Training offered by the School prepare students for careers manufacturing, logistics and distribution, construction and more.

Associate in Art Degree Pathways

Meet with a Valencia College advisor to determine a Degree Pathway that will prepare you to transfer to a Florida public university as a junior majoring in:

Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Applied Science

The B.S. and B.A.S. degrees prepare you to enter an advanced position within a specialized career field. The upper-division courses build on an associate degree and take as little as two years to complete. At Valencia College, you can earn:

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Why Valencia College

At Valencia College, you’ll find a quality education for less. An associate degree from Valencia College—the most affordable state college in Central Florida—will cost you about half of what you’d pay at a public university. You may also be eligible for scholarships and other forms of financial aid. You can complete an associate degree program in as little as two years. From there, you can enter the work force or transfer to a four-year school to earn a bachelor’s degree. If you want to stay local, enroll in a Valencia College bachelor’s degree program, or get direct admission to the University of Central Florida through DirectConnect to UCF®. If you want to enter the workforce sooner, our Accelerated Skills Training programs prepare you for higher-wage, in-demand jobs in 4 to 28 weeks.

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Why Orlando

Central Florida offers proximity to some of the nation’s leading aerospace, defense, logistics and technology corporations, including a recent surge in medical technology firm arrivals and growth. A booming metropolitan area with two international airports, Central Florida is easily accessible from almost anywhere. Nearby beaches and theme parks, major sports teams, a lively arts and foodie scene and warm winter months make our region a lifestyle mecca as well.

Advisory Boards and Partners

There are many ways to support the School of Engineering, Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing, including joining us in a strategic partnership, sponsoring student scholarships, joining our Advisory Board and more. Please contact us if you’d like to get involved in helping this next generation of healthcare professionals meet their potential.


In 2024, nearly 29% of jobs in Central Florida are in the industries supported by the School of Engineering, Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing. Major employers include Lockheed Martin, Siemens, Luminar, Duke Energy, AVT Simulation, Oracle and Electronic Arts. Professional scientific and technical services is the second highest-paying industry in the Orlando area.


Graduates of the School of Engineering, Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing enter professions including:

B.A.S. Degree

  • Software Developer
  • Computer Engineer

A.S. Degree

  • Biotech Lab Technician
  • Industrial Technician
  • CAD Designer
  • IT Manager
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Computer Programmer
  • Energy Management Control Technician
  • Greenhouse/Nursery Manager

Technical Certificates

  • Advanced Electronics Technician
  • Cloud Computer Architect
  • Laser and Photonics Technician
  • Network Administrator
  • Rapid Prototyping (3-D Printing) Specialist
  • Robotics Applications Technician
  • Technology Support Specialist

Accelerated Skills Training

  • Carpenter
  • Certified Forklift Technician
  • Commercial Truck Driver
  • Distribution Operations Technician
  • Electrical Powerline Technician
  • IT Support Specialist
  • Mechatronics
  • Residential Maintenance Technician
  • Residential/Commercial Electrician
  • Robotics Technician
  • Welder


Many Engineering, Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing courses are offered on all campuses, while others are offered in Valencia College Centers for Accelerated Skills Training or are concentrated on one campus to utilize program-specific equipment.

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