Advanced Manufacturing and Automation Technology

Associate in Science (A.S.)

The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program at Valencia College trains you to become a skilled technician capable of installing, repairing and maintaining equipment and systems used in both manufacturing and logistics companies as well as supply chain distribution centers.

Specializations Available:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Supply Chain Automation

With this degree you will be prepared to operate, service, and maintain automated material handling equipment. This state-of-the-art program offers a broad background in electronics, industrial components, computer control software and hardware applications, industrial control circuits, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), hydraulics, pneumatics, welding and robotics.

You will also receive specialized courses in automated manufacturing and material handling distribution systems, including automated process control–preparing you to work in trades such as manufacturing, food production, supply chain and distribution industries, as well as servicing and maintaining amusement park rides.

Note: If you have earned the MSSC Certified Production Technician (CPT) Certification, you are eligible to receive 15 credits toward this degree.

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Program Details

Program Overview and Degree Requirements

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60 credits

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More career options. Increased opportunities to advance in your field. A bachelor’s degree at 2/3 the cost of a Florida public university. The Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Business and Organizational Leadership at Valencia College lets you build on your associate degree and prepare for a supervisory or management role in your field or the industry of your choice. Enroll with an associate degree or at least 60 credit hours. Contact a career program advisor to learn more.


Career Outlook

Learn How To

  • Set up and operate electro-mechanical equipment.
  • Code for programmable logic controllers.
  • Adjust and calibrate equipment and machinery to optimal specifications.
  • Perform basic diagnostic tests and run initial batches to ensure the equipment is running smoothly.
  • Repair or replace broken or malfunctioning components.

Job Outlook

With a renewed emphasis on creating more manufacturing jobs in the United States, there will be a need for skilled technicians to operate and maintain the equipment used in advanced manufacturing environments, both large and small, across the country. Moreover, with the increase in e-commerce, there is a growing need for technicians to operate and service sophisticated material handling equipment in modern distribution centers.

Potential Careers

  • Industrial Technician
  • Automation Technician
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Mechanic
  • Machinery Maintenance Worker
  • Millwright
  • Supply Chain Automation Technician
$40,000 – $60,000

Placement Rate

The average placement rate for Valencia College A.S. degree and certificate programs ranges between 90 – 95%, according to the latest FETPIP data.

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