Institution Name:  Polk State College

Point of Contact:  Robert Frank, Program Manager | Lara Sharp, Program Coordinator
 
E-mail Address:  rfrank@polk.edu | lsharp@polk.edu

Brief Description of Institution:  Polk State College offers a variety of degrees and certificates including bachelor degrees, associate degrees, college-credit certificates, and vocational certificates. Polk State College’s Corporate College is also the ideal setting for working professionals to stay up-to-date in their fields with in-demand certification-aligned training. Polk State College is also home to Florida's statewide resource center for advanced manufacturing talent development - ManufacturingTDI.
 
The Polk State College Engineering Technology A.S. degree with a specialization in Advanced Manufacturing is designed to meet Florida’s need for a highly skilled, well-trained, and technically competent workforce in advanced manufacturing to meet the challenges of ever changing and increasingly complex processes. The degree can serve as either a terminal degree or the first step of a 2 + 2 program leading to a bachelor's degree, either in a technical area or in management. It focuses primarily on applying, analyzing, implementing, and improving existing technologies in support of modern manufacturing. The degree program is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed for Florida's diverse advanced manufacturing sectors by providing the fundamentals of production processes, the maintenance of those processes, quality assurance, and safety. Then students build upon those fundamentals with more in-depth study of automation and instrumentation (including PLC basics), metrology, process improvements (including total predictive maintenance, lubrication technology, vibration, and alignment), as well as quality work practices utilizing Lean and Six Sigma principles. In addition to these technical skills, students learn the management competencies needed to advance the efficient and effective performance within advanced manufacturing entities. The core of this degree is closely aligned with the national Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT) industry certification. After completing this core, students will be prepared to take the MSSC assessments for the CPT certification. Students that have already earned an MSSC-CPT certification will receive 15 articulated credit-hours of the 60 credit-hour degree.

Website: www.polk.edu\engtech

Manufacturing Programs:

Program

Course Name

Certification(s) Delivered

Credit/Non-Credit 

Engineering Technology ETI1420, ETI1110, ETI1701, ETM1010C, EET1084C MSSC CPT   Credit 
Engineering Technology ETI1181    ASQ CQIA Credit
Engineering Technology ETD1535, ETS1540 ISA CCST Credit
Engineering Technology ETI1622       SME/ASQ Credit
ETAM/Corporate College CQIA  ASQ CQIA Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ETAM/Corporate College Bronze Lean SME/ASQ Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ETAM/Corporate College Intro. to Process Instrumentation + Math for Instrumentation + Fundamentals of Process Control  ISA CCST Non-credit, local articulation for certification attainment
ETAM/Corporate College Manufacturing Fundamentals Bootcamp     MSSC CPT Non-credit, statewide articulation for certification attainment
ETAM/Corporate College Manufacturing Essentials Online MSSC CPT Non-credit, statewide articulation for certification attainment

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