Hillsborough Community College


FLATE – Engineering Technology Degree Finder



  • Associate in Science Degree (A.S) in Engineering Technology


  • Advanced Manufacturing


  • Automation
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist
  • Engineering Technology Support Specialist
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Mechatronics
  • Pneumatic, Hydraulics & Motors for Manufacturing

Contact Information:

Website: Visit College of Engineering Technology Website

Contact: Shirley Dobbins
Email: sdobbins@hccfl.edu
Phone: 813.253.7852

Contact: Ronald Smith
Email: rsmith165@hccfl.edu
Phone: 813.259.6579

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Program Information:

The Engineering Technology Associate in Science degree program prepares students for employment or provides additional training for persons employed in manufacturing and high technology industries. HCC offers the Advanced Manufacturing specialization along with four college credit certificates: Automation, Engineering Technology Support, Lean Manufacturing and Pneumatics, Hydraulics and Motors for Manufacturing.

The 18-credit hour technical 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 assessment for the CPT Certification. Students who have already earned the MSSC-CPT will receive 15 articulated credit-hours towards the Engineering Technology degree. The Engineering Technology Associate in Science degree program is fully transferable to four-year degree-granting institutions.

Engineering Technology Labs at HCC

The Engineering Technology Program at Hillsborough Community College has support equipment for several areas, mostly in the areas of automation, manufacturing and design. The lab consists of large spaces with power supplies that allow for future expansion. HCC has a Highly automated System (HAS 200) that supports several courses in the areas of automation, production control and inventory and statistical process control. This system also supports systems integration and troubleshooting.

Engineering Learning Systems include:

  1. Industry 4.0
  2. Programmable Logic Controllers
  3. Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  4. Automated Process Control
  5. Motors and Controls
  6. AC/DC
  7. Mechanical Components

The labs have 3 PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers) and 3 hydraulics and pneumatics training stations (learning systems) that support comprehensive courses on automation and fluid power courses. Additional learning systems specifically support hands-on industrial controls and process control courses that helps students understand concepts in electric motors, motor control and process control techniques as well as troubleshooting with computer interfaced systems. A robotic arm is also available to learn programming and operation of industrial robots.

Engineering design, prototyping and metrology are supported by 3D printer, a coordinate measuring machine, and AutoCAD.

Robotics introduces concepts of robotics in manufacturing. Equipment consists of the following: Lab Volt, Six Axis Pegasus, Seven Axis Pegasus and FANUC Industry Standard Robot. Students program and operate each robot to accomplish various pick and place tasks.













Local Employers/Industry partners:

  • Adams Air & Hydraulics, Inc.
  • Ball Corporation
  • Bausch & Lomb
  • Chromalloy Castings
  • Conmed Linvatec
  • Cvista
  • Doosan Hydro Technology
  • Heat Pipe Technology, Inc.
  • InCryoSystems, Inc.
  • Leslie Controls
  • Southern Manufacturing Technology
  • Sypris Electronics, LLC.



This material is based upon work developed with funding from the National Science Foundation and revised, updated and disseminated with support from funds available under the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-224) and the Florida Department of Education.