AS: Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology is a growing field that involves a combination of math, science, design and communications skills to create and repair various devices and structures. An associate degree in Engineering Technology provides a versatile foundation from which students can pursue a variety of careers.

Warm sunshine, coastal breeze, and ocean all around. Such conditions make the Florida Keys a great place to visit, but at The College of the Florida Keys, students are inspired to do much more than sunbathe on the beach. The College is using the powerful natural resources in its own backyard—sun, water, and winds—to generate green energy, wean the planet from its fossil fuel dependency, and train students for new, cutting-edge technology jobs.   

Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, CFK’s NEW Associate in Science degree in Engineering Technology features a unique specialization in Renewable Energy that focuses career training in solar, wind, and ocean power technologies. The new program supports the nation’s pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and double the renewable energy workforce by 2025.

If you’re passionate about the planet and want a career that is exciting and rewarding, then your future begins at CFK.

The AS: Engineering Technology- Renewable Energy Technician is comprised of 15 credit hours of general education courses, 18 credit hours of core subject course, and 25 credits of specialization credits—totaling 60 credits. Coursework covers, but is not limited to the following topics:

  • Engineering Design
  • Mechanical Measurement & Instrumentation
  • Renewable Energy from the Ocean
  • Hydrokinetic Power
  • Industrial Tools and Equipment
  • Wind Energy Systems and Installation
  • Solar Energy
  • Photovoltaic Systems and Installation
  • Conceptual Physics
  • Electronics
  • Industrial Safety
  • Professional Internship

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements (15 credit hours)
  • Communication (3 credit hours)
    • ENC 1101 – English Composition I (3)
  • Humanities Requirements (choose 3 credit hours)
    • ARH 1000 – Art Appreciation (3)
    • HUM 1020 – Introduction to Humanities (3)
    • MUL 1010 – Music Appreciation (3)
    • PHI 2010 – Introduction to Philosophy (3)
  • Mathematics (3 credit hours)
    • MAC 1105 – College Algebra (3)
  • Natural Science (3 credit hours)
    • PHY 1020 – Conceptual Physics (3)
  • 101 Social/Behavioral Sciences Requirements (choose 3 credit hours)
    • AMH 2020 – History of the United States, 1876–1945 (3)
    • ECO 2013 – Macroeconomics (3)
    • POS 1041 – National Government (3)
    • PSY 2012 – General Psychology (3)
    • SYG 1000 – Introduction to Sociology (3)
SLS Requirement (2 credits)
  • Any SLS course.
Engineering Technology Core Requirements (18 credit hours)
  • EET 1084C – Introduction to Electronics (3)
  • ETD 1106 – Engineering Design (CAD) (3)
  • ETI 1000 – Industrial Tools and Equipment (3)
  • ETI 1110 – Introduction to Quality Assurance (3)
  • ETI 1701 – Industrial Safety (3)
  • ETS 1520C – Mechanical Measurement & Instrumentation (3)
Renewable Energy Specialization (25 credit hours)
  • Ocean Energy
    • OCE 2930 – Seminar: Renewable Energy from the Ocean (1)
    • ETP 1505 – Introduction to Hydrokinetic Power (3)
    • ETP 1506C – Hydrokinetic Power Technician (3)
  • Wind Energy
    • ETP 1530C – Introduction to Wind Energy (3)
    • ETP 1532C – Installation of Wind Energy Systems (3)
  • Solar Energy
    • ETP 1402 – Introduction to Solar Energy (3)
    • ETP 2402C – Photovoltaic Systems (3)
    • ETP 2410C – Installation of Solar Photovoltaic Systems (3)
  • Internship
    • ETP 2940 – Professional Internship for Engineering Technology (3)
Total Credits Required: 60