Engineering Technology

Engineering technology is a field that covers a wide array of industries and jobs that have a direct hand in shaping the world around us. Engineering technicians help design and plan the buildings and machines we use to ensure they are sound and functional. They do this through a mix of creativity, technical skills and a detail-oriented mindset to invent effective solutions to everyday problems.

As part of Seminole State College's Department of Engineering Technology, you’ll benefit from expertly developed courses, award-winning facilities and standards of excellence set by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Plus, as in real-life engineering, our program features frequent hands-on experiences with community projects and personal support from the area’s design and construction leaders. By using project-based learning, our students will deepen their understanding and appreciation for complex engineering topics.

Through the department’s programs you’ll develop your technical skills to become an effective Engineering Technology professional. Are you a problem-solver with an inventive insight into math and science? If so, a career in engineering technology may be the right fit for you.  

Engineering Technology News

Seminole State mascot Rally dressed as a pilot next to the words 'aerospace and aviation day.'
To showcase these numerous, high-paying opportunities, students are encouraged to come out to the 2020 Aerospace & Aviation Day at the Orlando Sanford International Airport.
Students at Seminole State College handle a robot while a professor looks on. Seminole State is now offering coursework in mechatronics and robotics.
Seminole State’s Engineering Technology degree program, which offers a mechatronics and robotics specialization, is unique because it integrates project-based learning into the educational experience.
Kirk Sawyer (right), professor and program manager of engineering technology at Seminole State, and students who took the Spring Break service-learning trip to Luquina Chico, demonstrate the ability to cook rice using solar energy in the solar oven they constructed. Here, they discuss the project and what they might expect.
For Kirk Sawyer, scholarship and service go hand in hand. With a team of fellow faculty and staff, Sawyer traveled to Lake Titicaca, Peru, last summer to to identify service-learning projects for Seminole State students to undertake over the next three years.
Since its inception in 2006, Otronicon has successfully sparked interest throughout the Central Florida community in science, technology, engineering, art, math, digital media, simulation, robotics, virtual reality, and more. Photo: Roberto Gonzalez Photography.  Image of people sitting at computers in the Orlando Science Center, enjoying the interactive exhibits during Otronicon.
The Otronicon Interactive Technology Expo at the Orlando Science Center continues to spark interest throughout Central Florida in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers. At this year's event, Seminole State faculty will be presenting Tech Talks.
Study Abroad Rain Forest 2016
Seminole State College's Study Abroad programs for 2018 will take travelers through world-famous cities, beautiful natural environments and important hubs of culture and commerce.


Christy Graves
Professor/ Program Manager
Center for Engineering & Design
Office: OVE E-301G