Smart Systems Technologies
Gain hands-on experience with today's most advanced technology, including machine vision, collaborative robotics, artificial intelligence, data analytics, digital twins, and augmented virtual reality. Dynamic careers are available in smart manufacturing, nanotechnology, and tactical communications.
Career Outlook: Advanced Manufacturing and High-Tech Enterprise
Rochester and the greater Finger Lakes region is home to a growing high-tech business ecosystem. Local small-to-medium size enterprises need highly skilled workers to manage and operate their cutting-edge facilities. Our personalized co-op work experience teaching model helps you start a career in a variety of fields, including: optics, automation, medical technology, communications, robotics, and manufacturing.
To help you explore potential career options, all first-year students have an opportunity to visit at least ten different businesses as part of the standard Smart Systems Technologies curriculum.
Smart Systems Technologies Programs
Our A.A.S. degree in Smart Systems Technologies combines applied math and physics instruction with hands-on learning in electronics, design, process improvement, data acquisition, and automation technologies. General Education courses in the Humanities and the Social Sciences provide a well-rounded education to help you master valuable interpersonal skills that set you apart from the competition.
Are you passionate about the evolving world of technology and eager to get a career started? Earning a certificate will help you secure a job in advanced technology quickly. Fewer course requirements than the A.A.S. helps you finish this program in as little as one year while still accessing FLCC's extensive high-tech business network. Re-skill, change careers, or attain the education credentials necessary to advance at work.
Explore Our Flexible Learning Styles
Everyone's schedule is different. If you have competing priorities in your life, making it to campus for every class may not be realistic. Fortunately, our Smart Systems Technologies curriculum takes advantage of emerging technology and instructional models that allow you to choose — day by day — how, when, and where you complete coursework. Required courses are available online, in-person, and through other hybrid formats.
Advanced Manufacturing Pathway
The Advanced Manufacturing pathway allows you to pursue a career and an education at the same time. By starting with Advanced Manufacturing (ADM) courses, you'll gain the knowledge required to obtain industry certifications, such as the OSHA-10 Safety Certification. Attain skills and confidence needed to thrive in a manufacturing career. This program provides workplace credentials that increase your value in the workforce and allow for easy transfer into our A.A.S. program.
Successful completion of all four ADM courses prepares you to earn a "Certified Production Technician" credential accredited by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC). To learn more about this classroom to career pathway, contact Workforce and Career Solutions or attend an upcoming Information Session.
The Smart Systems Technologies program is directed by Sam Samanta. Working with approximately 50 businesses across diverse local industries, Dr. Samanta identifies opportunities for paid co-ops in the high-tech field, which lead to exciting careers for graduates of this program.