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Jump-Start Your Career in Manufacturing Today!

Ready for a well-paying career with attractive benefits right now? FAME is a paid experience training program that prepares you for the manufacturing careers of tomorrow, today.

When selected, students participate in the 40+ hour per week training program where they attend college two days a week and work three days a week (at least 24 hours) at their sponsoring company.

Who We Are

The Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) is a nationally recognized program based on Toyota’s Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program.

In just five semesters you can graduate with:

  • Engineering Technology Associate Degree, Mechatronics Specialization
  • Nationally Recognized FAME AMT Certificate
  • Two Years Work Experience
  • Potentially Zero Student Loan Debt
  • A Promising Career in a High Demand Field

Admissions Requirements

  • Be 18 years of age by program start date
  • Have a Standard High School Diploma or GED
  • Be a US citizen or eligible for work in the US
  • Demonstrate academic success as measured through grades and class rank
  • Meet placement test score requirements
  • Commitment to remaining drug-free

Continued Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum of C or better in all courses throughout the program
  • Minimum of “satisfactory” on all work evaluations throughout the program

Program Sequence – FAME AMT (Advanced Manufacturing Technician)

Year 1 
1st Semester - Fall

Course Prefix and Number   Course Title   Credits/ Clock Hrs.
ENC1101   Introduction to Composition   3
MAC1105   College Algebra   3
ETI1701   Industrial Safety   3
EET1011C   Introduction to Electrical Circuits and Lab   3
ETI2948   Cooperative Education in Advanced Manufacturing Technology 2   1

2nd Semester - Spring

Course Prefix and Number   Course Title   Credits/ Clock Hrs.
LIT2000   Literature and Culture   3
CHM1020   Chemistry in Society   3
EET1021C   Advanced Electrical Circuits and Lab   3
CET1112C   Digital Fundamentals and Lab   4

3rd Semester - Summer

Course Prefix and Number   Course Title   Credits/ Clock Hrs.
ETM1010   Mechanical Measurement and Instrumentation   3
ETI1420   Manufacturing Processes and Materials   3
ETI1110   Introduction to Quality Assurance   3
ETI2949   Cooperative Education in Advanced Manufacturing Technology 3   1

Year 2 
1st Semester - Fall

Course Prefix and Number   Course Title   Credits/ Clock Hrs.
POS 2041   American Federal Government   3
ETM2315C   Hydraulic and Pneumatic Power and Control and Lab   3
ETI1843C   Motors and Controls   3
ETD2364C   SolidWorks Solid Modeling and Lab   1

2nd Semester - Spring

Course Prefix and Number   Course Title   Credits/ Clock Hrs.
ETS2542C   Programmable Logic Controllers   4
ETS2540C   Fundamentals of Robotics and Automation   3
CET2123C   Microcomputer and Basic Digital Communications and Lab   4
ETI2947   Cooperative Education in Advanced Manufacturing Technology 1   1

Application Checklist

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  • Complete the Daytona State College Admissions Application

    Submit an application to Daytona State College. When choosing a program of study, please select, College Credit Program > Engineering Technology, AS.

  • Complete the FAME Application

    Be sure to choose FL Sunshine Chapter

  • Schedule a Placement Test

    You should contact our testing center for an evaluation of your placement testing needs. If you have taken the ACT or SAT within the past 2 years, you may submit your scores to DSC for review.

    Study guides and test prep is available through Assessment Services. 

  • Submit your Academic Transcripts

    Submit a final official high school or GED transcript to the Daytona State College Admissions Office.

    Daytona State College
    Admissions Office
    1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
    Daytona Beach, FL 32114

    Electronic transcripts should be sent to 

    • If you graduated high school, call your high school to make your transcript request. 
    • If you earned your GED, visit to send a GED transcript from the appropriate state. 
    • Have you attended previous college or post-secondary institution? Transcripts be submitted from all schools attended, including your high school or GED transcript.  
  • Complete your Financial Aid Application

    The FAFSA opens on October 1 and will let you know if grants and student loans are available to help pay for the expenses of college.

Why is FAME the right choice for you?

as a student

You will find...

Career development throughout the program, leading to potential employment at an advanced level

Enhanced soft skills and professional practices including work attendance, initiative, interpersonal relations, teamwork, communication, and more.

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as a business

You will find...

Increased level of skill of the employees in the manufacturing industry

Opportunities to promote the manufacturing industry within the community

A ready workforce pipeline of well trained employees

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Additional Information about the FAME Engineering Technology Degree

2024 cohort key dates

April 15, 2024

Application Deadline

July 9 – 11, 2024

Signing Day for FAME Applicants, Sponsors, Parents, & Community and Orientation

Florida FAME-Sunshine Chapter 2024

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