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Advanced Technological Education (ATE)

Degree: Associate in Applied Science, AAS


ATE refers to the common first-year courses taken during the first three semesters of all two-year associate degree programs in Engineering Technology. The ATE courses integrate the first-year engineering technologies, applied science, technical mathematics and communication courses. These engineering technology courses are problem-based and focus on collaborative learning. For more information about the ATE program, please visit

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At FDTC, we believe that education deserves results - that’s why we want to watch our students succeed in the real world. Florence-Darlington Technical College works diligently to match students with relevant jobs in our community so that they can put their hard-earned education to work. We partner with successful alumni and local businesses to ensure our students get the best possible career upon graduation. Our Career Services Office offers a variety of services to help students succeed including: resume coaching, on-campus recruiting & career fairs, online job postings, professional development workshops, personality evaluations, internship placement assistance, and other online career building resources. We encourage all students to schedule a meeting with a Career Services Coach at (843) 661-8075 to explore their post-graduation opportunities. Find out about what Career Services can do you. What does your future look like?
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