Project: Drones, Robotics and Engineering Tech


Cost: $1,000,000

Number of colleges participating: 4

Lead: Lisa Knuppel, , Orange Coast College

Participating Colleges: Orange Coast College ($610,000) , Cypress College ($130,000) , Fullerton College ($130,000) , Irvine Valley College ($130,000)

Sectors: N/A

  • Program TOPS Codes: Engineering Technology, General (requires Trigonometry) (092400), Electro-Mechanical Technology (093500), Industrial Systems Technology and Maintenance (094500), Manufacturing and Industrial Technology (095600), Aeronautical and Aviation Technology (095000), Aircraft Fabrication (095050)
  • Metrics: Number of Enrollments

Brief Narrative: Drones/Aviation and Engineering Technician (Robotics and Automation) project will create a collaboration aligned to meet the evolving workforce and educational needs in three interrelated arenas: engineering technology and robotics, automation and the emerging technologies -- and associated occupational and educational opportunities-- of drones. This is a truly regional initiative which will bring together faculty, programs, colleges, employers, industry, government and non-profits to meet the skills needs of the workforce and make use of currently imperfectly aligned efforts and resources. The resulting programs and collaboratives will all enhance education and training in the design, building and use of drones: a multidisciplinary, multi-partnered and innovative collective effort cutting across the SWP recommendations.

Status Update

Total Funded: $1,000,000.00


Lisa Knuppel
Orange Coast College