Earn an Engineering Technology Support Certificate
This certificate prepares students for initial employment as engineering technicians in specialized areas that support engineering design, manufacturing processes and production, testing or maintaining product quality. This program also provides supplemental training for those previously or currently employed in these areas.
Continuing your education
This 18-credit-hour certificate aligns with the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council's (MSSC) skills standards, which define the knowledge, skills and performance needed by today's front-line manufacturing workers. This certificate transfers to SPC's 60-hour Engineering Technology A.S. degree.
Advancing your skills in manufacturing can pay off
Our programs help you get started as:
- Civil Engineering Technician
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
- Industrial Designers
- Mechanical Engineering Technicians
- Quality Control Inspector
- Pinellas County ranks second in the state for manufacturing employment and third in the state for number of manufacturing firms.
- In 2013, the manufacturing industry employed 30,391 people in Pinellas County, the fifth largest employment sector in the county.
- In 2014, the Tampa-St. Pete Metropolitan Statistical Area exported more than $5.8 billion worth of manufacturing products, including computer and electronics parts, chemical and food products and machinery, all of which require specialized processes to produce.
Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Local employers and business partners
- Aurora Semiconductors
- Bovie Medical
- City of Clearwater
- City of Largo
- City of St. Petersburg
- ConMed Linvatec
- GE Aviation
- Johnson Controls
- Lockheed Martin
- Monin, Inc.
- Motion South
- Power Design
- TSE Industries
- Wolf Retail
What you will learn
- Industrial processes and material properties
- How to generate and interpret computer-aided drawings
- Electronics and electricity
- Industrial safety, health and environmental requirements
- Use of quality assurance methods and quality control concepts
- Use of tools, instruments and testing devices
- Troubleshooting, communication and math skills