Earn an Engineering Technology Support Certificate

Our certificate gives you the precise technology skills required in today's manufacturing operations. Earn our Engineering Technology Support Certificate and you'll be ready to support engineering and manufacturing processes.

SPC'S COLLABORATIVE CENTER FOR EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

Technology has greatly improved the manufacturing process, but that progress requires employees to have cutting-edge skills. You'll learn those at SPC's Collaborative Center for Emerging Technologies, an open manufacturing work and training environment opened on the Clearwater Campus in 2012 to meet local employer needs.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

4,010

2026

4,210

Percent Change

5

Projected Job Openings

370

What you will learn in SPC's Engineering Technology Support Certificate

  • 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

Engineering Technology Support Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

ENGTECH-CT

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2007 (385)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2007 (385), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Lara Sharp
Program Director
(727) 398-8256


Program Summary

The purpose of this certificate is to prepare students for initial employment with an occupational title as Engineering Support Specialist or Engineering Specialist in various specialized areas to support engineering design, manufacturing processes and production, testing, and/or maintaining product quality, or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupational areas.

This 18 credit hour certificate has been defined to align with the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council's (MSSC) skills standards. MSSC skill standards define the knowledge, skills, and performance needed by today's frontline manufacturing workers. After completing this core and the General Education requirements in the A.S. degree, it is anticipated that students will be prepared to pass the MSSC Production Technician Certification.

These courses are also part of the 60-credit hour Associate in Science Degree in Engineering Technology.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

0615000007:

Federal CIP Code

15.0000: Engineering Technology, General.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Engineering Support Specialist
  • Engineering Technician
  • Process Technician
  • Quality Specialist
  • Manufacturing Specialist

MAJOR CORE COURSES

EET 1084C Introduction to Electronics 3
ETD 1320C Introduction to CAD 3
ETI 1110 Introduction to Quality Assurance 3
ETI 1420 Manufacturing Processes and Materials I 3
ETI 1701 Industrial Safety 3
ETM 1010C Mechanical Measurement and Instrumentation 3
Total Credits 18

Continuing your education at sPC

SPC's 18-credit-hour Engineering Technology Support Certificate aligns with the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council's (MSSC) skills standards, which define what today's front-line manufacturing workers need to do their job. 

Continuing your education at sPC

The Engineering Technology Support Certificate is part of and transfers to SPC's Engineering Technology A.S. degree.

Certification

After completing the Engineering Technology Support Certificate and the General Education requirements in the Engineering Technology A.S. degree, you will be prepared to pass the MSSC Production Technician Certification.

Engineering Technology Support Certificate

Local employers and business partners

  • Aurora Semiconductors
  • Bovie Medical
  • Cavaform
  • City of Clearwater
  • City of Largo
  • City of St. Petersburg
  • ConMed Linvatec
  • GE Aviation
  • Honeywell
  • Jabil
  • Johnson Controls
  • Lockheed Martin
  • LumaStream
  • MasterCut
  • Monin, Inc.
  • Motion South
  • Power Design
  • Raytheon
  • TSE Industries
  • Wolf Retail
  • Valpak