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    18 credit hours

Engineering Technology Support Certificate

  • Engineering Technology Support
    Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility


    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


    Federal CIP Code

    15.0000: Engineering Technology, General.

    Job Related Opportunities

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


    EET 1084CIntroduction to Electronics3
    ETD 1320CIntroduction to CAD3
    ETI 1110Introduction to Quality Assurance3
    ETI 1420Manufacturing Processes and Materials I3
    ETI 1701Industrial Safety3
    ETM 1010CMechanical Measurement and Instrumentation3
    Total Credits18
  • CT iconThis 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.

  • 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
  • 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 A.S. degree in Engineering Technology.

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  • Advancing your skills in manufacturing can pay off

    Recent CBS News and 60 Minutes reports
    on the need for skilled manufacturing workers

    To work in today’s manufacturing operations, employees need precise advanced technology skills. Locally and nationally, employers have a hard time finding these skilled workers, according to recent news reports.

    With manufacturing firms returning to Florida, they bring with them a need for such highly skilled employees. Engineering technicians support engineering and manufacturing processes by solving technical problems in research and development, sales, construction, assembly, quality assurance and prototyping. Our programs help you get started as:

    Local employment

    • 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
    • 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
  • Facilities

    A long-time leader in workforce education, St. Petersburg College developed the Tampa Bay area’s first Collaborative Center for Emerging Technologies as an open manufacturing factory work environment to simulate skills needed in emerging technologies in August, 2012.

    SPC's SolidWorks Design Center was the first of its kind in Florida developed through the collaborative efforts of local industry and makes use of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment, 3-D scanners and 3-D printers.

    In all, SPC has four state-of-the-art labs, including additive manufacturing-rapid prototyping, quality measurement and electronic instrumentation.

    Biomedical facilities  Electronics students 
    Electronics  Engraving 
  • Program Dir, Engineering Tech