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    18 credit hours

Engineering Technology Support Certificate

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  • 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.

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