(18 credit hours)
The purpose of this program is to prepare students for initial employment with an occupational title as Engineering Support Specialist or Engineering Technician in various specialized areas, or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations. This certificate program is the core of the Engineering Process Technology degree program. This program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the Engineering Technology program: production materials and processes, quality, computeraided drafting, electronics, mechanics, instrumentation and safety. The technical core 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, it is anticipated that students will be prepared to pass the MSSC Certified Production Technician examination.
To be officially accepted into this program a student must:
- have a high school diploma or GED certificate,
- complete an application to FGC,
- take a placement test as prescribed by State Board of Education Rule.
All students are required to construct their class schedules with the assistance of an advisor or the Program Director