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Credit Certificates

Work towards a for-credit certificate applies to the corresponding A.S. degree.

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the manufacturing career cluster.

The content includes but is not limited to maintenance techniques, computer aided drafting/design skills, technical communications, maintenance and operation of various industrial components, quality control and testing, material handling protocols, and proper usage of tools and instrumentation.


Program Requirements (12 credit hours)

• Quality Assurance ...3 credits
• Introduction to Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma ...3 credits
• Production and Inventory Control ...3 credits
• Mechanical Measurement and Instrumentation ...3 credits

This certificate is designed to prepare you for entry-level employment in engineering technology. The coursework will apply toward an A.S. Engineering Technology degree.

After successfully completing this program, you will be able to perform the following:

• Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of electronics and electricity.
• Demonstrate an understanding of industrial safety, health and environmental requirements.
• Characterize alternative energy sources and technologies.
• Characterize the operation and performance of solar energy systems.
• Apply policy, regulation and good business practices for alternative energy systems.


Program Requirements (15 credit hours)

• Introduction to Solar Energy … 3 credits
• Introduction to Sustainability …3 credits
• Introduction to Electronics  …3 credits
• Manufacturing Process and Materials  …3 credits
• Industrial Safety  …3 credits

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards, technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the manufacturing career cluster.

After successful completion of this program you will have knowledge of:

• Demonstrate effective business communication skills.
• Describe the significance of legal and ethical issues in a business environment.
• Demonstrate knowledge and application of product and service technology.


Program Requirements (12 credit hours)

• Programmable Logic Controllers ...3 Credits
• Motors & Controls ...3 Credits
• Automated Process Controls ...3 Credits
• Industrial Applications Using PLC’s & Robotics ...3 Credits

This certificate is designed to teach students the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and may lead to entry level employment within the business career cluster. The coursework will apply toward the A.S. Business Administration, Business Entrepreneurship degree.

After successful completion of this program you will have knowledge of:

• Develop entrepreneurial concepts.
• Develop entrepreneurial resources.
• Demonstrates money management skills.


Program Requirements (12 credit hours)

• Introduction to Entrepreneurship ...3 Credits
• Marketing for the Entrepreneur ...3 Credits
• Entrepreneurship, Finance, Taxes, and Business Plan ...3 Credits
• Entrepreneurship Legal Issues ...3 Credits

These certificates are designed to prepare you for entry level employment in the field of business management. The coursework will apply toward any of the following A.S. degrees: Business Administration, Business Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, Management, Business Administration, Marketing, and Business Administration and Management.

After successfully completing one of these programs, you will possess:

• Higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills
• General employability skills,
• Technical skills
• Occupation-specific skills


Program Requirements (15 credit hours)

• Principles of Financial Accounting …3 credits
• Integrated Business Apps Software …3 credits
• Introduction to Business …3 credits
• Principles of Management and Organization …3 credits
• Principles of Macroeconomics …3 credits

These certificates are designed to prepare you for entry level employment in the field of business management. The coursework will apply toward any of the following A.S. degrees: Business Administration, Business Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, Management, Business Administration, Marketing, and Business Administration and Management.

After successfully completing one of these programs, you will possess:

• Higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills
• General employability skills,
• Technical skills
• Occupation-specific skills


Program Requirements (12 credit hours)

• Principles of Financial Accounting …3 credits
• Computer Information Systems …3 credits
OR
• Integrated Business Apps Software …3 credits
• Introduction to Business …3 credits
• Principles of Management and Organization …3 credits

This certificate will allow students to complete a specialized certificate, while working to complete their AS degree in early childhood education. 


Program Requirements (12 credit hours)

• Early Child Care Center Management ...3 Credits
• Child Care and Education Programming ...3 Credits
• Early Childhood Education Organizational Leadership Management ...3 Credits
• Legal Issues and Financial Issues in Child Care ...3 Credits

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry level employment in the field of computer database administration. Some coursework will apply toward the computer programming and analysis AS degree.


This program offers a sequence of courses that provide coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Information Technology career cluster.


Program Requirements (15 credit hours)

• Database Design and Implementation ...3 Credits
• Networking Fundamentals ...3 Credits
• SQL Implementation ...3 Credits
• Server Database Developer ...3 Credits
• SQL Server Database Advanced Development ...3 Credits

The purpose of this program is to prepare students with hands-on training in new media and digital publications. This program focuses on the skills necessary to work on print and digital publications, work in social media and digital marketing, or work in layout, design, and editing fields. The skills in this program are transferable to both local and national level publications. This program includes editing, programming, and graphic design courses.

 

Upon completion, students will demonstrate the fundamental skills of the writing process for varied mass media and new media communication platforms. As well as appropriate analytical technical analytical and evaluative skills for new media creation, delivery, and social impact.


Program Requirements (18 credit hours)

• Web Page Development ...3 credits
• Creative Writing I ...3 credits
• Introduction to Computer Graphics ...3 credits
• College Magazine Production I ...3 credit format only
Choice of two:
    •
Typography ...3 credits
    • Communication Design ...3 credits
    • Photoshop ...3 credits
    • Technical Communication ...3 credits
    • College Magazine Production II ...3 credits
    • Internship in Mass Communications ...3 credits
    • Digital Imaging I ...3 credits

This certificate is designed to prepare students for initial employment in the field of graphic design. The coursework will apply toward the A.S. Graphic Design Technology degree.


After successfully completing this program, you will be able to perform the following:

• Demonstrate effective communication skills.
• Perform raster and vector based illustration and graphic development.
• Apply design theories.


Program Requirements (15 credit hours)

• Introduction to Computer Graphics …3 credits
• Graphic Design Basics …3 credits
• Typography  …3 credits
• Photoshop  …3 credits
• Communication Design  …3 credits

This certificate provides foundational knowledge needed to prepare you for entry-level jobs in law enforcement, homeland security, criminal justice and private security. The coursework is part of the Criminal Justice Technology A.S. degree and is applicable toward SCF’s B.A.S. degree in Public Safety and Emergency Management.


After successful completion of this program you will have knowledge of:


• The components and responsibilities of criminal justice.
• Differences in civil and criminal law.
• Basic sociological concepts.


Program Requirements (9 credit hours)

• Introduction to Criminal Justice …3 credits
• Criminal Law …3 credits
• Principles of Sociology …3 credits

This certificate is designed to prepare you or entry-level employment in the field of computer information analysis. The coursework will apply toward the A.S. Network Systems Technology degree.

After successfully completing this program, you will possess the knowledge and skills to:

• Demonstrate how to use current productivity software applications.
• Demonstrate knowledge of networking technologies.
• Install, configure, upgrade and troubleshoot computer hardware and associated peripheral devices.
• Install, configure and troubleshoot system and device driver software.
• Implement basic security measures.


Program Requirements (28 credit hours)

• Intermediate Algebra or any Higher Mathematics …4 credits
• Computer Information Systems …3 credits
• Integrated Business Apps Software …3 credits
• Web Page Development …3 credits
• Database Design and Implementation …3 credits
• Microcomputer Hardware and Maintenance …3 credits
• Networking Fundamentals …3 credits
• Introduction to Systems Analysis and Design …3 credits
• Current Issues in Computing …3 credits

This certificate will allow students to complete a specialized certificate, while working to complete their AS degree.


Program Requirements (12 credit hours)

• Introduction to Principles of Mathematics and Science for Young Children ...3 Credits
• Introduction to Creative Experiences for Young Children ...3 Credits
• Introduction to Language and Emergent Literacy ...3 Credits
• Introduction to Technology for Educators ...3 Credits

The program is designed to develop the student’s general employability by improving their work attitudes, communication, critical thinking, technical skills, problem-solving skills, and occupation-specific skills relative to insurance sales.


After successful completion of this program you will have knowledge of:


• Demonstrate effective business communication skills.
• Describe the significance of legal and ethical issues in a business environment.
• Demonstrate knowledge and application of product and service technology.


Program Requirements (18 credit hours)

• Introduction to Business …3 credits
• Business Presentations and Communications …3 credits
• Legal Environments of Business …3 credits
• Principles of Property and Liability Insurance …3 credits
• Personal Insurance …3 credits
• Commercial Insurance …3 credits

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry level employment within the field the information technology career cluster. This certificate program is part of the Network Systems Technology AS degree program and is aligned with the CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) industry certification.

 

After successful completion of this program you will have knowledge of:

• Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of computer networking.
• Demonstrate router configuration skills.
• Demonstrate an understanding of network maintenance, support and troubleshooting.


Program Requirements (21 credit hours)

• Networking Fundamentals ...3 Credits
• Introduction to Networks ...3 Credits
• Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials ...3 Credits
• Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation ...3 Credits
• Programming Concepts ...3 Credits
• Security Engineering ...3 Credits
• Microcomputer Hardware and Maintenance ...3 Credits

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry level employment within the career cluster of technology support. The coursework will apply toward the A.S. Engineering Technology degree.

 

After successful completion of this program you will have knowledge of:

• Demonstrate an understanding of industrial processes and material properties.
• Generate and interpret computer-aided drawings.
• Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of electronics and electricity.


Program Requirements (18 credit hours)

• Mechanical Measurement and Instrumentation ...3 Credits
• Quality Assurance ...3 Credits
• Introduction to Auto CAD ...3 Credits
• Introduction to Electronics ...3 Credits
• Industrial Safety ...3 Credits
• Manufacturing Processes and Materials ...3 Credits

Non-Credit Certificates

Become a licensed insurance property and casualty customer representative without the loss of production income and time. Work at your own pace!

 

Your instructor is available to answer questions by email. The 40 hours of this state-approved course are completely online, including the course final exam. It is designed and taught to comply with the State requirements for the 4-40 License.

 

After completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of completion which allows you to apply to the Department of Financial Services for your license. This course waives the State exam! Enrollment is for 3 months. A level 2 background check is required.

Featured Certificates

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Graphic Design Support

Prepare for initial employment in the field of graphic design. This coursework applies toward the A.S. in Graphic Design Technology degree.

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Business Operations

These certificates provide our students with opportunities to develop the skills necessary to participate in business and professional communities.

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Alternative Energy

Apply policy, regulation and good business practices for alternative energy systems.

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Homeland Security Specialist

This certificate provides foundational knowledge needed for entry-level jobs in law enforcement, homeland security, criminal justice and private security. The coursework is part of the Criminal Justice Technology A.S. degree and is applicable toward SCF’s B.A.S. degree in Public Safety and Emergency Management.

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Information Technology Analysis

Prepare for entry-level employment in the field of computer information analysis. This coursework applies to the A.S. Network Systems Technology degree.

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This material was funded by the Florida Department of Education, project number 522-1230A-1CR01, through the CARES Act Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Rapid Credentialing grant, in the amount of $ $496,346.00. State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota. State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, race, religion, age, national origin/ethnicity, color, marital status, disability, genetic information or sexual orientation in any of its educational programs, services and activities, including admission and employment. Direct inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies to: Equity Officer, 941-752-5323, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34207.