SCF to Offer Free Pilot Courses for CCST Certification Preparation

(Bradenton, Fla., October 11, 2012) —  State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will offer a free pilot three-module course for Certified Control System Technician (CCST) certification preparation through the Engineering, Technology and Advanced Manufacturing (ETAM) grant project funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.  

The first module, Mathematics for Instrumentation Control Technicians, begins on Oct. 16.  Additional modules in the course include Fundamentals of Industrial Process Control and Introduction to Process Instrumentation.

Designed for people who already work as an instrumentation technician, the course covers identifying concepts, selecting the right sensors for the job and using controls to prepare participants for the CCST certification examination.

Certification is granted by the Instrumentation Society of America, a nonprofit organization that develops standards, provides industry certification and offers education and training to professionals interested in advancing their careers and enhancing leadership skills.

To attend the course, students must have a computer, high-speed Internet connection, speakers and microphones.

ETAM includes a three-college consortium and local workforce agencies that builds workforce development solutions to be deployed in both the education and training environments. SCF is an academic partner.

For more information on the ETAM project, contact Glenn Goonis, SCF manufacturing education grants coordinator and ETAM project manager, at 941-363-7229 or

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