"Looking for a Career? Discover our Degrees"

(Bradenton, Fla., Nov. 10, 2015) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host an information session for prospective students interested in the Engineering Technology, Alternative Energy and Construction Management programs from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17 at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, Building 800 in the Selby Community Room. The presentations also will link current students with prospective internships and job opportunities in the area.

The Engineering Technology program prepares students for employment in engineering technology and related occupations. It also provides updated training for workers employed as production technicians in manufacturing, electronics, industrial design, biomedical and related industries.

The Alternative Energy Certificate will enable students to explore the broad-based knowledge of sustainable environments, solar energy fundamentals combined with a general education foundation, and exploration of the energy-efficient design of buildings. The certificate program in Alternative Energy can be completed in 18 credit hours, with half of the classes offered online. If further exploration into the field is desired, the certificate program also can be converted into an Engineering Technology A.S. degree.

The Construction Management program gives students the expertise needed for employment as construction project managers, project estimators, superintendents, schedulers and/or construction purchasing agents. Students learn broad transferrable skills and gain understanding of the basic elements of construction management, including planning; basic principles of business, management and finance; the technical aspects of the construction industry, materials and methods, reading blueprints, estimating quantities of materials, procuring materials, scheduling and working in a general construction environment.

Within these three programs, students can earn Associate in Science degrees in Engineering Technology, Construction Management Technology and Construction Management Technology (articulation with Everglades University) or certificates in Alternative Energy,  Electronics and Engineering Technology Support.

“Many two-year associate degrees have a high return on investment and, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the jobs available to students who complete either the Engineering Technology or Construction Management programs at SCF fall in that category. Positions within those fields have a median annual salary of at least $40,000,” said John Montoya, SCF Business and Technology program director.

SCF is accepting registrations for the Spring term, which begins Jan. 11 and runs through April 29. For assistance or to register, visit For more information about the Engineering Technology and Construction Management programs, call John Montoya at 941-408-1417 or email

The next session in “Looking for a Career? Discover our Degrees” will focus on Risk Management and Insurance and is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., Building 18, Room 210. For more information, call 941-752-5290 or email Ian Jennings at

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