SCF Offers New Certificates in 2017-18

(Bradenton, Fla., June 27, 2017) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) has added new certificate courses for the coming year in alignment with goals to offer more options for those who want to enter the workforce. From Criminal Justice to Manufacturing SCF has added an array of new certificate programs.

  • The Advanced Lean Manufacturing Certificate is a 12-credit course that prepares students for engineering technology support positions. The certificate is part of the Engineering Technology A.S. degree.
  • The Automation Certificate is part of the advanced manufacturing program and show that students should be able to operate and troubleshoot industrial automation systems, and apply the principles of robotics to automated systems. The certificate also is part of the Engineering Technology A.S. degree.
  • The Criminal Justice Technology Specialist Certificate is a 24-credit-hour program that prepares students to work in law enforcement, corrections, private/industry security, and other criminal justice, legal or public service fields. The program also may be beneficial to professionals seeking incentive benefits or career enhancement in the field.
  • The Homeland Security Specialist Certificate, a 9-credit hour program, is part of the Criminal Justice Technology A.S. degree and prepares students for employment in law enforcement, homeland security and other public and private sector related fields.
  • The Network Infrastructure Certificate, a 21-credit hour program, prepares students for entry-level employment in information technology. This certificate program is part of the Network Systems Technology A.S. degree program. 
  • The Biotechnology Specialist College Credit Certificate is a 19-hour program designed to make students more competitive for life science and quality assurance positions in a broad range of fields. 
  • Green Belt Six Sigma Certification, a 12-credit hour course, is part of the Engineering Technology A.S. degree program. The programs covers methods used in Lean and Six Sigma, such as continuous flow, overall equipment effectiveness, process mapping, cellular manufacturing, design for manufacturing and value steam mapping.

For more information on the new certificate programs, contact Jennifer Boris at or 941-363-7216. Scholarships are available. To apply visit

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