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Applied Technology Specialist - Certificate Program

For those who enjoy working with their hands and finding solutions for technical problems, EFSC's Applied Technology Specialist College Credit Certificate can lead to a rewarding career.

This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of electronics assembly. It can also provide supplemental training for those with previous experience, or who are or currently employed.

The Applied Technology Specialist certificate is part of EFSC's Engineering Technology program and can be earned as a stand-alone credential. Credits earned through this certificate can also count toward the requirements needed to receive the Engineering Technology Associate in Science degree.

EFSC collaborated with local manufacturers to develop the Engineering Technology program. This ongoing collaboration helps to ensure the skills students learn are useful right away within local and regional industries.

Applied Technology Specialist Certificate - COURSE CURRICULUM

Students will learn how to competently use the tools and systems related to electronics assembly. They'll practice the  assembly, testing, and troubleshooting of a variety of mechanical, electronic, and fiber optic components commonly used in the modern machining and engineering technology industries.

Two courses included in the curriculum prepare students to test for IPC Certification, the industry standard in demonstrating electronics manufacturing knowledge.

Applied Technology Specialist - Certificate Program

Program Overview

Certificate Type
College Credit Certificate (CCC)
Delivery Method
Cocoa, Palm Bay
Total Credit Hours
Academic Community
Industry/Manufacturing & Construction
Contact Information

Email Program Advisor

Advising Appointments



Palm Bay via Teams

Meer Almeer, Program Manager

Applied Technology Specialist Certificate - Admissions Information

The Applied Technology Specialist CCC is an open-access program so students can apply via EFSC's general enrollment process to begin any term.

If you have questions about the certificate program or the related Engineering Technology Associate in Science degree, students are encouraged to reach out directly to the program's instructors which include: Meer Almeer, Associate Professor and Program Manager, or 321-433-5220 and Bruce Hesher, Assistant Professor, or 321-433-5779.

Brief Costs & Financial Aid Eligibility

In-state tuition for Eastern Florida's Applied Technology Specialist certificate totals approximately $1,664 — not including course materials and lab fees. The program is eligible for federal financial aid, plus scholarships that can help to reduce out-of-pocket costs for students who qualify.

College Courses You Would Take

This certificate's courses include technical instruction in a classroom, as well as hands-on training in a lab setting. The curriculum's six courses include these four.

Why Study Applied Technology at Eastern Florida?


This program provides a foundation of industry knowledge and technical skills that students can continue building on throughout their educational and career journeys. Additionally, students can join the EFSC Robotics Club for additional experience, networking opportunities, and more. EFSC's hands-on training facilities include: Soldering, composites, robotics, electronics, and solar panel labs.


EFSC's Applied Technology and Engineering Technology faculty have years of experience in the industry, with some adjunct instructors currently working in the field. Some of our instructors are specialty industry pioneers, and have contributed to the development of key industry standards such as Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) control, and the switch to lead-free soldering. Eastern Florida's program faculty helped create the Engineering Technology Forum, which connects more than 20 Florida colleges with each other and with industry.

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