Structural Assembly Technician - Certificate Program
Brevard County is a major center for the aerospace, aeronautics, and manufacturing industries in the United States. By earning a Structural Assembly Technician College Credit Certificate (CCC) from Eastern Florida State College, you can prepare for a rewarding career in these exciting fields.
The Structural Assembly Technician Certificate is an integral part of EFSC's aerospace program. The skills you acquire here can be used to start working right away or to update your knowledge if you're already employed in the industry. Plus credits earned can apply toward Eastern Florida's Aerospace Technology A.S. degree.
The courses included in this certificate will prepare you for entry-level positions in metal and composite material fabrication, the assembly of components, and other related tasks. The focus is on developing the specialized skills required by the aerospace and aeronautics industries.
Structural Assembly Technician CCC - Course Curriculum
In this program, you'll take five in-person courses on EFSC's Cocoa Campus either as part of a day or evening cohort depending on when you begin the program. As the courses build on one another, the 17-credit-hour certificate typically takes two semesters for full-time students to complete, and a bit longer for part-time students.
Structural Assembly Technician - Certificate Program
The courses in this program offer a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical experience. You'll learn important foundational concepts through lectures and also gain hands-on practice with the tools, systems, and technology used in the aerospace and manufacturing industries.
To apply for the Structural Assembly Technician CCC, you'll need to follow a special application process in addition to completing the general application at EFSC. It's important to work closely with the program advisor, who can provide personalized guidance and support throughout the admissions process.
How to Apply for the Structural Assembly Technician Program
You can find more information about the special application process by exploring the drop-down menu below.
Before you begin, it's essential to check the upcoming application deadlines to ensure that you've chosen the cohort option that best suits your needs.
Daytime Cohort: Fall Term Start - Annual July 15th Deadline to Apply
Evening Cohort: Spring Term Start - Annual November 1st Deadline to Apply
Space is limited. The first step to apply is requesting the Information Package, which includes application requirements, via email
Because this is a limited access program with a special application process, it is important for prospective students to receive answers to any questions from the program advisor.
Delisa Layne, Advisor
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This step is specifically for students who are not currently enrolled at EFSC.
To begin the application process, you should complete and submit the online application for general admission to EFSC. Please keep in mind that there's a $30 non-refundable fee that needs to be paid at the time of application.
To ensure that you meet all the necessary requirements for general admission, it's essential to closely collaborate with the main EFSC Admissions Office.
If you're a new EFSC student, the general admissions acceptance letter and email you receive will include a list of requirements that you need to fulfill. These requirements include providing your high school transcripts, applying for financial aid (if desired), declaring your residency for tuition purposes, and more.
By completing these tasks, you'll prevent any account holds that could potentially hinder your registration process if you're accepted into the Structural Assembly Technician program. It's also crucial for current EFSC students to verify that they don't have any holds that might interfere with course registration. Learn how to access the Student Message Center to check for and clear holds.
Only proceed to this step once you've received your acceptance letter from EFSC Admissions (or if you're already a student at EFSC).
Your general admissions acceptance letter will include a Titan student email address and Titan Single Sign-On (SSO) credentials, which you will need to access the myEFSC student portal.
After you receive these credentials, log in when prompted to submit the limited-access Career and Technical/Trades application. Remember, this application is in addition to the general application and must be correctly submitted before the application deadline.
If you require any assistance during the application process, reach out to the program advisor.
Brief Costs and Financial Aid Eligibility
If you're an in-state student, the tuition for EFSC's Structural Assembly Technician Certificate is around $1,770. This cost doesn't include lab fees or course materials. However, there are opportunities for financial aid, scholarships, and Veterans Educational Benefits that may help to lower your out-of-pocket expenses for this program. Make sure to explore these options to see if you qualify for assistance.
College Courses You Would Take
EFSC's Structural Assembly Technician CCC consists of five courses. The coursework focuses on essential concepts, such as electricity and electronics, machining and fabrication, mechanics and maintenance, and materials. By attending lectures, participating in labs, and receiving hands-on training, you'll acquire practical knowledge, experience, and a valuable skill set that will benefit you in your future career.
Here are four of the courses you'll take:
Get a comprehensive introduction to modern electronic/electrical systems. Learn basics, measurement, circuits, and safety for a strong foundation.
Gain essential skills in machining and fabrication. Learn math and measurements for metal fabrication in this introductory course.
Learn about physical properties, metallurgy, treatment processes, and non-metallic materials. Understand adhesives, coatings, and common issues in aerospace applications.
Get hands-on experience with aerospace tools and equipment. Learn blueprint reading, geometric dimensioning, tolerancing, and measuring systems in this course.
Why Become a Structural Assembly Technician Through EFSC?
Abundant Career Options on the Space Coast
Once you graduate from EFSC's Structural Assembly Technician program, you'll find employment opportunities in prestigious aerospace, aeronautics, manufacturing, and defense institutions in Central Florida and beyond. Skilled technicians are highly sought after, not only in Brevard County but also globally. There's a high demand for entry-level positions in various organizations, including those providing support services to NASA, the Department of Defense, commercial space companies, and other aerospace corporations.
High Job Placement and the chance to Advance
Did you know that almost all of our graduates find employment within the industry by the time they graduate from the program? Completing a certificate program can qualify you for early-career job opportunities. Certificate students who move on and complete the related A.S. degree program are often offered pathways to supervisory roles as they gain experience, enabling them to progress rapidly in their professional careers.
As you consider the Structural Assembly Certificate, explore other hands-on programs at EFSC and reach out to the program advisor who can help you plan.