Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Department
Founders 110 • Phone (215) 968-8305
Curriculum Code No. 3207
This certificate program is designed to prepare students to seek employment as an industry technician in concentrations such as electrical, mechanical, process control, environmental, biotechnology, computer science, and chemical. Through laboratory-based science, technology, engineering, math, business courses, and technical electives, students develop technical skills and professional development needed for immediate employment. Technical electives allow students to choose from a wide variety of industry disciplines. Technical electives also include certifications, work experience, and prior education, if applicable.
Upon successful completion of the program students will be awarded a certificate in Advanced Technology.
Graduates of this program are able to
- apply fundamental principles of mathematics, physics, and laboratory measurements to solve problems encountered as industry technicians;
- apply problem solving skills utilized in an industry setting to a component or system; and
- solve an industry related problem by applying the skills necessary for a practicing industry technician.
Prospective students with inadequate academic preparation should be aware that they may need additional time to acquire the necessary academic background. Prerequisites and corequisites for the required courses must be strictly followed.
Certificate Course Requirements
|COLL101 College Readiness||1|
|CHEM101 Chemistry A||4|
|CHEM121 Chemistry I C,D||4|
|ENGR112 Engineering Design C,D||4|
|MATH120 College Algebra C,D||4|
|MGMT135 Business Communications C,D||3|
|PHYS106 Physics A C||4|
|PHYS107 Physics B C,D||4|
|Computer Science Elective E||3-4|
|Technical Electives A,B||12|
|Total Credit Hours||39-40|
A Choose from BIOL101, BIOL121, BIOL220, BIOT105, BIOT125, BIOT225, BRFS101, BRFS102, BRFS201, CHEM122, CISC110, CISC113, CISC115, CISC119, CISC128, ENGT222, ENGT240, MATH115, MATH125, MATH140, SCIE103, SCIE104, SCIE105, VAFW100, VAFW140.
B Courses, certifications, internships, and prior work experience may be approved for credit. See advisor and/or PLA office to discuss Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) options.Must be approved by the Dean of STEM.
C Course requires a prerequisite or corequisite.
D Placement Testing Required.
E Choose any CISC course except for CISC100.