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ITEEA Endorses Robotics Education and Competition Foundation Certifications

May 04, 2017

The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation industry certifications are now endorsed by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA)! ITEEA joins the many  who are endorsing the REC Foundation industry certifications by many of the planets largest internationally based engineering corporations, such as Harris and Northrop Grumman corporations, so you can be assured the knowledge and skills your students attain in your programs from earning these certifications, is valuable and highly relevant for them to demonstrate entry level skills, as well preparing them to make wiser and more educated decisions regarding STEM towards a future in one of the multiple engineering and related technology areas available to them.  

“ITEEA believes that the Vex Robotics experiences exemplify and support learning for Integrative STEM Education (I-STEM). The robotics challenges and industry certifications provide real-world examples that assist technology and engineering educators (and all others in the STEM field) to understand and implement engaging and dynamic instructional practices K-12 and beyond to benefit ALL students!”

The REC Foundation is pleased to provide two industry certifications for schools, students in engineering related programs, and robotics clubs. These certifications were designed by a team of engineers from industry, College professors, and high school teachers from America's Space Coast in Florida. 

The REC Foundation's Certification Program is a response to a global need for more students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The REC Foundation's Pre-Engineering and Robotics Certifications are based on the knowledge that students should demonstrate after 150 hours of high school-level coursework focusing on basic engineering fundamentals. The content in both certifications is based around basic coursework and experience, not from any specific textbook, curricula, or software.  Schools and teachers can focus on community and industry needs, facility and school resources and instructors’ expertise.

The Pre-Engineering Certification requires completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering module, in addition to any two of the eight listed Engineering Modules. The Robotics Certification requires completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering Module in addition to specifically the Mechanical, Electrical, and Programming Modules. The requirements for the Robotics Certification exceed the requirements of the Pre-Engineering Certification, thus, students earn “both” the Pre-Engineering and the Robotics Certifications by completing all required modules for the Robotics Certification.


Modules for Industry Certifications

Fundamentals of Engineering (required for both certifications) and must select mechanical, programming and electrical for the Robotics Certifications):

  • Mechanical
  • Computer Science and Engineering (Programming)
  • Electrical
  • Chemical
  • Aerospace
  • Civil Engineering
  • Engineering Technology
  • Manufacturing Technology

Following is a link with, frequently asked questions, general information, pricing and specifically the industry certifications overview which covers, industry endorsements, plus the “specific content” found in each of the engineering modules that instructors can use to prepare themselves and their students for the certifications.

Industry Certifications Resources Guide: 


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