STRAC Institute in Melbourne, Florida

Complete the STRAC Certified Electronics Technician training program in as little as five months at our Melbourne, FL campus. Contact us to see when our next session starts in Melbourne.

Melbourne Campus

285 North Dr.
Melbourne FL 32934
(888) 754-1383

Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

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At STRAC Melbourne

STRAC’s Melbourne, Florida training center is located approximately seven miles west of downtown Melbourne – about a 17-minute drive – and five miles from the Melbourne Orlando International Airport. You’ll spend an immersive 40 hours a week here training on the same equipment employers use to become a Certified Electronics Technician and be career-ready in 20 weeks.

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Picture your perfect beach town – warm weather, miles of white sand, boardwalks and lots of great options for eating and relaxing outdoors. Now imagine that town is surrounded by some of the biggest employers in one of the most exciting industries around. That’s Melbourne!

A classic Florida beach town with all you’d expect, Melbourne is located in the heart of Florida’s Space Coast, about an hour southeast of Orlando. With many of the heavy hitters of the space, aeronautics, and defense industries in the area and rocket launches from Cape Canaveral just a few miles away, Melbourne is a great place to live with some out-of-this-world opportunities.

Employers In The Area

Many graduates from STRAC Institute’s Melbourne, FL location go on to work for the area’s leading companies in the industry including:

Your Instructors

STRAC Instructor Jeff Shirreffs

Jeffrey Shirreffs

After serving in the U.S. Army, Jeffrey attended the College of the Florida Keys where he obtained a degree in Marine Engineering and then pursued a career in the marine industry, focusing on marine electronic diagnostics and repair. In 2018, Jeffrey found himself working in the industrial electrician industry aiding in the recovery of Panama City, Florida following hurricane damage. Having a strong mechanical and electronic background, and obtaining his certified Master IPC Trainer (MIT) and ETA Senior Certified Electronics Technician (CETsr) credentials, Jeffrey found his new home as an instructor at STRAC Institute’s Melbourne, Florida campus.

Clyde Dolly

As Director of Site Operations at STRAC Institute, Clyde brings with him more than 15 years in the electronics field, working with start-ups as well as Fortune 50 Companies. In the beginning of his career, Clyde served in the U.S. Army as an Automated Logistical Specialist (MOS 92A) attached to the Class-9 Operation setup during Operation Joint Endeavor in Hungary. Clyde has over 25 years of warehouse and logistics management experience with positions held from supervisor to director of materials. Clyde also has 11 years of communications electronic refurbishing experience, supervising a team of testing components using various electronic equipment and techniques. A STRAC graduate, Clyde has earned his ETA Master Certified Electronics Technician (CETma) and Master IPC Trainer (MIT) credentials.


This is an excellent place to start in a new direction, to get back on your feet, and learn a new career. The instructors are awesome and really take their time to make sure you understand the material. I would highly recommend STRAC Institute to friends, family, or just anyone looking for a great path for their future.
Ed Lapetina
STRAC Institute Graduate - Melbourne