Student Services, Resources and Activities
Academic and Career Planning Services
Career Development Center Services
As a part of the College's role of helping
individuals reach their full potential, career planning services
are offered at the Career Development Center on each campus.
Services available in the career development
- career related aptitude, interest and temperament testing,
- career research (with current information on occupations,
job requirements and career opportunities),
- computerized career planning, (an easy-to-use computer system
that helps students with career decisions),
- Career Options (self-directed, step-by-step career planning),
- career counseling, courses (SLS 1301 Career Planning and
the World of Work, SLS 1401 Computerized Career Exploration
and SLS 1933 Special Topics - Independent Study in Career Planning),
workshops and seminars, and
- job search and selection.
Students who are undecided about their future
career plans are encouraged to make an appointment with a counselor
to begin the career planning process.
Academic Planning Services
To assist you in making the best choices regarding
courses needed to meet your objectives, FCCJ provides academic
advisement. Pertinent information is available on:
- selection of courses,
- course prerequisites,
- transfer requirements,
- effective study methods,
- academic progress,
- availability of resource agencies and
- other such areas of concern to students.
Advising also provides you with assistance
on class scheduling and graduation requirements.
IMPORTANT: The State of Florida may limit the
number of credits a student may take toward his or her degree.
You are encouraged to choose a major early to ensure completion
of your degree within the credit limit. If you need help choosing
a major, make an appointment with your counselor or advisor.
One of the most important things that you can
do to increase your chances of success in college is to have an
effective academic plan. Use this checklist to guide your progress,
checking off each item as it is completed.
- Clearly state your goals.
- Relate your goals to career options.
- Determine the educational requirements of your career objective.
- Explore the educational options available to you.
- Decide on an educational option.
- Plan the completion of educational requirements such as course
requirements, transfer requirements, licensing requirements,
- Identify College resources that can assist you.
- Identify co-curricular activities that can help prepare you
for success by enhancing your educational experience.
- Seek the mentorship of professors teaching in areas related
to your career objective.
- Identify opportunities to become involved in your field of
study before you graduate through cooperative education or internships.
- Periodically review your academic plan with a counselor or
advisor in light of your academic experience.
- Prepare yourself for graduation with employ ability skills
such as interviewing techniques and resume writing.
The counselors and advisors within your counseling
and advising center are specially trained to assist you with these
tasks. The sooner you get started, the better your chances for
success. Certainly, sometime during your first term of enrollment
you should get started with this process of academic planning.
Make an appointment today!
You have five years from your term of entry
to graduate under your original catalog requirements. It is your
responsibility to monitor your progress and enroll for appropriate
classes. You should check the accuracy of your degree audit each
term. Pay attention to the following items.
- name, student number, address and program
- courses required for your program of study
and the required grades for those courses
- any additional general education hours required
for your degree
- (A.A. degree-seeking
students may, under certain circumstances, elect to change their
catalog year. Contact your campus counseling and advising center
if you wish to discuss this option.)
- total number of earned hours required for
- currently enrolled courses
- satisfactory scores on CLAST (for AA degree
program), if you have taken the CLAST
- any messages listed under the statement:
Your counselor or advisor will be glad
to assist you in learning to use the degree audit. Schedule an
appointment by calling or stopping by your campus counseling and
Academic and personal counseling services are
available within each student affairs office. Students are encouraged
to consult with counselors to discuss issues relating to student
life, interpersonal relations, study skills or any life coping
concerns which may relate to their college experience.
FCCJ offers courses which can help you prepare
for success. Some of these classes are:
- SLS 1103 Living and Learning in a Knowledge-Based Economy
- helps you learn skills and behaviors to excel in the classroom
and in your career.
- SLS 1201 Personal Development - gives you a better understanding
of yourself, others and the environment in which you interact.
- SLS 1301 Career Planning - allows you to examine your own
skills and interests as they relate to choosing a career and
teaches you how to use career resources to explore different
- SLS 1401 Computerized Career Exploration -provides an opportunity
for you to examine work related interests, values and abilities
related to career choice through a self-paced, independent process,
- SLS 1223 Stress in Today's Society - teaches you how to recognize
stress and a variety of techniques to deal with it in a constructive
- Workshops on a variety of topics are also offered by the
campus counseling/advising centers.