|Enrollment for Adult Studies Programs|
The adult studies department of FCCJ operates the adult basic education program, high school equivalency, the adult high school program, and the English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) program. These programs provide students the opportunity to learn the basic and academic skills necessary to be prepared for the workforce. Supportive services are provided in the areas of advising, testing, and computer-aided instruction.
Adult Studies courses are offered at various locations throughout the community.
Students who enroll in classes held on one of FCCJs four campuses will be required to fill out a membership application and pay the one time $15 membership fee. Students should carry their current registration slips when on campus.
Adult Basic Education
The adult basic education program of Florida Community College at Jacksonville is designed to improve the employability of the states workforce through basic skills instruction in the academic areas of reading, writing, math, and in workforce readiness skills.
The primary focus of study may be on any one or more of the following general knowledge areas.
The program provides supportive services for its students in the areas of guidance and counseling, testing, computer aided instruction, and specialized reading needs.
Enrollment in adult basic education classes is available to all adults who are 16 years of age or older and function below the ninth grade level on basic academic skills assessments. Students must be tested to determine program placement prior to registration.
Adult basic education classes are offered on FCCJ campuses and other community locations throughout Duval County. Tuition cost to students is waived if they test below the ninth grade level.
Applicants 18 years and older seeking admittance into the adult basic education program must submit the following:
The high school equivalency program of FCCJ is designed to assist students in attaining an equivalent high school level of educational accomplishment through preparation for the GED® test. The program offers students the opportunity to obtain the necessary skills required to successfully complete the GED® test and earn a state high school equivalency degree. Instruction is offered in the general education subjects of writing, social studies, science, literature, and mathematics. The high school equivalency courses provide foundation skills instruction at the ninth through 12th grade levels. In addition to assisting students in obtaining an equivalency degree, this program assists students in developing and enhancing their workplace skills to successfully achieve career and vocational training and job placement success. Supportive services are provided in the areas of advising, testing, and computer-aided instruction.
Students must be tested to determine program placement prior to registration.
High school equivalency classes are offered on FCCJ campuses and other locations throughout Duval County. Tuition is waived for students who do not have a high school diploma and test above the eighth grade level.
Students are encouraged to take the GED® test after exhibiting mastery of course materials and successfully passing the GED® practice test.
Applicants 18 years or older seeking admittance into the high school equivalency program must submit the following:
The GED® test is a battery of five tests administered on a regularly scheduled basis by Florida Community College at Jacksonville to individuals who are at least 18 years of age, not attending a public high school, citizens of the United States or resident aliens, and Florida residents. Information on test registration may be obtained from any campus adult studies office or the campus assessment and certification center. Guidelines for the registration fee are established by the Department of Education. Individuals who pass the exam receive a diploma from the State Department of Education.
Applicants who do not keep their GED® test appointment must repay the fee to reschedule another appointment. GED® test fees are non-refundable.
Adult High School
The adult high school program of Florida Community College at Jacksonville provides the opportunity for individuals (age 18 or older) to earn sufficient credits to receive an FCCJ high school diploma. All applicants wishing to pursue an FCCJ high school diploma must have withdrawn from public or private high school. The adult high school program also provides the opportunity, on a space available basis, for students enrolled in high school to earn credits to transfer to their current high school. In addition, students who have already graduated from high school may earn credits in a specific subject matter for college admission or other reasons.
FCCJ also provides high school instruction to students 16-17 who have withdrawn from a public or private high school under special admissions requirements listed below.
Adult high school courses are offered during the day and evening hours at all FCCJ campuses. Tuition fees are waived for students who do not have a high school diploma. Textbooks are purchased by the student.
The program provides supportive services for its students in the area of guidance and counseling, testing, computer-aided instruction, and specialized reading, writing, and mathematics courses. Students enrolled to earn a high school diploma from FCCJ (Status A) must be tested to determine program placement prior to registration.
Adult High School Admission Requirements
STATUS A 18 YEARS OLD
Applicants 18 years and older will be admitted to the FCCJ high school completion program to seek an FCCJ adult high school diploma by submitting the following:
Applicants 16 or 17 years old will be admitted to the FCCJ high school completion program to seek an FCCJ adult high school diploma by submitting the following:
NOTE: Exception to this restriction (#5.) is approved only as follows:
Students who will transfer credit to the high school in which they are enrolled must submit the following.
Students who are already high school graduates but who need credit for a specific reason (e.g., seeking admission to FCCJs nursing program but lack a chemistry credit) must submit the following:
The adult education non-credit ESOL program of Florida Community College at Jacksonville offers classes for community residents whose native language is not English and who desire to learn and improve their English language skills in preparation for job placement. Instruction is offered at six different levels and covers listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills from beginning to advanced proficiency and includes skills useful in workplace, life, and academic applications. Before registration, students must be tested to determine placement levels. Classes are held at the Downtown Campus during the day and at Kent Campus and various community locations in the evening. For testing and registration information contact the ESOL office, Downtown Campus, at 633-8484.
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