Development Center Services
As a part of the Colleges 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 centers include:
Students who are undecided about their future career plans are encouraged
to make an appointment with a counselor to begin the career planning
- 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) and
- 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.
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:
Advising also provides you with assistance on class scheduling and graduation
- selection of courses,
- course prerequisites,
- transfer requirements,
- effective study methods,
- academic progress,
- availability of resource agencies and
- other such areas of concern to students.
IMPORTANT: The State of Florida may limit the number of credit hours 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 hour limit.
If you need help choosing a major, make an appointment with your counselor
Academic Planning Checklist
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.
The counselors and advisers 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!
- 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, etc.
- 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
- 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 adviser
in light of your academic experience.
- Prepare yourself for graduation with employability skills such as
interviewing techniques and resume writing.
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.
Your counselor or adviser will be glad to assist you in learning to use
the GSS. Schedule an appointment by calling or stopping by your campus counseling
and advising center.
- name, student number, address and program of study
- courses required for your program of study and the required grades
for those courses
- any additional general education hours required for your degree
- "NOTE THIS CATALOG IS VALID UNTIL (DATE)" (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 graduation
- currently enrolled courses
- satisfactory scores on CLAST (for A.A. degree program), if you have
taken the CLAST
- any messages listed under the statement: "STUDENT CANNOT GRADUATE
THIS TERM BECAUSE OF THE FOLLOWING REASON(S)"
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.
Classes That Can Increase Your Chances for Success (SLS)
FCCJ offers courses which can help you prepare for success. Some of these
- SLS 1101 Dynamics of Student Success helps you learn to "study
smart," learn more in less time and earn good grades,
- 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 career options,
- 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, and
- SLS 1223 Stress in Todays 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
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