Special Programs and Services
Rosanne R. Hartwell Women's Center
The FCCJ Rosanne R. Hartwell Womens Center has been helping women succeed personally and professionally since 1974. A Jacksonville tradition, it holds the distinction of being the oldest Womens Center at a community college in the State of Florida. The Womens Center is located at the Downtown Campus, 101 W. State St., Room 3106. All programs are available to members of the community as well as FCCJ students.
The Challenge Program for Displaced Homemakers is for people over age 35 who are separated, divorced, widowed or married to a disabled spouse. During this 3-week class, participants learn how to launch a successful job search, write an effective resume, improve self-esteem and assertiveness, and learn more about themselves through various assessment tools. Classes are offered Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Downtown Campus.
The Mid-Life Career Review is for those who are employed, but underemployed. Over two consecutive Saturdays, participants learn how networking, goal-setting, improving interviewing skills and updating resumes for todays work environment can lead to a better job. These weekend classes meet from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Deerwood Center.
The Women's Information Exchange features monthly speakers covering current topics of interest to women. Held the third Thursday of the month from noon to 1 p.m., brown-bag lunches are welcome.
Career Fairs featuring a host of Jacksonville employers are offered each spring and fall semester.
Workshops such as Investments for Women and Retirement Planning for Women are offered each semester.
Womens Personal Growth Groups are offered, free and open to the public, each semester at the Deerwood Center. Topics include assertiveness, self-esteem, codependency, healthy relationships and stress management.
Special Events are offered each spring and fall semester. Watch the Portfolio newsletter for upcoming events.
Scholarships include the Women of Tomorrow Scholarship, Rosanne R. Hartwell Memorial Scholarship, FCCJ Womens Center African-American Scholarship, Displaced Homemakers Scholarship, Touch Tomorrow Scholarship for Young Women and Executive Women International Scholarships.
Portfolio is a free monthly Womens Center newsletter on upcoming activities and topics of interest. View it on the web on the Womens Center web site or call to be added to the mailing list.
The Rosanne R. Hartwell Womens Center Calendar features the work of contemporary female artists. This modern and useful wall calendar is available free at the Womens Center.
Information and Referral Service provide general information on Womens Center programs and referrals to other programs at FCCJ and in the community.
College Reach-Out, Format for Affecting Minority Enrollment (FAME) and Gaining Resources and Developing Skills (GRADS) Programs These are three pre-college educational programs conducted with local middle and senior high schools. These programs support and encourage younger students to pursue a college education.
Services for Students With Disabilities
Florida Community College at Jacksonville provides educational support services through the auxiliary aids Program within the Office of Services for Students With Disabilities, Department of Student Affairs.
The College delivers services to students with disabilities following guidelines established by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990. These laws ensure equal access to all educational opportunities by making reasonable modifications in policies, practices, or procedures when the modifications are necessary to avoid discrimination on the basis of the disability, unless making the modifications would fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program, or activity. As appropriate, the following services can be provided upon receipt of documentation.
North Campus, Nassau Center, Geis Marine Center and Open Campus (Distance Learning) 766-6784 Voice and TDD
Downtown Campus and Urban Resource Center 633-8488 Voice and TDD
Kent Campus 381-3630 Voice and TDD
South Campus and Deerwood Center 646-2191 Voice and TDD
The Director of Services for Students With Disabilities is responsible for coordinating services for students with disabilities Collegewide.
Articulation Issues: Universities are required to admit community college students with A.A. and some A.S. degrees; however, universities may require specific courses for acceptance to limited access programs. For the students benefit, the College will work with the appropriate institution to inform students of limited access program requirements and other requirements, which might affect transfer and graduation. Upon verification, the College honors course substitutions that have been approved by other institutions.
Independent Living for
Adult Blind (ILAB)
ILAB is an instructional program for adults who have vision loss to a degree that they experience some difficulty in their daily activities. Through guidance and specialized training offered through the ILAB program, individuals learn necessary skills for work and independence in their home and community.
Training is offered at no cost to individuals. Eligibility is determined by the State Division of Blind Services. Orientation and mobility instruction includes personal safety and travel skills in familiar and unfamiliar surroundings. Home and personal management instruction includes labeling of food, clothes and medications; adaptive techniques for cooking, cleaning, and sewing; identifying money; and diabetic devices. Communication instruction includes touch typing, braille, writing guides, talking books, and use of magnifiers to enhance useable vision. Group and individual counseling includes topics such as assertive communications, self-esteem, goal setting, and coping skills. Computer classes include Windows operating system and the use of Zoomtext (for large print display) of JAWS (for speech output). Computer students have vocational goals which require them to use a computer. Workshops for families are provided to help them understand the special needs of visually impaired adults. For information call 633-8220.