Degree and Certificate Programs
Preparation for Specialized Employment
Florida Community College provides a number
of educational programs of less than two years duration for
which technical certificates
are awarded upon satisfactory program completion.
In some cases, the technical certificate can be an intermediate
step toward the associate in science degree in the particular
area of study. Students can then build upon that technical certificate
to accomplish the A.S. degree.
In order to be awarded a technical certificate,
students must have met the following requirements.
- Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) on all
courses attempted at FCCJ.
- Completed the required courses as set forth in the College
catalog or as approved by the assistant dean of the area.
- Students who place into college preparatory courses are required
to complete designated college preparatory courses with a grade
of “C” or better regardless of program of study.
- Completed at least one-fourth of the total hours required
for a certificate in residence at FCCJ. Before students may
graduate, they must have fulfilled all financial obligations
to the College.
- Apply at the beginning of the term in which you will complete
your certificate requirements.
- Graduation dates will be the date at the end of the College
term in which students complete the academic requirements for
the degree or certificate for which they are applicants. (The
removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’
graduation dates, since the grade change is effective at the
end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather
than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
- If students expect to complete the coursework under the terms
of the catalog in effect during the term of their first registration,
they must graduate within five years or they will need to be
reassigned to an active catalog. Accordingly, students who enter
under this catalog (2002/2003) must graduate by the end of the
Summer Term 2007, or they will be required to consult with their
academic program to determine the appropriate active catalog
placement. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by
rule of the FCCJ District Board of Trustees may supersede this