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
The technical certificate is 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
- Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) on all courses
attempted at Florida Community College.
- 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
- Completed at least one-fourth of the total hours required
for a certificate in residence at Florida Community College.
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 (2003/2004) must graduate
by the end of the Summer Term 2008, 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 Florida Community College District
Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.