Student Services, Resources and Activities
Academic and Career Planning Services
Career Development Center Services
As a part of the College’s 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:
- 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),
- 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, and
- job search and selection.
Students who are undecided about their future
career plans are encouraged to make an appointment with a counselor
to begin the career planning process.
Academic Planning Services
To assist you in making the best choices regarding
courses needed to meet your objectives, Florida Community College
provides academic advisement. Pertinent information is available
- selection of courses,
- course prerequisites,
- transfer requirements,
- effective study methods,
- academic progress,
- availability of resource agencies and
- other such areas of concern to students.
Advising also provides you with assistance
on class scheduling and graduation requirements.
IMPORTANT: The State of Florida may limit the number of credits
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 limit. If you need help choosing a major, make an
appointment with your counselor or advisor.
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.
- 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,
- 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 career objective.
- 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
advisor in light of your academic experience.
- Prepare yourself for graduation with employability skills
such as interviewing techniques and resume writing.
The counselors and advisors 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!
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.
- name, student number, address and program
- courses required for your program of study
and the required grades for those courses
- any additional general education hours required
for your degree
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
- currently enrolled courses
- satisfactory scores on CLAST (for A.A.
degree program), if you have taken the CLAST
- any messages listed under the statement:
Your counselor or advisor will be glad
to assist you in learning to use the degree audit. Schedule
an appointment by calling or stopping by your campus counseling
and advising center.
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 student’s 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
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.
Florida Community College offers courses which
can help you prepare for success. Some of these classes are:
- SLS 1103 Strategies for Success in College, Career and Life — helps
you learn skills and behaviors to excel in the classroom and
in your career.
- SLS 1201 Personal Development — gives you a better
understanding of yourself, others and the environment in which
- SLS 1301 Career Planning and the World of Work — 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, and
- 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,
- SLS 1223 Stress in Today’s Society — teaches
you how to recognize stress and a variety of techniques to
deal with it in a constructive way.
- Workshops on a variety of topics are also offered by the
campus counseling/advising centers.