Glossary of Terms
An official record of a student’s academic history including biographical data, degrees, certificates, diplomas or honors received, and grade point average.
The Advanced Technical Certificate is a program of instruction consisting of at least nine (9) credit hours but less than forty–five (45) credit hours of college–level courses. The certificate is awarded to students who have already received an Associate in Science or Associate in Applied Science or related undergraduate degree and who are seeking an advanced specialized program of study to supplement their degree. Offered as college credit.
A career–credential that consists of a course of study that is part of an A.S. or A.A.S. degree, is less than 60 hours, and leads to employment. Guaranteed statewide articulation into the A.S. within 3 years of completion of the ATD and upon presentation of an official transcript. Offered as college credit.
(Also known as the university parallel or transfer program.) Designed for students who plan to complete their freshman and sophomore years of college work at Florida Community College and then transfer as juniors to four–year colleges or universities.
Career education programs designed to allow students to immediately pursue careers which require a college degree at the technician or paraprofessional level. Several degrees transfer to a university.
Career and technical education programs designed to allow students to immediately pursue careers which require a college degree at the technician or paraprofessional level.
An upper level degree for students who have earned an Associate in Science degree and wish to further their education.
A statewide test of computation and communication skills for sophomores who are completing an A.A. or A.S. degree and seeking admission to upper–level programs. Students must obtain passing scores before they will be awarded the A.A. degree. For detailed information, contact the assessment and certification office on your campus. (Under certain circumstances exemptions may be granted for parts of the CLAST. See your counselor to find out if you qualify).
Courses designed to enhance student skills in reading, writing and/or computation in order to prepare them more thoroughly for success in college level courses.
Courses and programs designed to provide skills and knowledge to students pursuing short–term career enhancement goals.
Courses which are taken at the same time during the same academic session.
Unit of measure for college credit course work. Except for laboratory, music and studio art courses, a credit hour typically corresponds to 50 minutes of class instruction per week for one semester. Traditionally classes are three credit hours.
A report that identifies the student’s primary program of study, lists the program requirements and summarizes the progress toward graduation.
Students who have been admitted to a degree awarding program (A.A., A.S. or A.A.S.) or a college credit technical certificate program.
A combination of televised or computer delivered lessons, readings in a study guide and textbook, faculty interaction and testing that is an alternative to traditional, campus–based instruction.
Courses in addition to the general education requirement. In most cases, the course should relate to the student’s major. Consult your counselor or advisor for more information.
Policy that allows a student to repeat a course in an attempt to improve the grade. Course may be repeated no more than two times. The grade used in calculating GPA will be the last assigned grade, although all attempts will appear on the transcript.
Core of courses designed to develop skills, attitudes and understanding in broad discipline areas: social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, mathematics and communication.
Florida law which requires inclusion of writing requirements and computational skills in certain courses.
A numerical value assigned to each grade for the purpose of computing grade point average (GPA). See the section on grading for more information.
A measure of the student’s scholastic standing obtained by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of credit hours attempted.
Designed to assess a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and to have the ability to locate, evaluate and effectively use the needed information. The assessment is a graduation requirement for those students who enter Florida Community College under the 2004 Catalog or after, and are seeking an A.A., A.S. and/or A.A.S. degree.
Students wishing to earn college credit for self–enrichment, teacher certification or transfer to another college.
Courses that are required for entrance into a particular program or required before a student may take a particular course.
Programs that have special selection and admission criteria and procedures, which may be obtained from the program office as listed in this catalog.
College credit program of study designed to provide the basic professional courses of an occupation.
Official record of a student’s academic standing, including biographical and test data.
Career training programs for students planning to enter vocational and technical career fields which do not require