Enrollment for Continuing Education Programs
Through its continuing education program, Florida Community College
offers a wide variety of continuing workforce education and recreation
courses. These courses are offered throughout the community college
district wherever the need exists and adequate facilities are
available. Courses are taught in public schools, industrial plants,
commercial office buildings, on all the campuses and centers
of the College, and other suitable locations. The length and
frequency of meetings for classes differ and are determined by
the type and objectives of each course.
The primary purpose of these courses is to provide individuals
with the training needed to upgrade or broaden their present skills
and enhance their occupational opportunities. This training also
provides the business and industrial community with trained personnel.
The College maintains close liaison with outside agencies to facilitate
the educational and training needs of the community. These groups
include: program advisory committees, professional and civic organizations,
governmental agencies, business and industry as well as various
A high school diploma is not required for enrollment in most continuing
workforce education courses, but students must be at least 16 years
New participants in the College’s continuing education programs
must submit a membership application and the $15 records origination
Non–resident aliens may enroll in continuing workforce education
courses; however, the College will not issue immigration papers
based on this enrollment. Non–resident aliens must pay out–of–state
tuition for all classes except self–supporting classes.
Specialized Continuing Education Programs
Numerous education programs are offered to
meet the needs of professionals by updating knowledge and skills
required for current practice.
Topics and locations will vary to meet the diverse needs of the
community. Current areas of emphasis include health and nursing,
computer information technology, insurance, real estate, financial
planning and event management. For information call 904.646.2300.
Florida Community College offers coursework
for teachers interested in updating their skills, adding to their
content or renewing their teaching certificate. They can select
from a variety of courses including English, history, psychology,
science, mathematics and computers.
Florida Community College's Teach First Coast program is a response to the teacher shortage in Florida. This program prepares non-education majors and mid-career individuals with a bachelor's degree in needed content areas to complete their professional (not temporary) teaching certification. Program participants will complete a competency-based alternative certification program. They will also prepare to sit for the Professional Educator Test, the General Knowledge Test and a Subject Area Exam. Please refer to the individual course descriptions.
Florida Community College is a leader in providing
quality teleconferencing and videoconferencing services to Northeast
Florida. As part of a statewide network of satellite downlink
sites, Florida Community College offers C–Band and Ku–Band satellite
downlinking, program videotaping, meeting rooms for large and
small groups, catering, event planning, large screen projection,
phone and fax lines, Internet access, expert technical support,
and a trained staff. Florida Community College also provides
videoconferencing facilities at selected campus sites. Ideal
for small, face–to–face meetings, videoconferencing technology
uses telephone lines to connect people in different cities, thereby
eliminating the costs and lost productivity often associated
with business travel. A regular host of special teleconference
events on topics ranging from law and education to health care
and the environment, Florida Community College offers affordable,
convenient training and networking opportunities to businesses,
government and the local community. For information call 904.633.8312.
Professional Development and Self–Enrichment
A variety of courses are offered for professional
development and self enrichment. Brochures are available for
a wide variety of courses that provide new skills, help develop
new and exciting interests and offer opportunities to have fun
while in pursuit of lifelong learning goals. For information