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  Degree and
 Certificate Programs
  Bachelor of Applied
 Science Degree
  Associate in Arts
-  Programs of Study
  Associate in Science
 and Associate in
 Applied Science
  Technical Certificates
  Degree and
 Certificate Program  Descriptions and
-  Architecture,
 Construction and
 Interior Design
-  Automotive and
 Diesel Technologies
-  Aviation
-  Biotechnology
-  Business
-  Child Care
-  Computer Sciences
 and Information
-  Cosmetology
-  Criminal Justice
 and Paralegal Studies
-  Culinary Arts and
-  Digital Media,
 Technology and
 Sign Language
-  Environmental
 Science (OSHA)
-  Financial Services
-  Fire Science Technology
-  Health Care
-  Manufacturing and  Industry
-  Office Administration
 and Secretarial
  Degree and
 Certificate Programs
  Catalog Contents
Florida Community College 2007-08 Catalog

Degree and Certificate Programs


Florida Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate degree and the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Florida Community College.

Bachelor of Applied Science

The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree is an upper level degree for community college students who have earned an Associate in Science degree and wish to pursue further education. This program meets the Florida Department of Education requirements for the baccalaureate degree and respects the content of the A.S. degree through block transfer of both occupational and general education credit. The B.A.S. degree enhances the student's technical education and experience while providing the management, leadership, critical thinking and communication skills which will both promote their ability to progress in their careers and enrich their personal and civic life.

University Transfer Program: Associate in Arts Degree

The Associate in Arts degree (A.A.) program is for those whose ultimate goal is to achieve a bachelor’s or higher degree from a university. Also known as the university transfer degree, the A.A. curriculum is comparable to the freshman and sophomore years at a university.  The majority of courses in this program are general education — such as English, mathematics, humanities, science and social studies.  The remaining courses are selected based on the student’s intended transfer major and are meant to satisfy prerequisite requirements for that major.  Following are some intended transfer major areas which A.A. students may choose. This list is not a complete list of possibilities. See a counselor or advisor for other areas of interest.

The following list of intended transfer majors has a unique three-digit code for each intended transfer major. All associate in arts degree students are encouraged to select an intended transfer major in order to enroll in the appropriate prerequisite courses needed for transfer to an upper division college or university. The codes and the intended transfer major will not appear on the college transcripts, but will be used during enrollment at Florida Community College to assist in advising and communicating with students. The intended transfer major code can be selected during the application process and changed at the student's request. Changes in intended transfer majors can affect the prerequisite courses needed for the transfer major.

Arts, Languages and Humanities (100 — Intended Transfer Major in general area of Arts, Languages and Humanities)
Art (101), Communications (102), Fine Arts (103), Dance (104), Theatre (105), English (106), Literature (107), Foreign Languages (108), Music (109), Philosophy (110), Religious Studies (111), Film Studies (112), Humanities (113), Broadcast Journalism/Broadcast Communication (114), Graphic Design (115), Digital Arts/Digital Media (116), Digital Communications (117), Photography (118), Journalism (119)

Business (200 — Intended Transfer Major in general area of Business)
Accounting (201), Business Administration (202), Economics (203), Finance (204), Financial Services (205), Logistics (206), Management (207), Marketing (208), Transportation (209), Fashion Merchandising (210), Applied Management (211), Business Forensics (212), Financial Management (213), Forensic Accounting (214), Human Resource Management (215), Hospitality Management (216), Aviation Management (217), Event Management (218), Risk Management and Insurance (219), Agriculture Business/Operations (220)

Computer Sciences and Information Systems (300 — Intended Transfer Major in general area of Computer Science and Information Systems)
Computer Science (301), Computer Engineering (302), Information Science (303), Information Systems (304), Computer Networking (305), Information Technology (306), Management Information Systems (307), Computer Information Systems (308)

Education (400 — Intended Transfer Major in general area of Education)
Art Education (401), Elementary Education (402), English Education (403), Exceptional Education (404), Health Education (405), Middle School Education (406), Music Education (407), Physical Education (408), Science Education (409), Secondary Education (410), Social Science Education (411), Math Education (412), Dance Education (413)

Engineering, Architecture and Construction (500 — Intended Transfer Major in general area of Engineering, Architecture and Construction)
Architecture (501), Building Construction Management (502), Civil Engineering (503), Electrical Engineering (504), Interior Design (505), Mechanical Engineering (506), Nuclear Engineering (507), Engineering Technology - General (508), Geomatics (509)

Health Care and Recreation (600 — Intended Transfer Major in general area of Health Care and Recreation)
Dietetics (601), Health Science (602), Health Administration (603), Nursing (604), Nutrition (605), Physical Therapy (606), Recreation (607), Sports Medicine (608), Health Care Management (609), Sports Management (610), Exercise Science (611)

Mathematics (700), Statistics (701)

Physical and Biological Sciences (800 — Intended Transfer Major in general area of Physical and Biological Sciences)
Astronomy (801), Biology (802), Botany (803), Chemistry (804), Ecology (805), Forestry (806), Geology (807), Marine Biology (808), Meteorology (809), Oceanography (810), Physics (811), Zoology (812), Biochemistry (813), Forensic Science (814), Animal Science (815)

Social Sciences (900 — Intended Transfer Major in general area of Social Sciences)
Anthropology (901), Criminal Justice (902), Geography (903), History (904), International Studies/Relations (905), Political Science (906), Psychology (907), Public Administration (908), Sociology (909), Social Work (910), Public Safety Management (911), Fire Science Management (912)

Pre–Dentistry (011), Pre–Law (012), Pre–Medicine (013), Pre–Optometry (014), Pre–Pharmacy (015), Pre–Veterinary Medicine (016), Pre-Architecture (017)

Other (099)

Undecided (000)

Career Preparation: Associate in Science Degree, Associate in Applied Science Degree, Advanced Technical Certificate or Technical Certificate

Associate in Science Degree, Associate in Applied Science Degree, Advanced Technical Certificate or Technical Certificate

Associate in Science (A.S.) degree programs are designed for those who desire a college–level general education as well as specific career preparation in a certain occupation. These programs are designed to prepare students for entry–level work immediately after completion. The majority of courses in the A.S. programs are directly related to the student’s career choice. The remaining courses are general education, such as English, math, humanities, and social or behavioral sciences. Several of the College’s A.S. programs are covered by statewide agreements that allow their articulation to the corresponding bachelor’s degree program at Florida public universities. Additionally, the general education component in all A.S. degrees is fully transferable to four–year programs in Florida.

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees are also available in some programs, and provide the same kind of career preparation as the Associate in Science, but in general will not articulate or transfer to a four–year institution. General education requirements are different than for the A.S., and in some cases different technical and professional courses are required.

Advanced Technical Certificates are designed for individuals who have already completed a degree (at least an associate degree) and are seeking advanced, specialized preparation in a particular career field to supplement their degree. Florida Community College offers Advanced Technical Certificates in a few limited career areas in which advanced training beyond the associate degree level is needed.

The Technical Certificate programs are also designed to prepare students for entry–level work after completion. Unlike the A.S. or A.A.S., these programs are usually one year in length and do not include general education courses except for those directly related to the student’s career choice.

Career Preparation: Workforce Certificate Programs

Workforce Certificate Programs

The Workforce Certificate programs are for those who want to prepare for a skilled occupation quickly, without having to take college–credit courses. Program lengths vary from a few weeks or months to nearly two years, depending on how much training is required for the specific occupation.

A.S. and A.A.S. Degree, Technical Certificate and Workforce Certificate Programs

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Architecture, Construction and Interior Design

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Automotive and Diesel Technologies

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Marketing and Management


Logistics and Distribution

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Child Care

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Computer Sciences and Information Technology

Computer Programming and Analysis and Development

Networking and Computer Engineering

Information Technology Management

Computer Support

Web Development

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Criminal Justice and Paralegal Studies

Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice and Corrections

Legal Professions

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Culinary Arts and Hospitality

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Digital Media, Entertainment Technology and Sign Language

Digital Media Arts

Theatre and Entertainment Technology

Sign Language Interpretation

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Environmental Science (OSHA)

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Financial Services

Insurance and Real Estate

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Fire Science Technology

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Health Care

Patient Care

Diagnostic and Treatment Specialists

Business Side of Health Care

Emergency Medical Services

Dietary Specialists

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Manufacturing and Industry

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Office Administration and Secretarial

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