Associate in Arts Degree
The Associate in Arts degree, comprised of 60 credit hours, is designed for seamless transfer to upper-division coursework. This “2+2” system guarantees associate degree graduates admission to a state university or baccalaureate degree-granting Florida College System institution.
Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science Degrees
Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees are offered in career and technical education fields. These programs prepare students for employment and also provide opportunities for transfer to related bachelor’s degree programs.
College Credit Certificate
As part of associate in science programs, colleges also offer College Credit Certificates. These programs can typically be completed in one year and provide technical skills in specific areas.
Applied Technology Diploma
As part of associate in science programs, colleges also offer Applied Technology Diplomas. These programs provide entry-level courses in specific areas.
Advanced Technical Certificate
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.
Career and Technical Certificate
Programs of career and technical instruction consisting of clock hour components that provide technical skills in workforce areas, including agriculture, architecture, arts and AV, business, education, health, IT, manufacturing and public safety.
Many of our colleges now offer bachelor’s degrees! Also called a baccalaureate degree, these degrees are awarded to students who successfully complete a college’s undergraduate curriculum – typically four years of full-time coursework. The Florida College System offers Bachelor of Science (BS) and Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degrees in select program areas with demonstrated workforce needs (e.g. education, nursing, management and information technology). View a list of program offerings.
Certificate of Professional Preparation
A Certificate of Professional Preparation prepares baccalaureate degree holders for licensure, certification, credentialing, examinations or other demonstrations of competency necessary for entry into professional occupations.
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