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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
   
 
  Sep 27, 2021
 
2014-2015 Catalog [Aug. 2014-Aug. 2015] 
    
2014-2015 Catalog [Aug. 2014-Aug. 2015] [Archived Catalog]

Degree and Certificate Information


Accreditation
The Bachelor’s Degree
University Transfer Program: Associate in Arts Degree
The Associate in Science Degree
Technical Certificate
Workforce Certificate


Accreditation

 

Florida State College at Jacksonville is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate and 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 State College at Jacksonville. The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.

 

The Bachelor’s Degree

The bachelor’s degree is an upper level degree for students who have earned an Associate in Science or Associate in Arts 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 associate degree through the appropriate transfer of credits per s. 1007.23 F.S. The bachelor’s degree enhances the student’s career-education while providing the management, leadership, critical thinking and communication skills that will both promote their ability to progress in their careers and enrich their personal and civic life.

*Bachelor’s Degree Admissions Requirements

  1. Applicants interested in a B.A.S. or B.S. program should submit a bachelor’s degree admissions application.
  2. Applicants must have earned an Associate in Science (A.S.), Associate in Arts (A.A.) or higher degree with a GPA of 2.0 or above from a regionally accredited college or university by the first term of enrollment, or
  3. Applicants must provide a copy of their official college transcript(s). Applicants not currently enrolled in Florida State College at Jacksonville and/or who are transferring college credit courses are required to have a copy of their official transcript(s) sent directly from the college or university to Student Records, Florida State College at Jacksonville, P.O. Box 40515, Jacksonville, FL 32203-0515.

Bachelor’s Degree College Level Academic Skills (CLAS) Requirements

Note: Effective July 1, 2011, the CLAS requirement for degree completion is no longer required (House Bill 7151).

Bachelor’s Degree Graduation Requirements

To receive a bachelor’s degree, students must:

  1. Students must fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville Catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earn minimum prescribed semester hours for the selected bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.0 (“C”) on a 4.0 scale for an all college cumulative grade point average. This includes Florida State College at Jacksonville college-credit semester hours and transferred credits (excluding prep) in lower and upper division courses;
  3. Earn at least a “C” in each course used to satisfy the General Education Requirements and any other area designated with a “C” or better in each course.
  4. Earn a minimum of 25 percent of all credits counting toward the baccalaureate degree from Florida State College at Jacksonville (note: this means, for example, a minimum of 30 credits for a 120 credit bachelor’s degree). Credit by examination and credit by portfolio development do not count toward this residency requirement.
  5. Fulfill the 36 college credit Florida General Education Requirements (note: 42 semester hours of required General Education for the B.S.N. degree);
  6. Fulfill the Foreign Language requirement. Students may fulfill the requirement by completing eight semester hours of the same foreign language or sign language. Alternative options that will be considered include the following:

a.    Successful completion of two sequential high school credits in one foreign language as listed in status 1007.262 and State Board Rule 6A.10.02412. The student is responsible for sending official high school transcripts to the Registrar’s office for evaluation.

b.     Submitting a transcript from the country of origin; exit test scores or certificates not acceptable. Students may be required to have an English translation performed, at students’ expense, by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Examples of acceptable services are Josef Silny & Associates and World Education Services.

c.     Appropriate College Level Examination Program (CLEP) level one and two scores in French, German, and Spanish will also be accepted. 

7.       7. Students must have fulfilled all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before they may graduate.

 Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.

  1. A student’s graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates, since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. Students who enter under this catalog (2014/2015) must graduate by the end of the Summer Term 2021.  After the Summer Term 2021 the 2014/2015 catalog requirements will no longer be in effect and the student must choose a new catalog year within the current 5 year active catalogs. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite requirements and/or corequisite courses listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements. Students who place into developmental education courses are required to complete designated developmental education courses with a grade of “C” or better regardless of program of study.
 

University Transfer Program: Associate in Arts Degree

Admission

Applicants seeking admission to the associate in arts (A.A.) program must have earned a standard high school diploma or equivalency degree as prescribed in s. 1003.435 F.S., previously demonstrated competency in college credit postsecondary coursework, or, in the case of a student who is home educated, a signed affidavit submitted by the student’s parent or legal guardian attesting that the student has completed a home education program pursuant to the requirements of s. 1002.41 F.S.

University Parallel

The College offers a 60 semester hour program that includes 36 hours of General Education coursework leading to the associate in arts (A.A.) degree. Usually referred to as a university parallel program, it is designed for students who plan to complete their first two years of college work at Florida State College at Jacksonville and then continue their education as juniors in a bachelor degree program at Florida State College at Jacksonville or another four-year institution of their choice.

The specific programs of study of a given major should be worked out individually between students and an advisor soon after they enroll at Florida State College at Jacksonville to ensure that General Education courses and elective courses meet upper division transfer and pre-requisite requirements. All courses will have a notation at the end of the course description confirming that the course is an A.A. course . Any student entering Florida State College at Jacksonville in 2013-2014 seeking an associate in arts degree must indicate their baccalaureate degree program offered by an institution of interest by the time 30 semester hours toward that degree have been earned.

Intended Transfer Major

Since colleges and universities may have different admission and program requirements, students should be certain to fulfill the pre-major course requirements within their first 60 semester hours for the bachelor degree program in which they intend to enroll. Students transferring to a private four-year institution from Florida State College at Jacksonville are advised to contact the registrar of that university for information concerning special course requirements that should be met while attending Florida State College at Jacksonville, or use the Florida Virtual Campus website for information. These requirements vary from university to university; thus, specific programs of study for a given major at a given university should be worked out individually by students and an advisor or counselor soon after they enroll at the College. To maximize transferability, students are advised to choose an intended transfer major and transfer institution as early as possible while at Florida State College at Jacksonville and must declare by the time 30 semester hours have been earned.

Students transferring to the State University System with the associate in arts degree are guaranteed the transferability of credits earned within that degree and junior-level standing by the state articulation agreement, however, they are not guaranteed admission to a specific state university or to a specific program of study, particularly those that are designated “limited-access.” Students transferring prior to receipt of the A.A. degree are not assured of junior-level standing, and the transferability of credits earned will be determined by the receiving institution. Also, a student transferring prior to receipt of the A.A. degree may not receive acceptance of credits earned in courses with less than a “C” grade.

Associate in Arts College Level Academic Skills (CLAS) Requirements

Note: Effective July 1, 2011, the CLAS requirement for degree completion is no longer required (House Bill 7151).

Associate in Arts Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded the associate in arts degree, students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Students must fulfill the specific program requirements as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville Catalog.
  2. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) on a 4.0 scale at Florida State College at Jacksonville in courses eligible toward the associate in arts degree program. (A.A. Florida State College at Jacksonville GPA).
  3. Earned an all-college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) on a 4.0 scale on all courses attempted. This includes Florida State College at Jacksonville college-credit semester hours and transferred credits (excluding developmental education) in lower division courses. (All college cumulative.)
  4. Earned a grade of at least a C in each course used to satisfy the five General Education Requirements areas: I Communication, II Mathematics, III Humanities, IV Natural Sciences and V Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  5. Completed at least 25 percent of credit semester hours required for the degree at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Credit by examination and credit by portfolio development do not count toward this residency requirement.
  6. Completed 60 semester hours of college credit work as follows:
    1. General Education Requirements (36 semester hours) set forth in the general education requirements of this catalog.
    2. major elective prerequisites (24 semester hours) set forth in the major prerequisites section of this catalog.
  7. Demonstrated competency in a foreign language in accordance with Florida Statute 1007.25. Pursuant to guidelines set in Florida Statute 1007.262, competency is demonstrated by completion of a minimum of eight semester hours in a  single foreign language at the college level or having completed two high school credits in a single foreign language. 
  8. Students must have fulfilled all financial obligations to the College before they may graduate.

Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.

  1. A student’s graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation date, since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. Students who enter under this catalog (2014/2015) must graduate by the end of the Summer Term 2019. After the Summer Term 2019 the 2014/2015 catalog requirements will no longer be in effect and the student must choose a new catalog year within the current 5 year active catalogs. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite requirements and/or corequisite courses listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  4. Entering students who are designated as “non-exempt” (See the section on Academics-Special Academic Programs:  Developmental Education Program) will be required to take a common placement test and complete any designated developmental education courses with a grade of “C” or better. 
  5. Degree-seeking students whose native language is not English should consult with an advisor or counselor regarding whether they will be required to take an English as a second language entry college placement test (CPT-L) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses prior to registering for other college credit classes.

Student Warning

When students repeat a course at Florida State College at Jacksonville, only the last grade earned is calculated in their cumulative grade point average (GPA). However, students with an excessive number of W grades and students who repeat courses to improve their GPA jeopardize their admission to some programs in the Florida State University System (SUS) institutions or other institutions.

Programs of Study (Associate in Arts)

The state of Florida has adopted common prerequisites for each major that are required at all state universities and state colleges. These courses should be completed as part of the associate in arts degree (A.A.). It is also important to note that for the same majors, each university may have different admission requirements in addition to the common prerequisites. In some universities, common prerequisites must be completed in order to be admitted into a program and specific grade point averages may also be required. These programs are identified as Limited Access. All associate in arts degree students are encouraged to select an intended transfer major by the time they have accumulated 24 college credit hours in order to enroll in the appropriate prerequisite courses needed for transfer to an upper division college or university. Selecting an intended transfer major will also assist students in using Florida Virtual Campus. Visit Florida Virtual Campus online or contact a counselor or advisor for more information about each major.

The Associate in Arts degree 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 sciences. The remaining courses are selected based on the student’s intended transfer major and transfer institution 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.

Intended Transfer Majors

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 and 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 transcript, but will be used during enrollment at Florida State College at Jacksonville 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 prerequisites courses needed for the transfer major.

Students should also select an intended transfer institution in Connections or when meeting with an advisor or counselor. The advising and counseling staff can assist you in researching the transfer institution options that match your goals and help you take the right prerequisite courses needed for your intended transfer major at your intended transfer institution.

Arts, Languages and Humanities

Arts, Languages and Humanities (100), 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

Business (200), 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), Supervision and Management (221)

Computer Science and Information Systems

Computer Science and Information Systems (300), 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), Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications (309), Information Technology Management (310)

Education

Education (400), 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), Mathematics Education (412), Dance Education (413), Child Development (414), Early Childhood Education (415)

Engineering, Architecture and Construction

Engineering, Architecture and Construction (500), 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

Health Care and Recreation (600), 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

Mathematics (700), Statistics (701)

Physical and Biological Sciences

Physical and Biological Sciences (800), 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), Environmental Science (816)

Social Sciences

Social Sciences (900), 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), Fire and Emergency Services (913), Legal Assisting (914)

Pre-Professional

Pre-Dentistry (011), Pre-Law (012), Pre-Medicine (013), Pre-Optometry (014), Pre-Pharmacy (015), Pre-Veterinary Medicine (016), Pre-Architecture (017), Pre-Physician Assistant (018)

Other (099)
Undecided (000)
 

The Associate in Science Degree

Preparation for a Career

Career and technical education programs are designed to prepare students who, at the completion of a program of study listed in this section of the catalog, are planning to enter a chosen career or transfer to a bachelor’s degree in a related field of study at a state college or state public university, based on specific program articulation agreements. For individuals wishing to spend less than two years in career preparation, technical certificate programs are also available in several areas. Proof of course attendance, course completion or specific documentation required to fulfill certification or licensure requirements will be provided by the instructional program manager or workforce  dean.

Program Location

Not all of the career and technical education A.S. degree programs are available at each of the College’s campuses. However, the General Education Requirements and many of the elective, professional and other required courses are available at all campuses as well as at selected off-campus centers and sites, and online.

Associate in Science Degree Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded the associate in science degree, students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Students must fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville Catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) at Florida State College at Jacksonville in courses eligible toward the associate in science degree programs, excluding developmental education courses. (A.S. Florida State College at Jacksonville GPA).
  3. Earned an all-college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) on a 4.0 scale on all courses attempted. This includes Florida State College at Jacksonville college-credit semester hours and transferred credits (excluding developmental education) in lower division courses. (All college cumulative.)
  4. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the program in residence at Florida State College at Jacksonville.  Credit by examination and credit by portfolio development do not count toward this residency requirement.
  5. Complete the required semester hours, as specified by the degree, of which a minimum of 15 semester hours must be General Education requirements.
  6. Earned a grade of a C or better in each course used to satisfy the General Education Requirements and any other area designated with a C or better requirement.
  7. Students must have fulfilled all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before they may graduate.

 Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.

  1. A student’s graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates, since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. Students who enter under this catalog (2014/2015) must graduate by the end of the Summer Term 2019. After the Summer Term 2019 the 2014/2015 catalog requirements will no longer be in effect and the student must choose a new catalog year within the current 5 year active catalogs.  Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite and/or corequisite courses which are listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  4. Students who place into developmental education courses are required to complete designated developmental education courses with a grade of “C” or better regardless of program of study.

Selective Access Programs

Some associate in science programs are selective access programs and have special selection and admissions criteria which may be obtained from the program office as listed by the program in this catalog.

University Transfer

Students with A.S. degrees who plan to transfer to a bachelor degree program at Florida State College at Jacksonville, another state college or a state university should contact an advisor to determine any additional requirements necessary for transferring.

Co-operative Learning and/or Internship Opportunities Programs

Most associate in science and some certificate programs at Florida State College at Jacksonville require a co-op/internship experience as part of the program of study.

Preparing students for the workplace is the goal of the associate in science degree programs at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Not only must students complete degree and certificate programs having mastered employment-related skills, but they must also have the interpersonal skills that allow them to contribute and be productive and successful in the workplace. The Co-op and Internship Opportunities Programs allow the student a chance to practice these skills while earning credit towards their degree or certificate.

The internship, which provides the student with real experience in their chosen field of specialization, is an important component in most technical degree programs. Upon completion of these programs, the College is certifying that the student can perform certain employment-related skills.

Such certification is not possible unless the student has performed in some type of work environment.

Objectives of the Co-op/Internship Program:

  • to gain practical work experience
  • to gain insight into the daily functioning of the workplace
  • to gain knowledge and understanding of interpersonal dynamics
  • to apply the skills and knowledge learned in the classroom
  • to exercise ethical responsibilities expected of company personnel
  • to personally evaluate these experiences
  • to expose the student to the processes involved in acquiring a position

The College does not guarantee employment. Selection of a particular student to fill a job is at the sole discretion of the employer and not within the control of the College. This means neither the College nor any of its representatives can guarantee a paid or unpaid co-op/internship placement.

 

Technical Certificate

Preparation for Specialized Employment

Florida State College at Jacksonville provides a number of educational programs of less than two years duration for which technical certificates are awarded upon satisfactory program completion. Proof of course attendance, course completion or specific documentation required to fulfill certification or licensure requirements will be provided by the instructional program manager or dean.

The technical certificate is an intermediate step toward the associate in science degree in the particular area of study. Students can then build upon that technical certificate to accomplish the A.S. degree.

Selective Access Programs

Some technical certificate programs are selective access programs and have special selection and admissions criteria which may be obtained from the program office as listed by the program in this catalog.

Technical Certificate Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded a technical certificate, students must have met the following requirements.

  1. Students must fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville Catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earn minimum prescribed semester hours for the chosen program of study with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) on a 4.0 scale on all courses that apply to the chosen program of study.
  3. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the program in residence at Florida State College at Jacksonville.  Credit by examination and credit by portfolio development do not count toward this residency requirement
  4. Students must have fulfilled all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before they may graduate. 

Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.

  1. A student’s graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates, since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. Students who enter under this catalog (2014/2015) must graduate by the end of the Summer Term 2019. After the Summer Term 2019 the 2014/2015 catalog requirements will no longer be in effect and the student must choose a new catalog year within the current 5 year active catalogs.  Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite requirements and/or corequisite courses listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.
  4. Students who place into developmental education courses are required to complete designated developmental education courses with a grade of “C” or better regardless of program of study.
 

Workforce Certificate

Florida State College at Jacksonville provides a number of non-credit certificate programs of less than two years duration for which a workforce certificate is awarded upon satisfactory program completion. Proof of course attendance, course completion or specific documentation required to fulfill certification or licensure requirements will be provided by the instructional program manager or workforce dean.

Selective Access Programs

Some workforce certificate programs are selective access programs and have special selection and admissions criteria which may be obtained from the program office as listed by the program in this catalog.

Workforce Certificate Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded a Postsecondary Training certificate, students must have met the following requirements.

  1. Students must fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville Catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earn minimum prescribed clock hours for the chosen program of study with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) on a 4.0 scale on all courses that apply to the chosen program of study.
  3. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total clock hours required for a certificate’s program requirements at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
  4. Students must have fulfilled all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before they may graduate.
  5. Students must earn a TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) score that meets or exceeds the program’s exit requirement, if applicable.

Note: Students are cautioned to provide particular attention to the following statements.

  1. A student’s graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates, since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. Students who enter under this catalog (2014/2015) must graduate by the end of the Summer Term 2019. After the Summer Term 2019 the 2014/2015 catalog requirements will no longer be in effect and the student must choose a new catalog year within the current 5 year active catalogs.  Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite requirements and/or corequisite courses listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.