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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
   
 
  Oct 02, 2022
 
2022-2023 Catalog [Aug. 2022-Aug. 2023] 
  
2022-2023 Catalog [Aug. 2022-Aug. 2023]

Academics: Degree and Certificate Programs


Bachelor's Degrees

With an associate degree or 60 hours of transferable college credit you can advance to a bachelor's degree at FSCJ. We offer Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in a variety of relevant and exciting areas as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.). These upper-level degrees increase your knowledge and experience in your major area of study while providing the management, leadership, critical analysis and communication skills which will advance you professionally and enrich you personally. Our bachelor's degrees are designed not only to give you an exceptional education, but also to provide a skilled workforce that meets the needs of our community. Also, because tuition costs at FSCJ are considerably less than you will find for a comparable education in the area, the money you save could go toward graduate school.

Bachelor's Degree Admission Requirements

The bachelor's degree is an upper-level degree for students who have earned an Associate in Science or Associate in Arts degree or 60 hours of transferable college credit 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 students' 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.

Students must meet the following minimum requirements for consideration for acceptance to a bachelor's degree program:

  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 60 hours of transferable college credit or higher degree with a GPA of 2.0 or above from a regionally accredited college or university prior to the start of their first term of enrollment. Note: Some programs have specific admission criteria and/or prerequisite coursework as listed on the program page in this catalog.
  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. 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 developmental education) 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 higher in each course.
  4. Earn a minimum of 25 percent of all credits counting toward the baccalaureate degree from Florida State College at Jacksonville (for example, a minimum of 30 credits for a 120-credit bachelor's degree). Credit by examination and credit for prior learning do not count toward this residency requirement.
  5. Fulfill the 36 college credit Florida General Education Requirements (note: 45 semester hours of required General Education for the B.S.N. degree and 51 semester hours of required General Education for the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences degree), including the required core course options as listed in s. 1007.25(3) Florida Statue and State Board Rule 6A.14.0303;
  6. Demonstrated competency in civic literacy in accordance with s. 1007.25, Florida Statutes (F.S.) at bit.ly/FS-gen-ed-courses and State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.02413, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) at bit.ly/FR-civic-lit-comp. Pursuant to guidelines established by Senate Bill 1108, competency is demonstrated by completion of one of two civic literacy courses (either AMH 2020  or POS 2041 ) with a grade of C or higher AND by achievement of the standard score on a state-approved assessment;
  7. Fulfill the Foreign Language requirement. Students may fulfill the requirement by demonstrating foreign language proficiency (at the intermediate level) equivalent to 2-years in high school or a sequence of two college credit courses in a single foreign language. Alternative options that will be considered include the following:
    1. Successful completion of two sequential high school credits in one foreign language as listed in s. 1007.262 Florida Statute and State Board Rule 6A.10.02412. The student is responsible for sending official high school transcripts to the Registrar's office for evaluation.
    2. 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) (visit naces.org/members for a list of NACES members). Examples of acceptable services are Josef Silny & Associates and World Education Services.
    3. Appropriate College Level Examination Program (CLEP) level one and two scores in French, German, and Spanish will also be accepted.
  8. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before they may graduate.
 Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  • 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.)
  • Students who enter under the (2022/2023) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2022/2023 academic year. The student's assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  • 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.
     

Associate in Arts Degree

The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree provides students with the academic skills necessary to succeed in a bachelor's degree program and in the workplace. A.A. students learn how to think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, analyze problems scientifically, calculate solutions accurately, and understand the world from multiple and diverse perspectives. A.A. graduates are able to clearly define problems, use information and technology to research and develop solutions, examine and evaluate alternatives, and make ethical decisions to improve our complex and rapidly-evolving society.

Admission

Applicants seeking admission to the associate in arts (A.A.) program must meet one of the following requirements:

  • 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
  • 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.

Transfer Options

The A.A. degree program is specifically intended to meet the requirements of students interested in transferring to one of Florida's many public colleges or universities. Special articulation pathways have been developed for the following institutions:

Florida State College at Jacksonville: FSCJ is accredited to offer 13 bachelor's degree programs in areas of critical workforce need. These affordable, high-value degree options are the most efficient way to earn your bachelor's degree. Schedules are flexible to accommodate working adults and classes are delivered close to home in traditional, hybrid, and fully online formats.

University of North Florida (UNF) Connect Program: The UNF Connect program provides FSCJ students earning their associate degrees with a clear transfer pathway to a bachelor's degree at UNF. It also allows deferred UNF students to begin their education at FSCJ because all college credits transfer seamlessly between the two institutions. Access to UNF advising is available for Connect students.

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) Ignite Program: The FAMU Ignite Program is another customized 2 + 2 transfer program in which students can start at FSCJ and transfer to FAMU with a personal roadmap of courses, access to special transfer scholarships, and options to participate in special events with FAMU students and staff while still an FSCJ student.

Common Prerequisites

The state of Florida has adopted common prerequisites for each baccalaureate major that are required at all public state universities and state colleges. These courses should be completed as part of the associate in arts degree. It is also important to note that for the same majors, each institution may have different admission requirements in addition to the common prerequisites. At some institutions, 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.

Transfer Student Rights 

Any student transferring from Florida State College at Jacksonville with an associate in arts degree to a State University in Florida is guaranteed the transfer of credits earned toward that degree and junior-level standing within the state university system by the State Articulation Agreement (SBE Rule 6A-10.024, FAC). See the Associate in Arts for Baccalaureate Transfer  section of the College Catalog for additional information.

A.A. Transfer Student Responsibilities

The following are steps that require action on your part for transferring to be successful:

  1. identify a major (before accumulating 24 college-credit hours);
  2. identify a transfer institution (before accumulating 24 college credit hours);
  3. know the admission requirements at the intended transfer institution;
  4. in case of a limited-access major, identify the course and admission requirements;
  5. complete these requirements (items listed above) while attending Florida State College at Jacksonville;
  6. complete all of the requirements for A.A. degree; and
  7. complete the admission and application process as required by the intended transfer institution.

There are many things to think about when transferring to another college or university to earn your bachelor's degree. If you need assistance in identifying a transfer institution, please consult with an academic advisor or use the Transfer Planning Checklist available at fscj.edu/transferservices. This checklist guides students through the process of determining goals and educational needs, as well as the type, location, course delivery methods, cost, value, and accreditation of potential transfer institutions.

Associate in Arts Degree 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 for prior learning 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 foreign language proficiency (at the intermediate level) equivalent to 2-years in high school or a sequence of two college credit courses in a single foreign language.
  8. Demonstrated competency in civic literacy in accordance with s. 1007.25, Florida Statutes (F.S.) at bit.ly/FS-gen-ed-courses and State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.02413, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) at bit.ly/FR-civic-lit-comp. Pursuant to guidelines established by Senate Bill 1108, competency is demonstrated by completion of one of two civic literacy courses (either AMH 2020  or POS 2041 ) with a grade of C or higher AND by achievement of the standard score on a state-approved assessment.
  9. 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.
  • 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.)
  • Students who enter under the (2022/2023) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2022/2023 academic year. The student's assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  • 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.
  • Entering students who are designated as "non-exempt" (see the Developmental Education Program  section) will be required to take an approved common placement test and complete any designated developmental education courses with a grade of C or higher. 
  • 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 approved 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.
     

Associate in Arts Degree Academic Roadmaps

These roadmaps provide general guidance about recommended courses. For specific guidance about your individual academic degree plan, please see an advisor.

Associate in Science Degrees

The associate in science (A.S.) degree gives you the option of completing your degree in two years and starting a career, or you can use your credits toward a bachelor's degree. Many of our A.S. degrees are designed specifically for seamless transition into one of our associated Bachelor of Applied Science or Bachelor of Science degrees. 

Preparation for a Career

Career and technical education programs prepare students for immediate employment in a chosen career upon completion of the degree. Specific program articulation agreements allow for the transfer to a bachelor's degree in a related field of study at a state college or state public university upon degree completion. 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 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.

Limited and/or Selective Access Programs

Some associate in science programs are limited and/or selective access programs requiring specific admission criteria. Information pertaining to special selection and admission criteria may be obtained on the program pages in this catalog.

Internal Baccalaureate Transfer

For information regarding the transfer of credits from an associate in science degree to an FSCJ bachelor of science or bachelor of applied science degree, see the Transfer and Articulation Agreements  section of the College Catalog.

External Baccalaureate Transfer

See the Transfer and Articulation Agreements  section of the College Catalog for information about transferring to a bachelor degree program at another state college or a state university.

Co-operative Learning and/or Internship Opportunities Programs

Some associate in science degree programs at Florida State College at Jacksonville require an 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 a chosen field of specialization, is an important component in most technical degree programs. Upon a student's 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.

Associate in Science Graduation Requirements

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

  1. 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 for prior learning 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. Demonstrated competency in civic literacy in accordance with s. 1007.25, Florida Statutes (F.S.) at bit.ly/FS-gen-ed-courses and State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.02413, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) at bit.ly/FR-civic-lit-comp. Pursuant to guidelines established by Senate Bill 1108, competency is demonstrated by completion of one of two civic literacy courses (either AMH 2020  or POS 2041 ) with a grade of C or higher AND by achievement of the standard score on a state-approved assessment.
  7. Earned a grade of a C or higher in each course used to satisfy the general education requirements and any other area designated with a C or higher requirement.
  8. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  • 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.)
  • Students who enter under the (2022/2023) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2022/2023 academic year. The student's assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  • 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.
  • Students who place into developmental education courses are required to complete designated developmental education courses with a grade of C or higher regardless of program of study.
     

Associate in Science Degree Academic Roadmaps

These roadmaps provide general guidance about recommended courses. For specific guidance about your individual academic degree plan, please see an advisor.

Associate in Applied 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. An Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is available in Automotive Service Management Technology. Associate in Applied Science programs in general will not transfer to a four-year institution. General education requirements are not different than for the A.S. degree programs. 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 Dean.

Program Location

The Associate in Applied Science in Automotive Service Management Technology is located at the Advanced Technology Center next to Downtown Campus. 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.

Internal Baccalaureate Transfer

For information regarding the transfer of credits from an associate in applied science degree to an FSCJ bachelor of science or bachelor of applied science degree, see the Transfer and Articulation Agreements  section of the College Catalog.

External Baccalaureate Transfer

Students with A.A.S. degrees who plan to transfer to a bachelor's degree program at 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

The Automotive Service Management Technology Associate in Applied 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 any Associate in Applied Science degree program. 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 a chosen field of specialization, is an important component in most technical degree programs. Upon a student's 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.

Associate in Applied Science Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded the Associate in Applied Science, students must have met the following requirements:

  1. Fulfilled 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 Applied Science degree programs, excluding developmental education courses (A.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 for prior learning 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. Demonstrated competency in civic literacy in accordance with s. 1007.25, Florida Statutes (F.S.) at bit.ly/FS-gen-ed-courses and State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.02413, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) at bit.ly/FR-civic-lit-comp. Pursuant to guidelines established by Senate Bill 1108, competency is demonstrated by completion of one of two civic literacy courses (either AMH 2020  or POS 2041 ) with a grade of C or higher AND by achievement of the standard score on a state-approved assessment.
  7. Earned a grade of a C or higher in each course used to satisfy the general education requirements and any other area designated with a C or higher requirement.
  8. Fulfilled all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  • 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.)
  • Students who enter under the (2022/2023) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2022/2023 academic year. The student's assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  • 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.
  • Students who place into developmental education courses are required to complete designated developmental education courses with a grade of C or higher regardless of program of study. 
     

Associate in Applied Science Degree Academic Roadmap

This roadmap provides general guidance about recommended courses. For specific guidance about your individual academic degree plan, please see an advisor.

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. Florida State College at Jacksonville offers Advanced Technical Certificates in a few limited career areas in which advanced training beyond the associate degree level is needed. Certificates 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.

Selective Access Program

Advanced Technical Certificates (A.T.C.) are selective access programs with special selection and admission criteria and procedures. Information pertaining to special selection and admission criteria may be obtained on the program pages in this catalog.

Advanced Technical Certificate Graduation Requirements

In order to be awarded an advanced technical certificate, 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 on all courses attempted at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
  3. Completed the required courses as set forth in the curriculum.
  4. Completed at least one-fourth (25 percent) of the total hours required for the program in residence at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
  5. 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.
  • 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.)
  • Students who enter under the (2022/2023) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2022/2023 academic year. The student's assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  • 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.
  

Advanced Technical Certificate Academic Roadmaps

These roadmaps provide general guidance about recommended courses. For specific guidance about your individual academic degree plan, please see an advisor.

Technical Certificates

Technical Certificates (T.C.) prepare students for direct/immediate entry into a career in the workforce. A series of professional courses within an A.S. degree, the technical certificate can be used to obtain the basic knowledge needed for a chosen profession. 

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. Some technical certificates are embedded within A.S. programs and can be earned while pursuing the associate in science degree. Some technical certificates are embedded within A.S. programs and can be earned while pursuing the associate in science degree.

Limited and/or Selective Access Programs

Some technical certificates are limited and/or selective access programs requiring specific admission criteria. Information pertaining to special selection and admission criteria may be obtained on the program page in this catalog.

Technical Certificate Graduation Requirements

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

  1. 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 for prior learning do not count toward this residency requirement.
  4. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating. 
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  • 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).
  • Students who enter under the (2022/2023) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2022/2023 academic year. The student's assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  • 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 higher regardless of program of study.
     

Career Certificates (Clock Hour Programs)

Florida State College at Jacksonville provides a number of career certificate (C.C.) programs of less than two years duration for which a career certificate is awarded upon satisfactory program completion. These programs prepare students for entry‐level jobs in the field of their choice through theoretical and practical application. A practicum or clinical experience is often included to prepare students to perform these procedures and techniques in a real work setting. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in their chosen career.

Students considering a career certificate program should be aware that each program has a specified number of contact hours that must be completed on campus so any clock hour students should understand and accept the attendance requirements prior to enrolling in a career certificate program. Students will not be able to complete the program until they have completed the required number of hours.

Proof of course attendance, course completion or specific documentation required to fulfill certification or licensure requirements will be provided upon program completion. Programs that require 600 or more clock/contact hours may be eligible for financial aid.

Career Certificate Graduation Requirements

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

  1. Fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earn the required number of 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 as a student at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
  4. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
  5. Earn a TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) score that meets or exceeds the program's exit requirement, if applicable, or meet the criteria to earn a TABE waiver.
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  • 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.)
  • Students who enter under the (2022/2023) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2022/2023 academic year. The student's assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  • 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.

Career Certificate Academic Roadmaps

These roadmaps provide general guidance about recommended courses. For specific guidance about your individual academic degree plan, please see an advisor.

Continuing Workforce Education Certificate Programs

Students can take short term rapid-certification and licensure training programs through the Florida State College at Jacksonville Continuing Workforce Education (C.W.E.) department. Continuing Workforce Certificate programs may provide basic training in a specific function or may equip a student with a certificate or training that will lead to an industry credential or license. 

Some Continuing Workforce Certificate programs or classes may be connected to other related FSCJ degree and certificate programs as part of an overall career pathway. Additionally, many of these credentials/licenses articulate into programs that the College currently offers. To complete a Continuing Workforce Certificate program or class, students must demonstrate that they have mastered specific competencies through class attendance and submission of academic work. Classes may be offered online, hybrid or on campus. 

Students will earn a completion certificate and any Continuing Workforce Certificate classes will be shown on the student's college transcript. For any programs or courses that lead to specific licensing or certification, students may be expected to provide proof of course attendance, course completion or specific documentation required to fulfill certification or licensure requirements. Continuing Workforce Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Some Continuing Workforce Certificate programs/classes may have prerequisites or pre-admission requirements. Students may also be eligible to pursue industry certification or licensing that could be eligible for articulation to a related career certificate or credit program.

For a list of Continuing Workforce Education programs, visit the Continuing Workforce Education Programs Webpage at fscj.edu/academics/workforce-education/cwe.

Continuing Workforce Education Completion Certificate Requirements

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

  1. Fulfill all requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Complete the required attendance, including any specified contact hours, for the chosen program of study with passing grades on all courses that apply.
  3. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before completion.
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statement.
  • 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.
  

Certificate of Professional Preparation

Certificates of Professional Preparation (C.P.P.) are designed for individuals who already have a baccalaureate degree and are seeking licensure, certification, credentialing or specialized examination preparation in a particular career field to supplement their existing degree. Florida State College at Jacksonville offers a Certificate of Professional Preparation for educators in which certification is needed. Certificate of completion will be provided to the learner upon completion of the program.

Certificate of Professional Preparation Graduation Requirements

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

  1. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
  2. Successfully pass the FTCE General Knowledge Exam and the Professional Education Exam.
  3. Successfully complete all coursework with a minimum grade of C or higher in all professional coursework.
  4. Successfully complete the Educator Preparation Institute ePortfolio.
  5. Have an active Statement of Status of Eligibility or a temporary teaching certificate from the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE).
Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.
  • 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.
  • Students who enter under the (2022/2023) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2022/2023 academic year. The student's assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees and FLDOE may supersede this provision.
  • Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite requirements listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.

Certificate of Professional Preparation Academic Roadmaps

This roadmap provides general guidance about recommended courses. For specific guidance about your individual academic degree plan, please see an advisor.