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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
  Sep 17, 2021
2019-2020 Catalog [Aug. 2019-Aug. 2020] 
2019-2020 Catalog [Aug. 2019-Aug. 2020] [Archived Catalog]

Applied Academics for Adult Education (8525) (N.C.)

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Non-Degree Seeking


The purpose of the Applied Academics for Adult Education program is to prepare students for college and future careers. The program is based upon the assessed needs of the individual student and the academic and employability requirements related to the Florida Department of Education’s (FLDOE) Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. For information about the FLDOE CTE programs, visit

The Program

The Applied Academics for Adult Education program is designed for students who have tested at the equivalent of 9th grade and above but lack the required level of basic skills for completion of their desired CTE program. The program includes topics related to career planning, digital literacy and workforce preparation activities. After successful completion of the program, students will demonstrate skills in mathematics, reading, and language that are needed to meet the requirements of the FLDOE CTE program and/or future career and education goals.

Note: If a student is currently enrolled in a FLDOE CTE program and meets one of the exemptions as outlined in Rule 6A-10.040, FAC at, he/she may opt out of the basic skills requirement.

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Professional Coursework

Program Hours: Varies (Maximum Recommended Hours: 1,300)

The program’s recommended length varies in contact hours. A maximum of 1,300 hours may be funded (state) per each reportable year for an adult education student. However, this should not prevent students from receiving instruction beyond the 1,300 hours if needed. For example, a college may report 1,500 instructional hours but only 1,300 hours will be used in the funding calculation.

Total Contact Hours: 32

Graduation Requirements

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

Adult High School
  1. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
  2. Complete requirements for adult high school students (per State Board Rule 6A-6.020) as specified in the Florida Course Code Directory and the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) Adult High School Technical Assistance paper.
  3. Students enrolled in the Adult High School must complete and earn a minimum of two (2) high school credits at FSCJ to meet graduation requirements (including increasing the student’s grade point average and passing the state approved assessment) and receive a State of Florida standard diploma.
Applied Academics for Adult Education
  1. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
  2. Complete requirements for currently enrolled CTE program and meet one of the basic skill exemptions (per State Board Rule 6A.10.040). 
High School Equivalency
  1. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
  2. Students enrolled in the High School Equivalency program must pass the full battery (Reasoning Through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science and Social Studies) of the 2014 GED® test with the required minimum passing score:
    • (145-164) - Pass / High School Equivalency
    • (165-174) - GED® College Ready
    • (175-200) - GED® College Ready + Credit (Articulation conversations are in-progress)
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  1. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
  2. Earn a CASAS score that meets or exceeds the program’s exit requirement.
    • For ESOL series ELL 0115 - ELL 0615, a student must earn a CASAS score in his/her designated student category of Listening or Reading that places him/her out of Advanced level. This student will receive a certificate for ESOL completion.
    • For College and Career Readiness, a student must pass the CCR departmental exam. If successful, they will receive an instructor recommendation to take the Accuplacer CPTL which places the student in English for Academic Purposes. This student will receive a certificate of completion for College and Career Readiness.
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 (2019/2020) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2019/2020 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.

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