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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
  Oct 02, 2023
2023-2024 Catalog [Aug. 2023-Aug. 2024] 
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FinTech Technician (6289) (T.C.)

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Technical Certificate

The Program

The FinTech Technician Technical Certificate provide an additional completion point to students who are already pursuing the Data Science Technology (2157) (A.S.) . This certificate serves students who may be interested in pursuing the FinTech Advanced Technical Certificate, which requires a minimum of an Associate degree. The FinTech Technician certificate is in response to industry demand for students with more technology courses and complements the Banking Specialist - Financial Services (FinTech) (6225) (T.C.)  offered as part of the Accounting Technology (2201) (A.S.)  degree at FSCJ. This certificate is intended to provide a focus for students interested in FinTech-related occupations.

A minimum grade of C or higher is required in all professional coursework.

The Career

Financially oriented technicians are among the most sought-after employees in the finance industry. New technologies used in banking, credit evaluation, payment processing, and regulatory applications are disrupting many financial organizations, creating a demand for skilled technicians that can apply programming, data collection, and data analytics technologies to meet their needs. Florida State College at Jacksonville is the regional resource for many employers in these industries, including CSX, Florida Blue, FIS, Bank of America, VyStar, Black Knight, Crowley Marine, City of Jacksonville, Citi, TEKsystems, and other regional employers including the government and military..


Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to pursue industry recognized industry certifications including:

  • SAS Base Programmer
  • PCAP (Python Certified Associate Programmer)
  • Microsoft Office Specialist - Excel
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Linux+

Upon completion of coursework, Florida State College at Jacksonville does not guarantee employment or salary in a given field of study. Any jobs or salaries mentioned are given as examples of potential employment not a representation of guaranteed income. Graduates may need to seek employment outside the local area.

Need More Information? Contact:

Technology Department, (904) 598-5676 or

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 (2023/2024) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2023/2024 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.


This certificate articulates directly into the Data Science Technology (2157) (A.S.)  degree. Students may pursue one or more certificates to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field, or pursue the A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree. Contact an advisor to determine the career education path that is best for you.

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