Associate in Arts Degree (A.A.)
Definition: The Associate in Arts degree, also known as the
university transfer degree, is awarded upon completion of
credit of general education coursework and 24 credits
of electives. Florida’s “2+2” articulation system enables
graduates of the A.A. program to seamlessly transfer to a
state college or university. Students are encouraged to adopt
a transfer plan to better prepare for transfer into a selected
major or institution.
Associate in Science Degree (A.S.)
Definition: The Associate in Science degree is a vocational
degree, awarded upon completion of fifteen to eighteen
credits of general education courses, as well as at least
credits of technical courses, which may or may not be
transferable to other institutions. Coursework prepares
students for immediate employment in a specific
occupational field or transfer to select Baccalaureate
College Credit Certificate
Definition: A College Credit Certificate requires sixty credits
or less of college-level, technical courses to prepare students
for immediate employment in a specific occupational field.
It generally does not require the completion of general
education courses. Certificates may be applicable toward an
Associate in Science or Associate in Applied Science degree.
Post -Secondary Adult Vocational
Definition: A P.S.A.V. Certificate is awarded upon completion
of a prescribed number of vocational (non-college-level
credit) courses and demonstration of attainment of
predetermined and specified performance requirements.
A P.S.A.V. program, which can be completed in one year or
less, provides students with specific skills and knowledge for
immediate job entry.
Programs of Study