Departments of Applied Sciences and Technologies:
Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree
The two-year Associate in Sciences articulated degree programs prepare students for employment in a variety of specialized fields in business, electronics, hospitality, criminal justice, and nursing. These specialized training programs can help students accelerate their professional growth and keep pace with the changes in their selected fields. Each program stresses practical application. Classes are conducted in sophisticated, modern labs and technical facilities. The A.S. degree programs offer students an opportunity to learn tomorrow’s technology today. These programs are designed to articulate with state universities.
College Credit and Occupational Certificate
Many entry-level jobs require a training program of one year or less. SFSC offers numerous certificate programs to provide this type of entry-level training. A student receives a certificate for completing one of these programs. Certificate programs are for students who can spend three to six hours a day, five days a week, learning a skill. These programs usually are longer than one semester / term, but less than two years. Details of each program are listed in the section describing programs. Part-time attendance is possible in certain programs. Students should remember that they might have to spend additional time at SFSC if they do not meet all the requirements of a program. SFSC provides special assistance to students toward completing a program in the event that academic enhancement is needed.
Corporate and Community Education
courses help students who are employed, but wish to upgrade or improve their skills. A wide variety of educational programs are available to serve the local economy and the public at large, including management seminars. SFSC offers these courses anywhere within its service district, at almost any time. Arrangements are flexible and customer oriented. For more information, contact the dean of applied sciences and technologies at 863-784-7165 or see the SFSC College Catalog