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Associate in Science Degree
High School Diploma
Source: Florida Education & Training Placement Information Program; 2019-20 graduates
As part of your tuition costs, many of our associate in science degree programs cover the cost of industry certifications. These certifications prove you are competent in your field and can meet industry standards.
As a student in one of our associate in science degree programs, you'll gain valuable workplace experience and connections through a work-based internship.
STAY AT SPC FOR YOUR BACHELOR'S DEGREE
Our bachelor's degrees were custom made for our associate in science degree graduates, so you know your credits transfer to the next level of your education.
General Associate in Science
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Spring 2023 (615)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2023 (615), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.
The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree is a two-year career education degree offered by Florida colleges to prepare students for direct entry into the workforce. A.S. degrees will transfer to Florida colleges; making it possible for students to complete a bachelor’s degree.
The Associate in Science programs require a minimum of 60 college credits and are made up of two types of courses: General Education and Specialized. In accordance with Florida law (F.S. 1007.25), all AS programs must contain a minimum of 15 General Education credits; 3 credits from core courses within each of the five Gen Ed categories: Communication, Math, Social & Behavioral Science, Natural Science and Humanities. The General Education courses at SPC introduce students to the fundamental knowledge, skills, and abilities that are essential to study further in the major, to develop educated members of the community and the world, to provide the foundation for becoming informed, independent thinkers, who can comprehend, evaluate, and address the issues that human beings face in their personal lives, careers, and community affairs. Programs may include additional courses satisfying general education beyond the minimum requirements.
The remaining specialized coursework, typically 42-45 credits, prepares students to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation.
In addition to satisfying the General Education course requirements, students must:
-complete all core courses required for their program.
-earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA in all courses completed.
-earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA in all courses completed at SPC.
As per Florida Rule 6A-10.04213, Associate in Science degree students entering a Florida College System (FCS) or State University System (SUS) institution in the 2021-2022 academic school year and thereafter must demonstrate competency through successful completion of a civic literacy course AND by achieving a passing score on the Florida Civic Literacy Examination (FCLE).
- the recommended order in which to take the program courses
- suggested course when more than one option exists
- which semester each course is typically offered
- if the course has a prerequisite
- courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
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