Course Substitutions (Procedure 4.0400)
|Based on board policy number and Florida Statute:
||F.S. 1001.64; 1007.25, .263, .264; 1008.30; College Policy 4.020
||08/31/2000; Rev. 6/19/02; 07/10; 12/2012
|Date of Review:
||03/02; 05/09; 08/11; 03/12
The purpose of this procedure is to designate a process for course substitution. Course substitution is the process by which courses completed by students may be used to satisfy program requirements for graduation in lieu of courses specified in the program governing their graduation.
- A student desiring to substitute a course must meet with the appropriate Associate Dean or Program Manager to determine if the course substitution is appropriate. If deemed appropriate, the Associate Dean or Program Manager must fill out a course substitution form, obtain the proper signatures, and submit the form to the Records Office.
- The student must complete the course within the next two terms from the term which the substitution was approved.
- Courses must be the same level of complexity as or higher than the skill level of the courses being substituted for and must fall under the same discipline cluster. Examples of a discipline cluster would be Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, Architecture, etc.
- Courses assigned a 1996-1999 prefix may be used to substitute for general education or major courses within that discipline cluster.
- Courses assigned a 1990-1995 prefix may be used to substitute for support courses in A.S. degree programs.
- Associate Deans and Program Managers, have the authority to determine if a substitution is valid only for courses within their discipline. All requests must be approved by the appropriate Academic Associate Vice President /Academic Dean.
- The Registrar’s Office may decline the substitution if a decision rendered by an Academic Associate Vice President/Academic Dean is considered inconsistent with College policy and procedure. If declined, the Vice President of Academic Affairs will render a final decision.
- Transfer work must be evaluated and entered into the system with the College’s prefix.
||President, E. Ann McGee