Computer-Aided Design Technologies Associate in Science

Take your love of planning and drawing the perfect dwelling and turn it into a successful career. With high-quality education, technical skill sets, and a balance of design and construction, the A.S. degree in Computer-Aided Design Technologies provides hands-on experience from experienced faculty and gives you comprehensive training for your dream job.

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Why Seminole State?

  • Affordable tuition: Earn a state university education at about half the cost.
  • Small class sizes: With classes of 30 or less, you don’t have to learn in an auditorium.
  • Online degree option: Most courses for our A.S. degrees are offered in person and online, so you can study when and where you want. 
  • Seamless transitionMost A.S. graduates earn credits that can be applied to a bachelor's degree at Seminole State or at the University of Central Florida through DirectConnect® to UCF.*
  • Job Placement: According to state data, most Seminole State A.S. programs have placement rates above 90 percent.

*A.S. students who are planning to transfer to bachelor's degree programs should meet with a counselor, advisor or specialist to make sure the required courses are taken and the entry requirements are met.

Additional Information

This program cannot be completed fully online and requires on-campus presence.

Computer-Aided Design Technologies
Type: Associate in Science
Major Code: DRAFT-AS
CIP: 1615130202

Program Description

Available Course Course Not Offered Fall 2024
This course offers an in-depth knowledge of the materials and methods employed in building construction. Students are introduced to building science, materials science, codes and standards in the construction industry. Construction techniques are presented as related to sitework and the building envelope. This course covers major construction materials such as soil, concrete, masonry, wood, metal and other finish materials. Course must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher. Lab fee required.
In this course students will develop the knowledge and skills involved in the effective use and interpretation of the construction drawings and specifications. Students will learn how to examine a variety of different types of plans included within a standard set of drawings such as, civil, landscape/irrigation, architectural, structural, MEP, fire protection and communications to understand the scope of the project and the means and methods required to construct the project. Basic construction abbreviations, symbols and various scaling will be introduced.
This course covers the theories and practice of surveying, use and care of instruments, instrument error, balancing and closing traverses, introduction to many different types of surveying relevant to construction management such as land and route surveys, topographic surveys, construction layout and control. Course must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher. Note: Previously completed SUR2101C may be used to substitute this course.
This course is an introduction to the techniques of drawing for three-dimensional spatial relationships, visualization, sketching and graphical presentation. Engineering drawing, descriptive geometry and graphical solution techniques using both manual and computer methods will be emphasized. Lab fee required.
The purpose of this course is to help drafting students develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to work at an entry-level job in such positions as CAD technician trainee, CAD system operator or CAD technician. This course is designed for students who have already received in-depth training in one or more application areas. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
In this intermediate course, students will build on previous knowledge, skills and attitudes required to work at an entry-level job as a CAD technician. Students will increase in proficiency with tools, shortcuts, menu, and program modifications to improve speed and accuracy. Students will create template files and modify attributes to organize drawing settings. Lab fee required.
In this introductory course, students will learn the basic methodology of parametric systems using Revit software technology. The Revit platform for building information modeling is a complete design and documentation solution which supports all phases of design, production and schedule development for a given project and is a tool the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries utilize for multidisciplinary collaboration. This software allows students to work in various views of the parametric building model at the same time. Lab fee required.
This course is a continuation of learning how to draw and design in a three-dimensional computer model format using the latest Revit software. Advanced concepts in three-dimensional modeling are introduced and implemented in class projects. Lab fee required.
This studio course focuses on the communication of building details through preparation of computer-generated construction drawing sets using Revit (BIM) software. Emphasis will be placed on the graphic representation of construction materials, methods, and design of commercial structures. Students will further develop a digital 3D building model into a comprehensive set of 2D construction documents and specifications using Revit tools and parameters. Lab fee required.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications and to develop proficiency in AEC industry software. Students are expected to complete the required 100 internship hours under the guidance of an AEC professional or company, to be considered a qualified learning experience. Seminars may be a component of this course. Regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students shall secure an internship opportunity and/or employer sponsorship prior to seeking departmental approval. This course may be repeated based upon the student's academic plan. Lab fee required.
This studio course focuses on the preparation of comprehensive, computer-generated sets of construction drawings. Emphasis will be placed on the technical aspects of residential and commercial structures, building systems and specifications. Students will further develop basic two-dimensional drafting using AutoCAD software within the course. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher. Lab fee required.
This course involves the practical uses of applied mathematics in the areas of engineering technology, design and construction. Trigonometric functions are covered as well as law of sines, law of cosines and basic vector mechanics.

Choose 11 credits from the technical electives categories below:

This course introduces the student to the basic concepts of architectural design, including aspects and determinants of form and space. Drafting skills and the concepts of graphic communication are introduced and developed. Lab fee required.
This course gives the design student an in-depth understanding of the building codes, life safety codes and the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) act. Knowledge of these codes are vital to all aspects of the design process. Lectures will be combined with practical applications. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course dissects critical building systems and their effect on the built environment. Structural design, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems as well as indoor air quality and acoustics will be discussed. Lectures, field trips and guest speakers are included to stress the importance of collaboration between the related fields of interior design, construction and engineering. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course will expose students to the impact of buildings on natural resources and the environment. Weekly lessons will cover sustainable rating systems, as well as modules in water efficiency, energy conservation measures, indoor environmental quality, and materials and resources. Sustainable best practices and standards will be emphasized. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course provides a broad overview of the built environment, the architectural, engineering and construction (A/E/C) industry as well as different career paths within the industry. Insight into the processes, the people and the practices involved to bring a building from a concept to reality are presented. An emphasis will be placed on the construction management process and the critical role of the construction manager. Course must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher. Lab fee required.
This course will introduce students to basic knowledge in building information modeling. Students will learn to create and modify basic building elements, envelope systems and features in a simple 3D digital building model.
This course is a continuation of the discussion of materials, methods and techniques with an emphasis placed on mechanical systems such as HVAC, electrical, plumbing and fire suppression systems. As buildings have become more sophisticated, students will gain an understanding of communications, electronic safety and security and utilities of modern building construction as it pertains to construction processes. Other divisions addressed include, but are not limited to, furnishings, specialty construction, conveying systems, earthwork, construction equipment and exterior improvements. This course will also offer an in-depth study of today's advanced sustainable building technologies and sustainable rating systems. This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher. Lab fee required.
This intermediate course provides a basic knowledge of how construction documents are prepared and the extraction of information from these documents. An emphasis will be placed on the interpretation of the information from the construction documents for construction planning and management as it applies to the scope of work, sequencing and processes, submittals, RFI, addendums and change orders. This course will familiarize students with commercial construction building systems, assemblies and the relationship between drawings from various disciplines such as civil, architectural, structural, MEP and so on. Topics include basic construction abbreviations, symbology and understanding various scales of drawings. Emerging computer technologies for construction management are introduced. Students must complete the class with a grade of "C" or higher. Lab fee required.
This is a fundamental course in DC electric circuits. This course prepares students for EET 1035C and subsequent courses. Classroom lectures supplemented with laboratory projects provide students with hands-on experience in the use of electronics test equipment and proper techniques for data measurements/interpretation, troubleshooting and orderly documentation of test results and conclusions.
This course will explore SketchUp software. Students will learn the basic user interface and tools required for 3D modeling and rendering.
This course is an introduction to Mechanical 3D solid modeling and parametric design principles using Solidworks. Topics include various tools used to create solid models, creating multi-part assemblies and generating mechanical drawings from part and assembly models. Lab fee required.
This technical elective course is available for individual students who wish to explore emerging technologies or topics not covered in the standard program curriculum. The student must present a detailed proposal of study (i.e., learning contract) to the faculty member who is to direct the study or Academic Dean a minimum of one semester prior to the requested term. Department consent required.
Students will advance their modeling skills through the development of custom components including custom millwork and architectural elements such as reception desks, lighting, and stairs.
This course will introduce students to Enscape software, a rendering plug-in for Revit. The course will address material editing, atmosphere settings, orthographical views, assets, and management of views to create realistic and time-efficient renderings from a developed Revit model. Personal Computer Requirements (Macs cannot run the software): Operating System: - Windows 10 or higher; Graphics Card: -NVIDIA or AMD dedicated GPU with 4GB VRAM that supports Vulkan 1.1; -NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900 series / Quadro M series and newer; -AMD Radeon RX 400 series / equivalent Radeon Pro series and newer; VRAM: -4GB VRAM. Lab Fee Required.
This technical elective course is available for students who wish to explore emerging trends and/or technologies or topics currently impacting the AEC industries not covered in the standard program curriculum. Coursework is presented in group instruction. Variable course content depending upon the specialized topic chosen for the semester. Department consent required.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications and to develop proficiency in AEC industry software. Students are expected to complete the required 50 internship hours under the guidance of an AEC professional or company, to be considered a qualified learning experience. Seminars may be a component of this course. Regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students shall secure an internship opportunity and/or employer sponsorship prior to seeking departmental approval. This course may be repeated based upon the student's academic plan. Lab fee required.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications and to develop proficiency in AEC industry software. Students are expected to complete the required 100 internship hours under the guidance of an AEC professional or company, to be considered a qualified learning experience. Seminars may be a component of this course. Regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students shall secure an internship opportunity and/or employer sponsorship prior to seeking departmental approval. This course may be repeated based upon the student's academic plan. Lab fee required.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications and to develop proficiency in AEC industry software. Students are expected to complete the required 150 internship hours under the guidance of an AEC professional or company, to be considered a qualified learning experience. Seminars may be a component of this course. Regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students shall secure an internship opportunity and/or employer sponsorship prior to seeking departmental approval. This course may be repeated based upon the student's academic plan. Lab fee required.
This course explores the applications of virtual design and construction software in construction quantity extraction and estimating. Major topics include automated quantity take-off in Building Information Modeling and cloud-based estimating work flow process. VDC software such as Autodesk Revit and Assemble Systems will be used to prepare various levels of construction estimates. Lab Fee Required.
This course explores the applications of virtual design and construction software in construction scheduling and planning. Major topics include construction progress visualization/simulation and clash detection in 3D construction models. VDC software such as Autodesk Navisworks will be used to visualize/simulate construction schedules and identify/solve spatial conflicts between various building systems/components. Lab Fee Required.
This course explores the applications of Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) in construction management. Fundamentals of VR/AR/MR technologies will be covered. Hands-on activities using VR/AR/MR systems in exploration of design models and construction models are included. Current and emerging industry VR/AR/MR applications in visualization and constructability analysis will be introduced. Other topics include computer gaming applications in construction operation simulation and AR applications in construction layout and fabrication. Lab Fee Required.
This course explores the applications of emerging technologies in automating construction layout and documenting the construction process. Laser scanning and photogrammetry-based point cloud technologies for documenting existing or as-built conditions will be introduced. The course will also cover processing the raw point cloud data for integration with other VDC applications. Major topics also include cloud-based mobile construction documentation technologies and robotic total station application in construction layout. VDC software such as Autodesk ReCap and Navisworks will be used to process cloud point data and visualizations. Lab fee required.
English I Gen Ed Core
3
Credits
This course introduces students to rhetorical concepts and audience-centered approaches to writing including composing processes, language conventions and style, and critical analysis and engagement with written texts and other forms of communication. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Communication requirement for degree seeking students.
Art Appreciation Gen Ed Core
3
Credits
In this course, students will develop an appreciation of and the ability to think critically about culture and be provided with the tools to understand, analyze, and discuss works of visual art and material culture. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Humanities requirement for degree seeking students.
In this course, students will learn about the creative ideas and accomplishments of various cultures in various fields of humanities that may include art, architecture, drama, history, music, literature, philosophy, and religion. The course will include cultural expressions from the western canon and may also include expressions from around the globe. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Humanities for degree seeking students.
In this course, students will learn about the creative ideas and accomplishments of various cultures in various fields of humanities that may include art, architecture, drama, history, music, literature, philosophy, and religion. The course will include cultural expressions from the western canon and may also include expressions from around the globe. Honors level content. Acceptance into the Honors program or permission from the Honors Director required. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Humanities for degree seeking students.
In this course, students will be assigned readings representative of a broad range of literary genres and cultures. These readings will cover a variety of literary movements and historical eras. The readings will include selections from the Western Canon. Written analysis of literary works may be required. Students will be provided with opportunities to practice critical interpretation. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Humanities requirement for degree seeking students.
This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts and applications of analytical and theoretical approaches to literature. Students will employ critical thinking in their interrogation of the texts. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Humanities requirement for degree-seeking students.
In this course, students will survey the history of classical music from antiquity to the modern period, focusing on western music. The curriculum may also integrate a variety of popular and global styles where appropriate. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Humanities requirement for degree seeking students.
In this course, students will survey the history of classical music from antiquity to the modern period, focusing on western music. The curriculum may also integrate a variety of popular and global styles where appropriate. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Humanities requirement for degree-seeking students. Honors level content. Permission from Honors Director required.
In this course, students will be introduced to the nature of philosophy, philosophical thinking, major intellectual movements in the history of philosophy, including topics from the western philosophical tradition, and various problems in philosophy. Students will strengthen their intellectual skills, become more effective learners, and develop broad foundational knowledge. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Humanities requirement.
In this course, students will be introduced to the nature of philosophy, philosophical thinking, major intellectual movements in the history of philosophy, including topics from the western philosophical tradition, and various problems in philosophy. Students will strengthen their intellectual skills, become more effective learners, and develop broad foundational knowledge. Honors level content. Acceptance into the Honors program or permission from the Honors Director required.
In this course, students will explore dramatic structure, techniques, and various organizational elements. The course provides an introduction to theatre as a collaborative art form through the critical analysis of its historical context, production, theory, and connections to theatrical literature, including the western canon. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B. E. 6A-10.030. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Humanities requirement for degree seeking students.
In this course, students will explore dramatic structure, techniques, and various organizational elements. The course provides an introduction to theatre as a collaborative art form through the critical analysis of its historical context, production, theory, and connections to theatrical literature, including the western canon. Honors level content. Acceptance into the Honors program or permission from the Honors Director required. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B. E. 6A-10.030. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Humanities requirement for degree seeking students.
College Algebra Gen Ed Core
3
Credits
In this course, students will develop problem solving skills, critical thinking, computational proficiency, and contextual fluency through the study of equations, functions, and their graphs. Emphasis will be placed on quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Topics will include solving equations and inequalities, definition and properties of a function, domain and range, transformations of graphs, operations on functions, composite and inverse functions, basic polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and applications. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Mathematics requirement for degree seeking students and is the core course for majors in the Algebra Through Calculus pathway.
In this course, students will utilize multiple means of problem solving through student-centered mathematical exploration. The course is designed to teach students to think more effectively and increase their problem-solving ability through practical application and divergent thinking. This course is appropriate for students in a wide range of disciplines/programs. Major topics include the following: Problem Solving, including inductive and deductive reasoning, patterns, and analyzing graphs; Sets, including Venn diagrams; Logic; Geometry of both two- and three-dimensional figures; Historic Numeration; and Number Sense. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Mathematics requirements for degree seeking students and is the gateway course for majors in the Mathematical Thinking in Context pathway. It is recommended that students without college-level math credits have completed a secondary-level course in Geometry, Algebra 2, Precalculus, Calculus, or Math for College Liberal Arts with a grade of a “B” or higher before taking this course.
In this course, students will utilize descriptive and inferential statistical methods in contextual situations, using technology as appropriate. The course is designed to increase problem-solving abilities and data interpretation through practical applications of statistical concepts. This course is appropriate for students in a wide range of disciplines and programs. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability and probability distributions, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, two-sample inferences, and correlation and regression. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Mathematics requirement for degree seeking students and is the gateway course for majors in the Statistical Reasoning pathway. It is recommended that students without college-level math credits have completed a secondary-level course in Geometry, Algebra 2, Precalculus, Calculus, or Statistics with a grade of a “B” or higher before taking this course.
In this course, students will utilize descriptive and inferential statistical methods in contextual situations, using technology as appropriate. The course is designed to increase problem-solving abilities and data interpretation through practical applications of statistical concepts. This course is appropriate for students in a wide range of disciplines and programs. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability and probability distributions, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, two-sample inferences, and correlation and regression. Honors level content. Acceptance into the Honors program or permission from the Honors Director required. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Mathematics requirement for degree seeking students and is the gateway course for majors in the Statistical Reasoning pathway. It is recommended that students without college-level math credits have completed a secondary-level course in Geometry, Algebra 2, Precalculus, Calculus, or Statistics with a grade of a “B” or higher before taking this course.
This course provides a comprehensive look at modern astronomy, emphasizing the use of the scientific method and the application of physical laws to understand the universe including earth and its environment. Throughout this course, students will develop the ability to discern scientific knowledge from non-scientific information by using critical thinking. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Natural Science requirement for degree seeking students.
This course provides a comprehensive look at modern astronomy, emphasizing the use of the scientific method and the application of physical laws to understand the universe including earth and its environment. Throughout this course, students will develop the ability to discern scientific knowledge from non-scientific information by using critical thinking. Honors level content. Acceptance into the Honors program or permission from the Honors Director required. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Natural Science requirement for degree seeking students.
This course applies the scientific method to critically examine and explain the natural world including but not limited to cells, organisms, genetics, evolution, ecology, and behavior. It is a study of the characteristics of living organisms. Unifying concepts such as metabolism, genetics, evolution, and cellular organization will be investigated. Designed for non-science majors, this course does not fulfill the credit requirements for biology majors (see BSC 2010C). This class satisfies the General Education State Core Natural Science requirement for degree seeking students.
This course applies the scientific method to critically examine and explain the natural world including but not limited to cells, organisms, genetics, evolution, ecology, and behavior. It is a study of the characteristics of living organisms. Unifying concepts such as metabolism, genetics, evolution, and cellular organization will be investigated. Designed for non-science majors, this course does not fulfill the credit requirements for biology majors (see BSC 2010C). Honors level content. Acceptance into the Honors program or permission from the Honors Director required. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Natural Science requirement for degree seeking students.
This course applies the scientific method to critically examine and explain the natural world including but not limited to cells, organisms, genetics, evolution, ecology, and behavior. It is a study of the characteristics of living organisms. Unifying concepts such as metabolism, genetics, evolution, and cellular organization will be investigated. Laboratory exercises will emphasize basic principles of biology. Designed for non-science majors, this course does not fulfill the credit requirements for biology majors (see BSC 2010C). Lab fee required. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Natural Science requirement for degree seeking students.
Anatomy and Physiology I - Transfer

BSC 1085 is not offered at Seminole State College of Florida

In this course students will apply the scientific method to critically examine and explain the natural world. This course will cover molecular biology, cellular biology, genetics, metabolism, and replication. This course is primarily for science majors or students with a strong biology background. It is a study of the molecular and cellular composition and function of living organisms. Emphasis will be given to structure, chemical metabolism, and genetic mechanisms. Laboratory illustrates basic biological principles. Lab fee required. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Natural Science requirement for degree seeking students.
This course provides students with an introduction to chemical principles and applications for the non-science major. Students will engage in problem solving and critical thinking while applying chemical concepts. Topics will include the scientific method of problem solving, classification of matter, atomic theory, the periodic table, gases, chemical reactions, energy, and chemical bonds. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Natural Science requirement for degree seeking students.
This course provides students with an introduction to chemical principles and applications for the non-science major. Students will engage in problem solving and critical thinking while applying chemical concepts. Topics will include the scientific method of problem solving, classification of matter, atomic theory, the periodic table, gases, chemical reactions, energy, and chemical bonds. Honors level content. Acceptance into the Honors program or permission from the Honors Director required. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Natural Science requirement for degree seeking students.
This course provides students with an introduction to chemical principles and applications for the non-science major. Students will engage in problem solving and critical thinking while applying chemical concepts. Topics will include the scientific method of problem solving, classification of matter, atomic theory, the periodic table, gases, chemical reactions, energy, and chemical bonds. Laboratory experiments are chosen that support these topics. Lab fee required. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Natural Science requirement for degree seeking students.
This course provides students with an introduction to chemical principles and applications for the non-science major. Students will engage in problem solving and critical thinking while applying chemical concepts. Topics will include the scientific method of problem solving, classification of matter, atomic theory, the periodic table, gases, chemical reactions, energy, and chemical bonds. Laboratory experiments are chosen that support these topics. Lab fee required. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Science requirement for degree seeking students.
This course is designed for students pursuing careers in the sciences or who need a more rigorous presentation of chemical concepts than is offered in an introductory course. Students will engage in problem solving and critical thinking while applying chemical concepts. Topics will include the principles of chemistry including atomic theory, electronic and molecular structure, measurement, stoichiometry, bonding, periodicity, thermochemistry, nomenclature, solutions, and the properties of gases. Laboratory experiments are chosen that support these topics. Lab fee required. Honors level content. Acceptance into the Honors program or permission from the Honors Director required. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Science requirement for degree seeking students.
Using the scientific method, critical thinking skills, data analysis, this course will examine the fundamental processes of the earth system, composed of an atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, and exosphere, through time. The course will also explore interactions between these spheres, including critical analysis of scientific theories and emphasize Earth’s connections with humans. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Natural Science requirement for degree seeking students.
This course is a survey of basic chemical, biological, and physical principles of environmental science and their applications to environmental issues. This course is appropriate for students in a wide range of disciplines or programs. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Natural Science requirement for degree seeking students.
This course is a survey of basic chemical, biological, and physical principles of environmental science and their applications to environmental issues. This course is appropriate for students in a wide range of disciplines or programs. Honors level content. Acceptance into the Honors program or permission from the Honors Director required. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Natural Science requirement for degree seeking students.
This course is a survey of basic chemical, biological, and physical principles of environmental science and their applications to environmental issues. This course is appropriate for students in a wide range of disciplines or programs. Lab fee required. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Natural Science requirement for degree seeking students.
Using the scientific method, critical thinking skills, data analysis, this course will examine the fundamental processes of the earth system, composed of an atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, and exosphere through time. The course will also explore interactions between these spheres, including critical analysis of scientific theories and emphasize lithosphere connections with humanity. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Natural Sciences requirement for degree seeking students.
Using the scientific method, critical thinking skills, data analysis, this course will examine the fundamental processes of the earth system, composed of an atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, and exosphere through time. The course will also explore interactions between these spheres, including critical analysis of scientific theories and emphasize lithosphere connections with humanity. Field trips may be required. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Natural Sciences requirement for degree seeking students. Lab fee required.
Using the scientific method, critical thinking skills, and data analysis, this course will examine the fundamental processes of the ocean system, composed of an atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere, through time. The course will also explore interactions between these spheres, including critical analysis of scientific theories and emphasize oceanic connections with humanity. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Science requirement for degree seeking students.
Using the scientific method, critical thinking skills, and data analysis, this course will examine the fundamental processes of the ocean system, composed of an atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere, through time. The course will also explore interactions between these spheres, including critical analysis of scientific theories and emphasize oceanic connections with humanity. Laboratory experiments are chosen that support these topics. Lab fee required. Honors level content. Acceptance into the Honors program or permission from the Honors Director required. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Science requirement for degree seeking students.
This course offers a comprehensive survey of physics, covering a wide range of topics including motion, newton's laws, energy, sound, heat, electricity, magnetism, and optics. emphasizing a conceptual understanding of physics, the course integrates critical thinking skills and real-world applications. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Natural Science requirement for degree seeking students.
This course is the first in a two-part series intended for non-physics majors, offering an algebra and trigonometry approach to topics such as kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, rotational motion, fluid dynamics, oscillatory motion, and waves. The course fosters analytical and critical thinking skills to promote a scientific understanding of the real world. Lab fee required. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Natural Science requirement for degree seeking students.
This calculus-based course serves as the first in a two-part series, covering topics like kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, rotational motion, fluid dynamics, oscillatory motion, and waves. Designed for science and engineering majors, the course integrates critical thinking, analytical skills, and real-world applications. Lab fee required. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Natural Science requirement for degree seeking students.
This honors calculus-based course serves as the first in a two-part series, covering topics like kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, rotational motion, fluid dynamics, oscillatory motion, and waves. Designed for science and engineering majors, the course integrates critical thinking, analytical skills, and real-world applications. Lab fee required. Honors level content. Acceptance into the Honors program or permission from the Honors Director required. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Natural Science requirement for degree seeking students.

* POS 2041 or POS 2041H partially satisfies the Civic Literacy requirement. Students entering the Florida College System for the first time in Fall 2022 or later can satisfy the Civic Literacy requirement by passing a course and an assessment.   Refer to the online catalog for assessment options.

In this course, students will learn the foundations of Anthropology as the study of human variation in its biological, social, and cultural dimensions. Students will learn about anthropological concepts, principles, and methodologies to understand and explore past and present human behavior. They will apply the anthropological approach to analyze issues pertaining to past and contemporary cultures, and develop intellectual skills and habits to understand behavioral, social, and cultural issues from multiple disciplinary perspectives. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Social Science/History requirement for degree seeking students.
In this course, students will learn the foundations of macroeconomics as the branch of economics concerned with how decision-making, in an environment of scarcity, maps onto the aggregate economy. Students will examine theories and evidence related to the following core set of topics: national income determination, money, monetary and fiscal policy, macroeconomic conditions, international trade and the balance of payments, and economic growth and development. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Social Science/History requirement for degree seeking students.
In this course, students will learn the foundations of macroeconomics as the branch of economics concerned with how decision-making, in an environment of scarcity, maps onto the aggregate economy. Students will examine theories and evidence related to the following core set of topics: national income determination, money, monetary and fiscal policy, macroeconomic conditions, international trade and the balance of payments, and economic growth and development. Honors level content. Acceptance into the Honors program or permission from the Honors Director required. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Social Science/History requirement for degree seeking students.
U.S. Federal Government Gen Ed Core Civic Lit
3
Credits
In this course, students will investigate how the national government is structured and how the American constitutional republic operates. It covers the philosophical and historical foundations of the American government, including but not limited to the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution and all its amendments, and the Federalist Papers. The course examines the branches of government and the governments laws, policies, and programs. It also examines the ways in which citizens participate in their government and ways their government responds to citizens. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Social Science/History requirement for degree seeking students and partially satisfies the Florida state civic literacy requirement per Florida Statues Section 1007.25 for all students.
Honors U.S. Federal Government Gen Ed Core Civic Lit
3
Credits
In this course, students will investigate how the national government is structured and how the American constitutional republic operates. It covers the philosophical and historical foundations of the American government, including but not limited to the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution and all its amendments, and the Federalist Papers. The course examines the branches of government and the government’s laws, policies, and programs. It also examines the ways in which citizens participate in their government and ways their government responds to citizens. Honors level content. Acceptance into the Honors program or permission from the Honors Director required. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. This class satisfies the General Education State Core Social Science/History requirement for degree seeking students and partially satisfies the Florida state civic literacy requirement per Florida Statues Section 1007.25 for all students.
In this course, students will gain an introduction to the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. topics may be drawn from historical and current perspectives in psychology. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. Some sections of PSY 2012 have service-learning components. Please refer to class notes in schedule of classes for details. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Social Science/History requirement for degree seeking students.
In this course, students will gain an introduction to the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. topics may be drawn from historical and current perspectives in psychology. Honors level content. Acceptance into the Honors program or permission from the Honors Director required. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. Some sections of PSY 2012 have service-learning components. Please refer to class notes in schedule of classes for details. This course satisfies the General Education State Core Social Science/History requirement for degree seeking students.
Total Credits: 60

Gen Ed Core   Denotes that a class is a State of Florida General Education Core Course.

Beginning in the 2022-23 academic year and thereafter, students entering associate in arts, associate in science or associate in applied science, or baccalaureate degree programs must complete at least one (1) course from each of the general education subject areas listed in this section prior to the awarding of their degree. Please refer to this catalog's Graduation Requirements section for specific requirements on the General Education Core Courses .

Civic Lit   Denotes that a class counts toward the course Civic Literacy Requirement.

The State of Florida requires that all students graduating from Seminole State College of Florida and other institutions in the Florida College System (FCS), as well as from any State University System (SUS) institution, fulfill a Civic Literacy Competency requirement prior to submitting an Intent to Graduate form in the term they plan to graduate. Requirements vary based on admit term and program. Please refer to this catalog’s Graduation Requirements section for specific requirements on the Civic Literacy Proficiency Requirement.

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Tuition and Fee Comparison*

 Seminole StateUFFSUUCF
Tuition and Fees$3,131$6,380$5,666 $5,954 
Room and Board-0-$11,500
$12,740  $12,070 
Books and Supplies$1,000$1,060$1,000$1,000
Total$4,131$18,940$19,406$19,024

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* Tuition costs are based on the current academic year for in-state students living on campus. Dorm fees, meal plans and book expenses are estimates based on cost of attendance information provided by the State University System of Florida. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

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