Program Closing and Conversion

Per Seminole State College Procedure 4.0800, when a college credit or career (vocational) program is closing, provisions will be made for students at least halfway through the program to complete it within a reasonable period of time, not to exceed twice the total program length for full-time students. "Halfway through the program" shall include prerequisites and specified general education courses, in addition to major courses and support courses that are part of the official program list for the catalog year in effect when the student entered the College.

Students who have not completed half of the program, using the definition above, will change their major with assistance from the program manager or dean and the College's counseling staff. Courses from the closing program will be reviewed and considered for transfer into the new major or program through the regular course substitution procedure.

Program Conversion

Per Seminole State College Procedure 4.0800, when a career (vocational) program converts to a college credit program, the following procedure will apply to students who are enrolled in the program during the academic year of the conversion and who have maintained continuous enrollment in the program:

  • A committee consisting of the program manager, dean and the director of curriculum will evaluate the course descriptions, objectives and student competencies of the career program courses against the descriptions, objectives and competencies of the college credit courses.
  • When there is a match of at least 80 percent, college credit will be awarded for the career program courses already completed. When the match does not reach 80 percent, students will be encouraged to satisfy the course requirement via credit-by-examination, for which the fee shall be waived.
  • The director of curriculum will produce a list of the career program courses that meet the 80 percent criterion and will convert to college credit.
  • For those students in the career program who do not have scores for an approved entry-level test for college-credit programs (SAT, ACT or PERT), a special testing session for the PERT will be arranged by the Director of Assessment and Testing.

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