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General Admissions Requirements for Career Certificates

All non-exempt students entering Apprenticeship Programs, Automotive Service Technology programs are required to take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). The TABE is required for all career certificate programs of 450 contact hours or more. Students must meet minimum TABE scores before graduation. The TABE is administered before students register for their first semester. The Student Transition and Achievement Resources (STAR) Center offers tutoring for those needing support to meet the minimum scores for both admission and graduation.

  1. Career Certificate students (previously named PSAV) must follow Seminole State general admission procedures. The TABE is required for most certificate programs. Refer to the individual program descriptions for testing and additional program requirements.

    Career certificate programs include:

    • Applied Welding Technologies
    • Automotive Service Technology
    • Correctional Officer
    • Crossover Criminal Justice Academies
    • Fire Academy/EMT Combined
    • Firefighting
    • Fire Sprinkler Apprenticeship
    • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR)
    • Law Enforcement Officer
  2. All career and technical certificate programs require that students have a high school diploma or GED® with the exception of:
    • Automotive Service Technology
    • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR)
    • Some Apprenticeship Programs
    • Welding Technologies
  3. These programs require the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT), not the TABE:
    • Combined Law Enforcement and Corrections
    • Correctional Officer
    • Crossover Criminal Justice Academies
    • Law Enforcement Officer
  4. Students are informed of registration procedures by the Admissions Office prior to registration. Students must provide the Admissions Office:
    • A completed Seminole State College application for admission.
    • An official high school transcript(s) (in a sealed envelope) with their date of graduation or an official GED® transcript.
    • Documentation of English proficiency (only for students whose first language is not English).
    • Results of required placement tests.
    • Verification of minimum age requirement of 18 (driver's license or birth certificate).
    • A completed residency statement with all required documentation. Students who are not Florida residents for tuition purposes must pay non-resident tuition fees.
  5. All first-time-in-program students who designate themselves as career certificate-seeking in a program of 450 hours or more are required to take the TABE.
    • Students who have already taken the TABE or another approved examination and their scores are more than two years old and whose tests have not been used for placement are required to repeat the TABE.

      The following students are exempt from taking the TABE:

      • Students who meet the following criteria based on Senate Bill 1720:
        • Entered 9th grade in a Florida public school in the 2003-2004 school year, or any year thereafter, and earned a Florida standard high school diploma.
        • Serving as an active duty member of any branch of the United States Armed Services.
      • Students who have an A.A.S., A.S., A.A., bachelor's, master's or doctorate degree posted on their MySeminoleState transcript from a regionally accredited college/university.
      • Students who have ACT, SAT, Accuplacer or PERT scores posted on their transcript, which meet the minimum test scores in all three areas (reading, writing and math), placing them at college level in all three areas (scores may not be mixed; ie: SAT: Verbal and ACT: Math). Acceptable scores are:

        ACT (must have all scores):
        Reading ≥19
        English ≥ 17
        Math ≥ 19

        SAT (must have all scores - prior to March 1, 2016):
        Reading/Verbal ≥ 440
        Math ≥ 440

      • Since March 1, 2016:
        SAT (must have all scores):
        Reading test ≥ 24
        Writing and Language test ≥ 25
        Math test ≥ 24

        Accuplacer (must have all scores):
        Reading and Sentence Skills ≥ 83
        Elementary Algebra ≥ 72

        PERT (must have all scores):
        Reading ≥ 106
        Writing Skills ≥ 103
        Math ≥ 114

      • Students who have passed all parts of the CLAS requirement (posted on their transcript).
      • Students who passed an approved state, national or industry licensure exam (see an advisor for a list of approved licensure exams). Students must provide documentation, such as an official copy of their licensure credentials, official test scores or an official transcript. Apprenticeship students who have earned journeyman status in their area of study may be exempt.
  6. Students requesting a TABE exemption based on one of the above conditions must go to the Assessment and Testing Office to complete and submit a TABE Waiver Request Form.

Students requesting a TABE exemption based on Senate Bill 1720 do not need to submit a TABE Waiver Request form, but must have official high school transcripts on file with the Registrar's office to be recognized as an exempt student.

Each career and technical certificate program has a TABE score requirement for reading, language and mathematics. For most programs, students must test prior to their orientation. However, if students are unable to meet the minimum scores required for their certificate program, they may be allowed to enroll and begin classes. These students must seek assistance from the STAR Center to strengthen their skills and then retake the TABE to achieve the required scores in reading, language and math before they complete their certificate program.

Students without a high school diploma or GED® who enroll in select Career certificate programs must be at least 18 years old and complete the TABE. They are also encouraged to pursue additional coursework through Seminole State's Adult High School and Adult Education programs.