Academic Options

At Seminole State, you will find many options for your academic future:

Applied Technology Diploma (A.T.D.) - A college credit program designed to prepare students for employment.

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree - The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is designed for students with clearly defined career goals. The A.A.S. prepares graduates for immediate entry into a specialized technical or semi-professional career field where students can achieve expertise and mastery of practical performance. These degrees enable graduates to be financially self-sufficient. These programs strengthen the region economically and prepare individuals for rewarding careers. Central Florida's major employers participate as advisory board members, helping to design curricula so that graduates are able to integrate technical skills, critical thinking, leadership and academic coursework. The A.A.S. is not intended to be a transfer program. However, in selected cases, some state colleges will accept the A.A.S. into a general baccalaureate degree. Note: At this time, the only A.A.S. degree program being offered at Seminole State is Automotive Engineering Technology.  Students should consult with the career program advisor for the Automotive Department.

Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree - A two-year college credit degree program that is designed for transfer. The general A.A. degree is awarded by state/community colleges upon completion of 60 credit hours of study including the completion of at least 36 hours of general education coursework. Students planning to transfer from Seminole State to another college or university should complete the requirements for the general A.A. degree. Like all colleges in the Florida College System, Seminole State awards the general Associate in Arts degree. The State of Florida Articulation Coordinating Committee establishes and annually updates a list of common prerequisites for every baccalaureate degree program within the Florida state university and state college systems. Please note that these common prerequisites are for information purposes ONLY and are not a substitute for academic advising.

Associate in Science (A.S.) degree - Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees are designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry into careers that enable graduates to be financially self-sufficient. These programs strengthen the region economically and prepare individuals for rewarding careers. Central Florida's major employers participate as advisory board members, helping to design curricula so that graduates are able to integrate technical skills, critical thinking, leadership and academic coursework. In addition to entering the workforce, the A.S. degree provides students the option to continue their education in a bachelor's degree program at Seminole State or one of the state universities such as University of Central Florida (UCF) while working in their career fields. Students planning to transfer into a baccalaureate program should consult with a baccalaureate degree specialist.

Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree - A four-year college credit degree program designed to prepare students for advancement within specific workforce sectors.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree - A four-year degree (typically 120 credit hours, with some exceptions) with a scientific emphasis.

Certificate of Professional Preparation (C.P.P.) - A college credit certificate designed to prepare baccalaureate degree holders for licensure, certification, credentialing, examinations or other demonstrations of competency necessary for entry into professional occupations.

Technical certificate (college credit) - These short-term programs range from 12 to 36 credits and are designed as stepping stones to an A.S. degree and a career. As students complete each program, they receive a technical certificate which documents the skills they've learned and enhances their marketability as they advance toward the A.S. degree.

Institutional Credit (E.P.I.) - A competency-based program that provides baccalaureate degree holders in a field other than education the opportunity to become certified K-12 teachers.

Career certificate (previously called P.S.A.V.) - Career certificates are typically one year in length or less. Some Career programs may be as short as 165 contact hours. Career certificate programs are not for college credit. Career certificate programs prepare graduates for immediate entry into specific skill-based occupations such as air conditioning technician and automotive technician. In many cases, the career certificate graduate may transition into related A.S. degree programs at Seminole State.

Listed below are Seminole State's academic programs sorted by academic school.

School of Arts and Sciences

Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree

Prerequisite Courses for the Major:

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Advertising/Public Relations
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agricultural Operations Management
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art - BFA Emerging Media
  • Art - Education
  • Art - Studio Track
  • Art - Visual Arts and Emerging Media Management
  • Athletic Training
  • Biology Education
  • Biology - Pre-Professional
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Business - General
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry Education
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction
  • Construction Engineering
  • Criminal Justice
  • Digital Media
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Economics - Business Track
  • Educational Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • English - Creative Writing
  • English Language Arts Education
  • English - Literature
  • English - Technical Communication
  • Entertainment Management
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exceptional Student Education
  • Event Management
  • Finance
  • Fire & Emergency Services
  • Forensic Science
  • General Business
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Health Coaching
  • Health Education & Behavior
  • Health Informatics and Health Information Management
  • Health Science - Pre-Clinical Allied Health Track
  • Health Services Administration
  • History
  • Honors Diploma Program
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Communication
  • Humanities
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Systems Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies - Environmental Studies
  • International and Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Management
  • Marine Biology
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Meterology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Musical Theatre
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Pharmacy
  • Photonic Science and Engineering
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science - Pre-Law Track
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Radio-Television
  • Real Estate
  • Science Education - Biology
  • Science Education - Chemistry
  • Science Education - Physics
  • Social Science Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Technical Education and Industry Training
  • Telecom Media & Society
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts and Emerging Media Management
Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree
  • Chemical Technology
    • Chemical/Biological Technical Specialization
    • Engineering Specialization
  • Digital Cinema and Television Production
Technical Certificates
  • Digital Video Fundamentals
  • Global Citizenship
  • Honors Certificate
  • Instructional Design
  • Laboratory Science
  • Stage Technology
  • Video Editing and Post Production
Specialized Program
  • Educator Preparation Institute (EPI)

School of Business, Health and Public Safety

Center for Business, Legal and Entrepreneurship
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree
  • Business and Information Management
    • Entrepreneurship Specialization
    • European Business Experience Specialization
    • Human Resources Specialization
    • Interdisciplinary Specialization
    • Social Media and E-Marketing Specialization
    • Supply Chain Management Specialization
Certificate of Professional Preparation
  • Social Media and E-Marketing Analytics
Associate in Science (A.S.) Degrees
  • Accounting Technology
  • Administrative Office Management
  • Business Administration
    • AS to BS (BIM) Specialization
    • General Specialization
    • Human Resources Management Specialization
    • Logistics Specialization
    • Management Specialization
    • Marketing and Sales Specialization
    • Insurance (Risk Management) Specialization
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management
  • Hospitality Management
    • Hotel Management Specialization
    • Restaurant Management Specialization
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Social Media and Marketing
Technical Certificates
  • Accounting Applications
  • Accounting Operations
  • Accounting Specialist
  • Business Operations
  • Business Specialist
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Enterpreneurship Operations
  • Financial Operations
  • Financial Operations Specialist
  • Global Business
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Office Management
  • Office Specialist
  • Office Support
  • Real Estate Paralegal
  • Small Business Management
  • Supply Chain Management

 

Center for Public Safety
Associate in Science (A.S.) Degrees
  • Criminal Justice Technology
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Fire Science Technology
Technical Certificates
  • Criminal Justice Technology Specialist
  • Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT)
  • Fire Officer Supervisor
  • Homeland Security Professional
  • Paramedic Technology
Career Certificates
  • Correctional Officer Cross-Over Training to Florida Law Enforcement Academy
  • Crossover from Correctional Probation Officer to Law Enforcement Officer
  • Fire Academy
  • Fire Academy/EMT Combined Program
  • Florida Law Enforcement Academy
  • Law Enforcement Officer Cross-Over Training to Traditional Correctional Basic Recruit
  • Traditional Correctional Basic Recruit
Early Childhood Education
Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree
  • Early Childhood Education
Technical Certificates
  • Childcare Center Management Specialization
  • Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention Specialist
  • Early Childhood Education, Infant/Toddler Specialization
  • Early Childhood Education, Preschool Specialization
  • Early Childhood Inclusion
  • Educational Assisting
Career Certificate
  • Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC)
Moore Family Center for Health Professions
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree
  • Health Sciences 
    • Clinical Sciences Specialization
    • Community Paramedic Specialization
    • Health Coaching and Human Performance Specialization
    • Healthcare Management and Professional Services Specialization
    • Respiratory Therapy and Clinical Leadership Specialization
    • Simulation in Healthcare Education Specialization
  • RN-to-BSN
Certificate of Professional Preparation
  • Health Coaching and Human Performance
  • Simulation in Healthcare Education
Associate in Science (A.S.) Degrees
  • Clinical Pharmacy Technology
  • Health Information Technology
  • Health Services Management 
  • Nursing (RN)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
  • Respiratory Care
Applied Technology Diploma
  • Pharmacy Technician
Technical Certificates
  • Laboratory Science
  • Medical Information Coder/Biller
  • Medical Office Management 

School of Engineering, Design and Construction

Center for Interior Design
Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S) Degree
  • Interior Design
Associate in Science (A.S.) Degrees
  • Interior Design Technology
Technical Certificate
  • Residential Staging Specialist
Center for Engineering and Computer Technology
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree
  • Engineering Technology
    • Civil, Site and Surveying Specialization
    • Engineering and Project Management Specialization
    • Mechatronics and Robotics Specialization
    • Production and Design Specialization
    • Sustainable Engineering Specialization
  • Information Systems Technology
    • Cyber Security Specialization
    • Programming Specialization
Certificate of Professional Preparation
  • Project Management
Associate in Science (A.S.) Degrees
  • Architectural Engineering Technology
  • Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
  • Computer Programming and Analysis
    • BS (IST) Programming Specialiiation
    • BS (IST) Simulation Specialization
    • Web Development Specialization
  • Digital Media
  • Engineering Technology
  • Information Systems Technology
    • AS to BS (IST) Specialization
    • Networking Specialization
  • Network Systems Technology
    • CISCO Network Infrastructure Specialization
    • Network Operating Systems Specialization
    • Security and Virtualization Specialization
Technical Certificates
  • Advanced Computer-Aided Design (C.A.D.)
  • Animation and Visual Effects
  • Associate Project Management
  • Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair
  • Automotive Technician
  • Computer-Aided Design (C.A.D.)
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Programming Specialist
  • Computer Repair and Installation
  • Digital and Interactive Media Design
  • Digital Media Content Developer
  • Engineering Technology Support Specialist
  • Graphic Design Content Developer
  • Graphic Design Production Artist
  • IP Communications
  • IT Client Specialist
  • Information Technology Analysis
  • Mechatronics
  • Microsoft Infrastructure (MCSA/MCSE)
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Network Server Administration
  • Network Support Technician
  • Social Media Development
  • Sustainability
  • Virtualization
  • Web Development

 

Wharton Smith Center for Construction
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree
  • Construction
Associate in Science (A.S.) Degrees
  • Construction Management
Technical Certificate
  • Building Construction 

 

Center for Workforce Education
Associate in Science (A.S.) Degrees
  • Industrial Technology Management
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) Degree
  • Automotive Engineering Technology
Career Certificates
  • Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology I
  • Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technolgy II
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Electrician Helper
  • Construction Apprenticeship - Electricity (Commercial)
  • Construction Apprenticeship - Fire Sprinkler System Technology
  • Construction Apprenticeship - Plumbing Technology
  • General Building Maintenance and Repair Specialist
  • Welding Technologies
School of Academic Foundations
  • ABE/GED®
  • Adult High School
  • English Language Studies

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