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

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree
  • Elementary Education
  • Exceptional Student Education K-12
Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree

Prerequisite Courses for the Major:

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Advertising/Public Relations
  • Advertising/Persuasive Messaging
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agricultural Operations Management
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art - BFA Emerging Media
  • Art - Education
  • Art - Studio Track
  • Art - Visual Arts and Emerging Media Management
  • Biology Education
  • Biology - Pre-Professional
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Business - General
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry Education
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Science
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction
  • Construction Engineering
  • Criminal Justice
  • Data Sciences
  • Digital Arts and Sciences
  • Digital Media
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Economics - Business Track
  • Economics - Liberal Arts 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
  • Event Management
  • Exceptional Student Education
  • 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
  • Healthcare Management and Professional Service
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Communication
  • Humanities
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Systems Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • International and Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Journalism: Sports and Media
  • Kinesiology
  • Management
  • Marine Biology
  • Marketing
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Production and Management
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Meteorology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Nursing
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Photonic Science and Engineering
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Physics Education
  • Political Science - Pre-Law Track
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Simulation in Healthcare Education
  • Social Science Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Education
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Telecom Media & Society
  • Theater
  • Tourism
  • Visual Arts and Emerging Media Management
Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree
  • Digital Cinema and Television Production
  • Early Childhood Education
  • STEM
    • Chemical/Biological Technical Specialization
    • Engineering Specialization
    • Pharmacy Specialization
Technical Certificates
  • Childcare Center Management Specialization
  • Digital Video Fundamentals
  • Early Childhood Education, Infant/Toddler Specialization
  • Early Childhood Education, Preschool Specialization
  • Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention Specialist
  • Instructional Design
  • 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 Applied Science (B.A.S.) Degree
  • Management and Organizational Leadership
    • Entrepreneurship Specialization
    • General Business Specialization
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree
  • Business and Information Management
    • Data Analytics Specialization
    • Entrepreneurship Specialization
    • Human Resources Specialization
    • Interdisciplinary Specialization
    • Social Media and E-Marketing 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
    • AS to BAS (Management and Organizational Leadership) Specialization
    • General Specialization
    • Human Resources Management Specialization
    • Logistics Specialization
    • Management Specialization
    • Marketing and Sales Specialization
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
    • Hotel Management Specialization
    • Restaurant Management Specialization
    • Road to Rosen Specialization
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Social Media and Marketing
Technical Certificates
  • Accounting Applications
  • Accounting Operations
  • Accounting Specialist
  • Business Operations
  • Business Specialist
  • Chef's Apprentice
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship Operations
  • Event Planning Management
  • Financial Operations
  • Financial Operations Specialist
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Food and Beverage Operations
  • Food and Beverage Specialist
  • Guest Services Specialist
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Office Management
  • Office Specialist
  • Office Support
  • Real Estate Paraprofessional
  • Rooms Division Management
  • Rooms Division Operations
  • Rooms Division Specialist
  • Small Business Management
  • Supply Chain Management

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
  • Health Information Technology
  • Health Services Management 
  • Nursing (RN)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
  • Respiratory Care
Applied Technology Diploma
  • Pharmacy Technician
Technical Certificates
  • Healthcare Services Specialist
  • Laboratory Science
  • Medical Information Coder/Biller
Center for Public Safety
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree
  • Public Safety Administration
    • Criminal Justice Specialization
    • Emergency Medical Management Specialization 
    • Fire Science Specialization 
Certificate of Professional Preparation
  • Criminal Justice
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Science
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

School of Construction, Design, Engineering and Information Technologies

Center for Design
Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S) Degree
  • Interior Design
Associate in Science (A.S.) Degrees
  • Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
  • Interior Design 
Technical Certificate
  • Advanced Computer-Aided Design (C.A.D.)
  • Residential Staging Specialist
Center for Engineering and Computer Technology
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree
  • Engineering Technology
    • Engineering and Project Management Specialization
    • Mechatronics and Robotics Specialization
    • Production and Design 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 Programming and Analysis
    • BS (IST) Programming Specialization
    • BS (IST) Simulation Specialization
    • Web Development Specialization
  • Digital Media
    • Graphic Design Specialization
    • Game Development Specialization
  • Engineering Technology
  • Information Systems Technology
    • AS to BS (IST) Specialization
    • Cloud Computing Specialization
    • Cyber Security Specialization
    • Microsoft Server Administration Specialization
Technical Certificates
  • Animation and Visual Effects
  • Associate Project Management
  • Automation 
  • Computer-Aided Design (C.A.D.)
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Programming Specialist
  • Computer Repair and Installation
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital and Interactive Media Design
  • Digital Media Content Developer
  • Engineering Technology Support Specialist
  • Graphic Design Content Developer
  • Graphic Design Production Artist
  • Information Technology Analysis
  • IT Client Specialist
  • Mechatronics
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Network Server Administration
  • Network Support Technician
  • Social Media Development
  • Sustainability
  • Virtualization and Cloud Computing
  • 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 Technology


Center for Adult & Workforce Education
Associate in Science (A.S.) Degrees
  • Industrial Technology Management
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) Degree
  • Automotive Engineering Technology
Technical Certificates
  • Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair
  • Automotive Technician
Career Certificates
  • Automotive Fundamentals
  • Building Trade Technologies
    • Electrical Emphasis Specialization
    • General Technician Specialization
    • HVAC Emphasis Specialization
    • Plumbing Emphasis Specialization
  • Construction Apprenticeship - Fire Sprinkler System Technology
  • Electrician Helper
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R)
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) I
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) II
  • Plumbing
  • Welding Technologies
Adult General Education
  • ABE/GED®

Center for English Language Studies
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • English Language Institute