Academic Schools

Seminole State's Academic Affairs Division is divided into three schools:

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business, Health and Public Safety
  • School of  Construction, Design, Engineering and Information Technologies

School of Arts and Sciences

The School of Arts and Sciences is a diverse scholarly community that promotes a foundation of reasoned inquiry that enables students to develop philosophical, ethical, scientific and artistic knowledge. The School offers the core academic courses for students who are pursuing associate or bachelor's degrees from Seminole State.

General Education Mission Statement:

Seminole State College’s General Education program offers a broad liberal arts education. Courses in Communication, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences encourage intellectual curiosity and life-long learning while fostering creative problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Seminole State College students develop the knowledge necessary to engage as citizens in diverse local, national, and global communities.

The School is subdivided into the following departments:

  • Arts and Communications
  • Biological Science
  • Early Childhood Education
  • English
  • Honors Institute
  • Humanities and Modern Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Science
  • Social Science

School of Business, Health and Public Safety

The School of Business, Health and Public Safety provides educational pathways to high demand and high wage careers that enable individuals to be financially self-sufficient. These programs strengthen the region's economic health and prepare individuals for lifelong 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 and leadership. Each of the programs readies graduates for immediate employment in their career field and provides the option to continue their education to a bachelor's degree.

The School is home to the following professional disciplines:

  • Accounting
  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Legal Studies
  • Nursing
  • Public Safety

School of Construction, Design, Engineering and Information Technologies

The School of Construction, Design, Engineering and Information Technologies provides a wide range of educational pathways from professional bachelor’s degrees, workforce-ready associate of science programs to short-term technical career certificates in the built environment and emerging technologies. Specialized Centers within the School offers individualized instructional programs for the adult learner seeking academic foundation skills or to further develop proficiency in the English language.  Through an Integrated Education and Training (IET) approach, adult learners are offered an opportunity to dual-enroll in a career certificate program.

Effective communication, problem-solving, collaboration and leadership skills are core goals of the School and are emphasized across all disciplines. Active industry involvement drive curriculum and provide experiential learning opportunities for students such as internships, field trips and service-learning.  The project-based learning model incorporates real-world project simulations and hands-on applications necessary for immediate entry into the workforce.

The School is home to the following professional disciplines:

  • Computer Programming and Analysis
  • Construction and Construction Management
  • Digital Media
  • Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Technology Management
  • Information Systems Technology
  • Interior Design
  • Project Management (Post-BACC certificate)

Workforce Education and short-term career certificate programs include:

  • Automotive Engineering Technology
  • Building Trades Technology
  • Construction Apprenticeship programs in Fire Sprinkler
  • Electrician Helper
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration
  • Plumbing
  • Welding Technologies

Adult Education and preparation programs include:

  • Adult General Education (ABE)
  • General Education Development (GED) preparation

English Language Studies programs and courses help students reach personal, educational, and professional goals, and include:

  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
  • English Language Institute (ELI)
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)