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There’s still time to start this fall at Seminole State

Open Enrollment for Fall Term classes at Seminole State starts July 23.

Fall classes start Aug. 25 at Seminole State College of Florida, and it’s not too late to apply for admission.

New students who submit applications by Aug. 15 should have time to complete the steps to enroll and get the class schedule they want this fall, according to Seminole State’s Admissions Office.

"We’re encouraging students to apply by the priority deadline (Aug. 15), because classes will fill up fast, and we want them to have the best selection," says Pamela Mennechey, associate vice president of student recruitment and enrollment. "But students who miss this deadline will still be able to apply and register. The sooner they apply, the better."

To start the admissions process or to register for classes, visit Open Enrollment for Fall Term begins July 23.

Students who need help with any part of the admission or registration process, can speak to a specialist in Student Services on any Seminole State campus, or contact the Admissions Office for assistance.

This fall, Seminole State also is adding more academic options for students. Here’s what’s new…

Convenient Bachelor’s Degrees

Starting with Fall Term 2014, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in Information Systems Technology and Construction will be offered fully online. Most of the courses have been online since 2011. However, now all courses for these degrees are online.

"We understand that many of our students need options that allow them to take courses on their schedules," says Dr. Lisa Valentino, associate vice president for Academic Services, which includes eLearning. "Expanding our online degrees achieves our goal of making education more accessible."

In keeping with that goal, core courses for the B.S. in Business and Information Management, which were previously offered only at the Heathrow Campus, will now be available at the Oviedo and Altamonte Springs campuses as well.

More than 1,000 students were enrolled in the College’s five baccalaureate programs in 2013-14.

In addition to the online bachelor’s degrees, the College's Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees in Fire Science Technology and Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management will be offered online this fall.

The College offers nearly 40 online degree and certificate programs.

New Certificates and Courses

Seminole State will offer 198 degrees, certificates and programs this fall. Here’s an overview of some of the new programs and courses for 2014-15 academic year.

  • Automotive: Two new certificate programs – Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair and Automotive Technician – may be earned as part of the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Automotive Technology. Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair also will be offered as a stand-alone nighttime program this fall.
  • Instructional Design Certificate: This 15-credit online certificate program prepares education students to effectively design, develop, facilitate and evaluate instruction for delivery in the classroom or online.
  • Stage Technology Certificate: With this 17-credit certificate, part of the College's theater program, students can learn the basic skills required to work behind the scenes in the entertainment industry. The program focuses on production skills for use in various settings including theater, theme parks and conventions.
  • Sustainable Engineering: The Sustainable Engineering Certificate (formerly Alternative Energy), which first launched in 2013, will now include tracks for science majors. The program also will offer two new courses – Alternative Energy Sources (ETP 2502) and Introduction to Solar Energy (ETP 2410).
  • Interior Design: A new 12-credit Residential Staging Specialist Certificate aims to introduce students to home staging and residential interior design and is upward compatible with the A.S. Degree in Interior Design Technology. In addition to the new certificate, Interior Design will offer a new special topics course, Selected Studies in Interior Design (IND 2930), which will focus on designing for special needs. This advanced studio-based course will explore design solutions for autism in a residential setting.

Other new courses include:

12-Week Session

Also new this fall is the 12-Week (12W) Session, which gives students another option, with classes starting in September. The 12W Session is in addition to the Full, A and B sessions already in place. Classes in the 12W Session start Sept. 15.

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