Seminole State College of Florida

Introduction
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Who We Are

Seminole State College of Florida is a full-service education provider, offering five bachelor's degrees; two-year college-credit degrees (A.A., A.S., A.A.S.); specialized career certificates; continuing professional education; adult education; and an array of culturally stimulating events and timely guest speakers.

If you're a recent high school graduate just beginning your educational journey; a professional seeking training to change careers or upgrade your job skills; a community member looking to enhance your quality of life through adult education classes; or someone who's searching to learn more about a special interest, Seminole State is here for you.

Our Mission

Seminole State College of Florida enhances the educational, economic, and cultural vitality of our region by providing exemplary learning opportunities to our diverse community.

Our Vision

Seminole State College of Florida will be a national leader in academic programs and services that cultivate student achievement, career advancement, and global awareness in a collaborative and inclusive learning environment.

Seminole State College...

  • Is the 15th largest college in the U.S. for Associate Degrees Awarded.
  • Is the 8th largest school in the Florida College System.
  • Is the 3rd largest employer in Seminole County.
  • Consistently exceeds national averages for student satisfaction ratings.
  • Has awarded more than 92,000 college credentials in its 50‐year history.
  • Has 16 programs with specialized accreditations.
  • Has an economic impact to Central Florida of more than $430M per year.
  • Recognized 12 students as recipients of Jack Kent Cooke Scholarships since 2006 ‐ with a national record of four scholars in 2015!
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Why choose us

Here are a few of the reasons that more than 30,000 students each year choose to pursue their education at Seminole State College.

  • Affordable Tuition: Receive the same quality education offered at a state university at about half the cost.
  • Convenient Locations: Take day or evening classes at any of our four convenient campuses or online.
  • Donors Institute: Enrich your academic experience and earn scholarships with our Honors programs.
  • Campus Life: Make the most of your college experience by getting involved in campus activities.
  • DirectConnect to UCF: Earn your associate degree from Seminole State and receive guaranteed entry to UCF.
  • Small Class Sizes: Receive the personal attention you need to succeed.
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Jump-start Your Future

Find everything you're looking for with a quality, affordable education from your State College, Seminole State College of Florida. You can choose from 200 college programs, including bachelor's degrees.

You may be surprised to learn that Seminole State has more than 30,000 students. That's because we take a student-centered approach to education, with small classes taught by experienced professors whose first priority is teaching. As a freshman, you won't sit in large lecture classes. Your professor will know you by name.

And with four campuses and day, evening and online classes, you can learn at a time and place that are convenient to you.

Seminole State offers many services, such as advising, financial aid, scholarships, career assistance and tutoring, to help you thrive. And since Seminole State is a state college, once you complete your A.A. degree you can stay here or transfer to a state or private university to continue your education as a junior.

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Bachelor of Applied Science in Interior Design

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Sanford

Interior designers are qualified by education, experience and professional licensure to enhance an environment’s function, safety and overall appeal. The professional interior designer is integral in the planning, design and construction of today’s complex built environments [+]

The Profession Interior designers are qualified by education, experience and professional licensure to enhance an environment’s function, safety and overall appeal. The professional interior designer is integral in the planning, design and construction of today’s complex built environments and collaborates with architects, engineers, general contractors and other professionals. The Program As the demand for interior designers continues to grow, students with baccalaureate degrees are also increasingly in demand. Seminole State's Bachelor of Applied Science in Interior Design puts students on the path to licensure and a professional career in interior design. Interior designers work closely with architects, engineers and general contractors in a wide array of settings. Employment opportunities span from the familiar private practice role to corporations across many industry sectors, ranging from retail and restaurant establishments, healthcare and government facilities, commercial and residential real estate development to the many furniture and decor supply chain companies. These firms hire interior designers to create environments that not only enhance sales and customer experience, but also create a more productive and pleasing work environment. This program has an art-based curriculum that combines the concepts and philosophies of the social sciences with the technical skills required to communicate within this design profession. Students will learn design theory, architectural design, space planning, aesthetics, sustainable "green" design, materials and methods of construction, life safety and building codes, professional ethics and practices, interior finish products and materials, and both oral and visual communication. The comprehensive curriculum provides a complete educational foundation for this profession. Upon completion of the B.A.S. Interior Design degree and two years of work experience, graduates are eligible to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) examination for state licensure. As the practice of interior design becomes ever more complex and technical, it is increasingly important for designers to have a solid educational base with a pathway to licensure. Having obtained skills critical to the industry, graduates of this program will be able to work in a wide variety of design occupations. Why Seminole State? Path to licensure: The bachelor’s degree is state approved for our graduates to sit for the state licensing exam. Industry-driven curriculum: The curriculum reflect current client needs and trends, such as sustainable design practices, ergonomics, universal design and aging in place. Industry-focused faculty: All full-time interior design faculty are Florida-licensed professionals who are actively involved in the industry. Award-winning facilities: Classes are taught at the College's award-winning Heathrow Campus, which is also the base for other design-related degrees. Award-winning students: The program is nationally recognized, and students have consistently won national and regional industry awards. Community involvement: You can participate in community projects, visit major construction sites and design centers, and join the student chapters of the American Society of Interior Designers, International Interior Design Association and the Emerging Green Builders. Career Opportunities Interior design is among the fastest-growing occupations in the region, with projected growth of 20 percent over the next decade. Students with a bachelor's degree in interior design can pursue careers in: "Aging-in-Place" Design Barrier-Free/Universal Design Commercial Interior Design Facilities/Project Management Government/Institutional Design Healthcare/Assisted Living Facilities Design Hospitality/Entertainment Design Kitchen/Bath Design Residential Interior Design Retail Design/Visual Merchandising/Exhibit Design Sales/Manufacturer Representative Space Planning/Specification Sustainable/Environmental Design Program Admission Applicants seeking admission to Seminole State College's bachelor's degree programs must comply with the College's General Admissions procedures. In addition, students must meet the following program-specific requirements listed below prior to being accepted into upper-division coursework: Completion of Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Interior Design that meets the following requirements: The program must be a Florida Board of Achitecture Interior Design-approved program, and The degree must be from a regionally accredited Florida institution. All other degrees will be evaluated by the faculty committee on a case-by-case basis to make the final admission determination. Students entering with an A.S. degree from a college other than Seminole State may need additional courses to provide appropriate background for the baccalaureate program. A GPA of 2.0 or higher. [-]

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Bachelor of Science in Business and Information Management

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Sanford

Professionals working in business and information management serve as a communication bridge between those who implement information systems technology and the business end users of these systems. [+]

The Profession Professionals working in business and information management serve as a communication bridge between those who implement information systems technology and the business end users of these systems. They apply business skills and technology to make sound business decisions and drive strategic vision and actions. The field requires a solid understanding of business practices combined with an understanding of the role information systems play within an organization. Individuals who think fast, work hard and excel at multitasking should consider this high-paying profession. Whether you want to work for a Fortune 500 company or run your own business, this degree is for you. Entrepreneurs need to understand how to grow opportunities. Business-oriented professionals who want to support organizations or become entrepreneurs must have both business and information skills. These professionals apply business skills such as marketing, investment strategies, legal and leadership skills in the world of commerce. Understanding information systems is a key factor in gaining success in today’s global marketplace. The Program The Bachelor of Science in Business and Information Management (B.S.B.I.M.) degree is designed for students interested in making business organizations more efficient and effective through entrepreneurship and the use of business skills, including applying technology. This field requires a solid understanding of business practices combined with an understanding of the role information systems play within an organization. Professionals who practice in the field of Business and Information Management serve as a communication bridge between those who implement information systems technology and the business end users of these systems. They help ensure that organizations make information available in a timely manner and in an easily understandable format to provide strategic advantage. The curriculum emphasizes skills necessary to sustain and grow a business through marketing, general business, management practices and the application of law and ethics. The curriculum also focuses on the analysis and implementation of information systems, data management, data communications, as well as currently emerging topics such as enterprise system processes and knowledge management. Students interested in careers as business analysts, business operations specialists, business support managers, chief information officers and management information systems managers will find this program especially beneficial. The B.S. degree in Business and Information Management consists of 120 credits including 36 credits of General Education courses. Why Seminole State? Outstanding reputation: Seminole State has the third largest business program in Central Florida, with more than 4,000 annual enrollments. Industry-driven curriculum: Courses were developed with input from the regional business community and economic development agencies. The program includes an emphasis on business courses and 36 hours of General Education courses. Lower costs: Seminole State has significantly lower costs than Florida's universities. High-tech facilities: Classrooms and labs are equipped with the latest software from Microsoft and Apple. Cisco wired and wireless networking labs are available. Small class sizes: Seminole State's small classes allow more personal attention. Most classes have fewer than 30 students. Real-world projects: A capstone assignment allows students to work on real-world projects. Career Opportunities State figures project more than 1,054 annual job openings for business and information managers in Central Florida through 2017. Nationally, business and information systems managers command competitive salaries. A bachelor's degree in business and information management prepares you for these careers: Business Manager Business Analyst Management Analyst Business Application Developer Business Operations Specialist Business Process Manager Business Support Manager Enterprise Systems Analyst Information Systems Manager Chief Information Officer Entrepreneur Franchise Owner Investor Admissions Requirements Applicants seeking admission to Seminole State College's bachelor's degree programs must comply with the College's General Admissions procedure in the College Catalog. In addition, students must meet the following program-specific requirements listed below prior to being accepted into upper-division coursework: Completion of an Associate in Arts (A.A.) or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or completion of an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in a business-related field from any regionally accredited institution. All other degrees will be evaluated by the faculty committee on a case-by-case basis. A GPA of 2.0 or higher. Program Progression Requirements: Once admitted, students must achieve (or have achieved) a grade of "C" or higher in the following courses: ACG 2021 Principles of Financial Accounting ACG 2071 Principles of Managerial Accounting CGS 2100C Office Applications ECO 2013 Principles of Economics (MACRO) ECO 2023 Principles of Economics (MICRO) MAC 2233 Concepts of Calculus STA 2023 Statistical Methods I [-]

Bachelor of Science in Construction

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Sanford

Successful construction managers have excellent leadership skills and are able to plan and conduct operations for successful construction projects from design to occupancy. Typically, they work on major projects with design [+]

The Profession Successful construction managers have excellent leadership skills and are able to plan and conduct operations for successful construction projects from design to occupancy. Typically, they work on major projects with design and construction professionals, optimizing the use of manpower and materials, solving problems and thinking creatively. Construction managers must use clear communication, teamwork and organization. The Program Seminole State College’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Construction, the only program of its kind in Central Florida, leads to professional licensure as a general contractor (Certified GC- and/or Building Contractor) and jobs in high-demand fields. Seminole State educates you to manage projects from conception to completion. You'll study theory but also receive hands-on experience. Why Seminole State? Outstanding reputation: The College has been developing construction programs for more than 20 years. Industry-driven curriculum: Courses, which focus on the latest industry trends, are based on the model set by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), the professional benchmark for quality U.S. construction education programs for five decades. Dedicated faculty: Faculty are "scholar-practitioners," with industry experience as well as academic credentials. Hands-on experience: You can apply your knowledge to real-world situations through co-ops and internships with leading employers. Industry support: The four-year program is industry-focused and supported by the region's construction leaders. Award-winning facilities: You will study in award-winning facilities and high-tech labs. Community involvement: You can participate in community projects, visit major construction sites and take part in activities with local chapters of professional organisations. Career Opportunities Careers benefiting from this degree are among the fastest growing in the region. During the next eight years, state figures project an average of 2,000 openings per year in Central Florida. A bachelor's degree in construction prepares you for these careers: Building/Construction Inspector Construction Manager Cost Estimator Expeditor General Contractor Green and Sustainable Construction Manager Property, Real Estate and Community Association Manager Real Estate Developer Safety Inspector Safety Manager Scheduler Job Outlook Employment of construction managers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics). Construction managers will be needed as overall construction activity expands. Population and business growth will result in the construction of many new residences, office buildings, retail outlets, hospitals, schools, restaurants and other structures over the coming decade. Program Admission Applicants seeking admission to Seminole State College's bachelor's degree programs must comply with the College's General Admissions procedures. In addition, students must meet the following program-specific requirements listed below prior to being accepted into upper-division coursework: Completion of an Associate in Arts (A.A.) or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or selected Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees from any regionally accredited Florida institution: A.S., Architectural Design and Construction Technology (CIP 1615010100) A.S., Building Construction Technology (CIP 1615100101) A.S., Construction Management (CIP 1646041201) A.S., Construction Management (CIP 1646041200) All other degrees will be evaluated by the faculty committee on a case-by-case basis. A GPA of 2.0 or higher. Program Progression Requirements: An Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in any one of the regionally accredited Florida programs listed above satisfies the Construction Technical Foundation requirements detailed in the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Construction degree program. Students with any other degree must complete the Technical Foundation courses with a grade of "C" or higher along with the non-technical foundation courses. [-]

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Sanford

Engineering Technology is one of the most exciting technical careers. Per Forbes, a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology is ranked as the eighth highest paying degree for college graduates. Employment and job opportunities are strong. [+]

The Profession Engineering Technology is one of the most exciting technical careers. Per Forbes, a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology is ranked as the eighth highest paying degree for college graduates. Employment and job opportunities are strong. The business world needs people who can solve problems and get things done. This matches perfectly with Engineering Technology. Technologists apply engineering and scientific knowledge with technical skills to support engineering activities. They typically concentrate their activities on the applied design, using current engineering practice. Technologists play key roles on the engineering team; they are involved in product development, manufacturing, product assurance, sales and program management. They typically pursue careers in such areas as engineering production and design, building systems design, surveying, GIS, civil and site development, alternative energy, green and sustainable design and engineering/project management. For students who are problem-solvers and who have a “can do” spirit, Engineering Technology is a great choice. The Program The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Engineering Technology emphasizes the application of scientific and engineering techniques to real-world problems specific to the built environment. This program combines lecture and lab courses to give you the knowledge and skills to assist in planning and designing buildings. Why Seminole State? Outstanding reputation: Seminole State has been developing engineering and construction programs for more than 20 years. Professional curriculum: Courses are based on the model set by the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology (ABET), the professional benchmark for engineering and engineering technology programs since 1937. Industry involvement: The program is industry-focused and supported by the region’s design and construction leaders. Quality facilities: Study in award-winning facilities and high-tech labs. Industry-focused faculty: Faculty are “scholar-practitioners,” with industry experience as well as academic credentials. Hands-on experience: Participate in community projects, visit major construction sites and take part in activities with local chapters of professional organizations. Real-world opportunities: Apply your knowledge to real-world situations through co-ops and internships with leading employers. Uniqueness: This is the only public program in Central Florida. Career Opportunities Occupations benefiting from this degree are some of the fastest growing in Central Florida. During the next eight years, state figures project an average of 325 openings per year in the region. A bachelor's degree in architectural engineering prepares you for these careers: Architectural Engineering Technologist Drafter Drafting Manager Engineering and Mapping Technician Environmental Engineering Technician Surveyor Job Outlook Employment of engineering technologists is projected to grow 15 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. The median annual wage for engineering technologists was $80,890 in May 2012 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics). Per Forbes, A Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology is ranked as the eighth highest paying degree for college graduates. Program Admission Applicants seeking admission to Seminole State College's bachelor's degree programs must comply with the College's General Admissions procedures. In addition, students must meet the following program-specific requirements listed below prior to being accepted into upper-division coursework: Completion of Associate in Arts (A.A.) or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or completion of selected Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees in related areas from any regionally accredited Florida institution: A.S., Architectural Design and Construction Technology (CIP 1615010100) A.S., Architectural Design and Drafting Technology (CIP 1615010100) A.S., Civil Engineering (CIP 1715020101) A.S., Electronics Engineering Technology (CIP 1615000001) A.S., Engineering Technology (CIP1615030301) A.S., Environmental Science Technology (CIP 1715059901) A.S., Industrial Management Technology (CIP 1606200101) A.S., Manufacturing Technology (CIP 1615060302) A.S., Naval Architecture and Yacht Design (CIP 1614220100) A.S., Safety Engineering Technology (CIP 1615070101) A.S., Technology Project Management (CIP 1506120107) 60-plus credit hours from a regionally accredited institution with at least 18 credit hours in Engineering or Engineering Technology satisfies requirements for admissions into the program. All other degrees will be evaluated by the faculty committee on a case-by-case basis. A GPA of 2.0 or higher. Program Progression Requirements: once admitted, students must achieve (or have achieved) a grade of "C" or higher in the following courses: ARC 1301 Architectural Design I BCN 2230 Construction Materials and Methods CHM 1020 Contemporary Chemistry or higher EGS 1111C Engineering Graphics - Drawing ETD 1320C Computer-Aided Design I MAC 2233 Concepts of Calculus OR MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I PHY 1053C Physics I or higher STA 2023 Statistical Methods OR MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry w/ Calculus II SUR 2101C Surveying [-]

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Sanford

Professionals working in information systems technology fully understand and are able to design, implement, and manage networked information systems. They have expertise in database management systems, [+]

The Profession Professionals working in information systems technology fully understand and are able to design, implement, and manage networked information systems. They have expertise in database management systems, computer networks, information security, and software development. Their job is to create the technological solutions that help companies meet their organizational objectives. The Program The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology (B.S.I.S.T.) degree program provides students with the critical skills and knowledge required to direct and control computerized information resources within diverse organizational settings. The study of Information Systems Technology provides professionals with the expertise and knowledge to support the design, planning and management of information infrastructures, as well as coordinate information resources. The curriculum provides knowledge of the concepts upon which information systems are based and applies this understanding by analyzing applications to real-world problems and designing suitable solutions. The B.S.I.S.T. degree program addresses the need for information systems technology professionals with systems management and development expertise. The student can elect to take the Security Track which is aligned with the specific task expected of today's network security professional. The Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Technology consists of 120 credits, including 36 credits of General Education courses. Why Seminole State? Industry-driven curriculum: The courses were developed with input from the regional business community and economic development agencies and are focused on new and emerging technologies, such as information security, cyber security and mobile handheld devices. Lower cost: Seminole State has significantly lower tuition costs than Florida's universities. High-tech facilities: Classrooms and labs are equipped with the latest software from Microsoft and Apple. Cisco wired and wireless networking labs are available. Hands-on instruction: Class sizes are small (student-to-faculty ratio of 22:1). Real-life projects: A capstone assignment allows students to apply their knowledge to real-life projects. Unique program: Seminole State is the only public institution in Central Florida to offer this degree. Career Opportunities High-level computer skills are in high demand, and it's likely to stay that way for the foreseeable future. In Central Florida, an average of 1,710 IT openings are expected each year. A bachelor's degree in information systems technology prepares you for these careers: Business Analyst Consultant Client/Server Analyst Computer Systems Analyst Database Analyst/Manager IT Director IT Project Manager IT Specialist Information Security Analyst Network Analyst Quality Assurance Manager System Administrator Technical Analyst Program Admission Applicants seeking admission to Seminole State College's bachelor's degree programs must comply with the College's General Admissions procedures. In addition, students must meet the following program-specific requirements listed below prior to being accepted into upper-division coursework: Completion of an Associate in Arts (A.A.) or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or completion of selected Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees from any regionally accredited Florida institution: A.S., Information Systems Technology (CIP 1507030401) A.S., Computer Information Technology (CIP 1507030600) A.S., Computer Programming and Analysis (CIP 1507030500) A.S., Computer Programming and Analysis Web Programming Specialization (CIP 1507030500) A.S., Network Services Technology (CIP 1507030401) All other degrees will be evaluated by the faculty committee on a case-by-case basis. A GPA of 2.0 or higher. Program progression requirements: once admitted, students must achieve (or have achieved) a grade of "C" or higher in the following courses: CET 1178C Network Computer Maintenance and Repair (A+) CET 1179 Network Concepts and Operating Systems CET 1600C Cisco Networking Fundamentals (Net+) CGS 2545C Database Management COP 1000 Principles of Computer Programming ECO 2023 Principles of Economics (MACRO) or ECO 2013 Principles of Economics (MICRO) MAC 1105 College Algebra or higher STA 2023 Statistical Methods or MAC 1114 or higher level mathematics course One 3-credit course choice of: CTS1162 Configuring Windows Vista Client (70-620 exam/MCTS), CTS 1300 Supporting Windows XP Professional (70-270 exam/MCSE) or CTS 1163C Configuring Windows 7 Client (70-680 exam MCITP) or CTS 1327C Configuring Windows 8 (70-687 exam/MCSA) [-]

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Seminole State College - Sanford/Lake Mary Campus

Address Weldon Boulevard 100
Sanford 32773, United States
Website http://www.seminolestate.edu/
Phone +1 407-708-4722