Selecting a degree or certificate that prepares you for life after graduation will make your future bright.
Types of Programs
Students can earn a degree or certificate based on their academic and career goals. The academic requirements of the program, average time to complete and job opportunities for graduates are important factors to consider.
- The College Credit Certificate is a series of college-credit courses that prepares students for entry-level employment in specific career fields or for career advancement.
- A Career Certificate is an educational certificate that specifically prepares an individual to work in a chosen field.
- The Applied Technology Diploma consists of a course of study that is part of an Associate in Science, and leads to employment in a specific career field.
- Advanced Technical Certificates are designed for individuals who have already completed at least an associate degree and are seeking advanced, specialized preparation in a particular career field to supplement their degree.
- An Undergraduate Certificate provides students with a solid foundation in a chosen area of study, or major, and are designed to transfer into a degree program.
- Graduate Certificate programs are short, focused programs designed to give students advanced skills in a particular subject or area of specialization.
- A Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Program, allows students with intellectual disabilities to earn credentials or certification based on their career goals.
- An Associate of Arts is a two-year program that prepares students to pursue a four-year bachelor’s degree. Most degrees require 60 credits.
- An Associate of Science is a two-year program that prepares students to directly enter the workforce. Most degrees require 60 credits.
- A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science, is a four-year degree. These types of degrees are offered at all state universities and most state colleges.
- A Master’s Degree is awarded by a graduate school or department, usually to a person who has completed at least one year of graduate study.
- The Specialist Degree is an academic degree conferred by a college or university. The degree is formatted differently worldwide and may be either a five-year program or a doctoral level graduate program that occurs after a master's degree but before a doctoral degree.
- Doctorate is a degree awarded to a graduate of a school of medicine, dentistry, or veterinary science.
- Juris Doctor degree, also known as the Doctor of Jurisprudence degree, is a graduate-entry professional degree in law and one of several Doctor of Law degrees.
- The Professional Degree prepares someone to work in a particular profession, often meeting the academic requirements for licensure or accreditation.