Advanced Technical Certificate (A.T.C.)
Advanced Technical Certificates (A.T.C.) are designed for students who have already received an associate in science degree or an associate in applied science degree and are seeking an advanced specialized program of instruction to supplement their associate degree. 1 Eastern Florida State College offers Advanced Technical Certificates in limited career areas in which advanced training beyond the associate degree level is needed. To be awarded an A.T.C., a student must have earned an AS or AAS from a regionally accredited institution.
Rule 6A-14.030, F.A.C., (8)
See the "Programs and Admissions Requirements" listing for eligible programs.
All A.T.C. programs require students to have completed at least an Associate in Science or Associate in Applied Science degree. Some ATCs require a separate admissions application to be submitted. Check the website or consult with an advisor for more information.
Advanced Technical Certificate Graduation Requirements
Requirements Responsibility for meeting the requirements for graduation rests with the student. The Advanced Technical Certificate is awarded to those students who have:
- Have earned an Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science from a regionally accredited college. Students without an A.S. or A.A.S. cannot be awarded an A.T.C.
- Filed an ‘Intent to Graduate’ Application and paid the graduation fee by the published deadline. Satisfactorily completed all courses within the program.
- Completed at least 25% of the credit hours required for the degree through instruction at EFSC.
- Completed all coursework with a final grade. Students with a grade of “Incomplete” will not be processed for graduation until a final grade is posted. For graduation in the term of application, the final grade must be posted within the first three weeks of the following term. If the final grade is not posted within the first three weeks of the following term, student must reapply and repay. Student may request to have the “I” converted to a permanent ‘F’ if the course is not required for the credits to graduate.
- Achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher in the courses that comprise the program.
- Submitted all outstanding transcripts and removed all financial obligations to the college. Final transcript and diploma will not be released until student has removed all financial obligations to the college.