Occupational Certificates are clock hour programs that usually lead to professional licenses or certifications. These programs may have limited or selective admission requirements. A student is urged to consult with the specific instructional area which oversees a particular certificate for additional details.
To meet graduation requirements, each Occupational Certificate student must:
- complete the program requirements as outlined in the program section of the catalog,
- take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) in reading, language and math.
- a student may be exempted from taking the TABE through one of the following: Be exempt from developmental education classes in English, reading, and math as determined by a state approved placement test, e.g. ACT, SAT, or PERT; complete required developmental education classes with a C or better; complete a college level English and math with a grade of C or better or have earned an A.A. degree or higher,
- provide transcripts showing satisfactory college placement scores or completion of college prep courses or college level courses in reading, English, and math. Some short term programs do not have the TABE requirement, but may require a different assessment, and
- maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or higher in all program courses
- meet Florida Gateway College’s residency requirement by completing a minimum of 25 percent of the program in residence at FGC before graduation from FGC.
A student who owes an obligation to the College will not receive a diploma or transcript until the obligation is resolved.
Occupational Certificate Fees
A student enrolling in a clock hour certificate program is assessed fees based on an occupational credit unit. The Fee Schedule for credit and occupational fees are listed on the College’s Website. Fees are subject to change without notice and are affected by residency status and legislative action.
Occupational Certificate Enrollment
Occupational Certificate programs at the College are generally designed for full-time study. However, occasionally a program may be offered that is also applicable to part-time enrollment. A student should contact the Admissions Office for further information.
Occupational Certificate Student Registration
Each Occupational Certificate student is required to complete his or her class schedule with the assistance of an advisor.
A student entering Open Entry/Open Exit programs must be prepared to pay registration fees at the time he or she registers for classes. Some Occupational Certificate programs may be eligible for certain types of financial assistance, however, not all programs qualify. A student is urged to consult with the Financial Aid Office to determine if any type of financial assistance is available to him or her.
Nursing and Health Sciences Programs Clinical Agency Requirements
In order to meet clinical agency requirements where student training will take place, all students in Nursing and Health Sciences Programs must now meet state and federal regulations as described by Florida Statutes S. 400.211. An in-depth background screen is required. In addition, students must establish that they are drug free by voluntarily submitting to a drug screening analysis.
Occupational Credit Certificate Programs