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Communication and Computation Skills

In order to earn an Associate in Arts degree, students must meet certain state requirements. Under Florida State Board of Education Administrative Rule 6A-10.030, Colleges must measure student achievement in college-level communication and computational skills. At EFSC, that assessment requirement is met by successful completion of coursework in English and mathematics and for the purposes of this rule, a grade of "C" or higher shall be considered successful completion.

Students should work with their advisor when choosing coursework to ensure the state College-level Communication and Computation requirements are met. Responsibility for meeting the requirements for graduation rests with the student. 

⇒ Prior to receipt of an Associate in Arts degree from a public Florida College System institution or university or prior to entry into the upper division of a public university or college, a student shall successfully complete the following:

  • Six (6) semester hours of English coursework and six (6) semester hours of additional coursework in which the student is required to demonstrate college-level writing skills through multiple assignments. Each institution shall designate the courses that fulfill the writing requirements of this section. These course designations shall be submitted to the Statewide Course Numbering System. An institution to which a student transfers shall accept courses so designated by the sending institution as meeting the writing requirements outlined in this section.
  • Six (6) semester hours of mathematics coursework at the level of college algebra or higher. For the purposes of this rule, applied logic, statistics, and other such computation coursework which may not be placed within a mathematics department may be used to fulfill three (3) hours of the six (6) hours required by this section.

⇒ Students awarded college credit in English based on their demonstration of writing skills through dual enrollment, advanced placement, or international baccalaureate instruction pursuant to Rule 6A-10.024, F.A.C., and students awarded college credit based on their demonstration of mathematics skills at the level of college algebra or higher through one (1) or more of the acceleration mechanisms in Rule 6A-10.024, F.A.C., shall be considered to have satisfied the requirements in subsection 6A-10.030(2), F.A.C., to the extent of the college credit awarded.

⇒ Honors sections of these courses will also satisfy the requirements.