Eastern Florida State College offers a variety of certificate programs that prepare gradutes for the workplace or that can be used to build toward an associate degree in some cases. Explore the certificate types below and use the links to explore program details.
College Credit Certificates (CCC)
The College Credit Certificate (CCC) is a series of college-credit courses that prepares students for entry-level employment in specific career fields or for career advancement. Upon completion of the Certificate program, students continuing their education in the related Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program may have the credit applied toward the A.S. degree based on the specific catalog requirements. A high school diploma (or GED®) is a requirement for admission to a CCC program. See more about CCC admission and graduation requirements in the EFSC Catalog.
Career and Technical Certificate or CTC programs (previously known as a Postsecondary Adult Vocational Certificate or PSAV programs) consist of a series of vocational and/or college credit courses that prepare students for entry-level employment in specific career fields — sometimes in as little as one term. CTC programs are known as "clock-hour" programs and transcripts will reflect the clock-hours attended instead of “credits.” Upon completion of the CTC program, students continuing their education in a related A.S. degree program may be awarded credit in select A.S. degree courses based on catalog requirements. View more about CTC guidelines in the EFSC Catalog.
Advanced Technical Certificates (ATC)
Advanced Technical Certificates are designed for students who have already received an Associate in Science or an Associate in Applied Science degree and are seeking an advanced, specialized program of instruction in a particular career field to supplement their degree. Eastern Florida State College offers ATC in a few limited career areas in which advanced training beyond the associate degree level is needed. See more about ATC requirements in the EFSC Catalog.
Applied Technology Diploma (ATD)
The Applied Technology Diploma can be part of an Associate in Science degree and earning the certificate can lead to employment in a specific occupation. Read more about ATD requirements in our Academic Catalog.
Educator Preparation Institute
The Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) certificate program at Eastern Florida State College leads to a Certificate of Completion (CER) and provides an alternate path to teach in a pre-kindergarten through grade 12 setting for individuals who hold a bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university in a field other than teaching. EPI coursework provides the knowledge and skills needed to earn a Florida Professional Educator's Certificate. Learn more about the EPI program and how to apply.