Associate Degrees FINE TUNED FOR THE LOCAL ECONOMY

We tailor our A.S. degrees so they meet local employment needs, so you will be training for jobs in demand.

Your Associate Degree Can Pay Off

Average annual salary based on education level:

Source: Florida Education & Training Placement Information Program; 2019-20 graduates

BUILT-IN CERTIFICATIONS

As part of your tuition costs, many of our associate in science degree programs cover the cost of industry certifications. These certifications prove you are competent in your field and can meet industry standards.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

As a student in one of our associate in science degree programs, you'll gain valuable workplace experience and connections through a work-based internship.

STAY AT SPC FOR YOUR BACHELOR'S DEGREE

Our bachelor's degrees were custom made for our associate in science degree graduates, so you know your credits transfer to the next level of your education.

See our Associate in Science Degrees

General Associate in Science

GEN-AS
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2022 (610)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2022 (610), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Summary

The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree is a two-year career education degree offered by Florida colleges to prepare students for direct entry into the workforce. A.S. degrees will transfer to Florida colleges; making it possible for students to complete a bachelor’s degree.

The Associate in Science programs require a minimum of 60 college credits and are made up of two types of courses: General Education and Specialized. In accordance with Florida law (F.S. 1007.25), all AS programs must contain a minimum of 15 General Education credits; 3 credits from core courses within each of the five Gen Ed categories: Communication, Math, Social & Behavioral Science, Natural Science and Humanities. The General Education courses at SPC introduce students to the fundamental knowledge, skills, and abilities that are essential to study further in the major, to develop educated members of the community and the world, to provide the foundation for becoming informed, independent thinkers, who can comprehend, evaluate, and address the issues that human beings face in their personal lives, careers, and community affairs. Programs may include additional courses satisfying general education beyond the minimum requirements.

The remaining specialized coursework, typically 42-45 credits, prepares students to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to satisfying the General Education course requirements, students must:
-complete all core courses required for their program.
-earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA in all courses completed.
-earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA in all courses completed at SPC.

CIVIC LITERACY:
As per Florida Rule 6A-10.04213, Associate in Science degree students entering a Florida College System (FCS) or State University System (SUS) institution in the 2021-2022 academic school year and thereafter must demonstrate competency through successful completion of a civic literacy course AND by achieving a passing score on the Florida Civic Literacy Examination (FCLE).

GENERAL EDUCATION AS REQUIREMENTS Communications Core - Composition
Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.
GENERAL EDUCATION AS REQUIREMENTS Communications - Speech
Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required.
GENERAL EDUCATION AS REQUIREMENTS Social and Behavioral Sciences- Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required.
Completing POS 2041 or POS 2041H will satisfy the course component of the Civic Literacy Requirement.
GENERAL EDUCATION AS REQUIREMENTS Humanities and Fine Arts - Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. Completing ARH 1000, HUM 1020 or IDS 1106 will also satisfy the Enhanced World View Requirement.
GENERAL EDUCATION AS REQUIREMENTS Ethics
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required.
GENERAL EDUCATION AS REQUIREMENTS Computer and Information Literacy Competency
Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses below. No minimum credits required.
GENERAL EDUCATION AS REQUIREMENTS Civic Literacy
Competency may be demonstrated by completing at least one course from the approved General Education Civic Literacy coursework below (minimum grade of "C" required) AND satisfactory completion of an assessment (exam). This requirement is in compliance with Rule 6A-10.02413 of the Florida Administrative Code.
MAJOR CORE COURSES Specialty Coursework
AS Programs consist of a minimum of 60 credits; programs may exceed this minimum in compliance with FLDOE approved frameworks.

Total Credits:
60
Academic Pathways The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • suggested course when more than one option exists
  • which semester each course is typically offered
  • if the course has a prerequisite
  • courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term,
VIEW THE RECOMMENDED ACADEMIC PATHWAY

If you have already started the program,
VIEW THE ARCHIVED ACADEMIC PATHWAYS

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Program Leadership Information
Joseph Leopold
Dean, Communications
leopold.joseph@spcollege.edu
727.341.3719
Jimmy Chang
Dean, Mathematics
chang.jimmy@spcollege.edu
727.341.4305
Natavia  Middleton
Dean, Natural Science
middleton.natavia@spcollege.edu
727.394.6995
Joseph  Smiley
Dean, Social & Behavioral Science
smiley.joseph@spcollege.edu
727.712.5851
Barbara Hubbard
Dean, Humanities & Fine Arts
hubbard.barbara@spcollege.edu
727.394.6011

Florida CIP Code

9999999999: AS General Requirements ()