General ATC Information
Advanced Technical Certificates are designed for individuals who have already completed a degree (at least an associate degree) and are seeking advanced, specialized preparation in a particular career field to supplement their degree. Eastern Florida State College offers Advanced Technical Certificates in a few limited career areas in which advanced training beyond the associate degree level is needed.
All A.T.C. programs at EFSC are considered "limited access" and require a separate admissions application to be submitted in addition to an application for admission to the College. Check the specific program's information on the website or consult with an advisor for information. Students must have completed at least an Associate in Science or Associate in Applied Science degree that is relevant to the A.T.C.
Advanced Technical Certificate Graduation Requirements
In order to be awarded an advanced technical certificate, students must meet the following requirements:
1. Satisfactorily complete courses within the selected program in accordance with the governing catalog
2. Satisfy all admissions requirements, including submission of all high school and prior college transcripts
3. Complete at least 25% of the program credit hours through coursework at Eastern Florida State College.
4. Achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher in the courses that comprise the program.
- An "I - Incomplete" received in term of graduation is calculated as an "F" grade for purposes of computing the student's GPA for graduation. If the course work is completed within three weeks of the beginning of the following term, resulting in a passing grade, the student's transcript will be amended and a final GPA calculated.
5. File an "Intent to Graduate" Application on or before the published deadline. This includes the payment of graduation fee.
6. Remove all financial obligations to the College. Final transcript and diploma will not be released until student has removed all financial obligations.
For students pursuing an A.T.C. the governing catalog is the catalog in effect when they are accepted into the program, providing the student maintains continuous enrollment.
• Continuous enrollment is defined as enrollment in at least one credit course in both the fall and spring term each academic year.
• The governing catalog is valid for five academic years. The governing catalog for students whose catalog has expired will be the one in effect in the next term of enrollment.
• A student may officially declare any subsequent catalog as his/her governing catalog and follow its requirements providing he/she has continuous enrollment and the catalog is not more than 5 years old.
• If a student changes his/her degree or certificate program, he/she is required to choose from the current program offerings and follow the graduation requirements of the current catalog.
• If a student has a break in enrollment, he/she must follow the catalog in effect at the time he/she re-enrolls in credit courses.