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Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ)

501 W State St, Jacksonville, FL

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Florida Community College at Jacksonville has changed its name to Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ). Updated information about FSCJ may be found at www.fscj.edu.  FSCJ offers more than 200 academic degree programs at the associate's and bachelor's degree levels.  The College also offers technical certificates, and many programs may be completed through online courses, evening classes and accelerated learning.  FSCJ has several campuses and centers located throughout Duval and Nassau counties in Florida.

History

The Florida State College at Jacksonville was established in 1965 as "Florida Junior College at Jacksonville (FJC).  Its first students enrolled in 1966.  In 1969, FJC received full (associate's level) accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In 1970, the college established its permanent campus, called "North Campus."

In 1986, Florida Junior College at Jacksonville changed its name to Florida Community College at Jacksonville. In 2007, it received accreditation to offer its first bachelor's degree.  By 2008, the college was offering four different bachelor's degree programs. In 2009, the name was officially changed to Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ).

Academics

The academic calendar for Florida State College at Jacksonville follows the semester format, with fall, spring and summer "terms" of 16 weeks each.

Colleges and Schools

Florida State College at Jacksonville has 11 schools of learning:

  • Aerospace
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Business
  • Construction, Industrial and Architectural Technologies
  • Culinary Arts and Hospitality
  • Digital Media and Entertainment Technology
  • Education
  • Health Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • Public Safety
  • Transportation and Logistics

Student Life

The Student Life and Leadership Development centers at each of Florida State College at Jacksonville's locations provide students with comfortable gathering places for study and recreation, meeting rooms, information about student services or how to get involved in student government, clubs and organizations. There are also opportunities to volunteer for community service or participate in intramural sports, recreational tournaments, drama, performance groups, Brain Bowl, math, music, photography, and more.  Each campus offers its own selection of groups, events and activities, so students are advised to contact the appropriate advisor at their location.

Students can also get discounts to attend music and theatre performances, guest lectures, art exhibits and other cultural events.

The student newspaper and the arts magazine called "The Experience" are other opportunities for student involvement, and may offer academic credit for participation.

Athletics

Students of all the FSCJ campuses and locations are eligible to participate in the college's intercollegiate athletics program.  South Campus is the location for men's and women's basketball, women's tennis and volleyball.  North campus is the location for men's baseball and women's softball.  Students wishing to participate should contact the Director of Athletics.

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses and Centers

Florida State College at Jacksonville has campuses and centers located throughout Duval and Nassau counties. All campuses offer the courses required to earn an associate's degree for transfer to a four-year university.  FSCJ also offers bachelor's degrees courses at multiple campuses. The core courses for many degree programs are available only at specific FSCJ locations, so students should confirm that all the classes for their program are available at the campus of their choice.  All locations are in Jacksonville, with the exception of the Betty P. Cook Nassau Center, which is in Yulee, Florida.

  • Downtown Campus
  • Kent Campus
  • North Campus
  • Open Campus
  • South Campus
  • Administrative Offices
  • Advanced Technology Center
  • Betty P. Cook Nassau Center
  • Cecil Center
  • Deerwood Center
  • Urban Resource Center

Community Life

The Jacksonville, Florida community has many things to offer and, in turn, has diverse needs. FSCJ offers continuing education in recreational and vocational areas to the community, with a special focus on helping new immigrants learn English.  The following community services are offered through FSCJ:

  • Continuing Education
  • Outdoor Education Center
  • Center for Lifelong Learning
  • First Coast Community Music School
  • Prosperity Scholarship Fund
  • Adults with Disabilities
  • Independent Living for Adult Blind
  • Military Education Institute
  • Rosanne R. Hartwell Women's Center
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • Television Cablecast

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,000. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $25 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $2,100-$2,500
    • Out-of-State: $10,000-$12,050
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $87-$100 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $420-$500 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid75%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships66%$5,109
Receiving Student Loans30%$3,430

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 13%.

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Student Services

To support students and graduates, Florida State College at Jacksonville may provide student services including:

  • Online classes
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care for children

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in Florida, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 FSCJDuval CountyFlorida
Graduation Rate31.8%-34.2%
Transfer-out Rate9.8%-14.1%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: Florida State College at Jacksonville - North Campus

  • Dietetic Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (since 1982)
  • Funeral Service Education Program
    • Accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation (since 2003)
  • Dental Hygienist Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1972)
  • Physical Therapy Assistant (P.T.A.) Program
    • Accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (since 1999)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
    • Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1980)
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  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2011)
    • Visit our Florida nursing schools page to see all 173 offered through the state

Campus: Florida State College at Jacksonville

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 2010)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Architecture

  • Interior Architecture (A)

Business and Marketing Studies

  • Business and Personal Financial Services Marketing Operations (C)
  • Executive Assistant, Executive Secretary (A, C)
  • Bookkeeping (A, C)
  • Business Administration (A, B, C)
  • Operations Management (A)
  • Accounting (C)
  • Information Systems (A)
  • Real Estate (C)
  • Food Services Management (A, C)
  • Entrepreneurial Studies (C)
  • Transportation and Transportation Management (C)
  • Hospitality Administration and Management (A)
  • Management Information Systems and Services (A, C)
  • Finance (A, C)
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Vehicle and Vehicle Parts and Accessories Marketing Operations
  • Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Computer Information Technology Services Administration and Management (A, C)
  • Computer Systems Analysis (A, C)
  • Computer Networking (B)
  • Computer Programming, Specific Applications (A)

Construction Trades

  • Electrician (A, C)
  • Carpentry (A, C)
  • Construction Trades
  • Plumbing Technology
  • Building and Construction Finishing, Management and Inspection

Education

Engineering Technology

  • Refrigeration Technology (A, C)
  • Automotive Engineering (A)
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) (C)
  • Biomedical Technology (A)
  • Industrial Production Technologies (C)
  • Computer Systems Technology (A, C)
  • Construction Engineering Technology (A)
  • Mechanical Technology Technician (C)
  • Architectural Engineering Technology (A, C)
  • Engineering Technology (A)
  • Electromechanical Instrumentation (A)
  • Environmental Control Technologies (A)

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Child Care (A, C)
  • Child Care Provider (C)
  • Foodservice Administration and Management

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

  • Cosmetology (C)
  • Restaurant, Culinary and Catering Management (A)
  • Facial Treatment Specialist (C)
  • Funeral Service (A)

Precision Production

Public Administration and Social Services

Science Technology

  • Biology Technician, Biotechnology Laboratory Technician (A)

Security and Protective Services

  • Police Science (C)
  • Corrections (C)
  • Law and Justice Administration (A)
  • Fire Science (C)
  • Fire Protection and Safety Technology (A)
  • Fire Services Administration (B)
  • Security and Protective Services (C)
  • Security and Loss Prevention Services

Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Bus and Truck Driver (C)
  • Aviation and Airway Management (A)
  • Airline Pilot and Flight Crew
  • Construction, Heavy Equipment Operation

Visual and Performing Arts

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