Brevard Community College, located in Cocoa, Florida, is a two year public institution founded in 1960. Initially known as Brevard Junior College, in 1963 the school merged with Carver Junior College, a nearby public two year college that provided education to African-American residents, expanding its service area and resulting in a name change its current. The school moved to its present location shortly after the merger and has been providing county residents with quality education through its four campuses ever since.
Brevard Community College offers vocational, technical, and academic transfer programs. The school's large number of programs offers students the opportunity to choose the one that best suits their career or academic goals. Career training and vocational programs provide students skill training and education related to a particular field, allowing them to enter the workforce as professionals upon graduation. Such programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or associate degree.
Students who wish to transfer to a four year institution will enter an associate program either for general education or with a specific major in mind, completing the freshman and sophomore years of a four year education at low cost prior to applying for transfer to a college or university. As colleges and universities will have different transfer requirements, it is recommended that students meet with an academic advisor to develop a curriculum that maximizes the chances for admission at one's desired school or schools.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students wishing to enroll at BCC must demonstrate Florida residency, complete and submit the application along with any necessary documentation, transcripts, and fees. Once completed students will register for orientation and placement tests, after which the student will register for classes. As an open enrollment institution, any students who meet the minimum requirements for enrollment will be admitted upon processing of the admissions application.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the resulting student aid report (SAR) from which will be used to determine financial need, program eligibility and monetary awards. Students may be required to provide additional tax and financial information prior to the disbursement of funds to ensure the SAR is true and accurate. Financial aid must be applied for prior to the start of each semester.
The BCC Titans participate in the Florida Community College Activities Association and the NJCAA. The men's golf team has won seven national junior college championships since 1969 and the men's baseball program has one two state championships.The school supports intercollegiate athletics as it promotes growth, discipline, good health and teamwork. Individuals participating in an athletic program will work with others toward a single goal, and experiencing success and failure together. Athletic programs start at various point throughout the school year and interested students should contact the athletic department for tryout dates and times.
Athletic programs offered:
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,500. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $30 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $1,900-$2,300
- Out-of-State: $7,600-$9,088
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $100-$120 per unit
- Out-of-State: $410-$490 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||70%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||63%||$5,053|
|Receiving Student Loans||19%||$4,670|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Brevard Community College may offer student services including:
- Distance learning
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Work study style employment
- Employment search assistance
- Day care for children
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for Brevard Community College compared to community colleges in Florida, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1976)
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1990)
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1976)
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by Brevard Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
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