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Believe…A chieve… Choosing the Right PHSC Career Program PHSC offers a variety of program options. Whether you want to train for immediate entry into the workplace, change careers or update your professional skills—be job-ready and success-bound. Many fast-track programs provide education and training; some programs can be completed in as little as one semester. Degree, career and certificate programs available at PHSC include: Bachelor Degree Programs The Baccalaureate degree is designed to prepare students to become effective, well-rounded professionals. Students earn a minimum of 120 college credit hours in courses related to their degree specification. Associate in Arts Degree Many professions require a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university. PHSC’s Associate in Arts degree allows students to complete the first two years of a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree conveniently and affordably. The AA degree serves as the foundation for bachelor’s degrees and is guaranteed by a statewide articulation agreement to transfer to Florida’s State University System and Florida College System (FCS) institutions. PHSC, as a member FCS institution, also maintains similar transfer agreements with independent and private Florida colleges and universities. The flexible AA degree can also be customized to meet degree program requirements at targeted transfer institutions. With the help of a PHSC advisor, students can select electives to prepare for career-specific transfer opportunities or they may work toward earning an AA degree and an Associate in Science degree simultaneously. your potential. Associate in Science Programs The Associate in Science (AS) degree is designed to prepare students for immediate employment in the workforce. Students earn a minimum of 62 college credit hours, including coursework in degree-specific and related areas. Credits earned for many courses in these programs are accepted at publicly supported Florida universities and colleges, including the bachelor degree programs available at PHSC. Example: Students may study human services or business administration and receive Associate in Science degrees before transferring to a four-year degree program to obtain Bachelor of Science degrees focused on social work or business administration. C A R E E R G U I D E PA G E 7


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