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Florida Coast Career Tech    
2009-2010 Catalog [Aug. 2009-Aug. 2010] 
  Nov 29, 2022
2009-2010 Catalog [Aug. 2009-Aug. 2010] [Archived Catalog]

Student Services, Resources and Activities

Career Planning Services

Career Development Center Services

As a part of the Career Tech’s role of helping individuals reach their full potential, career planning services are offered at the Career Development Center on each campus.

Services available in the career development centers include:

  1. career related aptitude, interest and temperament testing;
  2. career research (with current information on occupations, job requirements and career opportunities);
  3. computerized career planning, (an easy–to–use computer system that helps students with career decisions);
  4. Career Options (self–directed, step–by–step career planning);
  5. career counseling, courses (SLS 1301 Career Planning and the World of Work, SLS 1401 Computerized Career Exploration and SLS 1933 Selected Topics in Student Life Skills), workshops and seminars; and
  6. job search and selection.

Students who are undecided about their future career plans are encouraged to make an appointment with a counselor to begin the career planning process.


Assessment and Certification Centers

Each campus has a comprehensive assessment and certification center offering a full range of services during the day and evening. Limited services are available at other locations as well. One or more of the College’s centers are authorized testing sites for ACT, SAT, Lasergrade, VUE and Prometric. For complete and current assessment information visit the assessment and certification Web page.

College Placement Testing for Non–Credit Programs

Florida Coast Career Tech’s assessment and certification centers administer placement testing for those individuals entering adult education programs: Polytechnic Academy, Adult Basic Education (ABE), Pathways High School Completion, and Adult High School (AHS). Campus assessment and certification centers also administer the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) required of all students entering workforce certificate programs of 450 hours and above.

Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)

Assessment and certification centers administer the state required TABE to those enrolled in workforce certificate programs of 450 or more contact hours. Usually students take the test within the first six weeks of enrollment, however, some programs require TABE testing prior to program entry. The TABE is also a state requirement for those enrolling in selected adult education programs.

Workforce certificate program students may exempt the TABE through several methods:

  • Hold an associate degree or higher from an accredited college, community college or university.
  • Score 440 or higher on the SAT verbal or critical reading test and 440 or higher on the mathematics test within the last two years.
  • Within the last two years, meet the state–level requirements on the Accuplacer College Placement Test (CPT) of 83 on the reading comprehension test, 83 on the sentence skills test, and 72 on the elementary algebra subtest.
  • Score 17 or higher on the ACT English, 19 or higher on the ACT mathematics and 18 or higher on the ACT reading within the last two years.

Florida High School Competency Test (HSCT)

The Florida High School Competency Test is required of high school completion students. Refer to the high school completion section section for further details.

GED® Test

The GED® test is a battery of five tests administered at each college campus on a regularly scheduled basis to individuals who are at least 18 years of age, out of school, citizens of the United States or resident aliens and Florida residents. The assessment is administered for a minimal fee and by appointment at any campus assessment and certification center.

GED® and GED Testing Service® are registered trademarks of the American Council on Education (ACE). They may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of ACE or GED Testing Service. The GED® and GED Testing Service® brands are administered by GED Testing Service LLC under license from the American Council on Education.

Specialized Tests

Career Assessments are available at each campus. Aptitude, interest and personality tests are available and can provide information useful to career decision making. Contact the campus career development center for further details.

Keyboarding skill assessments of speed and precision are administered on an ongoing basis.

Library/Learning Commons

The Library/Learning Commons (LLC) is an instructional area of the College designed to offer a variety of teaching, learning and research resources to students enrolled in courses at Florida State College at Jacksonville. LLC services include individual and small group tutoring; traditional and virtual library services and materials; subject-specific instruction including orientations; free workshops; study areas; and access to tutorials, computers and multimedia technology. For more information about services, hours of operation, and access to online resources, visit the LLC Home Page.

Other Student Services

Student Health Insurance

The College makes available a student health and accident policy which may be purchased on an optional basis. Information can be obtained at any campus student success office.

Child Care Center Services

Child care centers are located at Downtown, Kent, North and South campuses. All centers are open Monday through Friday during the day. Ages generally accepted are one to five years. Voluntary Pre–Kindergarten is offered at most locations. Students are eligible for discounted fees for child care services. Child care scholarships are also available to eligible students.

Contact your campus Chappell Child Development Center to enroll your child.

Downtown Campus (904) 632-3122
North Campus (904) 713-6010 or
(904) 713-6011
South Campus (904) 646-2225
Kent Campus (904) 381-3445


The bookstores are operated by a commercial bookstore operator. Textbooks, supplementary material, supplies and other items are available through each campus bookstore. Requirements for courses in which the individuals are enrolled should be obtained prior to the purchase of books and supplies. Financial arrangements are matters between students and the bookstore.

Downtown Campus (904) 356-9918
Kent Campus (904) 384-9431
North Campus (904) 766-6631
South Campus (904) 646-2000
Deerwood Center (904) 928-9973

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Special Programs and Services

Services for Students with Disabilities

Educational support services are provided through the Auxiliary Aids Program within the Office of Services for Students With Disabilities.

As appropriate, the following services can be provided upon receipt of documentation of a student’s disability.

  • Notetaker
  • Tutor
  • Reader
  • Scribe
  • Interpreter
  • Testing Accommodations
  • Adaptive Equipment/Software
  • Enlarged or Brailled Instruction Material
  • CLAS Waivers or Special Accommodations
  • Course Substitutions
  • Voter Registration

Any student with a disability requesting assistance may contact the Office of Services for Students With Disabilities on the appropriate campus.

North Campus and Nassau Center

(904) 766-6784 Voice and TDD

Downtown Campus, Urban Resource Center and Open Campus

(904) 633-8488 Voice and TDD

Kent Campus

(904) 381-3500 Voice and TDD

South Campus and Deerwood Center

(904) 646-2191 Voice and TDD

Director of Services for Students with Disabilities

(904) 632-5007

Independent Living for Adult Blind (ILAB)

ILAB is an instructional program for adults who have vision loss to a degree that they experience some difficulty in their daily activities. Through guidance and specialized training offered through the ILAB program, individuals learn necessary skills for work and independence in their home and community. Training is offered at no cost to individuals. Eligibility is determined by the State Division of Blind Services. Learn more about ILAB .

Rosanne R. Hartwell Women’s Center

The Rosanne R. Hartwell Women’s Center has been helping women succeed personally and professionally since 1974. The Women’s Center is located in Suite E-100 at South Campus, 11901 Beach Blvd. All programs area available to members of the community as well as Florida Coast Career Tech students. Most programs are free.

Women’s Center programs include:

  • The Challenge Program for Displaced Homemakers
  • The Mid–Life Career Review
  • The Women’s Information Exchange
  • Career Fairs
  • Women’s Personal Growth Groups
  • Scholarships
  • Portfolio Newsletter
  • The Rosanne R. Hartwell Women’s Center Calendar
  • Free Workshops
  • Wise Woman Events

For information on all Women’s Center programs, call (904) 633-8311 or view the Women’s Center’s Web site.

Programs for College Bound Middle and High School Students

College Reach Out Program (CROP) is an early intervention program, focusing on students in grades 6 thru 9. Call (904) 633-8179 or (904) 632-3175 for additional details.

Gaining Resources and Developing Skills (GRADS) is a year–round program for rising juniors and seniors. Call (904) 633-8273 or (904) 632-3175 for additional details.

Format for Affecting Minority Enrollment (FAME) is a college orientation program for 10th thru 12th grade students. Call (904) 632-3175 for additional details.

Upward Bound is a year–round program for 9th thru 12th grade students in the Nassau County schools. For information call (904) 766-4446.