Workforce Certificate Grading Policies
Standards of Academic Progress
Standards of Academic Progress
Florida Coast Career Tech is dedicated to providing students with a high quality educational experience in an environment supportive of intellectual and personal development. The purpose of the Standards of Academic Progress (SOAP) is to clearly communicate the minimum expectations of academic progress.
At the end of each semester, instructional program managers will evaluate students for academic progress and apply appropriate interventions. Students suspended from workforce certificate programs will follow the same reinstatement procedures as college credit students; however, registration limitations for students returning from suspension will be at the discretion of the program manager.
*Please note that these standards are not the same as those applicable to financial aid. See the Financial Aid section of the catalog for financial aid standards.
In order to maintain satisfactory academic progress, students must maintain the following minimum cumulative standards:
- Florida Coast Career Tech Cumulative Enrollment: 6 hours or more credit
- Required SOAP Cumulative Grade Point Average: 2.0
Standards for Students on Academic Warning, Academic Probation and Academic Suspension
Students who do not meet the standards for satisfactory standing will initially be placed on academic warning. All students placed on warning must meet with a properly credentialed employee during the semester before registering for future semesters. Students who make satisfactory progress during the semester will remain on academic warning until they return to satisfactory standing.
Students who do not make satisfactory progress based on the standard while on academic warning will be placed on academic probation. All students placed on probation must meet with a properly credentialed employee during the semester before registering for future semesters. When an employee deems a student to be in need of in–depth intervention, a counselor will assist the student. Students who make academic progress will remain on probation until they return to satisfactory standing.
Students who do not make satisfactory progress (i.e., 2.0 SOAP GPA or greater and 50 percent successful semester course completion) while on academic probation will be placed on academic suspension and must wait one semester before reinstatement is possible. Students on academic suspension should seek reinstatement by contacting a student success office approximately two months prior to the beginning of the semester they wish to re–enter Florida Coast Career Tech.
- Following the suspension period, students who wish to re–enter Florida Coast Career Tech must complete an application for reinstatement available at any campus student success office. All students requesting reinstatement must meet with the campus dean of student success or the dean’s designee. The campus dean of student success or the dean’s designee will enter the approval for all reinstatements.
- Suspended students who apply for reinstatement will be reinstated on probation.
- Students who are approved for reinstatement may register for the subsequent semester if satisfactory academic progress is made.
- Reinstated students who do not make satisfactory progress during a semester of reinstatement will be suspended and restricted from registration for one academic year. At the conclusion of the suspension period, these students may apply for reinstatement as described in paragraph one (1) above.
- Immediate Reinstatements – Students will be immediately reinstated if a grade change restores them to satisfactory standing.
Students in Vocational Preparatory Instruction (VPI)
Prior to Workforce Certificate Program Midpoint
Prior to the midpoint of their program of study, students whose Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores are within two grade levels of the exit requirement for the program may enroll simultaneously in their workforce certificate courses and required VPI until they reach the midpoint of their workforce certificate program. If a student does not test within two grade levels of the exit requirement for the program, the student must enroll only in VPI courses. Once the student earns a TABE score no more than two grade levels from the exit requirement, the student may enroll in workforce certificate coursework.
At the Workforce Certificate Program Midpoint
Once students reach the midpoint of their workforce certificate program, they must have earned a TABE score within one grade level of their program exit requirement. If students have not earned a TABE score within one grade level of the exit requirement by the midpoint of the program, they must enroll only in VPI coursework. When the student earns a TABE score which is no more than one grade level below the exit requirement, the student will be permitted to continue with workforce certificate coursework.
At the Workforce Certificate Program 75 Percent Point
Once students have completed 75 percent of the coursework of their workforce certificate program of study, they must earn a TABE score that meets or exceeds the exit requirement. If students have not earned a TABE score that meets or exceeds the exit requirement by the 75 percent completion point of their program, they must enroll only in VPI coursework. Once the student has earned a TABE score that meets or exceeds the exit requirement, the student will be permitted to continue and complete workforce certificate coursework.