Educational Programs and Services
Associate in Arts
This degree is 60 credit hours in length and is designed for the student who plans to complete a bachelor’s degree.
Associate in Science
This degree varies from 60 credits to 77 credits depending on the program. It is designed for students who wish to enter the workforce in a skilled field. Some limited transfer is available.
Applied Technology Diploma
These programs are either clock-hour noncredit or credit hour based. They provide entry-level courses in a specific area that usually can be applied toward an Associate in Science degree.
College Credit Certificate
These are technical programs that vary in length from 12 to 42 credit hours and provide the student with a set of technical skills in a specific area of study. Each College Credit Certificate applies toward an Associate in Science degree.
Postsecondary Adult Vocational Certificate
These are clock-hour based noncredit programs that provide the student with broad entry-level skills in a chosen field of study.
Bachelor of Applied Science
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Business and Organizational Management is designed for associate degree graduates (A.S., A.A., or A.A.S.) to build on skills for managerial positions requiring baccalaureate degrees. Specializations include Agribusiness, Management Information Systems, Health Care Management, and Public Safety Administration.
Bachelor of Science
The Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education is designed for associate degree graduates (A.S., A.A.) to build on skills for early childhood education teaching positions requiring a baccalaureate degree.
Students needing academic assistance may take advantage of College Preparatory courses in the areas of English, mathematics and reading.
CF Institute integrates noncredit activities and business and community services at CF.
Continuing Education provides a wide range of noncredit activities offered through the college. Educational and training activities that are coordinated through Continuing Education include offerings in insurance, real estate, career and personal development, computers, business, child care and health. In addition, a variety of workshops, seminars, conferences, and special programs such as Senior Institute are offered for professional development and continuing education. See page 94 for more information.
The Corporate Training Center responds to the immediate needs of the business community by providing a full range of services designed to improve employer and employee performance. The Corporate Training Center acts as a business consultant to the business community and provides various services such as assessment, business planning and customized training.
Opportunities to integrate classroom study with practical experience are found in the Cooperative Education program.
The college encourages students to participate in civic partnerships by engaging in community life and the responsibilities of democracy through service learning. Many instructors provide service learning opportunities as a component of the instructional requirements. A fundamental purpose of the service learning initiative is to help create student awareness of the importance of participating in one’s community.
Distance Learning is available to students through online courses and telecourses.
Adult General Education programs provide noncredit instruction for individuals seeking to improve their academic skills in reading, language and mathematics. Programs include Adult Basic Education, ABE; General Education Development, GED; Vocational Preparatory Instruction, VPI; English for Speakers of Other Languages, ESOL; and Family Literacy.
The Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services has designated CF an Emergency Medical Training Center, offering both Emergency Medical Technician, EMT, and Paramedic training. The Paramedic program is accredited by the American Medical Association.
The City of Ocala Fire Department operates a fire station, complete with an advanced life support fire rescue unit, at the Ocala Campus. The facility offers not only protection to the campus and surrounding area, but excellent laboratory facilities for Fire Science and Paramedic students. Through a cooperative agreement with the City of Ocala Fire Department, Munroe Regional Medical Center has an advanced life support ambulance in service and responding from this station.
Police recruit training, corrections recruit training, law enforcement, corrections and correctional probation seminars, schools and courses are offered through the college’s Criminal Justice Institute, a nonprofit CF organization.