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2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Career and Technical Education


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Career and Technical Education prepares students for successful employment in high skill, high wage careers. Many Career and Technical Education programs also provide academic and technical preparation for completion of bachelor’s degrees. Local employers advise Career and Technical Education program administrators and instructors about trends in business and industry for which students must be prepared. The curriculum is continuously upgraded to meet employer specifications.

Course requirements for each Career and Technical Education program at the college are updated each year. To obtain the latest copy of course requirements, contact the appropriate program advisor. Directors and program advisors for Career and Technical Education programs are listed in the section below.

Career and Technical Education Programs

Career counseling for students in each technology program is provided by program advisors. They furnish information about program requirements, course content, prerequisites, and help students to plan and register for classes each semester. Program advisors monitor the progress of each student to assure the student’s efficient and successful completion of his or her program.

Biotechnology Program

Academic Director Eileen Monck
Program Advisor Sari Sanborn, Perry Center, 352-381-3767

Business Programs

Director James Geason
Program Advisor Doug Robertson, C-102, 352-395-5139
Program Advisor Catherine Thibodeau Lawton, C-106, 352-395-5136

Early Childhood Education

Director Tyran Butler
Program Advisor Sarah Rockwell, B-217, 352-395-5322

Construction and Technical Programs

Director Rodney Thomas
Program Advisor Tom Mason, O-127, 352-395-5361

Educator Preparation Institute

Director Tyran Butler
Program Advisor Sarah Rockwell, B-217, 352-395-5322

Health Sciences Programs

Sciences for Health Programs Chairman Nilanjana Caballero
Cardiovascular Technology Director Sharon Whitcraft
Computed Tomography Director Sharon Whitcraft
Dental Programs Director Tina Treloar
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Director Christina Edwards
Nuclear Medicine Technology Director Sara Smith
Nursing Programs Academic Chair Rita Revak-Lutz
Physical Therapist Assistant Director Amy Babb
Radiologic Programs Director Michael Fugate
Respiratory Care Director Leah Carlson
Surgical Technology Director Diane May
Director of Counseling Sheila Lucas, W-002E, 352-395-5734
Program Advisor Scott Fortner, W-002B, 352-395-5733
Program Advisor Mary Thames, W-002, 352-395-5651

Institute of Public Safety Programs

Director Thomas Ackerman
Program Advisor for Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, and Corrections Sayuri Anderson, Kirkpatrick Center, 352-271-2925
Program Advisor for EMS Robert Hendrickson, Kirkpatrick Center, 352-271-2902

Information Technology Education and Digital Media Technology

Director Jorge Ibanez
Program Advisor Omar Jennings, N-213, 352-395-5839

Zoo Animal Technology Program

Director Vertigo Moody
Coordinator Jonathan Miot, Zoo, 352-395-5602
Program Advisor Haley Wilson, Zoo, 352-395-5604

Associate in Science (AS) Degree Programs

These programs consist of college-level courses to prepare students for entry into employment. They include 15-18 hours of General Education courses transferable to the State University System.

Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree

  1. Complete an approved program of study of at least 60 semester hours in accordance with Florida standard credit-hour length that includes a basic core of 15 semester hours of General Education courses that transfer to the State University System.
  2. The General Education core must include at least one course from each of the following areas:
  Humanities/Fine Arts 3 hours
  Mathematics/Natural Sciences 3 hours
  Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 hours
  1. Graduates must demonstrate competency in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills and the basic use of computers. The remaining six hours will be determined by the program of study. Some senior institutions have established programs to build on the Associate in Science degree. The General Education courses for the Associate in Science degree must be selected from Associate in Arts courses that are designated transferable to upper division institutions. Students wishing to transfer to senior institutions should check with the upper division school which they expect to attend. See the appropriate advisor for assistance in making General Education course choices for the Associate in Science degree.
  2. Complete at least the last 15 semester hours at Santa Fe College.
  3. Complete an adequate number of semester hours with appropriate prerequisites in courses above the elementary level.

Associate in Science (AS Degree)

  • 3245 - Accounting
  • 3822 - Biomedical Equipment Technician
  • 3621 - Biotechnology Lab Technology
  • 3610 - Construction Management Technology
  • 3225 - Business Administration - Insurance & Risk Management
  • 3220 - Business Administration-Management
  • 3309 - Cardiovascular Technology
  • 3630 - Chemical Technology
  • 3504 - Computer Information Technology
  • 3702 - Criminal Justice Technology
  • 3311 - Dental Hygiene
  • 3321 - Dental Hygiene Bridge, Assistant to Hygienist
  • 3620 - Digital Media Technology
  • 3401 - Early Childhood Education
  • 3397 - Emergency Medical Services
  • 3619 - Graphic Design Technology
  • 3306 - Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • 3520 - Health Information Technology
  • 3330 - Health Services Management
  • 3840 -  IT Security
  • 3707 - Legal Assisting
  • 3650 - Networking Systems Technology
  • 3315 - Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • 3303 - Nursing - RN
  • 3313 - Nursing Bridge LPN to RN
  • 3230 - Office Administration
  • 3318 - Physical Therapist Assistant
  • 3624 - Programming and Analysis
  • 3305 - Radiography
  • 3310 - Respiratory Care
  • 3106 - Zoo Animal Technology 

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree Programs

These programs consist of college-level courses to prepare students for entry into employment. Some programs are transferable, due to existing articulation agreements.

Requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree

  1. Complete an approved program of at least 60 semester hours in accordance with Florida standard credit-hour length that must include a basic core of 15 semester hours of General Education courses.
  2. The General Education core must include at least one course from each of following areas:
  Humanities/Fine Arts 3 hours
  Mathematics/Natural Sciences 3 hours
  Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 hours
  1. The remaining six hours will be determined by the program of study.
  2. Graduates must demonstrate competency in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills and the basic use of computers.

Complete at least the last 15 semester hours at Santa Fe College.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree

  • 2604  - Automotive Service Management Technology

Program is limited access. Please see the program advisor for more information. A separate application may be required. 

Career and Technical Certificate Programs (College Credit)

In addition to the Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees, the college offers Technical Certificate programs to further meet the occupational needs of the community. These are less than 60 credit hours of college level courses and are a part of an Associate in Science or Associate in Applied Science degree. Technical Certificate programs are intended to prepare students for entry into employment. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 is required. For more information about these programs, contact the appropriate program advisor.

Certificate Programs

6309 - Central Sterile Processing Technology 
6628 - Chemical Laboratory Specialist
6403 - Child Development Early Intervention
6307 - Computed Tomography ATC
6625 - Computer Programmer
6635 - Computer Programming Specialist
6100 - Educator Preparation Institute
6907 - Emergency Medical Technician
6671 - Graphic Design Production
6670 - Graphic Design Support
6555 - Healthcare Informatics Specialist
6592 - Medical Coder/Biller
6651 - Network Infrastructure
6552 - Network Security
6650 - Network Server Administration
6577 - Office Specialist
6900 - Paramedic
6315 - Polysomnography ATC

Program is limited access. Please see the program advisor for more information. A separate application may be required.

Career and Technical Certificate Programs (Contact Hour)

The college offers non-credit Career and Technical Certificate programs in the areas of Health Sciences, Public Safety and Construction and Technical programs. The Career and Technical Certificate consists of courses to prepare students for entry into employment. Students must meet specific basic skills requirements in English, mathematics and writing. Students who successfully finish the required sequential courses are awarded a certificate of completion. The Career and Technical Certificate (CTC) programs listed below admit students on a selected basis only.

Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the Basic Police Recruit, Basic Correctional Officer Recruit, Emergency Medical Technician, and Paramedic training programs. Application to these programs must be made to the Institute of Public Safety. For more information about these programs, students should contact the program advisors.

Career and Technical Certificate Programs

7601 - Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology ‡
7623 - Applied Welding Technology ‡
7603 - Automotive Service Technology ‡
7705 - Correctional Officer
7725 - Crossover from Correction Officer to Law Enforcement Officer
7722 - Crossover from Law Enforcement to Correction Officer
7301 - Dental Assisting
7702 - Law Enforcement (Police Academy)
7333 - Nursing Assistant (NA)
7340 - Phlebotomy
7658 - Plumbing Technology
7303 - Practical Nursing (PN)
7338 - Surgical Technology 
7627 - Welding Technology - Advanced ‡

Career and Technical Certificate Apprenticeship Programs

7674 - Carpentry Apprenticeship ‡
7692 - Electrical Construction Apprenticeship ‡
7631 - Heating and Air Conditioning Installer/Servicer ‡
7654 - Plumbing Apprenticeship ‡

Program is limited access. Please see the program advisor for more information. A separate application may be required.
‡ Program does not require high school graduation or a GED.

Adult Education Programs

The Adult Education Program is designed to help students gain the necessary skills to enter or advance in college or the workplace. Services offered by the Adult Education Program include preparation for the tests of General Educational Development (GED) to earn a state of Florida high school diploma, adult basic education classes, Computerized Placement Test (CPT) preparation, Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) preparation, basic computer classes, Family Literacy Program, Adults with Disabilities Program, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and a U.S. Citizenship program.

The Adult Education Program is an open-entry/open-exit program, which means students can begin the program at any time and complete the program when their goals are met. Instruction is provided in classes, small groups and individually. Learning labs with trained lab assistants are available for individual programs, computer and skill practice to support what students are doing in their course work.

Day and evening programs are offered at various sites: the Northwest Campus, Building G, room 32, 352-395-5760; the Blount Center, Building DC, room 7, 352-395-4496; and the Davis Center, 352-381-3707.

Intake and transition counseling and assistance are available to help students successfully enter the program and, upon adult education goal completion, move into careers, certificate, AA degree and AS programs. Students take a diagnostic test upon entry into the Adult Education Program. They then meet individually with the intake specialist to assess their test scores, set learning goals and register for classes. Students are reassessed periodically to make sure they are completing their instructional goals. The intake/transition specialist is available to help students determine their next step in the academic process and negotiate barriers to program completion.

Perkins Initiatives

Workforce Development, Career Pathways, Rural and Sparsely Populated, TEAM Health, TEAM Careers
Program Coordinator Mable Baker, I-034F, Northwest Campus, 352-395-7346

Career and Technical Education students, including special populations at Santa Fe College and in Alachua and Bradford counties’ school districts, receive academic support, assessment and counseling, retention services, employment resources and limited financial support through the Perkins grants. In addition, technical projects and programs are initiated, improved, expanded and evaluated.

The program also emphasizes the expanded use of technology, all aspects of industry and professional development. Links are established between secondary and post-secondary programs and business partners.

Career Pathways

The Career Pathways Consortium that includes Santa Fe College and the Alachua and Bradford school districts provides career awareness, academics and technical preparation. The purpose of the program is to broaden the educational, career and economic opportunities of all students. This approach combines academic learning in the classroom with hands-on learning at a work site or in a simulated work setting.

The Career Pathways program also promotes a system of connecting activities that link Santa Fe College, the school districts of Alachua and Bradford counties, Bradford-Union Area Career and Technical Center, and business and civic partners. The University of Florida, St. Leo University, and other private colleges and universities are also partners in Career Pathways education. Students begin their Career Pathways education in high school, which prepares them with skills and knowledge to be eligible for earning college credit and continuing their education at a two-year of four-year institution. Visit the website at www.sfcollege.edu/careerpathways/.

High School Dual Enrollment Program Career and Technical Education

Director Jennifer Homard, R-008, 352-395-5493

In cooperation with the school boards in the area, dual enrollment opportunities in the college’s Career and Technical Education Programs are provided for qualified eleventh and twelfth grade students. The purpose of this educational program is to provide high school students an opportunity to acquire a technical education at Santa Fe College while in high school. Students can earn both high school and college credit while attending the college’s High School Dual Enrollment Program.

Once accepted, students register for Career and Technical courses as well as high school, and/or college academic course work to fulfill high school graduation requirements. Students whose college placement test scores and academic history are competitive with those of college students may enroll in college level academic courses. Students in the High School Dual Enrollment Program graduate from their high school and students may participate in extracurricular activities offered at their high school.

College tuition is free to dual enrollment students. Required textbooks are provided free of charge to public school students and home school students affiliated with a public school. Free and reduced meals are provided for eligible students from the vendors in the College’s food court. For further information about this program, call 352-395-5490.

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