Degree Pathways

Choose the Path to Reach your Career Goals.

Whether you’re planning to transfer to a university or enter directly into a career, Valencia College has a degree to get you there.


Career Pathway Options Chart

Career Pathway Options

This chart contains an explanation of the different degree or certificate programs available.

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Valencia College offers more than 130 career programs.

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A.A.

Associate in Arts

Associate in Arts

Get the general education requirements for the first half of a bachelor's degree program.

  • Earn a degree in two years as a full-time student
  • Transfer into a bachelor's degree at Valencia College
  • Get guaranteed admission into one of Florida's 12 state universities as a junior

A.S.

Associate in Science

Associate in Science

Gain the marketable skills you need to land a rewarding career and a well-paying job in as few as two years.

  • Earn a specialized technical degree that prepares you for immediate employment in as few as two years
  • Go directly to work in an exciting career with high-demand occupations
  • Enhance your skills with a bachelor's degree at Valencia College or another state college

B.A.S.

Bachelor of Applied Science

Bachelor of Applied Science

Expand your career options by building on the knowledge and skills you gained in your A.A./A.S. degree. This degree gives you hands-on experience using the latest best practices in your field and prepares you for advanced career opportunities.

  • Complete your B.A.S. degree in as few as two years with an associate degree
  • Increase your career options and earnings potential
  • Advance in your current job, find a new one or go on to earn a master's degree

B.S.

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science

Gain additional education and professional experience in your field beyond the associate level with a bachelor's degree.

  • Complete it in as few as two years with an associate degree
  • Expand your career options and prepare for advanced positions within your field
  • Jump into the job market or go into a master's degree program

T.C.

Technical Certificate

Technical Certificate

Get on the fast track to a great career.

  • Earn a certificate in one year or less
  • Develop occupational skills for your resume or portfolio to increase employability
  • Get a job, upgrade your skills for career advancement or apply your credits toward the completion of an A.S. degree

A.T.C.

Advanced Technical Certificate

Advanced Technical Certificate

Supplement your associate degree with advanced specialized training in your field.

  • Complete a certificate program in one year or less
  • Apply credits toward a related bachelor's degree at Valencia College
  • Enhance your skills in a specialized area for more professional opportunities and pay

A.S.T.

Accelerated Skills Training

Accelerated Skills Training

Prepare for a high-demand, higher-wage career in weeks.

  • Learn new skills in just weeks-ranging from 4 – 28 weeks
  • Get hands-on, intensive training to advance your skill set
  • Gain the knowledge needed to earn nationally recognized industry certifications

C.E.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Update your skills or prepare for a new position or career advancement.

  • Work while you learn with flexible classes-weekdays, evenings, weekends and online
  • Increase your industry knowledge with a wide variety of courses
  • Prepare for certification or maintain your current professional licensing