Degrees and Certificates
Valencia College Downtown offers the Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree and seven Associate in Science degrees. In downtown, you'll have the opportunity to get hands-on experience working with local restaurants, businesses and government agencies. Take advantage of these various learning opportunities and educational partnerships available in the Orlando metro area surrounding the campus.
If a bachelor's degree from UCF is your goal, then DirectConnect™ to UCF will help you get there with guaranteed* admission for Valencia College graduates. That means you could earn your associate and bachelor's degrees, or more, without ever having to leave campus.
(*consistent with university policy)
Valencia College Accelerated Skills Training Programs
Valencia College Downtown will offer Accelerated Skills Training programs that will give you an opportunity to prepare for high-demand, higher-wage careers in a short amount of time-from electronic board assembly to mechatronics to transportation logistics.
- Distribution Operations Technician (10 weeks)
- Electronic Board Assembly (10 weeks)
- Mechatronics (22 weeks)
Valencia College Degree Programs
Associate in Science (A.S.)
Associate in Arts (A.A.) and Degree Pathways
UCF Undergraduate Degree Programs
UCF Graduate Degree Programs
Frequently Asked Questions
What academic/degree programs are available at downtown?
Valencia College Downtown will offer the following academic programs:
- Associate in Arts in Exploratory
- Associate in Arts: Degree Pathway in Digital Media
- Associate in Arts: Degree Pathway in Health Informatics and Information Management
- Associate in Science in Baking and Pastry Management
- Associate in Science in Culinary Management
- Associate in Science in Digital Media Technology
- Associate in Science in Health Information Technology
- Associate in Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management
- Associate in Science in New Media Communications
- Associate in Science in Restaurant and Food Management
- Accelerated Skills Training
How do I enroll or get more information about one of the Accelerated Skills Training
For more information please call 407-582-6688. To enroll in a program please complete the Accelerated Skills Training online application and a recruiter will respond to you.
Do I have to go downtown if my program moves?
The Associate in Arts in Exploratory degree is available on any campus. However, if you are majoring in any of the programs listed above, you may need to take some classes at Valencia College Downtown in order to complete your program, unless the program is offered on another campus. Many of the programs provided downtown, are offered on other Valencia College campuses.
Why is my program moving downtown?
There are various reasons why programs are relocating to Valencia College Downtown. Many programs were selected to relocate to ensure a smooth transition into the UCF baccalaureate program and also give students an opportunity to take advantage of the learning opportunities and educational partnerships available in the Orlando metro area surrounding the downtown campus.
What benefits are there if my program moves downtown?
Given the intense concentration of professional entities in the downtown area there will be exceptional opportunities to engage in the field with local businesses, restaurants, and government agencies. Internships and work-place experience will be integrated into the downtown campus. Also, guest lectures from the professional community will be an integrated feature of the curriculum.
Can I attend Valencia College Downtown if I'm getting an Associate in Arts in Exploratory
Yes, you can earn an Associate in Arts in Exploratory degree at Valencia College Downtown.
Can I take all of my classes at the campus downtown?
If you are an Associate in Arts in Exploratory student, or majoring in one of the programs being offered at Valencia College Downtown, then yes, you can take all of your classes at that location.
Will the programs moving downtown change or have new requirements?
The programs relocating downtown will not change or have any new requirements.
Will it take more or less time to complete a program at the campus downtown?
The time to complete your degree at the downtown campus depends entirely on you. There will be sufficient classes offered so that you can complete your program in the same amount of time that it would take at other campuses.
Do I have to be in a special program to go downtown?
No, you do not need to be in any special program to attend the campus downtown.
As a new student, how do I apply to Downtown Campus?
The application process for Valencia College Downtown is the same as the regular application process. Go to the Valencia College website and click on "Apply Now." While completing your application, write "Valencia College Downtown" in the space provided to indicate where you intend to take the majority of your classes.
As a current Valencia College student, how do I apply for the campus downtown?
Complete a Change of Major form in Atlas. The Change of Major form allows you to change your major, as well as change other information including your home campus, your name and your address.
What are the steps to enroll for the campus downtown?
Learn about the steps to enroll on Valencia College's Future Students Admissions page.
When can I apply for Downtown Campus?
You can apply now for Valencia College Downtown through the online Admissions Application.
What are the registration deadlines for Valencia College Downtown?
View the "Important Dates and Deadlines" calendar on the "Academic Calendars" page.
Where can I find information about dates and deadlines, including application, add/drop,
breaks and calendar?
Find dates, deadlines, holidays and breaks on the calendar. View the "Important Dates and Deadlines" calendar on the "Academic Calendars" page.
How do I register for Valencia College Downtown?
Register for classes at Valencia College Downtown through your Atlas account. The campus location is listed for each class.