General A.S. Degree Information

The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree is the two-year career education degree offered by Florida colleges (previously known as community colleges) primarily to prepare students for direct entry into the workforce. A.S. degrees will articulate to Eastern Florida State College's bachelor degree programs and also transfer to Florida colleges; making it possible for A.S. degree students to complete a Bachelor’s degree. View your bachelor degree options within the Florida College System by using the "State College Transfer Student Admission Requirements" link at the FloridaShines transfer options site. A.S. degrees are not designed for transfer to a state university bachelor program unless articulation agreements are in place, which they are in Florida for select degrees. Consult with an academic advisor if you plan to pursue a bachelor degree through an A.S. transfer pathway.

A.S. programs require a minimum of two years of study and contain a minimum of 15 credit hours of General Education and a minimum of 45 credit hours of career specific courses. The General Education courses are designed to provide students with the general knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a work environment. The career-specific courses are designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and competencies required for initial employment. These courses are divided into program specific groupings such as Major Courses, Core Courses and Support Courses. In addition, some programs allow students to select one or more courses from a list of approved Technical Electives.

It is very important that students meet with an academic advisor to carefully plan their schedule to target completion of the A.S. degree program. Certain programs require students to complete technical courses in a specific sequence to ensure learning is maximized. Also, courses in A.S. degree program may only be offered on certain campuses and/or may be offered only during a specific semester.

General Education Requirements:
Depending on the program, the courses to be taken as the General Education portion of the A.S. degree may be exactly specified or may allow students to select from a set of preapproved courses. Equivalent honors-level courses may be used in any area. Students who begin an A.S. degree program in Fall Term 2022 or later are required to fulfill the state of Florida's Civic Literacy Requirement.

View the official EFSC Catalog A.S. degree admission and graduation requirements.

The A.S. technical degree programs are developed and maintained with assistance from technical advisory committees. These committees are actively involved in reviewing the curriculum, equipment, and facilities, and preparing recommendations that assist the College in keeping programs state-of-the-art. All A.S.  Degree programs of study may not be offered at each campus.

Associate in Science Degree Choices

Accounting Technology A.S.

Aerospace Technology A.S.

Aviation Maintenance Administration A.S.

Business Administration A.S.

Business Entrepreneurship A.S.

Chemical Technology  A.S.

Computer Information Technology A.S.

Computer Programming and Analysis A.S.

Crime Scene Technology A.S.

Criminal Justice Technology A.S.

Culinary Management A.S.

Dental Assisting Technology and Management A.S.

Dental Hygiene A.S.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography A.S.

Digital Television/Digital Media Production A.S.

Drafting and Design Technology A.S.

Early Childhood Education A.S.

Educational Technology Assistant A.S.

Emergency Medical Services A.S.

Engineering Technology A.S.

Fire Science Technology A.S.

Graphics Technology A.S.

Healthcare Navigator A.S.

Industrial Management A.S.

Landscape and Horticulture Technology A.S.

Medical Assistant Advanced A.S.

Medical Laboratory Technology A.S.

Network Systems Technology A.S.

Nursing RN A.S.

Office Administration A.S.

Paralegal Studies A.S.

Physical Therapist Assistant A.S.

Radiography A.S.

Respiratory Care A.S.

Social and Human Services A.S.

Surgical Technology Services A.S.

Transportation and Logistics A.S.

Veterinary Nursing A.S. (formerly known as Veterinary Technology)