Eastern Florida State College, known as Brevard Community College until July 2013, operates four integrated campuses in Brevard County, Florida. The school offers Associate of Science, Associate of Arts, and Associate of Applied Science degrees as well as a number of diploma programs in applied technology. In addition, students can opt for postsecondary adult vocational certificates, as well as college credit certificate programs in medical information coding/billing.
Specialized learning centers include the Center for Service-Learning, the Writing Center, and the Child Development Center. These centers, housed within the campus, provide a host of specialized services and programs for the benefit of students. Furthermore, the college has established the Clark Maxwell, Jr. Lifelong Learning Center in collaboration with the University of Central Florida. This center is specifically aimed at helping Florida’s residents achieve their personal career goals. It allows students to complete a bachelor’s degree and work towards a graduate degree in various disciplines.
The college boasts three facilities that are counted among the world’s most technologically advanced. The Florida Solar Energy Center, considered to be the “most energy efficient building in the United States”, offers research facilities in solar power and alternative fuels. The Planetarium and Observatory features a 200-seatplanetarium, a film theater, a 24-inch Cassegrain reflector, and two exhibit halls. The Joint-Use Library includes an electronic instruction room, more than 100,000 books, and a large number of periodicals and research databases.
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Admissions for most programs are non-competitive. Application for admission to the college’s Summer Programs must be made within the month of June, while the application deadlines for Fall Classes are generally between August and October. Application forms can be filled and submitted online, and together with the form, an application fee must be paid to the college.
Non-residents of Florida seeking admission need to pass a placement examination in mathematics and English. Transfer students, post completing the online application form and submitting the fee, need to complete the Residency Affidavit and provide necessary residency documents to the college.
International students wishing to enroll need to have a TOEFL computer score of at least 173, or a TOEFL internet score of 61. In absence of TOEFL scores, such students need to possess a graduation degree from a high school in the United States. They can also opt for an English language program at an accredited institution, and submit a recommendation letter from that institution. In addition, international students need to submit financial support certifications.
Students can avail of financial assistance programs like Federal grants, student loans, as well as work-study programs. The college also offers a large number of general scholarships, special scholarships, and foundation scholarships to the deserving candidates. These include the Nabul Abdullah Al-Hameli Memorial Scholarship, Robert A. and Charlotte T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship, Eastern Florida State College Foundation Scholarship, John Bencich Memorial Scholarship, and The Balda Family Foundation Scholarship.
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The student body is diverse, including representatives from all across the world. However, the college does not offer any housing or transportation facilities.
Students publish an electronic newsletter every month.
Students can take advantage of career counseling, research information, and job placement assistance services through the on-campus Career Center. Special benefits and services are offered to the students suffering from documented disabilities.
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The athletics department sponsors teams in basketball, baseball, golf, softball, and volleyball. Nicknamed the Titans and the Lady Titans, the teams compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Florida Community College Activities Association. The men’s golf team has won more than five National Junior College Championships, while the men’s baseball team has been victorious in two state championships.
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