Downtown Campus Opening Fall 2019
The Valencia College Downtown Campus is a shared campus of Valencia College and UCF to serve the Downtown community.
In addition to freshman and sophomore general education courses, Valencia will offer programs in digital media, health information technology and culinary and hospitality, including workforce training and other certificates to increase access to education in the immediate downtown area.
Freshman and Sophomore General Education Courses
Valencia College offers more than 60 programs of study through our two-year Associate in Arts (A.A.) and Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees.
The Digital Media Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Valencia College is a two-year program that prepares you to go directly into a specialized career in digital media. This program will train you in one of the hottest emerging career fields today—working in video production, motion graphics, mobile journalism or web development. You’ll learn to create persuasive, educational, informational and entertainment-based video, audio and motion graphic content for use in multimedia, web, mobile devices, broadcast and live events.
Culinary and Hospitality
For fledging chefs, hoteliers, restaurant managers and tourism professionals can get a first class education at Valencia. Our programs stress hands-on experience, which you’ll get through internships as well from the banquet rooms, commercial-sized instructional kitchen, dynamic point-of-sale system, and hotel front desk simulation area. From meeting planning to menu planning, we’ll help you prepare for a career in this exciting industry.
Health Information Technology
The Health Information Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Valencia College is a two-year program with online courses that prepares you to go directly into a specialized career in medical records.
Valencia’s HIT program, students learn how to collect, analyze, monitor and report health data, using the latest technology. As more doctors and hospitals move toward electronic health records, trained technicians in this field will become more in demand than ever.
Valencia offers more than 80 certificate programs that prepare students for immediate entry into a career in the workforce. For students who meet degree-seeking requirements, college credits earned through the certificate programs can be applied toward a related Associate in Science degree.
Accelerated Skills Training and Workforce Training
Whether you are interested in training for a specific job, certification or industry, or would like training that would be helpful in any position, Valencia Continuing Education can provide a solution for you. Our programs provide flexible scheduling options with availability in the evenings, weekends, during the workday and online.
Opening Fall 2019
Your Path to UCF
If a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida is your goal, then DirectConnect to UCF will get you there.
Important Dates Please check back for details.
Student Housing Building at Creative Village (Opening August 2019)
|May 9, 2017|
Walt Disney World® School of Hospitality and Culinary
Center for Accelerated Training Opening
• Advanced Manufacturing
15-story Building, 600 beds
Valencia and UCF expect 7,700 students to enroll downtown.
$18,920 (based on 2 years at Valencia, and 2 years at UCF).
Valencia will offer the large majority of general studies courses.
Demand for hospitality and culinary workers is expected to grow 10.8% in Central Florida through 2023.
Valencia will relocate four (4)
A.S. degree programs to downtown.
Student housing shared by Valencia and UCF students.
City leaders estimate the campus, when completed,
will bring 7,700 UCF and Valencia College students downtown to study.
“The real measure of a college or university isn’t defined by its buildings, but how well it serves those within them.”
– Sandy Shugart, Valencia College President
Parramore residents have said: “We will walk with you on this journey.” And we thank them for being open to the transformative power of education.
– Falecia Williams, President, Valencia College West Campus
“The Downtown Campus student experience will provide all students with opportunities to learn, live, work, and engage in a unique, 21st Century metropolitan environment.”
– Joyce Romano, Vice President, Educational Partnerships
“Valencia plans on bringing Accelerated Skills Training including a wide array of programs, such as construction, Advanced manufacturing, healthcare, IT coding and public service.”
– Joe Battista, Vice President, Global, Professional and Continuing Education