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Guaranteed Admission

All A.A. grads are guaranteed admission into one of Florida’s 11 state universities.

General Studies

Associate in Arts Degree

If you’re planning on getting a bachelor’s degree, then the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is for you. It’s equivalent to the first two years at a state university. The only difference? At about half the cost, an Associate’s degree is a much more affordable way to start out. And when you’re finished at Valencia College, you’ll be prepared to transfer to a four-year university as a junior, including the University of Central Florida, which guarantees admission through DirectConnect to UCF®.

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The general studies A.A. provides a basic liberal arts education, with courses focused in five key areas: communications, humanities, mathematics, science and social science. It also includes plenty of elective courses (courses you choose) so that you can focus your studies toward a specific major or simply explore subjects that interest you.

Degree Pathways

If you already have an intended university major, you can start preparing for it by following a Degree Pathway. It will serve as a guide for which courses to take in order start fulfilling the prerequisites that you'll need.

Programs & Degrees

    Associate in Arts

    An A.A. degree takes about two years to complete and will prepare you to transfer to a Florida public university as a junior. With an A.A. Degree Pathway, you can meet most upper division prerequisites for a specific major.

    Continuing Education

    Continuing Education provides non-degree, non-credit programs including industry-focused training, professional development, language courses, certifications and custom course development for organizations. Day, evening, weekend, online and distance learning courses are available.