ORLANDO – With classes beginning on Aug. 22, now is the time for new students to apply to Valencia College to be sure they get the best selection of classes for the fall.
New students are encouraged to turn in their applications by Aug. 5 so they can finish the enrollment process and receive priority in registering for fall classes. Those who miss the Aug. 5 enrollment deadline, however, can still apply and enroll in Flex Start for the fall.
Admissions information and the online application are available at https://valenciacollege.edu/admissions/
For families worried about student loan debt and the increasing cost of college, here’s good news: Tuition for in-state students at Valencia is $103.06 per credit hour – which is approximately half the cost of tuition at the state’s four-year universities.
Financial aid is available to students and about 45 percent of Valencia students receive some form of financial aid. Last year, Valencia students were awarded more than $140 million in financial aid, including grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study. About one-third of Valencia students pay nothing out of pocket, due to financial aid available.
Valencia offers classes at seven campuses in Orange and Osceola counties: East Campus, located on Econlockhatchee Trail in Orlando; West Campus, located on Kirkman Road in Orlando; Winter Park Campus, located on Morse Boulevard in Winter Park; Lake Nona Campus, located on Narcoossee Road near Medical City; Osceola Campus, located on Denn John Lane in Kissimmee, Poinciana Campus, located on Pleasant Hill Road in Kissimmee and Valencia College Downtown, the campus that Valencia College shares with UCF.
Valencia College offers a wide variety of programs for students with more than 130 career programs available.
Valencia College’s Bachelor of Applied Science in business and organizational leadership (BASBOL) program will offer two new concentrations in fall 2022: business management and leadership and change. The business management concentration will focus on helping students broaden their managerial knowledge while allowing them to gain experience in critical thinking through real-world applications. The BASBOL program can be completed fully online or in person, depending on the student’s preference.
Also new this year: Commercial Vehicle Operator – CDL Class B in Valencia’s Accelerated Skills Training Program. Valencia’s CDL B program will prepare students to drive trucks or buses as a commercial vehicle operator. Valencia’s program far exceeds the minimum requirements of the Florida CDL License test to ensure drivers are highly skilled, courteous to other drivers, know all safety requirements and understand the rules of the road. The CDL training program is 85% hands on and will be expanding to the Poinciana Campus scheduled in September of 2022.
Valencia College offers three types of degrees. The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is awarded after a student completes a general education program of 60 credit hours. With an A.A. degree from Valencia, graduates are guaranteed admission to the University of Central Florida through DirectConnect to UCF.
The college also offers more than 40 Associate in Science (A.S.) degree programs, including cardiovascular technology, radiography, computer programming and analysis, and electronics engineering technology. These programs provide specialized training to prepare graduates for immediate entry into the workforce.
Valencia’s A.S. degree graduates have a 95-percent job placement rate and earn an average annual salary of $38,912 – almost 80 percent more than local high school graduates.
In addition to associate degrees, Valencia also offers six bachelor’s degree programs: a Bachelor of Applied Science in business and organizational leadership; a Bachelor of Applied Science in computing technology and software development; a Bachelor of Science degree in cardiopulmonary sciences; a Bachelor of Science in electrical and computer engineering technology; a Bachelor of Science in radiologic and imaging sciences, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Valencia has also partnered with UCF and the University of Florida to provide architecture students with a unique 2+2+2 program that allows students to earn an associate degree in architecture at Valencia College, finish a bachelor’s degree in architecture at UCF and complete a master’s degree at the University of Florida’s Orlando-based architecture program.
For more information about Valencia, please visit www.valenciacollege.edu