New campus, buildings, programs await Valencia students this fall

With classes beginning on August 28, now is the time for new students to apply to Valencia College to be sure they get the best selection of classes for the upcoming fall semester.

Admissions information and the online application are available at

New students are encouraged to turn in their applications before August 12 so they can finish the enrollment process and receive priority in registering for classes.
This fall marks the opening of a new Valencia campus in Poinciana. The $27 million campus will offer associate degrees in culinary management, hospitality management, information technology, criminal justice technology and other programs, as well as continuing education courses in English and short-term training programs in construction. To celebrate the opening of the new campus, the college is offering a $500 scholarship to every student who registers to attend full-time this fall. More information on the scholarship can be found here.

Also opening this fall is the Film, Sound and Music Technology building at the college’s East Campus located on Econlockhatchee Trail. The $15 million, 30,705 square-foot building will provide new space and state-of-the-art equipment for the Film Production Technology program and the Sound and Music Technology program.

Students interested in becoming property managers will have a new option this fall, when Valencia adds an associate’s degree in residential property management at the Osceola Campus. The Associate in Science degree in Residential Property Management is designed to train property, real estate and community association managers, as well as general and operations managers, in residential property management.

Valencia, which was the first college in the nation to win the prestigious Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, offers a wide variety of programs for students.

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.

Valencia also offers 34 Associate in Science (A.S.) degree programs and 81 certificate programs. These programs provide specialized training that prepares graduates for immediate entry into the workforce with a 93-97 percent job placement rate and an average annual salary of $44,764 – nearly double that of a high school graduate. For a list of A.S. programs, visit

In addition to associate degrees, Valencia offers three bachelor’s degree programs at its West Campus, in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, Cardiopulmonary Sciences and Respiratory Care. For more information on Valencia’s bachelor’s degree programs, please visit

Tuition at Valencia for students working toward an associate’s degree is $103.06 per credit hour for Florida residents – approximately half the cost of tuition at the state’s four-year universities. In-state tuition for students in one of Valencia’s bachelor’s degree programs is $112.19 per credit hour.