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  1. 1. Degrees & Certificates Some Thoughts
  2. 2. AA AS & Cert. TRANSFER WORK EnterMove on to an upper the Workforce level institution / when YOU 4 year university Graduate !
  3. 3. Bachelors Degrees @ SF BAS: Clinical Laboratory Science Prepares students to enter the workforce as Clinical Laboratory Technologists or Medical Technologists
  4. 4. Bachelors Degrees @ SF BAS: Health Services Administration Applicants to this BAS program should have an associate degree in a health-related discipline. Health care is a business and, like every business, it needs good management to keep it running smoothly.
  5. 5. Associate of Arts 36 General Education Classes (Academic) 24 Electives (Degree Specific) 60 Total
  6. 6. Associate of Science 15 General Education Classes (Academic) 45 Professional Core Classes 60 Total
  7. 7. AA - AS 36 Gen. Ed.  15 Gen. Ed. Academic Academic 24 Electives  45 Pro.Core Degree Related Career Related 60 TOTAL  60 TOTAL
  8. 8. Certificates Credit  P.S.A.V.  Postsecondary Credit Hour Adult Vocational Classes  Contact Hour Classes Apply to Classes AS Degree  Only Job Only Job Specific Classes Specific Classes  No GED or Diploma needed
  9. 9. Think About It! How Long do you want to go to School ? Are you ready for the academic challenge? Do you have the Resources to pay for school? What is the Forecast for the Career you want to enter? Do you really understand the Career you are interested in?
  10. 10. How Long do you want to goto School?We live in a society, and especiallyour community, where a degreehas always been stressed as theway to succeed. Education isimportant and forecasters predictthat 80-85 percent of future jobswill require some post-secondarytraining, but that does notnecessarily mean a bachelorsdegree.
  11. 11. Workforce Trends 1950 NOW Workers have less supervision, so Unskilled Labor 60% 15% more independence is required; Skilled/Technical 20% 65% businesses have more automation, so more technical Professional 20% 20% skills are required.
  12. 12. A recent National Association of Manufacturers study found that 69 percent of businesses cited "inadequate basic employability skills" such as attendance, timeliness and work ethic as the most common reason for rejecting job applicants•Job skills can also be called transferableskills. They are best acquired throughexperience.•Management and leadershipjob skills are some of themost transferable. Leadership can meantraining other employees, leading teams, and providingmotivation. It can also mean you have taken initiative to start Beingnew programs or improve your work environment.able to work independently is anexcellent job skill to possess. If you do havemanagerial or supervisory experience, these transfer very wellto other types of work
  13. 13. Are you ready for the academic challenge? Are you taking classes that prepare you for the academic challenge of getting into the career you wish to pursue? It’s easy to say you are going to be this or that, but is your commitment strong enough? Not everyone has to take the academic route through post- secondary education.
  14. 14. Your Program of Study  The AA has 24 elective credits. Use these wisely! Every AA degree track has certain pre-professional (prerequisite) courses that need to be taken before transfer.  Check your degree audit at eSantafe  Meet with a university advisor  If you haven’t decided, now is the time.
  15. 15. Do you have the resources topay for school?  Education can be pretty expensive, which is fine, because it’s worth it. Have you ever thought about getting some short term training, get a job, save some money and then go back to school? Maybe your employer sees you as a valuable employee and may pay for your school.  Have you asked your employer about assistance?
  16. 16. What is the Forecast for the Career you want to do?Make sure you check theprojection for the career you areinterested in. Every career isnot projected to grow and youwant to be sure your investmentin education will pay off. Thereare many people who gettrained in a particular careeronly to find out that jobs are notavailable when they graduate. Fact: 1 out of 5 people that see a SF advisor about an AS degree already has a bachelors degree.
  17. 17. Do you really understand the Careeryou are interested in?  Often students do not really understand what it takes to be successful at the career they choose. It is real easy to think you want to do something but do some research.  “Postsecondary success hinges on two factors: Academic skills and commitment that comes from career direction” - Kenneth Gray, Penn State University
  18. 18. Do You Know What It Takes at This Level? Many programs of study have “weed-out” measures in place GPA Requirements Full-time / Part-time Be prepared for the challenge, and your dreams can become reality
  19. 19. Wages Initial Earnings for 2009-10 Graduates/Completers with Full Time Employment in 2010. This is a state average. H.S. Grads $20,924.00 F.C.S. Certificate $37,584.00 F.C.S. AS Degree $46,604.00 F.C.S. AA Degree $31,948.00 F.C.S. Bachelors $48,936.00 Univ. Bachelors $36,412.00 Univ. Masters $56,772.00 Univ. PhD $65,008.00 F.C.S.= Florida College System These salaries may be viewed online at: http://www.fldoe.org/fetpip/initqtrearn.asp
  20. 20. Do a Little Research Here are some useful websites:• National Occupational Employment Statistics http://stats.bls.gov/news.release/ocwage.toc.htm• Florida’s Labor Market: Salaries http://www.labormarketinfo.com/library/oes.htm• Growing or Shrinking http://www.labormarketinfo.com/library/ces.htm• Career training at SF: http://www.sfcollege.edu/careers/
  21. 21. DEAD END?  AS Degrees and Certificates are not dead-end. Attending school after graduation is not impossible.  Continuing your education will provide avenues for advancement in most careers.  Technological advancement will require that you continue to enhance your skills to remain competitive in the job market.
  22. 22. "Never follow your passion, but by allmeans bring it with you." -Mike Rowe  Doesn’t it seem strange that we can have a shortage of skilled labor, a crumbling infrastructure, and rising unemployment? How did we get into this fix? Are we lazy? Our society has slowly redefined what it means to have a “good job.” The portrayals in Hollywood and the messages from Madison Avenue have been unmistakable. “Work less and be happy!” For the last thirty years we’ve been celebrating a different kind of work. We’ve aspired to other opportunities. We’ve stopped making things. We’ve convinced ourselves that “good jobs” are the result of a four year degree. That’s bunk. Not all knowledge comes from college. Skill is back in demand. Steel toed boots are back in fashion. And Work Is Not The Enemy.
  23. 23. What Should YOU Do? Explore as many options as possible Make sure you look at all alternatives Prepare by taking challenging classes Research occupations Shadow someone in a field of interest Volunteer Visit the Career Resource center Explore Your Personality
  24. 24. Food For Thought  A little time now can enhance your happiness and success. Think about this: If you work 200 days a year for 30 years that totals 6,000 days. You want to be happy and look forward to getting up and going to work. A happy employee is a productive and successful employee!  A little time and planning now will pay off for many years.  Japanese Proverb: Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare
  25. 25. Bottom Line Success is enhanced by education, but it is not a guarantee. YOU can be very successful with a minimum amount of education if you are sharp and work hard. A little research and preparation now can lead to a lifetime of career success and happiness. Everyone is not academically oriented and the AS’s and Certificates provide great options. YOU CONTROL YOUR OWN DESTINY!!
  26. 26. More Info? If you would like more information about options Santa Fe has to offer: Contact: Tom Mason Phone: (352) 395-5361 eMail: tom.mason@sfcollege.edu Come By: Charles R. Perry Construction Institute Building O Room 127

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