Junior colleges are an alternative to traditional four-year institutions.
Four-year colleges and universities offer students an opportunity to study in different fields to attain a degree. With increasing costs of four-year colleges, students can reduce the cost by attending junior colleges. Within the Florida panhandle, several junior colleges are available to students to fulfill educational requirements.
Panama City Junior College
Located in Panama City, Gulf Coast Community College offers degrees in business, culinary management, education, the sciences and mathematics, wellness & athletics, technology and public safety. The application process involves an on-line application combined with a financial aid application. Students transferring from other colleges and universities need to contact the admissions office to ensure related credits transfer. Students can also enroll at GCCC while attending high school through the dual enrollment program. Student athletes have the opportunity to play softball, baseball, men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball.
Capital City Junior College
Tallahassee Community College provides students a quality education while maintaining a positive relationship with the local community. Classes are self-paced and can be taken on-campus or on-line. Adult education classes are offered at three locations in the local community, providing residents with work skills or a high school diploma. Over 70 degrees are offered to students, including associate degrees in arts and sciences. High school students in the local area can enroll at Tallahassee Community College through the dual enrollment program. Student athletes have the opportunity to play softball, baseball, men’s and women’s basketball at TCC.
Beach Junior College
Pensacola State College is located near the beaches of Pensacola, Florida, and offers associate degrees in arts and sciences, certificates in vocational studies, adult education and bachelor degrees in science. Online classes as well as traditional classroom settings provide flexibility to the non-traditional student. High school students can enroll at Pensacola State through the dual enrollment program. Financial aid can be obtained through the use of loans, grants and scholarships as well as military benefits programs for active and veteran military personnel. Baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, softball, volleyball programs provide students the opportunity to play sports at the collegiate level.
Eastern Panhandle Junior College
North Florida Community College offers associate degrees in arts, sciences and applied sciences. High school students can attend North Florida Community College through the dual enrollment program. Financial aid packets consist of loans, grants and scholarships and can be obtained either on-line or on campus. New students must submit original transcripts during the application process, along with the application fee. Credits at North Florida Community College can be applied to four-year colleges and universities.