Student Occupational & Academic Resource (SOAR)
SOAR provides important information on your occupational and educational goals. These maps are designed to provide you with a guided pathway to successful completion of your program of choice. Click on a link below to see additional information on the program maps.
Still searching for that perfect major or career path? Then visit the TCC Career Center’s website and complete the SIGI3 fast start assessment. SIGI3 is a comprehensive, interactive, computer-assisted career guidance program designed to assist you in making career choices. SIGI3 combines personal and occupational characteristics to identify career options. It has all the tools you need to help identify your future major and career path. SIGI3 is available online at SIGI3. Follow these instructions on How to Get Started with SIGI3.
TCC offers many degrees and certificate programs to assist you in making your educational and career goals a reality.
What is the difference between program objective and transfer major?
The program objective is the degree program you seek to complete at TCC. The transfer major is the major program you intend to transfer into at a 4-year college or university.
- All Students: To change your TCC Program Objective, please see an advisor in the Advising Center
- AA Students: To change your Transfer Major and Transfer Institution, follow the directions on this link: How to add or change your Transfer Major
General education courses are included in all degree programs. The Associates in Science (A.S.) degree programs include at least 15 semester hours of general education; the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree includes 36 hours of general education. All degrees include at least one course from each of the following areas: communications, humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences and natural sciences/mathematics.
- Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree: The Associate in Arts degree (A.A.) is designed for students who plan to transfer to a Florida public four year institution as a junior to complete a bachelor’s degree program. The A.A. degree provides the courses of study equivalent to those offered in the freshman and sophomore years at Florida’s state colleges and universities. The A.A. degree requirements consist of 36 credit hours of general education and 24 credit hours of electives. Students should select elective courses that are required for admission to the student’s intended major at the desired college or university.
- Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree: The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree programs prepare students to enter a specific career immediately after graduation. In most cases, they are not considered equal to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. However, some of the credits earned in an A.S. degree program may be transferrable to a four year college or university.
Certificate programs prepare students for a specific career. Most credits earned in a certificate program are not transferrable to a four-year college or university.
Students in certain A.S. degree programs may also satisfy requirements for one or more certificate programs while completing their A.S. degree. For example, the A.S. in Business Management also allows students to complete the Accounting Technology Specialist Certificate. In addition, there are many A.S. programs where you can earn multiple certificates by taking a few additional classes while working on your degree.
Certificates are not automatically awarded. You will need to add each certificate to your degree program by seeing an Advising Center Advisor and apply for graduation from each program as you complete the requirements. See the TCC Catalog
for more information.
As required by section 1008.30(5), Florida Statutes (F.S.), the State Board of Education has established eight meta-major pathways to advise entering, first-time-in-college students in regards to their intended academic and career goals and aligned gateway courses. A meta-major is a collection of academic programs that have common or related content. You may not know exactly what you want to major in yet, but having a general idea of the topic you want to study will help ensure your academic success. Meta-majors will help you choose the right classes and start out on the correct path!
Guidelines for using Academic MAPs:
The Academic Maps for A.S. and A.A. degrees are intended as suggested term schedules and can vary depending on academic status, course availability and other factors.
Students are responsible for completing the “Mandatory Hourly Requirements” on the right of each map.
Registration holds will be placed on students who do not meet the “Mandatory Hourly Requirements” and those students will be required to see an advisor.
For specific questions on maps or program requirements, please visit the Advising Center on the second floor of the Student Union.
The Meta-Major academic pathways at TCC are as follows:
- Click on one of the eight meta-majors below to view a list of TCC programs offered within that area.
- Click on one of the programs to view an Academic Map for each program.