Official College Catalog
This is the official Valencia College Catalog for the 2020-21 academic year.
This is the governing catalog for new students entering Valencia College in the 2020-21 academic year and for any Valencia student returning in the 2020-21 academic year whose governing catalog has expired. Valencia reserves the right to make changes in the regulations and offerings announced in this catalog as circumstances require. It is expected that the only changes will be the correction of errors and the inclusion of new courses and programs approved for offering in mid-year.
Valencia College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges to award Associate and Bachelor’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Valencia College.
The Commission’s address and contact numbers are provided to enable interested constituents to:
- learn about the accreditation status of the institution,
- file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or
- file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Normal inquiries about the college, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to the appropriate department at Valencia College and not to the Commission’s office.
Valencia College is an equal opportunity institution, and it is the policy of the District Board of Trustees to provide equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to all applicants for employment, employees, applicants for admission, students, and others affiliated with the college without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, gender, genetic information, sexual orientation, and any other factor protected under applicable federal, state, and local civil rights laws, rules and regulations. Please see Valencia College policies, available online at valenciacollege.edu/generalcounsel/policy. The person designated to coordinate this implementation is the Vice President for Human Resources and Diversity, Valencia College, Post Office Box 3028, Orlando, Florida, 32802, telephone number 407-299-5000 x8088.
Valencia College recognizes that discrimination against individuals diagnosed as having Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), or persons who have been determined to be positive for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), but who have not developed the symptoms of AIDS, is prohibited by Florida law, which accords to such infected individuals every protection made available to persons with documented disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 791), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12131) and Chapter 760, Florida Statutes. See Valencia College policy, available online at valenciacollege.edu/generalcounsel/policy. The person designated to coordinate this implementation is the Vice President for Human Resources and Diversity, Valencia College, Post Office Box 3028, Orlando, Florida, 32802, telephone number 407-299-5000 x8088.
Valencia is proud to be 100% smoke-free.
We are committed to providing a safe and healthy learning environment for our students, employees and visitors. In recent years, we have made improvements toward healthier campuses with the implementation of LEED-certified buildings, employee wellness programs and recycling efforts. Smoke-free campuses further promote the health, safety and well-being of members of the Valencia community by reducing exposure to secondhand smoke on Valencia campuses.
As of August 2012, all of Valencia’s campuses are smoke-free. This includes all property and facilities owned, leased or operated by Valencia including: buildings, bridges, walkways, sidewalks, parking lots and garages, on-campus streets and driveways, grounds, on-campus LYNX bus stops and shelters, exterior open spaces and personal vehicles in these areas. For more information on the policy or resources, visit valenciacollege.edu/sharetheair.