Exploratory Degree Pathway
Degree pathways are designed for the student who plans to transfer to the University of Central Florida as a junior to complete a Bachelor’s degree after completing an Associate in Arts degree at Valencia. Students who plan to transfer to a limited-access program are responsible for completing the specific requirements of the institution to which they will transfer as completion of this degree pathway does not guarantee admission to an upper division limited-access program.
This degree pathway is for students who are exploring career options. Students are encouraged to use the My Career Planner tool in Atlas to explore their career interests and options. Students can contact the Career Center to discuss their research with a career advisor and identify academic options to support their career goals. Many bachelor degree programs will have Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) courses to complete before starting upper division coursework in a major. As you explore different pathways, communicate with an academic advisor, who can help you identify and plan for CPPs.
Start Right - Pathway Plan
You are encouraged to develop an education plan that includes the courses required for your A.A. degree and the CPPs needed for transfer to your intended bachelor's major. For course sequencing recommendations, you can create an education plan by logging into Atlas, clicking on the LifeMap tab and clicking My Education Plan. Once you have created your plan, you are encouraged to review it with an advisor.
In order to be eligible for and calculated in your enrollment status for financial aid, courses for which you are enrolled must count toward your Associate in Arts degree (36 credits of general education and 24 credits of electives). CPPs may not be calculated in your enrollment status for financial aid purposes if you took other course work outside of the Associate in Arts degree requirements (examples include prior course work from prerequisites, changing a major, and transfer course work).