Adult Education / Course Numbering
Adult Basic Education at OWCC consists of individualized and small group instruction leading to a mastery of the basic skills needed by adults to function in today's complex society. Persons completing this program normally take the General Education Development (GED) Test. (See Fee Schedule, page 16, for costs).
Adult Basic Education
Adult Basic Education consists of instruction leading to a mastery of basic and functional skills with curriculum addressing elementary through secondary grade levels. Persons completing this program normally take the General Education Development (GED) Test. Persons passing the GED test are awarded a high school diploma by the State of Florida.
Barbara M. Jones, Director, Adult Basic Education/Literacy Center, (850) 729-5387 or (850) 892-8100.
Vocational Preparatory course work is offered for the specific purpose of preparing individuals for successful completion of vocational/occupational programs and for advancement or upgrading in their occupations. Students pursuing occupational program objectives should seek counselor/advisor assistance with regard to placement in Vocational Preparatory courses.
The course numbers appearing in the catalog are part of a statewide system of prefixes and numbers developed for use by all public postsecondary and participating private institutions in Florida. One of the major purposes of this system is to make transferring easier by identifying courses which are equivalent, no matter where they are taught in the state. All courses designated as equivalent will carry the same prefix and last three digits.
The classifying and numbering of courses is done by faculty in each academic discipline. Their work was reviewed by faculty members in all Florida's postsecondary institutions who make suggestions and criticisms to be incorporated into the system.
The course numbering system is, by law, descriptive and not prescriptive. It in no way limits or controls what courses may be offered or how they are taught. It does not affect course titles or descriptions at individual schools. It seeks only to describe what is being offered in postsecondary education in Florida in a manner that is intelligible and useful to students, faculty, and other interested users of the system.
The course numbering system was developed so that equivalent courses could be accepted for transfer without misunderstanding. Each public institution is to accept for transfer credit any course which carries the same prefix and last three digits as a course at the receiving institution. For example, if a student has taken SYG-010 at a community college, he/she cannot be required to repeat SYG-010 at a community college to which he/she transfers. Further, credit for any course or its equivalent, as judged by the appropriate faculty task force and published in the course numbering system, which can be used by a native student to satisfy degree requirements at a public institution, can also be used for that purpose by a transfer student regardless of where the credit was earned.
It should be noted that a receiving institution is not precluded from using nonequivalent courses for satisfying certain requirements.