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Florida Gulf Coast University credential program

 
 





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  Information about the Florida Gulf Coast University credential program, registering in a technical degree program to develop job skills, and taking free practice tests online. Which college degrees will give you the best chances of finding a job after graduation? Some students select a major because it offers practical skills that are valuable in the workplace. Other students choose their major because they enjoy the subject material. By sampling a variety of courses from different departments, you can get a better feel for which field you are most comfortable in. The most popular college major is business administration, split equally between men and women. On the other hand, men make up the large majority of computer science and engineering majors. For women, the fields of education, English and liberal arts dominate the list.

Online courses support faculty innovation in teaching, by requiring professors to develop new courses. Distance education enables students who cannot make the commute to campus to have access to accredited courses. Advanced Placement exams are offered in a variety of subjects, offering college credit for classes that you have done well in. Test yourself with free practice exams, before visiting the College Board website to register to take your actual AP Tests. If you earn a score of 3 or higher on an AP Exam, you may be able to receive advanced placement in college.

Online Courses - MOOCs

Florida Gulf Coast University credential programIf a high school student wants to get into a selective college, but doesn't have high grades, he or she may apply via a degree major that is less popular, or harder for the school to fill. If you stay true to your career interests, not just going after salary, your overall job earnings will increase over time as you gain experience. If you focus your degree choices on salary alone, there's greater risk that you'll suffer early signs of burnout, and be forced to change careers.

Technical training programs are a low-cost alternative to attending a regular, four-year college, and you may earn good money as a highly-skilled, technical specialist. By taking some of your degree courses online, you also may be able to graduate earlier, saving money on tuition. If you're currently employed, you can take online courses in your spare time to advance your present career. Massive Open Online Courses are known as MOOCs, utilizing cloud-based software and Google apps.

An online degree may be just as marketable as a college degree earned on campus. Udemy online learning, a site which allows anyone to take online courses, is a new startup with backing from the founders of Groupon. Khan Academy now offers over 3,900 micro-lectures available via YouTube. Coursera, another online-learning software platform, has millions of enrolled students around the world. Recently, MIT made it's open courseware platform available to students and instructors at no cost.

Online Tests - Free Practice!

This section offers practice tests in a variety of academic subject areas. Each of the following multiple-choice tests has 10 questions to work on. No sign-up required, just straight to the test.
Business Tests

Nursing Tests

English Tests
Engineering Tests

Other colleges near Fort Myers, Florida:

Take a few moments to browse other colleges and universities near Fort Myers. It's a good idea to compare all schools in the area, as well as consider taking some of your classes online, to save on tuition fees. By continuing your education, you can improve your salary prospects or train for a more interesting position. According to the Occupational Outlook Quarterly, from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, college graduates are twice as likely to find employment as those without a college degree in today's competitive job market. Further, it may be possible to receive degree credit via Advanced Placement exams, as well as through honors classes that you've taken.

Financial aid deadlines are typically scheduled well in advance of regular admission dates, so be sure to apply early. You may request free information from several different schools below, without making a commitment.

College GuidePhoneIn-state TuitionOut-of-state TuitionStudent Body SizeRequest Info
Sunstate Academy
    Fort Myers, FL
(239) 278-1311 $$$ $$$ very small Program Info
Heritage Institute Ft Myers
    Fort Myers, FL
(239) 936-5822$$$$$$$$ medium Program Info
Southwest Florida College
    Fort Myers, FL
(239) 939-4766 $$$ $$$ medium Program Info
Lee County High Tech Center Central
    Fort Myers, FL
(239) 334-4544 $ (low) $ (low) small Program Info
Edison State College
    Fort Myers, FL
(239) 489-9300 $ (low) $$ large Program Info
Stenotype Institute of Jacksonville
    Jacksonville, FL
(904) 398-4141 $$$ $$$ small Program Info
Jacksonville University
    Jacksonville, FL
(904) 256-8000$$$$$$$$ medium Program Info
Withlacoochee Technical Institute
    Inverness, FL
(352) 726-2430 $ (low) $ (low) very small Program Info
Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education
    Miami, FL
(305) 324-6070 $ (low) $ (low) small Program Info
Gulf Coast Community College
    Panama City, FL
(850) 769-1551 $ (low) $$ large Program Info
Sheridan Technical Center
    Hollywood, FL
(754) 321-5400 $ (low) $ (low) medium Program Info
Jones College Jacksonville
    Jacksonville, FL
(904) 743-1122 $$ $$ small Program Info
New College of Florida
    Sarasota, FL
(941) 487-5000 $$ $$$$ small Program Info
Atlantic Technical Center
    Coconut Creek, FL
(754) 321-5100 $ (low) $ (low) medium Program Info
Flagler College St Augustine
    Saint Augustine, FL
(904) 829-6481 $$$ $$$ medium Program Info


Job Listings

While some fields insist that you have a four-year degree just to get a job interview, other high-paying careers may be entered with only an associates degree. Your resume must show a clear pattern of success over time, based on numeric results and personal achievements. Companies are in need of candidates that can fill a particular job position, so set up an introductory meeting to ask questions about the firm's history, and current business opportunities. They are watching for those candidates who are trying harder than others, thus your first task is to set yourself apart. Hiring managers typically post new jobs on targeted job sites at attract qualified applicants. Browse current job openings below by clicking on the type of position you'd like to pursue.

Each link below lists current openings:Starting Salary
(up to)
10 Year Salary
(up to)
Accountants$60,670$84,050
Actuaries$67,810$91,810
Claims Investigators$42,750$79,170
Credit Analysts$60,190$80,280
Editors$53,220$87,400
Executive Secretaries$39,160$59,740
Financial Analysts$71,240$118,000
Insurance Appraisers$49,980$68,420
Property Management$52,290$85,170
Public Relations$40,670$79,880
Receptionists$23,810$33,750
Secretaries$28,460$41,550
Tax Preparers$33,160$56,640
Telemarketers$24,190$58,430
Wholesale Buyers$51,010$83,080

Source: Jobs Outlook, Bureau of Labor Statistics.


The US Department of Labor reports that new graduates with technical degrees are likely to find employment faster, including majors in computer programming, small business administration, health care, and graphic design. An associates degree can save you time and money, by transferring later to a regular 4-year degree program. It is often a general degree that is structured similarly to the first two years of a bachelors degree. Although most jobs which pay six-figure salaries require a college degree, technical fields offer high salaries based more on ability and specific skill-sets. The greatest downside to an associates degree in the job market is that you will be competing with individuals holding bachelors degrees. Therefore, make sure you're comfortable in the niche you've chosen, and have developed strong job skills.

 
 

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Before making decisions about your future, compare programs carefully. Think about what career is best suited for you, and where you want to study. Request more information now.

 
 

Business & Medical Job Listings

Although most jobs which pay six-figure salaries require a college degree, technical fields offer high salaries based more on ability than which school you graduated from. Students will impress future bosses more with an impressive portfolio than with an advanced degree, so practice your skills as a consultant for local companies. Candidates with prior industry experience are preferred by interviewers, so you resume must show a clear pattern of success over time, based on numeric results and personal achievements.
Professional Careers
Each link lists current openings:
Starting Salary
(up to)
10 Year Salary
(up to)
Accountants$60,670$84,050
Advertising & Sales$51,350$71,280
Casino Dealers$45,750$79,170
Computer Programmers$75,500$104,050
EMT, Paramedics$36,390$65,280
Graphic Designers$49,400$77,820
Photographers$31,830$66,510
Financial Analysts$71,240$118,000
Flight Attendants$56,150$95,300
Private Investigators$38,290$64,380
Psychologists$50,360$87,840
Registered Nurses (RN)$49,730$83,440
Stock Brokers$60,190$80,280
Teachers$45,750$58,900

            Source: Indeed.com
In order to become an RN (Registered Nurse), a bachelors degree in nursing is recommended. RN's command a greater salary, and are responsible for an enlarged scope of practice over LPNs and CNAs. Students will receive classroom instruction and clinical training in a hospital setting. A 4-year BSN program allows students to further specialize in the areas of pediatrics, geriatrics and mental health. After completing your nursing education, you must be licensed by the state in which you'll be practicing, given that state boards of nursing each have specific certification requirements.




Florida Gulf Coast University Map
10501 Fgcu Blvd S
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1000
Fax: (239) 590-1059



Florida Gulf Coast University Degree Courses
 
 
Florida Gulf Coast University Guide
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 Fgcu Blvd S
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1000
Fax: (239) 590-1059
Fill out the form to request Florida Gulf Coast University course info.
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Southwest Florida College
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Skilled Careers
Current openings:
Starting Salary
(up to)
Accountants$60,670
Advertising$51,350
Architects$69,760
Computer Programmers$75,500
EMT, Paramedics$36,390
Financial Analysts$71,240
Graphic Designers$49,400
Economists$63,500
Film & Video Editors$58,100
Journalists$44,520
Photographers$31,830
Psychologists$50,360
Public Relations$40,670
Registered Nurses (RN)$49,730
Stock Brokers$60,190
Teachers$45,750
Website Designers$42,640
            Source: Indeed.com













 
Florida Gulf Coast University has a reputation for academics, allowing you to pursue the degree program that's right for you. Additionally, career placement services can help you to structure your job search after graduation. If you'd like to request course information, please use the inquiry form at the top of this page.
 


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