POST -SECONDARY ADULT VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE (P.S.A.V.)
Definition: P.S.A.V. Certificates are awarded upon completion of a
prescribed number of vocational (non-college-level credit) courses and
satisfactory demonstration of specified performance requirements. P.S.A.V.
programs can be completed in one year or less and provide students with
specific skills and knowledge for immediate job entry.
APPLIED TECHNOLOGY DIPLOMA (A.T.D.)
An A.T.D. consists of a course of study that is part of an Associate in Science
(A.S.) or an Associate in Applied Science degree (A.A.S.) degree. The A.T.D.
is less than sixty (60) credit hours and is approximately fifty (50) percent of
the technical component (non-general education) of the corresponding
A.S. or A.A.S. degree. This diploma leads to employment in a specific
occupation. An applied technology diploma program may consist of either
technical credit or college credit.
As a Florida Keys Community College student, you have options as
to where you would like to continue your academic career. The State
of Florida has an articulation agreement between the Florida College
System institutions and the twelve State universities (6A-10.033). This
agreement states that any student who graduates with an A.A. Degree
will be accepted into one of the twelve state universities. However,
the articulation agreement does not guarantee that a student will be
immediately accepted into the major of his/her choice within that
university. In addition, the agreement guarantees acceptance into one of
the state universities, but not necessarily the student’s first choice.
In addition to the agreement within the State University System, Florida
Keys Community College is partnering with many other institutions to
expand student options for seamless transition. Articulation agreements
are designed for students to transfer into a particular public or private
university as a junior to complete a four-year bachelor degree in a specific
For a full list of current articulation agreements please refer to the FKCC
In addition to the Key West Campus, FKCC also has two centers: the Middle
Keys Center in Marathon and the Upper Keys Center in Tavernier. The
centers offer students the opportunity to complete coursework toward