Information Sessions on New Bachelor’s Degree Coming in March

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses

Valencia College’s new Bachelor of Applied Science in business and organizational leadership is designed to provide access to a bachelor’s degree for students who have earned an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in any discipline. The degree aims to help A.S. graduates add business skills on top of their previously learned industry skills. For A.A. graduates, completing this business degree will also prepare them for leadership positions in industry.

To help individuals interested in the degree, Valencia will host four information sessions.

West Campus
Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018
Times: 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Location: West Campus, Building 11, Room 106

East Campus
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: East Campus, Building 8, Room 137

Osceola Campus
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Osceola Campus, Building 4, Room 105

When the program launches this summer, students will be offered core classes, which includes business law, marketing management and accounting with a focus on supervision and management. This bachelor’s degree program is ideal for people in supervisory roles who cannot advance into management without a bachelor’s degree. Valencia employees who are interested in completing their bachelor’s degree are encouraged to attend.

“We can offer classes that will not only lead to a bachelor’s degree but will provide students education in a field that will directly help them in their current role,” shared Terry Allcorn, dean, business and hospitality. “What students learn in class on Tuesday, they will be able to apply at work on Wednesday.”

College leaders worked with local business executives and University of Central Florida officials to tailor a business program that meets the needs of the Central Florida business community.

“Over four years ago, the members of Valencia’s business advisory committee requested that we consider a bachelor’s degree in a business field,” said Terry. “This committee is made up of business and community leaders who provide valuable insights into the skills our students need to be successful.”

If you have any questions about the information sessions, please contact Terry at

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