Degree Program Areas
Valencia College has more than 100 program areas, including over 50 degree programs available to international students. From a general studies program with university transfer plans to career-focused programs, there are plenty of options to meet your educational goals.
General Studies Program
Our most popular program amongst international students is the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in general studies. The general studies A.A. provides a basic liberal arts education, preparing you to transfer to a university as a junior (third-year student). It also includes plenty of elective courses (courses you choose) so that you can focus your studies toward a specific major or simply explore subjects that interest you.
University Transfer Plans and Degree Pathways
As an A.A. student, there are ways to focus in on your intended university major. You can follow a transfer plan or choose a degree pathway which will help you meet most upper division pre-requisites for a specific university major.
Valencia’s Associate in Science (A.S.) degree programs are career-focused. They are all geared toward exciting industries and are developed under the guidance of top business and industry employers who know the skills you need to succeed in the real world.
Valencia offers more than 80 short-term certificate programs that provide career-specific skills. Please note that F-1 students cannot enroll in a certificate program alone. A certificate can only be earned in conjunction with a degree program.
Seneff Honors College provides a challenging and in-depth course of study for high-acheiving students. Choose from four study tracks: Undergraduate Research, Leadership, Global Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies. Honors students can benefit from smaller class sizes, early course registration, study abroad opportunities, recognition at graduation and the opportunity to transfer to the Burnett Honors College at the University of Central Florida. You must first be admitted to Valencia College before applying to the Honors program.
Intensive English Program
Students interested in a degree at Valencia who need to improve their English can start with the Intensive English Program and then transfer into a Valencia degree program.
English as a Second Language Youth Program
Designed for teens ages 12 through 15, the English as a Second Language for Teens program focuses on English proficiency and American culture in a challenging yet fun environment.
International students are not eligible for admission into Valencia’s Accelerated Nursing, Allied Health Technical Certificate Programs, concurrent nursing program, or the Allied Health Bachelor degree programs. Other excluded programs include the A.S. degree in Fire Science Technology and the Public Safety certificate programs.
However, if you are interested in studying any of these areas at a university, you can still complete your first two years at Valencia (which will save you 40% on tuition) through the A.A. general studies program with a transfer plan and then transfer into your desired university major.