Florida SouthWestern State College Expands Associate Degree Offerings in Education, Human Services

Jan 14, 2015

Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) is offering two new Associate degrees. The FSW School of Education is offering an Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education, and the School of Health Professions has a new track for the Associate in Science for Human Services, Generalist.

“At FSW, we want to offer students, as well as faculty and staff, the opportunity to access educational opportunities that they desire,” said Dr. Denis Wright, Provost and VP of Academic Affairs, FSW.  “Adding these programs is part of our goal to continue meeting the ever-growing demand for employees in the fields of education and human services.”  

The A.S. in Early Childhood Education will help prepare individuals to work with young children in a variety of public and private programs.  The comprehensive courses in this program focus on children from birth to age eight.  Students who complete this program are eligible to articulate into a baccalaureate in education degree program. FSW School of Education offers an Elementary Education baccalaureate degree with ESOL and Reading Endorsement that aligns for graduates of the AS, Early Childhood who want to continue their education in a birth to grade six environment.

The A.S. in Human Services, Generalist program will prepare students to work in the fields of counseling and human services, social work and rehabilitation, mental health and administration.  Graduates of the program may be employed in a wide variety of community agencies that serve clients of all ages.  Human Services graduates may assist in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as alcohol and chemical dependency, psychology, rehabilitation, social work, education, social and community services, youth services or dependent care. 

Florida SouthWestern State College is Southwest Florida’s largest and one of the most affordable institutions of higher education. Annually serving more than 22,000 students globally, FSW offers a variety of nationally-ranked, career-focused academic programs with two- and four-year degrees, and professional certifications. Students are also active in clubs and programs catered to their interests. FSW will debut its intercollegiate athletics program in the fall 2015.