The mission of the School of Business and Technology at Florida SouthWestern State College is to provide high quality, innovative, applicable, and inspirational educational programs that provide a diverse population of students the academic and career skills necessary to compete in the local workforce and the global economy.
The vision of the School of Business and Technology at Florida SouthWestern State College is to gain national recognition for its Certificate, Associate in Science, and Bachelor in Applied Science programs through a higher level of academic and technical excellence.
The School of Business and Technology houses some of the most diverse Workforce Education and academic program offerings at the college, including College Credit Certificate (CCC) programs, Associate in Science (AS) degree programs, and Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree programs. Disciplines include Accounting, Business, Computer Science, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Criminal Justice, Crime Scene, Paralegal, and Public Safety Administration.
Our programs are relevant, challenging, and designed to help equip you with the kind of education that is in demand by many employers today. Our programs help students train for fields in a variety of areas, many of which are found in the High Skill, High Wage (HSHW) category on the regional Targeted Occupations List. Some example of occupational titles for which you will find related educational programs at the School of Business and Technology include the following:
- Architectural and Civil Drafters
- Civil Engineering Technicians
- Computer Software Engineers
- Computer Support Specialists
- Computer Systems Analysts
- Correctional Officers
- General and Operations Managers
- Network and Computer Systems Administrators
- Paralegals and Legal Assistants
- Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
- Public Safety Administrators
- Surveying and Mapping Technicians
The School of Business and Technology is committed to providing excellence in education and helping our students build professional skills through continuously updated curricula and modern facilities and technology across all programs. The faculty members within the School are all highly academically qualified to teach in their fields and must hold at least a master's degree, with many holding doctorates. The overwhelming majority of the members of the faculty are past or present practitioners in their respective industries. In addition to bringing real-world relevance into the classroom, our professors are also actively engaged in educational projects, service to the college, and service to the community.
Students who have earned industry certifications, completed workforce training at other institutions, including technical colleges, and/or who have completed certain career academy programs in high school should be aware of the potential for an award of articulated credit. These students should seek guidance from the school of Business and Technology before they choose their courses for a degree or certificate program.
Information is available online at: www.fsw.edu/academics or on the School of Business and Technology Home Page at: www.fsw.edu/sobt