Occupational Education Requirement Categories

As defined by the Florida Department of Education


Less than a High School Diploma – (1)Occupations in which workers can receive the training they need on the job and are not required to have earned a High School Diploma or GED

High School Diploma or GED – (2) Occupations that generally require a high school diploma or GED for employment

Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate – (3) Occupations that generally require completion of career and technical training.  Some programs last only a few weeks while others may last more than a year.  In some occupations, a license is needed that requires an examination after completion of the training.

College Credit Certificate, Applied Technology Diploma, Associate of Applied Science, Associate Degree – (4) Occupations that generally require the completion of a college credit credential.  College Credit Certificate and Applied Technology Diplomas are specialized college credit credentials that vary in length.  Associate of Applied Science and associate degrees generally require at least 2 years of full-time equivalent academic work.

Bachelor’s Degree – (5) Occupations that generally require a Bachelor’s Degree.  Completion of the degree program generally requires at least 4 years, but not more than 5 years, of full-time equivalent academic work.

Master’s Degree or Higher – (6) Occupations that generally require a master’s, doctoral, or first professional degree.  Completion of one of these degree programs usually requires from 1 or 6 years of full-time equivalent academic work beyond the bachelor’s degree.

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