Florida National College is a private, for-profit institution based in Hialeah, Fla. Founded in 1988, the college’s stated purpose is “to contribute to the education of a population of diverse, presently predominantly Hispanic, cultures,” according to its website. Since it began, the college opened two other locations, both in Miami, and it began offering online classes in 2003.
Florida National College offers more than 40 associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, as well as professional certificates. The associate program is the largest at the school. It has Associate of Arts degrees available in criminal justice, health services administration, and hospitality management, while the Associate of Science program features dental hygiene, radiologic technology, and respiratory therapy. Both disciplines have degrees in accounting, business administration, and nursing.
Those wanting to take their education a step further can enroll in the bachelor’s program. The Bachelor of Science program has accounting, criminal justice, and nursing, while legal studies is the only Bachelor of Arts offering. Finally, Florida National College has a Master of Science in Business Administration (MBA) program. The associate and bachelor’s degree programs are available online and at the school’s main campus, and the MBA program will be online in April. Finally, nine certificates, including clinical echocardiography, patient care technician, and English as a second language, are available only at the main campus.
The college has been accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, since 1997.
The admissions requirements vary by the level of degree. An applicant to the associate and bachelor’s programs must have a high school diploma, GED certificate, or equivalent, complete and sign an enrollment application, take a diagnostic test, submit high school transcripts, and complete an interview with an admission representative. Specific programs, such as education, and radiology technology, have other prerequisites. For example, the Associate of Arts in Education program requires a minimum of a 10th grade in all areas of the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) exam, a minimum SAT score of 880 and ACT score of 19, two letters of recommendation, and the student must complete an interview with a school representative.
Meanwhile, students applying to the MBA program must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, at least six bachelor-level credit hours or equivalent work experience in the student’s concentration, demonstrate adequate writing skills on a writing assessment, and he or she must have basic computer application skills. If the student pursues a concentration in finance, they can apply their previous coursework in accounting and managerial accounting to that requirement.
Florida National College
4425 W. Jose Regueiro (20th) Ave.
Hialeah, Fl. 33012