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.