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Broward College

Broward College is a public, state college offering two-year associate degrees, select bachelor's degrees, professional certificates and continuing education classes. The college has three main campuses (Davie, Pembroke Pines and Coconut Creek) and seven centers throughout Broward County with additional locations in development. It serves about 66,000 students a year. The president is J. David Armstrong, Jr., who came to the college in July 2007 after serving as chancellor of the Florida State Community College System. Some Broward College students transfer to a four-year university, while others go directly into the workforce. Broward College admits individuals with a high school diploma or... Show more »
Broward College is a public, state college offering two-year associate degrees, select bachelor's degrees, professional certificates and continuing education classes. The college has three main campuses (Davie, Pembroke Pines and Coconut Creek) and seven centers throughout Broward County with additional locations in development. It serves about 66,000 students a year. The president is J. David Armstrong, Jr., who came to the college in July 2007 after serving as chancellor of the Florida State Community College System. Some Broward College students transfer to a four-year university, while others go directly into the workforce. Broward College admits individuals with a high school diploma or equivalent for its degree programs. Depending on an assessment in math, reading and English, students are placed in appropriate classes. Broward College admitted its first bachelor's students in fall 2008. Broward College opened in 1960 as the Junior College of Broward County and later became known as Broward Community College. In 2012 Broward College was named one of the top 10 community colleges in the country by the Washington D.C.-based Aspen Institute. « Show less

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  • Local man has soaring prospects

    Local man has soaring prospects
    The last five years have been a long journey for Juan Villalta, but he recently crossed the stage in his cap and gown with an honors degree in aviation mechanics from Broward College. Villalta joined more than 4,100 other graduates for the college's...
  • Finding new uses for shoes

    Finding new uses for shoes
    Shoes are a hot gift item during the holidays. For those who received new shoes, there's a good option on where to get rid of the now-unwanted ones. Broward College is part of Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe program and has collected about 200 pairs in the past six...
  • Local overcomes hurdles en route to her degree

    Simone Wyatt is a single mother of four, a cancer survivor and a recent graduate of Broward College. The Lauderdale Lakes resident recently walked across the stage at the BB&T Center in Sunrise to receive her diploma for an associate's of arts degree in...
  • Scott, Bondi should end fight for discrimination

    Scott, Bondi  should end fight for discrimination
    When Gov. Rick Scott was asked during the gubernatorial debate at Broward College about his support for Florida's ban on same-sex marriage, he insisted, "I clearly don't believe in any discrimination." It's not critical for Scott to flip his position on...
  • Thanks for the laughs, from group sex to fruit s'mores

    Thanks for the laughs, from group sex to fruit s'mores
    Before the tryptophan in the turkey induces somnolence, give thanks for living in such an entertaining country. This year, for example, we learned that California's Legislature includes 93 people who seem never to have had sex. They enacted the...
  • Florida Hospital East opens simulation center

    Florida Hospital East opens simulation center
    By late Friday morning, a group of medical students at Florida Hospital East Orlando had managed to bring a mannequin back to life several times. With a few taps on an iPad, chief resident Dr. Paul Zipper had prompted this sophisticated machine...
  • Nova receives $6.4 million to serve Hispanics

    Nova receives $6.4 million to serve Hispanics
    Nova Southeastern University has received $6.4 million in grants to encourage Hispanic and other minority students to pursue careers in the high-demand fields of science, technology, engineering and math. The U.S. Department of Education grants will be...
  • Career Spotlight: Motivating students makes the workplace his place to thrive

    Career Spotlight: Motivating students makes the workplace his place to thrive
    Who: Carlos A. Parra, 34, of Pembroke Pines, is director of student lifeat Broward College's southcampus. He was recently selected as Broward College's Supplier Relations and Diversity's October/November 2014 Employee of the Month. Para's workplace is the...
  • September: Firebush

    September: Firebush
    It's hot as blazes out, so September's plant of the month is the appropriately named firebush, also known as Hamelia patens. This semi-showy shrub blooms all year long, producing tubular, orange-red flowers beloved by butterflies and hummingbirds as a...
  • Students getting real-world experience

    Students getting real-world experience
    Students at McFatter Technical High School in Davie are involved in several immersive and collaborative projects. In one, youngsters in the computer programming class are working with Coral Springs High School culinary students to create a healthy...
  • Mini Con provides a creative showcase

    Mini Con provides a creative showcase
    Fans of comics, video games, role playing, cosplaying and more had much to enjoy during the recent Mini Con, staged at a Plantation hotel. Presentations included insight into kimonos, elements of cosplay and character design and storytelling....