Brevard Community College Officially Changes Name
COCOA, Fla. (AP) - Brevard Community College is now Eastern Florida State College.
The Cocoa school officially changed its name Monday. It's also going to start offering four-year degrees.
In August, the school will start bachelor's degree programs in general business administration and health care administration. Next year, eight more bachelor's degree programs will be offered. Officials say 10 more associate degrees will be added by next year, too.
College president Jim Richey tells Florida Today that the additional programs focused on business, health care and information technologies will help students find jobs and help local businesses grow.
Trustee Steve Charpentier says Florida's other community colleges have seen enrollment rise significantly after offering four-year degrees.
- Wildlife Officials Say Crocodile is a Traveler
- State Officials Gather for Education Summit
- Fla. College Presidents Given Expensive Perks
- Bill Allowing School Officials to Carry Concealed Weapons on Campus Moves Forward
- Wildlife Officials Ready for License Free Fishing
- Florida Keys Man Charged with Threating Officials
- Officials Search For Man Who Shot At Deputies
- Florida Sergeant With "Foot Fetish" Facing Sex Changes
- Flooded Panhandle Communities To Receive FEMA Aid
- Division of Community Colleges Gets a New Name