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Study at Broward Community College

Broward College, formerly known as "Broward Community College", was established in 1959 by the Florida Legislature. BCC confers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees and certificates to its graduates. It also offers a variety of Continuing Education programs and courses.

BCC offers flexible learning alternatives and dual-Enrolment programs for high school students. The college has three campuses and a variety of educational centres located throughout Broward County. The campuses are:

  • A. Hugh Adams Central Campus
  • Judson A. Samuels South Campus
  • North Campus
BCC has six major sports teams. The college offers special scholarship to members of the athletic teams. Some of the college graduates have gone on to become famous indluding: Dr. Rita Mae Brown, author, poet, essayist, and screenwriter; LauRen Merola, Miss Pennsylvania USA 2008; and Johnathan Walton, Emmy award winning reporter.

Profile of Broward Community College

The campus of Broward Community College is in Fort Lauderdale, FL, which is a medium-sized city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Broward Community College include, at the school's highest level, the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school has a tighter focus on specific Course Topics than most colleges its size. Broward Community College is known for its programs in security and law enforcement and liberal arts.

Broward Community College Selectivity

Its open admissions system makes the school an attractive choice for many applicants. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Broward Community College had 31, 730 students enrolled (17, 739 full-time equivalent). The school has a large minority student population.

Student Life

Broward Community College values student athletics, and belongs to the Southern Conference.

Broward Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts2, 052liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine573EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement323criminal justice and police, corrections, security and protective services, criminal justice and administration, fire protection tech
Business and Management147entrepreneurship, accounting and related services, business management, marketing, business and related services, accounting technology, operations management, management information systems, . . .
Medical Support and Technology62dental assistant, opticianry, dental hygienist, respiratory care tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, radiation therapist, nuclear medical tech, medical assistant, . . .
Mechanics and Repair50aircraft maintenance, aircraft powerplant tech, electrical maintenance and repair, automobile mechanics
Law45legal assistant
Engineering Technician40electronics tech, computer systems tech, automotive tech, civil engineering tech, environmental control tech, biomedical tech, construction engineering tech, architectural engineering tech
Computer Science and Engineering37computer services management, systems analyst, computer applications programming
Therapy and Counselling33physical therapist assistant, massage therapy
Photography and Commercial Art32cinematography, commercial art
Transportation31aviation operations, commercial pilot and flight crew
Family and Social Work23child care provider
office and Administration15executive secretary, office management
Medical administration14medical records tech, medical secretary, health care facilities management, health care administration
Hospitality9hospitality management, tourism and travel, restaurant and food services management

Contact: Broward Community College

Broward Community College

225 E las Olas Blvd

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

General Phone: (954) 201-7200


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