The Innovation Hub at Broward College

Encouraging Entrepreneurship– How Broward College Is Supporting Students’ Business Ideas

In South Florida, entrepreneurship is booming, and people from all over the U.S. are moving in to develop their innovative ideas into successful businesses. A 2017 study done by the Kauffman Foundation, a company that develops entrepreneurship programs and funds global research, ranked South Florida number one in the country as the center for new startup businesses.

To further the efforts to support the local community, Broward College developed a group of initiatives aimed to help not only our students but Broward County residents as well. The initiative is led by the Workforce Education, Innovation, and Impact team, and driven through the Broward College Entrepreneurship Experience (BCEx). The objective is building a reliable and robust network for aspiring leaders of tomorrow to develop their ideas.

Brandon Gibson, who is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and active member of the Broward College Entrepreneurship Experience (BCEx), is a first-hand witness to how the College is addressing this trend. “One of the very first things we have learned at BCEx is that our economy is leaning towards entrepreneurship, and studies show that within the next decade or so, the workforce will be heavily dependent on it,” he says.

Building a Network Through BCEx

BCEx seeks to empower students, faculty, and staff by providing training focused on innovation, idea development, and social ventures.

"BCEx is part of the College's solution to the demands of the changing nature of work," explains Dr. Mildred G. Coyne, "Employers are expecting graduates that are mentally agile, creative, excellent communicator and innovate within their place of work."

This program provides an environment of collaboration, creativity, and networking.

"In addition to the usual perks of BCEx, perhaps the most important to me is that you not only earn the knowledge on how to start your own business," says Brandon who is currently working on a social app that will connect Broward College students with the programs, clubs, and initiatives that fit their interests and passions. "There is a big focus on opening the door for people want to develop ideas that will bring a positive change to their communities and the lives of others in general."

Other Support for Entrepreneurs

In addition to BCEx, Broward College offers additional support to local entrepreneurs through its Innovation Hub and the J. David Armstrong Student Venture Fund. Both programs offer resources and guidance for business development.

Start at the Innovation Hub

The Innovation Hub at Broward CollegeThe Innovation Hub is a mixed-use business space, located on the 11th floor of the Broward College Downtown Center and is comprised of private offices, dedicated workspace, and shared coworking areas. The Innovation Hub also has printing stations, free WiFi, and open access to networking events hosted by the Hub.

Additionally, the Broward College Innovation Hub, in partnership with Career Source Broward, has developed the Startup NOW Accelerator, a six-month program that provides training on how to start a business following a carefully crafted business plan with support from qualified mentors. The program offers workshops, hands-on research, and mentorship meetings. Participants earn 12 transferrable college credits and a certificate in Entrepreneurship from the College.

The J. David Armstrong Student Venture Fund

The J. David Armstrong, Jr. Student Venture Fund created in 2018, provides capital to Broward College students to launch startup businesses. The program is off to a great start, surpassing the initial fundraising goal of $500,000 by almost $100,000. To qualify, applicants must be  degree-seeking students at Broward College and enrolled in one of the entrepreneurial certificate programs.

Most entrepreneurship endeavors in South Florida are creating jobs in the tech industry. However, all industries are flourishing and welcoming of innovative ideas to be developed into successful businesses. Get started today and be a part of the modern economy.


Be safe during hurricane season

As Hurricane Dorian Takes Aim at Florida, Prepare for the Unexpected

Don’t procrastinate. While it’s still too soon to tell if Hurricane Dorian will impact South Florida, now is the time, if you don’t have a plan, to put one together.

South Florida remains in the cone of “uncertainty,” but conditions related to Hurricane Dorian can change at any time. Dorian is currently forecast to become a strong Category 3 hurricane by the time the storm reaches the East Coast of Florida early Tuesday morning.

Stay Informed

Broward College is in constant communication with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service, Broward County Emergency Operations Center and other agencies to receive the latest projections and information on Hurricane Dorian. In the event of a closure, the College will provide updates through emails, BC Alert, the College’s emergency management messaging system, social media and the homepage at www.broward.edu. Information will be updated daily until the All Clear is given.

You should have a hurricane preparation plan in place for family and pets, even though no imminent threat exists at this time. Visit Broward.org/Hurricane for information about preparing for a possible threat and be aware of new alerts and instructions about the developing storm.

Be safe during hurricane season

Preparation checklist:

  • Emergency equipment, such as hurricane shutters and battery-powered radios, should be in good working order
  • Sufficient emergency supplies, such as non-perishable food and water, should be on hand for each person in the home to last at least three days
  • Obtain and store materials necessary to properly secure your home
  • Make sure homeowners, or renter’s insuranceis up-to-date
  • Secure yard and construction debris
  • Take tree trimmings to a local trash & recycling center
  • Determine if you reside in an evacuation zone

GUIDE TO HURRICANE SAFETY

A hurricane’s deadliest aspect is storm surge, which is an abnormal rise in sea level. Strong winds can drive coastal water inland with enough power to take lives and wipe out coastal communities. Residents who live in a surge planning zone should determine where they will stay, how they will get there, and what supplies they will take if ordered to evacuate. Broward County surge planning zone maps are available here.

Because the exact path of the storm is difficult to predict, expect the unexpected. Your safety is our priority.

Be safe!

To guarantee the well-being of all students, faculty, and staff, the Broward College Hurricane Action Safety Guide lists all the information you will need for this storm season. 


AHCD career pathway students

A Pathway That Builds on Soft Skills – Arts, Humanities, Communication, & Design

The current workforce is centered around soft skills. A recent study published by LinkedIn Learning showed that soft skills top the wishlist of employers, who require candidates that excel at critical thinking, teamwork, time management, and problem-solving.

Broward College is aware of the demand and has been responsive by incorporating this training into the academic curriculum of most programs as well as providing extracurricular training through workshops and other activities.

There is one Career Pathway designed specifically to teach students these valuable set of skills. The Arts, Humanities, Communication & Design (AHCD) pathway offers areas of study, which include  New Media Communication, Architecture, Music Technology, Film Production, and Philosophy.

“This pathway focuses a lot on humanity, culture, and creativity and as such, its core is soft skills. Students that pursue a career in AHCD rely heavily on critical thinking, problem-solving, and excellent verbal and non-verbal communication,” says Jamonica Rolle, dean of Communications.

Shaping the Future Generation

AHCD career pathway studentsWhen you pursue a degree in any of the areas of AHCD, you are required to work on your communication skills, which students tend to underestimate.

“Regardless of the profession you plan to go into; you must be a good communicator. In the world we live in, it’s all about selling yourself and good communication skills play a huge role in this,” explains Jamonica. Knowing how to present yourself and exposing your abilities is particularly important when you are interviewing for a job. Employers are looking for that candidate that will stand out from the rest, and it’s all about personality.

“I think this pathway is particularly important because it develops students into critical thinkers and they get to develop and polish their communication skills and their out-of-the-box thinking capabilities, which will be crucial in the next 10 to 15 years,” she says.

What You Can Become

AHCD is a broad pathway, and it embodies a diverse group of majors. Broward College offers a curated set of the most popular professions in South Florida, and any of the fifteen areas of study can be the first step towards a successful and rewarding career. These programs are divided into five areas: Dance, Theatre, Music, Graphic Design, and Visual Arts

Graduates of the pathway have many options, including the possibility of doing freelance work or building their own business. Among the career opportunities are photographer, graphic designer, creative director, writer, artist, music producer, journalist, and architect.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, entry-level wages for many of these jobs start at $40,000 and can go over $100,000 as you work your way up the ladder.

Let your creativity run wild, explore the roots of your culture, or become an influential communicator. Learn more about career opportunities in Arts, Humanities, Communication, and Design. Broward College awaits you!


Film program students

Lights, Camera, and Action! Film Program is Rapidly Growing Popularity

It’s only been four years since Broward College launched its Associate of Science degree in Film Production Technology, but the demand is so high that starting this fall, students now have the opportunity to enroll in one of three sessions of Film Production I, the foundation course needed to pursue the degree program. “It’s been really rewarding to see the program grow so fast,” says Pezhman Jatala, program manager. “Although we started small back in 2015, offering just one session for the introductory film production course, we were pleasantly surprised to see the three sessions we put up for this fall fill up so quickly.”

When you go into the Film Production Technology Program, you’ll be getting an all-around experience, from audio and video editing to cinematography and screenwriting. “I love this program and the faculty. It is a full experience,” says Charbel Zepeda, who is currently completing his last semester.

A State-of-the-Art Curriculum

With an outstanding selection of experienced faculty, the range of courses covers pre-production, production, and post-production. “The curriculum is designed to teach everything from equipment management to editing, and anything in between,” explains Jatala, who adds that courses are constantly updated to guarantee students learn the precise skills they need.

Students are quick to admit that faculty members play a huge role in their learning experience, and make their journey through the program much easier. “As an aspiring screenwriter, my favorite class was obviously screenwriting,” says Alexa Delgado, who is enrolled in her third semester as a Film major. “But what made the class so exciting for me was professor Fink Morris, who is truly fantastic. He is as tough as nobody else, but it’s the best experience you can have. He tells you things as it is and gives you the feedback you need to make your story the strongest one you’ll read. He made my writing so much better.”

It’s All About Experience

Film program studentsBut it’s not just about academics. As in most industries today, in the field of film production,  experience, and a strong resume are crucial. Even to get your foot in the door, you are expected to have some experience. Because of this, Jatala and his team are creating opportunities for students on campus.“My goal is to provide students with opportunities within the field while they are still at school, and so I work to build relationships with employers who can provide either internships or paid positions for our students. We also hire some of the students to work in the equipment room, also known as the cage, which allows them to network and get more familiar with the equipment they use on set,” he says.

Additional work opportunities for film students include recording videos and assisting in audiovisual projects for departments within the college.

Building Highly-Skilled Graduates

To build their experience and familiarize themselves with work in the film industry, Jatala strongly encourages students to be proactive, build connections, and participate in as many sets they possibly can. For the past three years, students have competed, with supervision and guidance from the program faculty, in the 48-Hour Film Project, a festival where participants must create a short film following certain criteria. After the screening of the films, there is an award ceremony.

Broward College students have won several accolades during their participation, including Best Writing, Best Use of Character, Best Actress, and the Audience Award.

“Working in the 48-hour film contest was a tiring but huge learning experience. I was part of the screenwriting team, and it was very hard and stressful, but it taught me so much about working in film, on set, under tight deadlines. It was definitely a great contest to participate in,” said Alexa.

“When I see my students succeed at anything they do, it fills me with joy because it’s exactly what makes this the best job in the world for me,” says Jatala. “It makes me extremely proud, and I hope they continue on to great things when they graduate.”

Additional plans for the program include developing a bachelor’s degree and creating new connections for more job opportunities for current and former film students.

“If there’s anything I can wish for is that the College will expand this program to turn it into a bachelor’s degree. I would be the first student to sign up, and I know that many of my classmates would love to continue their education here as well,” says Charbel.

A degree in Film Production provides you with the tools and skills you need for creating multimedia content for many different purposes. Explore the range of career options in this and other programs of Visual & Performing Arts here.


InTech Club students with VR glasses

Immersed in Realities, Broward College Students Explore Next Frontier in Computing

As students paraded in and out before the start of that evening’s meeting of the Broward College Intech Club, Mariela Lopez and Jorge Ortiz stood in front of the classroom with a pair of goggles over their eyes and looked out at the future of computing.

The sleek space age-looking glasses or something resembling them, are expected, at some point, to converge all extended reality (XR) technologies including virtual, augmented and mixed into one wearable and mobile device. Imagine what that might mean: information from a desktop computer or mobile phone would no longer be bound to a screen but projected instead into real-world fields of view seen through the lenses of a wearable device. With that promise in mind, think about how XR may transform the way people work, spend their leisure time, and learn.

“There’s wide agreement that a big bang is ahead of us,” said Dr. Raz Ben-Ezzer, who is part of a Broward College team of faculty and administrators charged with developing initiatives in spatial computing, extended reality, and other advances around augmented technology. “Once this platform or device hits the marketplace, the product is going to change our world like the smartphone has, but probably even more.”

When that explosion bursts onto the scene, Broward College students will be prepared to take advantage of the technology’s rippling effects. The College, in partnership with Magic Leap, the Plantation, Florida-based creator of the mixed-reality goggles, is establishing an IDEA (Invent, Design, Education and Accelerate) LAB on A. Hugh Adams Central Campus. The collaboration also involves Broward College’s Entrepreneurship Experience (BCEx).

The Next Smartphone

InTech Club students with VR glassesInside the lab, students will learn the fundamentals of extended reality, the umbrella term for computer-generated environments that either merge the physical and virtual worlds or creates an entirely immersive experience for wearers. So far, the centerpiece for instruction in spatial computing are the 42 mixed-reality headsets and pocket-sized wireless computers supplied by Magic Leap. From those devices, digital content is blended with live environments, enabling students to interact with both in real-time.

“It’s really cool when you put them on for the first time,” said Lopez, who will begin classes in the fall in the College’s B.S. in Information Technology, which has a spatial computing specialization. “It’s something we’ve never seen before.”

From advanced robotics to self-driving cars, to the viral app Pokémon GO, elements of augmented reality are popping up everywhere. Students and faculty at Broward College hope to take the technology a step further by creating new teaching and learning opportunities.

In the not too distant future, nursing students at Broward College might don mixed reality goggles to practice inserting catheters into a virtual patient’s bladder, eliminating the risk of performing the procedure on a live human being and the expense associated with creating a life-like situation. The same thinking applies to most disciplines – think history and geology or STEM or communications and aviation, to name a few.

“Everybody needs to be exposed to spatial computing technology,” said Michelle Levine, district director of Faculty Development. “But not everybody right now understands the need to get onboard or sees the relevance.”

On Frontlines of Learning

Levine was among a team of 12 faculty and administrators, who last month attended “Realities 360,” an augmented and virtual realities conference for workforce training and higher education. The team is in the process of taking what they learned at the California conference to determine how faculty can apply XR to supplement and improve learning on campus.

Following a training “boot camp” later this month with Magic Leap and a Hackathon devoted to spatial computing in September, the team will present a campus symposium, April 3-4, 2020, to share what they’ve learned about the technology and how some basic principles can be immediately applied in the classroom.

“I feel like we’re pioneers,” said Ben-Ezzer, while he downloaded an app that would enable him to play a virtual drum set in the confines of his office. “At a certain level, colleges and universities are getting ready for this. We are not the first, but we are certainly at the forefront.”

Are you interested in a career that bridges the physical and digital worlds to transform the way people live, work, and learn? Then see how a degree in Information Technology will put you on the frontlines of the next must-have technology.


Business Pathway

A Pathway with Many Doors – How Business Keeps You on the Go

A career in business has many perks, but the greatest is that there will never be a shortage of employment opportunities. As a business major, you can apply your knowledge to any industry, from healthcare and hospitality to agriculture and communications, and anything in between.

After all, every business needs accountants, marketing planners, and managers.

“The business industry is not for the faint of heart,” warns Paul Moore, dean of Business and Management. “Students that choose to pursue a career in business must be driven, easily adaptable to changes, and must dominate skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving. It’s a very rewarding industry with many employment opportunities, but it needs strong and determined people.”

Broward College Offers Many Certifications and Degrees in Business

Business Pathway

Broward College offers everything from technical certificates to bachelor’s degrees. Many Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees have technical certificates embedded in the curriculum, allowing students to earn qualifications that demonstrate their skills and proficiency as they complete specific courses within their program. Even after obtaining their degree, some students qualify for additional industry-related certifications.

One of the most popular bachelor’s programs at Broward College is part of the pathway. The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Supervision and Management offers four areas of specialization: management, human resource management, marketing and sales, and project management. Other high-demand programs such as hospitality and tourism, business analytics, marketing management, and business administration are all offered at Broward College.

Broward College Builds Your Skills Inside and Outside the Classroom

By choosing Broward College, you are guaranteed to receive a top-quality education but also extracurricular opportunities to complement what you learn in the classroom. Through student clubs and organizations such as DECA, Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), Paralegal Eagles, and Accounting Student Association (ASA), students can develop their skills set through mock presentations, creating business and marketing plans and proposals, and participating in competitions with other schools.

“The more experience students gain through these clubs, the easier it will be when they join the workforce. They will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to confront any situation,” explains Dean Moore. “On top of that, participating shows future employers that the student possesses the quality and previously mentioned skills that are in high demand.”

The perk of choosing Broward College, Dean Moore says, is that the College understands local workforce demands as it has excellent partnerships with some of the leading employers and has researched the industry well enough to develop and offer the programs that prepare students for the current needs of the workforce as it evolves over the next decade.

The Current Workforce

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Florida ranks in the top five for employment opportunities in business and financial occupations. The industry is well-positioned in the state with higher-than-average wages and faster-than-average job growth rates compared to other occupations.

Most entry-level jobs accept an associate degree, but opportunities broaden once you expand your education level. Among the job options available to business majors are business consulting, financial and budget analysts, management training, financial examiners, advertising and promotion managers, insurance sales agents, sales managers, accounting, and financial advising.

Many of these jobs are on the high end of the pay scale. The BLS data shows that the average annual wages start around $40,000 and can go all the way up over $120,000. “It’s all about building your way up, as in any industry, the higher you go, the higher the pay,” says Moore.

A career in business can take you anywhere. See the complete list of degrees available at Broward College and start building your way to the top of the world today.


Pre-college students at BC

Summer is Cool for High School Students at Pre-College Leadership Institute

When summer rolls around, Ronald Irano Duncan knows his mother’s plans are not far behind. Once school lets out, she has a habit of asking her 17-year old son what he plans to do with his vacation and before he can burst out an answer, she tells him.

“You know my mom,” said Duncan, a senior at Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach. “She tells me I’m going somewhere.”

This summer, Duncan headed to Broward College, where the Pre-College Summer Leadership Institute (PLSI) welcomed high school students like him in grades 10-12 for three weeks of life adjustment training or, as the program’s brainchild says, “the employability skills that pay the bills.”

Pre-college students at BC“We gauge them on a number of things – leadership, financial literacy,” said Billy Jones, the PSLI coordinator and an assistant professor of English at Broward College. “We want to see what they know, but also what they need.”

For the most part, those essentials are centered around registration in an actual Broward College course. The 46 PSLI students who enrolled this summer in “Strategy for Success -- SLS 1001” gained exposure to the tools and resources that will contribute to their success in college, well in advance of their high school graduation. That means an introduction to strategies for studying and test-taking, techniques for note-taking, skills for time management, and concepts for building leadership and emotional intelligence.

“Coming here has taught me a lot of skills that I can use throughout life,” said Noah Cihal, a 15-year-old at Hollywood Hills High School. “I’ve learned how to read a room. If I go to an interview and someone is giving off a bad vibe, I can figure out why and make it a lighter situation.”

Head-Start on College

The high schoolers are also made aware of various academic disciplines offered at Broward College and the careers they can pursue. On other days, the students take part in mock interviews, writing resumes, and cover letters or connect with adult role models from the community who visit campus to share their personal stories. For a few hours a day, over a couple of weeks in July, the students are better equipped to return to high school in the fall with three college credits as well.

Jones said PSLI is an extension of the Minority Male Initiative, a Broward College strategy that provides underserved students with the support they need to complete their college goals.

“We wanted to create an opportunity that would impact young minority men,” said Jones. “Our data confirms that minority males are more likely to drop out of college, so we had to look at retention mechanisms that will show these young men how to take initiative and become advocates for themselves.”

Make Room for Parents

Parents of the students have been greeted with such positive reviews from their children that plans for an offshoot of the bridge program are underway.

“Every year, I get parents that come up to me and ask, ‘Is there something like this for me,’” said Jones. “The parents recognize there is value for them, as well as their kids.”

Beginning in September, “Parents Mentoring Parents” plans to meet every other week on campus. So far, 13 parents from the group of 46 students in PSLI have registered.

“We are showing people we value them,” said Jones. “If we can support these parents, they will, in turn, be supporting these young men.”

Parents and their children looking for strategies for success can explore opportunities through the Pre-College Summer Leadership Institute at Broward College.


BC male student

Broward College Combines Forces with Wyncode To Provide State-Of-Art Training in Information Technology

Technology dominates almost every area of our lives, from paying bills, household chores, ordering food, to communicating with friends and family across the world. It’s only logical that this is one of the fastest-growing industries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates a 13 percent increase through 2026, which equals to over half a million new jobs.

Even with this demand for new Information Technology (IT) professionals, not everyone trained in the field will be hired.

Broward College knows how crucial it is to equip students with the skills necessary to give them an advantage over other candidates with similar qualifications. In its latest effort to offer the latest training, the College has partnered with Wyncode , an award-winning organization that provides web development training to hundreds of companies and individuals since 2014.

New Partnership Refreshes Program

BC male studentAs a result of the partnership, the College will this fall integrate five new courses into its bachelor degree in Information Technology Web Development specialization. Wyncode will offer support through its training providing hands-on experience focused on industry-related hard skills.

“When the opportunity to work with Broward College, which has over 60,000 undergraduate students, came up, we were extremely excited. We are looking forward to Broward College students accessing Wyncode's award-winning curriculum and learning the skills that today's technology companies are looking for," said Juha Mikkola, co-founder, and CEO of Wyncode.

Wyncode will work in conjunction with Labcode, a company that offers access to coding camps in South Florida to middle school, high school, and college students. Together, they will assist with workshops and boot camps to students enrolled in select Broward College web development courses. The hands-on workshops will be available to approximately 15-30 students per semester, and they will earn 15 of the 27 specializations credits required for the IT Web Development bachelor’s degree.

Registration for the program is still open. For more information, click here or contact  Mitch McBee, associate dean, Information Technology at cmcbee@broward.edu or (954) 201-7978.

High-paying jobs are booming in Information Technology. Broward College offers several programs that equip you with the skills you will need to succeed in the field. Learn more about these career opportunities.


Unlimited Potential! Broward UP Movement Gaining Countywide Momentum

Unlimited Potential! Broward UP™ Movement Gaining Countywide Momentum

Broward UP is on the move.

In just the last few weeks, Broward College formed partnerships with the cities of Lauderhill, West Park, Lauderdale Lakes, and Hollywood to use the services and resources of Broward UP to break down barriers to education and drive social mobility and economic development.

Broward UP – the UP stands for “Unlimited Potential” – is a community-centric approach established by Broward College to address low education attainment and the financial challenges which often accompany it. The movement is grounded in the belief that residents in some Broward County cities with low educational attainment and higher than average unemployment rates need specific support to unleash their “unlimited potential” and pursue higher education to make a better life for themselves.

“Thankfully, Broward UP is working, and we are charging forward with even greater confidence, enthusiasm, and purpose,” said Dr. Mildred Coyne, the executive director of Career and Workforce Education and Economic Development.

Lauderhill Mayor Ken Thurston said Broward UP’s first municipal partnership evolved after Broward College President Gregory Haile and his team presented their strategies at a meeting of the city commissioners. Shortly after that, the collaboration was launched at the Boys & Girls Club of Broward College in Lauderhill, where Broward UP staged a day of recreational activities and team building.

“There is a willingness by President Haile and those around him to think outside the box to find solutions to problems that have existed for a long time,” said Thurston. “The prospect of having classes in our city will increase the skills of our citizens, which should translate to increased employability for them and better jobs.”

Get Hired!

Broward College TeamWorking with the Urban League, Broward College has already awarded hundreds of certificates in areas such as, Information Technology, Supply Chain Management, and Project Management, to residents in the 33311 zip code who are seeking to improve their prospects for employment in high-demand industries. The effort has been met with such success that additional Broward UP programming is planned for the fall at several locations including the Lauderhill Aquatic Center, McTyre Park in West Park, and Jack & Jill Children’s Center in Fort Lauderdale.

Dr. Coyne said ten task-specific teams have been established and are coordinating to execute initial Broward UP goals: to increase college access and attendance; to improve degree and certificate attainment, and to holistically raise social and economic mobility. The teams are focused on business development; community engagement; financial services; locations and branding; programs, skills, and courses; retention; resource development; service-learning; social support services; and technology.

The Community Engagement team has been busy participating in events this summer to raise awareness of Broward UP in partnership cities while surveying residents to assess needs. Most recently, team members were on hand at the Carter Park JAMZ in Fort Lauderdale. Another appearance is scheduled for the “Back 2 School Bash,” 12-3 p.m., Aug. 3, at Lafayette Hart Park, in Fort Lauderdale. Led by Andrea Apa, associate professor of English for Academic Purposes and Faculty Senate president, and Lori Morton, senior Career Center specialist, the team is seeking additional volunteers from the Broward College community to help spread the word at events in Broward UP communities.

Together We Serve

Volunteers are also needed to assist in Business Development, which is led by Anthea Pennant, district director of Supplier Relationships and Diversity. The team is meeting with owners of small and micro businesses in Broward UP zip codes to determine how they can increase revenue as well as provide information to the public about the movement.

Dr. Coyne said any movement as large and as transformative as Broward UP will take time and additional effort.

“We believe there is ‘Unlimited Potential’ in our community,” she said. “Thank you to all involved. I encourage you to consider how you can contribute to this movement because together we serve.”

To learn more about how Broward UP™ plans to bridge the gaps between communities in need and postsecondary education, watch this South Florida PBS interview with Broward College President Gregory Haile, Esq., here

If you are dedicated to promoting opportunity and pushing residents of Broward County to achieve their highest potential, Broward UP™ is a countywide movement for you to get behind. Here’s how you can partner.


Latest transfer agreement will take seahawks flying to arizona

Latest Transfer Agreement Will Take Seahawks Flying to Arizona

Broward College recently unveiled an agreement that allows students who complete an Associate of Arts degree to further their studies outside Florida. The College is partnering with Arizona State University (ASU) to provide graduates a seamless transition into a bachelor’s programs at the prestigious school.

ASU has ranked number one for the last four years as the country’s most innovative university by the U.S. News & World Report.  

Students must meet the established guidelines to qualify for the transfer. To be eligible, you must meet one of the following options:

  • Earned an Associate of Arts degree with a minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 2.50, or
  • Completed a Florida General Education Course with a minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 2.50, or
  • Completed at least 24 transferable credits with a minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 3.00.

What is a Transfer Agreement?

ASU transferTransfer agreements help students who earn an Associate of Arts (A.A.), and in some cases, an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree qualify for acceptance to a bachelor’s program at a university. These are exclusive partnerships, and it doesn’t mean that the student is accepted to every program offered at the university.

In Florida, most public colleges are part of a statewide articulation agreement between the State Board of Education and the Board of Governors. The articulation guarantees the transition to students who complete an A.A at a member institution of the Florida College System to one of the 12 state universities, but this an does not apply to specific programs of study.

Broward College has taken their articulation agreements a step further, partnering with several universities even outside Florida.

Other Destinations for Alumni

ASU is the latest institution to join the list of possible destinations for Broward College graduated. The College has transfer agreements with over ten universities nationwide, including:

  • University of Kentucky
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida International University
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University
  • Thomas University
  • Ball State University
  • University of Albany
  • Wayne State University
  • Buffalo State University
  • Marymount University
  • University of South Florida, and
  • Western Governor’s University

The College is also working to create international connections for its graduates. In May 2018, an agreement was signed with the University of Gibraltar in Spain. This allows students who complete their associate degree in South Florida or any Broward College international location, the opportunity to transfer to the University of Gibraltar.

Broward College can help create your path to the university of your dreams. What are you waiting for? If you have recently graduated from Broward College, check out the opportunities to advance your education through one of the many transfer programs available to alumni. If you’re new to the College, talk to an advisor about the best option for you to further your studies.