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5 Message From the President Dear Prospective Studen t: There are so many cha llenges in life that kee p us from achieving wh you have a river in fro at we want to be. Imagi nt of you. On the oth ne that er side is a leafy tree wit you. You want to cross h wonderful fruit waitin the river to get that del g for icious fruit. However, makes the passage imp the force of the flowin ossible. g water This is what happens in our lives: we know where we would like obstacles that prevent to go, but we think the us from reaching our re are goa ls. Now imagine that across the water and you have a rope that is tied to the tree. Using goes the rope you will be abl obstacles will be overco e to cross the river. All me. All your efforts now the will give you victory in crossing the river. God places so many challenges within rea ch of the opportunities challenges. But He also for our life. He gives gives grace along with the the opportunities. He help us reach our object also gives us the vision tha ives. He gives us the rop t wil l e. If we are committed us take on the opport by faith the vision will unities that God has giv help en to us. This vision is the rope will take us to success. tied to the tree that Through your enrollm ent in our University, you are beginning a new degree will be a challen stage in your life. To ge for you, but God get the will be with you, giving achieve success. Then, you the vision and ability earlier than you imagin to e, you will be one of our victorious graduates. Welcome to our Unive rsity. We trust you wil l find all your classes enriching to your life call and professors challen ing as you study diligen ging and tly. Prof. Anthony B. Portig liatti, Ph.D. President and Chancello r 5
6 Catalog For School Years At the time this catalog was produced, every effort was made to assure its accuracy. However, it is subject to change, as we meet our commitment to our students, faculty, governing board, the requirements of the Florida Council of Private Colleges, Inc. (FCPC), and the certification requirements of the Council of Private Colleges of America, Inc. (CPCA) which exceed the minimum standards of the State of Florida. Therefore, the University reserves the right to make changes in faculty, programs, curricula, courses, schedules, requirements, tuition, fees, policies, procedures, and any other aspects without notice. We will notify students of changes in the catalog by and regular mailings. Please contact the appropriate department for current information, as well as, for additional information or any special requirements. This material is copyrighted and is subject to copyright laws. 2013, Inc. All rights reserved.
7 Message From the Dean e also thought about t: rsity. Many others hav ive Un Dear Prospective Studen ian rist Ch a rid Flo some of your possibecoming a student at but here are answers to s, son You are considering rea s iou var for tion their dream to comple this, but did not bring ble concerns: re focused and you, your mind is now mo ool before. However sch in s wa I en wh s wa as I 1. I am not as young. ter bet te tra cen can con for forty-five academ three semester credits are s rse cou r Ou s. sse dy, or online. can t go to day time cla video, independent stu 2. I have to work and tance learning through dis or s sse cla pus cam ough ic hours, available thr e h strength as you prepar Lord will bless you wit the t tha d fin l wil u to school at night. Yo 3. I am too tired to go h a university degree. to serve Him better wit ns. We are a Chrisrn at previous institutio lea to ced for s wa I t all tha as Savior and Lord in ular humanism things lifting up Jesus Christ to 4. I did not like the sec ted mit com are s our staff and professor tian University and all the curriculum. areas of our lives and ever, you have always the streets of gold; how lk wa we il unt e tru be trust God by faith to m. This will always faith will grow as you ur 5. Money is a proble Yo. ent fer dif no is s r goals before and thi attempted to meet you d. nee ant ort help you meet this imp ed to me in the past. as other schools explain off pay to ns loa t den ly payment plan. t I will have large stu will have only a month 6. I am concerned tha ndent University, you epe ind an are we as but This is a true concern,, Ph.D. Rev. Bruce W.H. Urich 7
9 Table of Contents Message from the President Message from the Dean Table of Contents Our History Our Motivations Faculty List Management Academic Information Academic Degrees Fees and Payments Important Information, Policies and Facilities Registration Step by Step Application Process Academic Programs Course Descriptions General Education Professional Studies Contact Us Academic Calendar
10 Our History History grew from Florida Theological Seminary, founded in 1985, by the first president Rev. Dr. Harold L. Shindoll, ThD. The seminary was the visionary foundation of. Undergraduate and Graduate students in "Biblical Studies," "Pastoral Leadership," and "Theology" may have their diplomas with the title of either "" or "Florida Theological Seminary." These "Biblical Studies," "Pastoral Leadership," and "Theology" courses will apply for a degree for graduation from either "" or "Florida Theological Seminary." In the beginning academic programs were limited to classes at the Orlando campus. But distance learning education programs by video, independent study, and online provided for the university s Global Outreach to meet the growing student interest. Upon the death of its founder Dr. Shindoll in 1998, his wife, Mrs. Dr. Floralee A. Shindoll, PhD was elected president and later President Emeritus. In 1999 Dr. Anthony Portigliatti PhD, was elected President and Chancellor with substantial institutional growth in the academic programs and global outreach which included University programs. The University promotes global outreach distance learning education programs by video, independent study, and online. The University supports the development of both campus and distance learning education programs with qualified faculty and use of state of the art technological infrastructure. Courses are offered in English, Spanish and Portuguese. The University develops adjunct instruction in different areas with the participation of international adjunct instructors invited to these events. is the center of ministerial development and support for Florida Theological Seminary, American Ministers Asso- 10 them to fit into a globalized world of work. The University is committed to continuing education that enables the student to constantly update their resume. The students are served with a competency-based education through on campus classes and distance learning education, by video, independent study, and online classes. Our purpose is to provide quality educational programs that will improve the lives of our students. We provide programs for undergraduates and graduates who have a lifelong interest in effective educational programs with Christian foundations. Our programs and curricula meet the human social requirements with flexible hours that accommodate the time schedule of our students. Language Plans Our beloved founder is in heaven, the first President, Rev. Dr. Harold L. Shindoll, and his wife, Dr. Floralee A. Shindoll added Spanish and Portuguese languages classes. Other languages will follow, Lord willing. Check for current status. ciation and Global Reach Christian Church. Mission and Purpose is an American institution of higher education. The University offers the opportunity to achieve academic degrees at university level; with academic programs that are offered under ethical Christian principles. These principles are the foundation for the students to manage and to strategically lead with learned skills and abilities in their chosen professional field, to establish Florida Christian University as an institution of higher learning for students to be trained in any part of the world, to provide the tools necessary for
11 Standards of Excellence Statement of Faith Motto We believe the Bible is the literal, infallible, and inspired Word of God, and is the final authority on all matters of faith and life. [Matthew 24:35, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:3-4]. We believe there is one God Who is revealed to us in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. [John 1:1-4 & 14, Romans 8:9, 2 Corinthians 13:14]. We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus, and His death, burial, and bodily resurrection, and in His complete deity and humanity; that He is fully God and came in the likeness of man-god incarnate. [Romans 1:3-4, John 1:1-14, I Timothy 3:16]. We believe Christ s atoning sacrifice on Calvary has made possible the salvation of all mankind, by grace, through faith, and that a Christian stands, and lives, by the faith of the Son of God. [Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:5, Galatians 2:16, Hebrews 9:12]. We believe in the present day, New Testament ministry of the Holy Spirit. [Mark 16:20, I Corinthians 12:7-11]. We believe in His appearing in and through the Body of Christ, and His imminent physical return. [Revelation 20:11-15, I Corinthians 15:13-17, John 14:20 & 23, and 2 Peter 1:4]. We believe that God was in Christ reconciling the entire world unto Himself, and that the ministry of reconciliation has been given to the Body of Christ. [John 3:16-17, 2 Corinthians 5:18-21]. We believe in the bodily resurrection and righteous judgment of all mankind. [Acts 26:8, Revelation 20:11-15]. We believe concerning matters not specifically addressed in the Scripture, that the believer should seek the leading of the Holy Spirit, and the witness of the Word of God for direction. [Romans 14:4-5, Philippians 2:12]. We believe in water baptism as an act of obedience to the Word of God. [Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:38, Mark 16:16]. Our motto is Work of Faith with Power, which is based on II Thessalonians 1:11, (KJV) Wherefore also, we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power. God fulfills the pleasure of goodness and all the work of faith. It means that God blesses us for our work of faith. It does not matter what is our work, profession, or ministry, we can do a work of faith. God understands the work and fulfills us with His power. opment, campus and/or distance learning operations, catalogs, brochures, advertisements, application forms, financial information, and student records and transcripts. For verification of all FCPC standards go to CPCA Membership FCPC Membership is a degree granting Advanced Member of the Florida Council of Private Colleges, Inc. (FCPC). The FCPC represents its private, faith based, post secondary educational institution members before any individual, private or government educational organization. The FCPC educational standards are patterned after our early historical educational institutions of higher learning for the following: faculty, academic curriculum, course devel- is a degree granting Advanced Member of the Council of Private Colleges of America, Inc. (CPCA). The CPCA represents its private, faith based, post secondary educational institution members before any individual, private or government educational organization. The CPCA educational standards are patterned after our early historical educational institutions of higher learning for the following: faculty, academic curriculum, course development, campus and/or distance learning operations, catalogs, brochures, advertisements, application forms, financial information, and student records and transcripts The CPCA educational standards equal or exceed the minimum standards of the State of Florida and other State Departments of Education. For verification of all CPCA standards go to 11
12 Standards of Excellence CPCA Certification voluntarily and without reservation submitted to the CPCA Certification Team site visit for a thorough and rigorous CPCA Certification examination. The CPCA Certification examination follows criteria similar to an accreditation team site visit. The visit was achieved by qualified experienced educational personnel providing quality peer reviewers who examined the following: faculty, verification of academic curriculum, course development with examination criteria, campus and/or distance learning operations, catalogs, brochures, advertisements, application forms, financial, student records and transcripts, and web site. Student interviews were conducted which determined that the educational learning experience provided has achieved true learning. The CPCA educational standards are patterned after our early historical US educational institutions of higher learning and equal or exceed the minimum standards of many State Departments of Education. For verification of all CPCA standards go to is awarded the Certified Status 10 Year. Commitments to Excellence We have established these three commitments to excellence: We are committed to our Students The University staff understands that without our students there is no mission or purpose for our existence. We are here to serve our students 12 as we provide them excellent Christian higher education programs. We must permanently stress the importance of the quality of the educational programs we deliver to our students. Our quality of instruction deserves constant monitoring. We have instituted measures to assure the academic quality of our curriculum. Our courses are reviewed to ensure instructional excellence. Our faculty has a Master or a Doctor degree in a discipline closely related to the courses they teach. Faculty members meet all of our standards of excellence and affirm agreement with our vision, mission, and purpose. students with millions of resources to support their academic studies. Students are assigned a number and can access all these resources. We constantly seek to improve Using the Olympic athlete as our example, we must strive to improve every day. We understand this goal can only be reached daily. Therefore, today we must be better than yesterday, tomorrow we must be better than today. We have to enlarge our borders and improve ourselves, every day, every month, and every year. Student acceptance policy (non-discrimination) accepts single or married male and female students without respect to age, color, race, or national origin. We strive to treat each student with the respect and dignity God's creation deserves. Library information resources network LIRN" The University is a member of Library and Information Resources Network, Inc., th Avenue. N, Largo, FL 33773; a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation formed in 1996 which is a consortium of educational institutions that have joined together to share access to information resources. The LIRN virtual library provides
13 Faculty List Prof. Paulo Cesar Pereira de Abreu Marketing and Coaching BA Administration, Universidade Vale do Rio Verde, UNINCOR, MBA Marketing, Fundacao Getulio Vargas, FVG, BA, MA Business Administration, Ph.D(c) Business Administration, Florida Christian University. Prof. Patricio D. Ebert Aguirre Education BA Prevention of Risks, Universidad Tecnologica Metropolitana, MA Engineer in Risk Prevention and Environment, Universidad de Aconcagua, MA Security and Defense, Anepe Ministerio de Defensa, PhD Education,. Prof. Pedro Moura Almeida Theology BA Theology, Seminario Teologico Batista do Sul do Brasil, MA Theology, Seminario Teologico Batista do Sul do Brasil, PhD(c) Theology,. Prof. Marcio da Cruz Alves Counseling and Psychology BA Psychology, Universidade Fed. De Rio de Janeiro, BA Counseling, Florida Christian University, MA Clinical Counseling, PhD(c) Clinical Counseling,. Prof. Emilia B.M.P. Arnaud Media Communication and Marketing BA Visual Communication, Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado, FAAP, MA Advertisement and Marketing, Universidade Sao Paulo, USP, PhD(c) Media Communication,. Prof. Jose Luis Figueroa Ayala Education BA Economics Sciences, Pontificia Universidade Catolica, BA Accounting, MA Accounting, Pontificia Universidade Catolica, PhD Business Administration, Florida Christian University. Prof. Joao Jesus Benedito Business Law BA Administration, Escola Superior de Administração e Negócios, ESAN, BA Law, Universidade de Sao Paulo, USP, MA Business Administration, PhD Business Administration,. Prof. Artemio Bertholini Accounting BA Economics Sciences, BA Accounting, MA Accounting, Pontificia Universidade Catolica, PhD Business Administration, Florida Christian University. Prof. Rosa Maria Munguba Bezerra Business Administration, Marketing and Coaching BA Business Administration, Universidade Estadual do Ceara, UECE, MBA Marketing, Fundacao Getulio Vargas, FGV, MA Business Administration, Universidade de Fortaleza, UNIFOR, PhD Business Administration,. Prof. Hilda Maria Cordeiro Barroso Braga Research BA Education, Universidade Sao Paulo, MBA Human Resource Administration, Universidade Santa'Anna, MA Administration, Fundacao Getulio Vargas, PhD High Education, Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo. Prof. Lucia Helena Pereira Brandao Counseling and Psychology BA Medicine, Escola de Medicina, BA Music, Theological Seminary, MS Psychiatry, Hospital Foundation, MS Psychology, Universidade Federal de Vitoria, MA Clinical Counseling, PhD(c) Clinical Counseling, Florida Christian University Prof. Marco Aurelio Cercal Business Administration, Economics Sciences and Coaching BA Business Admnistration, Faculdade Catolica de Administracao e Economia, MA Organizational Culture, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, PhD Business Administration,. Prof. Ilma Luci Gomes Cunha Counseling, Psychology and Coaching BA Theology, Escola de Preparacao de Obreiros Envangelicos, MBA Human Resource Admnistration, Centro Superior de Ciencias Sociais de Vila Velha, MA Psychoanalisys, Sociedade Psicanalitica Ortodoxa do Brasil, MA Clinical Counseling, PhD Clinical Counseling,. Prof. Maria Vilma Coelho Moreira Faria Sociology, Social Work and Business Administration BA Accounting, Universidade Federal do Ceara, UFC, BA Law, Universidade de Fortaleza, UNIFOR, MA Sociology, PhD Sociology, University of Tennessee. Prof. Jose Gaztambide Business Administration BA Business Administration, MA Business Administration, Inter American University. Prof. Angela Montenegro Henriques Theology BA Theology, Seminario Evangelico teologico do Betel, BA Theology, MA Theology, PhD Theology,. Prof. Sandra Regina da Luz Inacio Business Administration BA Administration, Faculdades Associadas de 13
14 Faculty List (Cont d) Sao Paulo, MA Business Administration, Universidade de Sao Paulo-FEA, PhD Administration,. Prof. Nita Jacome BA Counseling and Psychology, MA Counseling and Psychology, PhD Counseling,. Prof. Fernando E. Jensen Counseling, Bible and Theology BA Theology, John Calvin Seminary, ThM Pastoral Care and Counseling, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, PhD(c) Clinical Counseling,. Prof. Dantas Lima Counseling, Bible and Theology BA Theology, Seminario Batista do Cariri, MA Counseling, PhD Counseling, Florida Christian University. Prof. Roque Elio Lisa Counseling, Bible and Theology BA Theology, Seminario Biblico de Sao Paulo, ThM, MA Psychology, PhD Psychology, Florida Christian University. Prof. Jaime Ramón Fuenzalida Marin Education BA Engineer in Business Administration, Professional Institute of Business Administration, BA Business Administration, Universidad Mariano Egana, MBA Project Evaluation, Universidad de Chile, MA Business Administration, Universidad de Santiago, PhD Education,. Prof. Arnaldo Luis Costa Marion Education and Business Administration BA Business Administration, MA Teaching Method in Business, Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo, MBA Corporate Governance and Valuation, BI International. 14 Prof. Jose Carlos Marion Accounting BA Economics Sciences and Accounting, Fundacao Alvares Penteado, MA Pedagogical Complimentation, PhD Pedagogical Complementation, Universidade FEA/USP, Post Doctor, Kansas University. Prof. Claudia Martins Counseling and Psychology BA Psychology, MA Psychology, Ph.D., Florida Christian University. Prof. Alberto Matos Education, Bible and Theology BA Theology, Betel Theological Seminary, BA Theology, Faculty of Theology of Boa Vista, MA Theology, Ecumenico Institute, PhD Education,. Prof. Maria Lucileide Matos Counseling and Psychology BA Psychology, Institutos Paraibanos de Educação, IPE, BA Theology, Instituto Biblico Betel, BA Theology, Faculdade de Teologia de Boa Vista, MA Counseling, PhD Counseling,. Prof. Benedito Cabral de Medeiros Filho Economics Sciences BA Economics Sciences, Faculdade de Economia, Finanças e Administração de Sao Paulo, FEFASP, BA Law, Faculdade de Direito de Vitória, FDV, MSC Econometrics, DSC Social Sciences, Fundação Escola de Sociologia e Política de São Paulo, FESP-EPGCS. Prof. Robert J. Mendez Counseling and Psychology BS Data Processing, Jones College, BS Business Administration, Jones College, MA Counseling, PhD Counseling,. Prof. Antonio Salvador Morante Business Administration and Economics Scienc- es BA Economics Sciences, BA Business Administration, Faculdade Alvares Penteado, MA Accounting, Pontificia Universidade Catolica, PUC, PhD Business Administration,. Prof. Nivaldo Silveira Nassiff Counseling, Bible and Theology BA Theology, Sem. Teologico Batista de São Paulo, BA Counseling, MA Counseling, PhD Counseling,. Prof. Voltaire Nuňez Counseling and Psychology BS Business Administration, Mercy College, MS Education, Long Island University, ThD Pastoral Counseling, Florida Theological Seminary, PhD Clinical Counseling Psychology,. Prof. Debbie Nuñez Counseling and Psychology BA Psychology, University of Central Florida, MA Psychology, PhD Psychology, Florida Christian University. Prof. Silas M. De Oliveira Business Administration, Sociology and Social Work BA Theology, Inst. Adventista de Ensino, BS Library Science, Fund. Esc. Sociologia Pol. SP, MLS Library Science, Univ. Federal de Minas Gerais, PhD Library & Information Science, University of Illinois. Prof. Maria de Fatima Abud Olivieri Business Administration and Coaching BA Public Relations, Faculdade Casper Libero, MA Education, Art and Cultural History, Universidade Mackenzie, MBA Tourism Strategic Marketing, ECA USP, PhD Administration,.
15 Faculty List(Cont d) Prof. Marisa Aparecida Oliveiri Business Administration BA Science, Universidade Sao Judas, MA Business Administration, Uniao das Faculdades da Organizaçao Paulistana Educacional e Cultura, UNOPEC, MA Biomedics Engineer, Universidade de Mogi das Cruzes, UMC, PhD Business Administration, Florida Christian University. Prof. Rafael Olivieri Neto Business Administration, Research, Mathematics and Coaching BA Economics Sciences, Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas, MBA Economics Sciences, Universidade de Sao Paulo, USP, MBA Administration, Fundacao Alvares Penteado, MBA Human Resources Administration, Faculdade de Administracao e Ciencias Economicas, MBA Contemporary Marketing Problems, University of Central Florida, UCF, MA Education, Art and Cultural History, Universidade Mackenzie, PhD Business Administration,. Prof. Stephanie A. Parson Computer Science, Business Administration and Coaching BA Computer Science, University of North Texas, MA Computer Resources & Management, Webster University, MA Project Management, George Washington University, MA Business Administration, Rollins College, PhD Business Administration, Florida Christian University, PhD(c) Business Administration, University of Phoenix. Prof. Ebenezer Benny Pereira Media Communication BA Fine Arts, Universidade de Brasilia, MA Media Communication, Florida Christian University. Prof. Melissa Marion Pinto Media Communication BA Psychology, Universidade Sao Francisco, MA Psychology,. Prof. Danilo Polanco Counseling and Psychology BA Agronomy/Social Work, San Ignacio of Loyola College, MA Agronomy/Social Work, Autonoma University, MRE Religious Studies/ Counseling, Gordon-Conwell Seminary, PhD Clinical Psychology, Florida Theological Seminary. Prof. Izilda Branca Polanco Counseling and Psychology BA Psychology, Instituto de Ensino Superior Senador Flaquer, BA Psychology, MA Psychology, PhD Psychology,. Prof. Anthony B. Portigliatti Business Administration, Marketing, Communication and Coaching BA Business Administration, Education, Psychology, MA Business Administration, Education, Psychology, Coaching,, PhD Business Administration, Education, Psychology,. Prof. Lourenco Stelio Rega Theology and Education MA Ethics, Faculdade Teologica Batista de Sao Paulo, MA History of Education, Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo, PUC, PhD Religious Science, Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo, PUC. Education, Counseling and Psychology BA Healthy Science, Universidade do Sagrado Coraçao, MA Special Education, Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, PhD Education, Florida Christian University. Prof. Jose Augusto Rivera Counseling and Psychology BA Criminal Justice, Interamerican University, MA Public Affairs, Turabo University, MA Clinical Counseling, PhD(c) Clinical Counseling,. Prof. Claudio Rizzo Marketing and Administration BA Marketing, MA Administration, Universidade Mackenzie, PhD Administration, Florida Christian University. Prof. Adolfo Vasquez Rocca Education BA Philosophy and Education, MA Philosophy and Education, Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, PhD Contemporary Philosophy, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, PhD Anthropology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Prof. Peter Rollemberg Roman Media Communication BA Communications, Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado, FAAP, BA Communication, Faculdades Integradas Alcântara Machado, FIAM, MA Communication, Florida Christian University. Prof. Marco A. Rezende Accounting BA Economy, Universidade Municipal de São Caetano do Sul, IMES, MA Business Administration, Ph.D(c) Business Administration,. Prof. Paulo Renato Dos Santos Business Administration, Economics and Law BA Law, Universidade de Sao Paulo-USP, BA Accounting Sience, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, MA Business Administration, PhD Business Administration, Florida Christian University. Prof. Heloisa Marques Rios Rev. Dr. Wellington Tony Shaw 15
16 Faculty List(Cont d) Counseling and Psychology BS Psychology, Mico College, BA Social Science/History, Thomas Edison State College, MEd Psychology, PsyD Psychology, University of the West Indies, BTh Christian Education, MS Christian Counseling and Development, MA Christian Education, ThD Christian Clinical Psychology, Florida Theological Seminary, PhD Christian Counseling and Human Development,. Theological Seminary, MEd Educational Psychology, Temple University, PhD Bible, Florida Theological Seminary. Prof. Olga Jácome de Utreras Education and Business Administration BS Education, Universidad Central del Ecuador, MBA International Projects, Politecnica Nacional Del Ecuador, MBA Administration(c), Politecnica Nacional de Ecuador, EdDS Education, University of Guayaquil. Prof. Cleyde Silva Counseling and Psychology Social Work BA History, BA Nurse, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, UCSUL, BA Psychology, MA Psychology, PhD Psychology,. Prof. Atonio Carlos Nascimento Valente Business Administration and Education BA Administration, Faculdade Batista da Serra, MA Business Administration, PhD Business Administration,. Prof. Roberto Parreira Silva Theology BA Theology, Instituto Biblico Pentecostal, BA Theology, MA Theology, PhD Theology,. Prof. Roberto Vertamatti Economics Sciences and Business Administration, BA Economicas Science, BA Accounting Sciences, Faculdade de Ciencias Economicas, MA Strategic Accounting, Centro Univ. Alvares Penteado, PhD Business Administration, Post Doctor(c ),. Prof. Gilson Borges Silva Theology BA Mathematics, Universidade Federal do Pará, BA Theology, Faculdade Teologica do Parana, MA Counseling, PhD(c) Theology, Florida Christian University. Prof. Eriberto Soto Theology BA Theology, Central American Theological College, BD Pastoral Ministry, Presbyterian Seminary, MDiv Theology, North American Baptist Seminary, ThM Historical Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary. Prof. Bruce W.H. Urich Bible, Speech, Literature, English, Psychology, History, Philosophy, Anthropology, Pastoral Leadership and Theology, BA Philosophy, University of Maryland, BD Ministry, Princeton 16 Prof. Renato Cerqueira Zambrotti Education and Theology MDiv Divinity, MA Theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, PhD Education,. Prof. Augusto Jorge Cury Counseling and Psychology BA, MD, MA. Prof. Benny Rodríguez Martínez Psychology, Counseling and Coaching BA in Arts Social Science in Psychology, University of Puerto Rico, MA in Arts in Coaching,, Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology Pontificate Catholic University of Puerto Rico.
17 Management Board of Trustees Administration Dr. Anthony B. Portigliatti, BA, MBA, MEd, PhD President and Chief Executive Officer of Chair Dr. Anthony B. Portigliatti, BA, MBA, MEd, PhD President and Chief Executive Officer Mrs. Fernanda G. Portigliatti, BA, MA, PhD(c) Vice-Chair Dr. Floralee A. Shindoll, AEd, BEd, MEd, EdD, PhD Treasurer Rev. Dr. Bruce W.H. Urich, BA, BD, MEd, PhD Secretary Dr. Bruno Portigliatti BA, JD Member Rev. Climilton De Abreu Braga, BBA, ThM Student Services and MKT-Research Specialist Dr. Floralee A. Shindoll, AEd, BEd, MEd, EdD, PhD President Emeritus, Registrar and Admissions Mr. Bruno D. Portigliatti, BA, JD Chief Operational & Legal Officer Mrs. Fernanda G. Portigliatti, BA, MA, PhD(c) Vice-President, Treasurer and Placement Director, Administrative and Financial Aid Director Rev. Dr. Bruce W.H. Urich, BA, BD, MEd, PhD Dean of Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Secretary Dr. Benny Rodriguez Martinez, BA, MA, Psy.D. Academic Planning and Advancement Coordinator 17
18 Academic Information Semester Credit System Academic Year Our unit of credit is based on the academic hour. One semester credit consists of 15 academic hours. Our standard course is a three semester credit course that consists of 45 academic hours. Our Academic Year consists of 12 months of classes divided into three semesters. The on campus student can start a degree program at the beginning of each semester. Our distance learning students may start at any time with administration approval. Transfer Credits The University's transfer policy is to accept university, college or seminary credits earned from institutions subject to administration approval. Transfer credits require a minimum grade of C (2.4+70%+GPA). The maximum transfer credit awarded is three semester credits per course, up to the maximum of 50% of credit hours required for the FCU degree program. recognizes the sovereignty rights of each institution to accept transfer of credits. Therefore, acceptance of transfer credits from FCU is at the discretion of the transferring institution. Life Experience Grading System A course is completed when the student completes the minimum instructional hours and the required hours of personal study, research, reports, assignments, and exams, with a minimum grade of C (2.4+70%+GPA). No passing grade will be awarded until student has satisfactorily completed the assignments required. Other languages will follow, Lord willing. Check for current status. Graduation The University's main graduation is held the first week in December. A mid-year graduation may be held the first week of June. Graduates must complete the requirements as specified in the catalog and on the Student Enrollment Agreement. Students expecting to graduate should read graduation information before graduation. The diplomas shall be issued after graduation. Graduate degrees require at least 12 months. Undergraduate degrees are normally four years, but this may be accelerated if the student takes extra classes. Language Plans added Spanish and Portuguese languages classes. The University, with administration approval, may award up to a maximum of 12 semester credits for life experience applicable to a Bachelor degree only (includes six for Associate degree when awarded by FCU). Life experience credits will only be put on the transcript when student graduates with a degree from Florida Christian University and must be verified by a resume. Qualifications are: Mature men and women, at least 30 years of age, with minimum verifiable five years in a profession related to the degree program applied for or in their ministry vocation. 18
19 Undergraduate Degree Programs semester credit hours which includes a 60 semester credit hour Associate degree. Semester credits required: 20 courses of 3 semester credits each. Bachelor degree program is achieved with 126 Entrance Requirements: Application for admission. High School diploma or General Education Development (GED). Applicants without high school diploma may be admitted to program which prepares them for the GED examinations. Applicants under 18 years old require parent or guardian signature. Must be recommended by two people or organizations. Associate degree program allows a student to receive professional training for 60 semester credit hours. The student is prepared with basic training in a general format. Students require this degree to enter the Bachelor degree program. Entrance Requirements: Application for admission; High School diploma or General Education Development (GED); Applicants without a high school diploma may be admitted to a program which prepares them for the GED Examinations; Applicants under 18 years old require parent or guardian signature; and Must be recommended by two people or organizations. Semester credits required: 19
20 Graduate Degree Programs 60 graduate semester credit hours (20 three graduate semester credit hour courses). Clinical Counseling and Psychology requires 90 graduate semester credit hours (30 three graduate semester credit hour courses). This includes 18 graduate credit hours for scientific investigation and nine graduate credit hours for Practicum. Post Doctor degree program is achieved with 126 semester credit hours consisting of 42 three graduate semester credit hour courses. Master degree program is achieved with 60 graduate semester credit hours, but Clinical Counseling and Psychology require 90 graduate semester credit hours above a 126 semester credit hour Bachelor degree. Our students receive further development of their professional profile through research and in depth study thesis requirements. Entrance Requirements: Application for admission; Bachelor degree (126 semester credits); Official transcript(s); and Must be recommended by two people or organizations. Semester credits required: 60 graduate semester credit hours (20 three graduate semester credit hour courses.) This includes 18 graduate credit hours for scientific investigation. Clinical Counseling and Psychology require 90 graduate semester credit hours (30 graduate 3 semester credit hour courses). This includes 18 graduate credit hours for Scientific Investigation and nine graduate credit hours for Practicum. graduate 3 semester credit hours (20 graduate semester credits hour courses) beyond 60 graduate semester credit hour Master degree. This includes 21 graduate credit hours for scientific investigation. Clinical Counseling and Psychology require 90 graduate semester credit hours or 30 graduate 3 semester credit hour courses totaling 90 graduate semester credit hour Master degree. This includes 21 graduate credit hours for scientific investigation and nine graduate hours for the Practicum. The student receives a doctor degree when they do scientific research on a publishable topic (even if it is not published) for a dissertation that contributes to the field of human knowledge. The dissertation is defended before their dissertation committee. Entrance Requirements: Application for admission. Master degree (60 graduate semester credits) Master degree (90 graduate semester credits) for Clinical Counseling and Psychology, Official transcript(s). Must be recommended by two people or organizations. research supervised by the assigned advisor for the chosen area of concentration and approved by dissertation committee. Entrance Requirements: To be admitted to the Post Doctor program, candidates must : Application for admission. Doctor degree in a related discipline. Official transcript(s). Must be recommended by two people or organizations. Curriculum vitae Statement of field of study and objectives to be achieved in chosen field of research. No transfer credits. Semester credits required: 60 graduate semester credit hours consisting of courses taught by Post Doctor student, articles written, adjunct instruction, and publication of research dissertation. Semester credits required: Doctor degree program is achieved with 60 20