Vocational Certificate (Clock Hour) Programs

The Vocational Certificate (Clock Hour) programs prepare students for careers that provide direct entry into the workforce. The programs require prescribed vocational clock hour courses and the student is required to demonstrate or achieve a specified level of competence in basic skills as evidenced by minimum scores on the Test of Adult Basic Skills (TABE) before graduation.

Certificate Graduation Requirements:

  1. A student must earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better in all courses applicable to the program of study from which the student wishes to graduate.
  2. A student must achieve appropriate minimum skill levels on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) for Applied Technology Diploma and vocational certificates with 450 clock hours or more. A student pursuing a certificate may be exempted from the TABE requirement based on prior attainment of an Associate in Arts or higher degree.
  3. A student must meet academic residence requirement of completing at least 25% of the program with classes at Pensacola State College.

Vocational Certificate (Clock Hour) Programs (VC)

Advanced Esthetics

Applied Welding Technologies





Electrocardiograph Technician

Facials Specialty

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

Massage Therapy

Medical Assisting

Nails Specialty

Nursing Assistant

Nursing - Practical Nursing


Plumbing Technology

Psychiatric Technology

Public Safety Telecommunicator

Surgical Technology