Brevard Community College
About Brevard Community College
Brevard Community College is located in Cocoa, Florida. The area is known as Florida's Space Coast, only 45 minutes from Orlando and major tourist attractions. Brevard County is home to the nation's manned space program, the second-busiest cruise port in the world, and is famous for its 72 miles of beautiful Atlantic Ocean beaches. The history of the city is rich, with old mansions exhibiting turn-of-the-century elegant and classic Florida architecture. Historic Cocoa Village, the renovated downtown area, offers antique shops, art galleries, boutiques and specialty stores, plus over a dozen restaurants. The area also boasts a park complete with gazebo and amphitheater for concerts like the weekly BrownBag Jazz Lunch. The village hosts four major craft fairs every year, plus holiday festivals, gallery walks, and farmers markets. Central to the village is the Cocoa Playhouse. Known to all in the area as ¡§Broadway on Brevard,¡¨ it is an example of one of the highest quality community theatres in the country.
Brevard Community College was founded in 1960. It has four integrated campuses in Cocoa, Melbourne, Palm Bay, and Titusville, as well as an aerospace program at Kennedy Space Center and a virtual campus. BCC serves the county¡¦s residents with educational programs and cultural, sporting, and entertainment events. BCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
BCC's architecture design program offers a one-year college credit certificate in drafting. This certificate program prepares students for employment as a designer or draftsman. The program is designed to give the student a broad base of drafting instruction and its application into various design professions. Required courses include civil drafting, AutoCAD, and architectural drafting. Credits earned in this certificate program will transfer into the two-year AS degree in drafting and design technology. The AS program provides competency in computer-aided drafting and design technology for students desiring employment in the design field. Students complete general education courses, the civil drafting, AutoCAD and architectural drafting courses from the certificate program, and additional courses in parametric modeling and advanced drafting techniques. Support courses include microcomputer applications and business communications. Students will also complete some technical electives such as multimedia presentations, vector graphics, and an internship.
BCC's advertising design program offers a one-semester certificate in graphic design support. This certificate program is made up of five courses that begin the graphics technology AS degree. These core courses build skills that are necessary to all related certificates. Required courses include drawing, principles of graphic design, vector graphics, and digital prepress. Following this program, students may then enter another one-semester program to receive a certificate in graphic design production. This certificate program is made up of eight courses within the AS degree. Building from the support certificate courses, additional courses include digital type and color, page design and layout, and integrated design. All courses are eligible as credit in the two-year AS degree program in graphics technology. This program is designed to meet the needs of computer graphic artists and designers. The curriculum emphasizes design and communication skills. General education courses are required, plus additional major courses in two- and three-dimensional animation, videography, eMedia, and Web site design, plus a portfolio development course. Technical electives including creative computer media and three-dimensional modeling are also available.
The interior design program at BCC offers a two-year AS degree in interior design technology. This program prepares students for employment in an interior design, architectural or construction firm leading to state licensing and registration as an interior designer. General education requirements must be met, plus major courses in pictorial drafting, history of design, survey of materials and resources, commercial and residential design, interior design principles, textiles, lighting, kitchen design, and architectural drafting. Technical electives include drawing, microcomputer graphics, and an internship program.
The film and video design program at BCC begins with a one-semester certificate program in digital video fundamentals and production. This certificate program develops camera, lighting and non-linear editing skills necessary for producing professional digital video. Major courses include digital imaging and video field production. Students may apply these courses to the available two-year AS degree in digital television and media production. This program enables students to develop competencies in fields where television, computers and the Internet meet. Students produce broadcast quality television in the studios of WBCC TV and on location, using professional digital cameras and editing facilities. Students must complete general education courses, plus major courses in multimedia presentations, Web page authoring, sound recording techniques, digital imaging, television studio production, and writing for electronic media. Technical electives are grouped according to focus area to assist students with specialized interests. Students may take any technical elective they choose without following a particular focus group. General electives include portfolio development and internships. Graphics electives include creative computer media and two- and three-dimensional animation. Audio electives include digital audio principles and MIDI electronic music. Photography electives include photography and portraiture. Students may also earn departmental certificates of completion in the areas of photojournalism and portraiture upon successful completion of photography courses including basic color photography, digital photography, and digital imaging.
Institutionally funded scholarships are available to students at BCC through the college's foundation. Foundation scholarship applications are reviewed by impartial selection committees. A scholarship list is available online or from the Foundation office, identifying the scholarships available for the current academic year along with the criteria guidelines for each. Scholarships available include memorial endowments, academic awards, departmental scholarships, community service awards, and alumni scholarships.