We were established as Florida Junior College at Jacksonville in 1965. We offered our first classes on August 26, 1966. The initial enrollment at FJC was 2,610 students.The Story Behind the Logo (August 1999)
Just as the water and waves of our beaches, rivers and lakes touch every neighborhood in Northeast Florida, FSCJ touches the lives of everyone in the Northeastt Florida region at one time or another. The power of education, like the power of the wave, carries the student forward toward the shore of a future career, an enhanced career and a more fulfilling life.
The mission of FSCJ is represented by three waves.
One wave represents the Liberal Arts Transfer function - students planning to finish a four-year degree after completing freshman and sophomore years at FSCJ.
A second wave stands for Workforce Development, helping students learn specific skills for specific careers or enhancing skills to advance in their current jobs in our community.
The third wave is Community Education and Engagement, a wide range of classes, programs and services that help our community grow and meet its cultural needs.
As these three waves are pulled together by our solid base of dedicated professionals, they form a tetrahedron, one of nature's strongest shapes (The Structure of Carbon in a Diamond).
The dynamic of the three waves touching each other at the peak of the pyramid allows for easy transfer of energy from one wave to the next, one mission path to the next.
Throughout the lifetime of each resident of Northeast Florida, all three waves may come into play, helping to begin a career, advancing a career by teaching new skills or teaching a skill that enhances quality of life.
Our growing College has a proud tradition of vital, progressive contributions to the quality of life and economic development and vitality of Northeast Florida.
The College continually faces extraordinary opportunities to elevate its positive impact to unprecedented levels. It is only fitting, therefore, that this educational cornerstone unify its image within the community utilizing a dynamic pyramid of three waves working together to carry FSCJ well into the 21st century.
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