DAVIE _ Broward Community College is changing its name to Broward College. The change will reflect BCC's status as a four-year institution that grants bachelor's degrees.
The change will take effect on July, 1, the college announced on Wednesday (May 28).
Gov. Charlie Crist on Wednesday signed the legislation to allow for the name change, the college announced.
The Florida Board of Education on Feb. 19 approved the college's status as a four-year institution that grants Bachelor of Science in Education degrees.
BCC President David Armstrong said of the name change, "This in no way changes our mission as a community college; what it does do is meet a critical workforce need in Broward for more teaching faculty in K-12 classrooms, while providing a four-year degree that is a hallmark of the excellence and affordability of our institution. We will continue to embrace and support our two-year degree programs, while we expand our curriculum to meet the needs of our community."
Armstrong learned of the name change during the college's monthly board meeting and informed trustees of the change at the end of the meeting by unveiling the college's new logo.
BCC's application to offer baccalaureate degrees in teaching came in five specific areas: middle grades mathematics, middle grades general science, secondary biology, secondary mathematics and exceptional student education.
Photo: BCC President David Armstrong unveils the college’s new logo.