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Florida Technical College
6 Campuses
13 Programs

Disclaimer: In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), these programs are temporarily delivered 100% online. When the Florida Commission for Independent Education’s approval for temporary distance education ends, the remainder of the program will revert to in-person teaching on campus. For more information, please see the catalog or speak with a school representative.


Florida Technical College was founded in 1962 to provide post-secondary training in specialized business fields. The main campus in Orland opened in 1962, followed by the Lakeland campus in 1990, and the DeLand campus in 1997. Classes began at the Kissimmee, Pembroke Pines, and Tampa campuses in 2011, and the Cutler Bay campus opened in 2015.

After 35 years of serving Florida’s educational needs, Florida-Technical College has merged with National University College (NUC), which until now had been a sister Institution. In addition, NUC brought two other colleges under its umbrella, The Digital Animation & Visual Effects (DAVE) School in Florida and IBC Institute in Puerto Rico, for a combined total of 28 campuses and 29,000 students in both Puerto Rico and Florida.

Below are the programs offered at Florida Technical College’s campuses (not all programs are offered at all locations):

  • Beauty
  • Business
  • Construction Trades
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Information Technology

Choose what is right for you. Enhance your learning experience by enrolling in one of our blended programs, which combine on-ground and online instruction. Complete your interactive assignments online and come to campus for your practice labs for a convenient and interactive learning experience! Here are just some of the benefits of the blended programs: Class Schedule Flexibility, Online Courses Available 24/7, Online Assignments, Hands-On Labs, Face-to-Face with the Instructor, On-Ground and Online Campus Experience in a Blended Environment. (Not offered for all programs).

Available Programs

  • HVAC/R with PLC - Diploma
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

    Spanish program offered only at the Kissimmee campus

    The HVAC/R with PLC Diploma Program offers students the technical and practical knowledge and skills to perform heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning maintenance, installations, and repairs. Students will also learn basic skills related to the programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Graduates from this program will be able to fill positions at construction firms, as well as residential and commercial refrigeration and air conditioning companies.

    Available at these locations

    Cutler Bay, FL

    20505 South Dixie Hwy
    Cutler Bay, FL, FL 33189

    DeLand, FL

    1199 South Woodland Blvd
    DeLand, FL 32720

    Kissimmee, FL

    3831 West Vine Street
    Kissimmee, FL 34741

    Pembroke Pines, FL

    12520 Pines Blvd
    Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

  • Electrical - Diploma
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

    Spanish program offered only at the Kissimmee campus

    The Electrical Diploma Program prepares the student with technical skills and practical knowledge to perform installation tasks, services, and repairs in the electrical trade. Graduates from this program will be able to fi¬ll positions as an electrician helper for services and construction ¬firms in residential, commercial and industrial businesses associated with the electrical trade industry. Students are eligible for certification of completion for: OSHA 10 Training Course, NCCER Core Curriculum, NCCER Electrical Level 1, 2, and 3.

    Available at these locations

    Cutler Bay, FL

    20505 South Dixie Hwy
    Cutler Bay, FL, FL 33189

    DeLand, FL

    1199 South Woodland Blvd
    DeLand, FL 32720

    Kissimmee, FL

    3831 West Vine Street
    Kissimmee, FL 34741

    Lakeland, FL

    4715 S. Florida Avenue Suite 4
    Lakeland, FL 33813

    Orlando, FL

    12900 Challenger Parkway
    Orlando, FL 32826

    Pembroke Pines, FL

    12520 Pines Blvd
    Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

  • Welding - Diploma
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

    The Welding Diploma program offers the technical and practical knowledge needed to interpret manufacturing and construction drawings, calculate measures, and bend, cut, grind, and weld ferrous and nonferrous metals. Students will learn shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, flux core arc, gas tungsten arc, and pipe welding. Students are eligible for certification of completion and membership for: OSHA 10 Training Course, National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Core Curriculum, (NCCER) Welding Level 1, 2, and 3, and American Welding Society (AWS) Membership.

    Available at this location

    Kissimmee, FL

    3831 West Vine Street
    Kissimmee, FL 34741

  • Network Administration - Associate of Science Degree
    Computer, Information, and Technology

    Also offered online

    The Associate of Science Degree in Network Administration is a composed of a combination of courses that provide entry-level skills in areas such as network design and administration and network configuration. The course work emphasizes Windows and A+ training. This program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level employment in network administration.

    The rapid spread of computers and information technology has generated a need for highly trained workers to design and develop new hardware and software systems and to incorporate new technologies. Computer support specialists and systems administrators are projected to be among the fastest growing occupations over the 2002-2012 period, according the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupation Outlook Handbook. The Network Administration Program is relevant due to the need for certified system engineers. Students are eligible to sit for the certification exams in the field: Comp TIA A+ Hardware and Software and Comp TIA Network+.

    Available at these locations

    DeLand, FL

    1199 South Woodland Blvd
    DeLand, FL 32720

    Kissimmee, FL

    3831 West Vine Street
    Kissimmee, FL 34741

    Lakeland, FL

    4715 S. Florida Avenue Suite 4
    Lakeland, FL 33813

    Orlando, FL

    12900 Challenger Parkway
    Orlando, FL 32826

    Pembroke Pines, FL

    12520 Pines Blvd
    Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

  • IT with Emphasis in Cybersecurity - Bachelors Degree
    Computer, Information, and Technology

  • Cosmetology - Diploma
    Cosmetology and Wellness

    Spanish program offered only at the Kissimmee campus

    The Cosmetology Diploma Program offers students the opportunity to acquire and practice the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to gain an entry-level job in the cosmetology field. Students receive instruction in cosmetology theory and practical experience in hair, skin, and nail care. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the Florida Licensure.

    Available at this location

    Kissimmee, FL

    3831 West Vine Street
    Kissimmee, FL 34741

  • Barbering - Diploma
    Cosmetology and Wellness

    Spanish program offered only at the Kissimmee campus

    The Barbering Diploma Program offers the student the knowledge, skills, and attitude to gain entry-level employment as a barber. The program is designed to prepare graduates for the Florida Licensure in Barbering.

    Available at this location

    Kissimmee, FL

    3831 West Vine Street
    Kissimmee, FL 34741

  • Esthetics - Diploma
    Cosmetology and Wellness

    The Esthetics Diploma Program provides students with knowledge of skin analysis, disorders, and treatments, as well as services such as facial care, microdermabrasion, and spa management. Upon completion of this program, students have the opportunity to obtain entry-level positions in the skin-care field. The Esthetics program is designed to prepare graduates for the Florida Facial Specialist Registration.

    Available at this location

    Kissimmee, FL

    3831 West Vine Street
    Kissimmee, FL 34741

  • Culinary Arts - Diploma
    Culinary Arts, Food Service, and Nutrition

    Spanish program offered only at the Kissimmee campus

    The Culinary Arts Diploma Program offers students the opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to obtain an entry-level position in the field. Students will gain hands-on knowledge of sauces, meats, and baked products. In addition, they will learn about kitchen safety and sanitation techniques to ensure food safety. Finally, they will cover management and supervision in the food service industry.

    A total of 975 contact hours is required and divided into 460 lecture hours, 320 lab hours, and 195 externship hours. Employment opportunities Banquet Cook, Line Cook, and Catering Cook

    Available at these locations

    Cutler Bay, FL

    20505 South Dixie Hwy
    Cutler Bay, FL, FL 33189

    Kissimmee, FL

    3831 West Vine Street
    Kissimmee, FL 34741

  • Baking and Pasteleria - Diploma
    Culinary Arts, Food Service, and Nutrition

    Spanish program offered only at the Kissimmee campus

    The Baking and Pastelería Diploma Program offers students the theoretical and practical knowledge required to work in the industry. Students will learn to create, prepare, and attractively present a variety of stand-alone desserts, bread-based products, and common or special baking recipes, pastries, and sweets. Students are eligible to sit for the certification exams: ServSafe Food Manager and ServSafe Allergens.

    Available at this location

    Kissimmee, FL

    3831 West Vine Street
    Kissimmee, FL 34741

  • Medical Billing and Coding Specialist - Associate of Science Degree
    Medical Administration

    Also offered online

    The Associate of Science Degree in Medical Billing and Coding Specialist is a combination of clinical, administrative, and general education courses designed to prepare graduates to obtain an entry-level position in the medical billing and coding field. Students are eligible to sit for the certification exam: (NCICS) National Certified Insurance and Coding Specialist by (NCCT) National Center for Competency Testing and CPC by AAPC (2 years of experience in the field is highly recommended).

    Available at these locations

    Cutler Bay, FL

    20505 South Dixie Hwy
    Cutler Bay, FL, FL 33189

    DeLand, FL

    1199 South Woodland Blvd
    DeLand, FL 32720

    Kissimmee, FL

    3831 West Vine Street
    Kissimmee, FL 34741

    Lakeland, FL

    4715 S. Florida Avenue Suite 4
    Lakeland, FL 33813

    Orlando, FL

    12900 Challenger Parkway
    Orlando, FL 32826

    Pembroke Pines, FL

    12520 Pines Blvd
    Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

  • Medical Billing and Coding Specialist - Diploma
    Medical Administration

    The Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Diploma Program provide an essential service to the healthcare industry from a calm and comfortable office environment. Professionals in this field create and manage important medical documentation. This is one of the few medical fields that typically involves little or no direct contact with patients. Successful graduates of the FTC Medical Billing & Coding Specialist Diploma Program can enter the professional workforce in approximately 11 months! If you are looking for a professional office career that offers meaningful, rewarding work opportunities, medical billing and coding could be an excellent career path for you.

    The Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Diploma Program will train students to obtain entry-level positions in healthcare administrative offices through a combination of clinical and administrative training. The program is focused on preparing students for certification. Students are eligible for certification for: (NCICS) National Certified Insurance and Coding Specialist from the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).

    Available at these locations

    Cutler Bay, FL

    20505 South Dixie Hwy
    Cutler Bay, FL, FL 33189

    DeLand, FL

    1199 South Woodland Blvd
    DeLand, FL 32720

    Kissimmee, FL

    3831 West Vine Street
    Kissimmee, FL 34741

    Lakeland, FL

    4715 S. Florida Avenue Suite 4
    Lakeland, FL 33813

    Orlando, FL

    12900 Challenger Parkway
    Orlando, FL 32826

    Pembroke Pines, FL

    12520 Pines Blvd
    Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

  • Medical Assistant Technician - Diploma
    Medicine and Health Care

    The Medical Assistant Technician Diploma Program is designed to prepare students to obtain entry-level employment as medical assistant technicians. This program offers students the opportunity to learn the necessary knowledge and skills both in the classroom and in a supervised clinical practice. The students also learn how to prepare patients for various technical examinations, such as EKG’s and phlebotomies, as well as how to perform several such procedures. Students are eligible for certification for: National Certified Medial Assistant (NCMA) from the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).

    Available at these locations

    Cutler Bay, FL

    20505 South Dixie Hwy
    Cutler Bay, FL, FL 33189

    DeLand, FL

    1199 South Woodland Blvd
    DeLand, FL 32720

    Kissimmee, FL

    3831 West Vine Street
    Kissimmee, FL 34741

    Lakeland, FL

    4715 S. Florida Avenue Suite 4
    Lakeland, FL 33813

    Orlando, FL

    12900 Challenger Parkway
    Orlando, FL 32826

    Pembroke Pines, FL

    12520 Pines Blvd
    Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

Accreditation

National University College (NUC) is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267) 284-5000. NUC’s National University College – IBC Institute (NUC-IBC), Florida Technical College (FTC), and The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School (The DAVE School) are included in this accreditation. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The Baking and Pastelería and Culinary Arts Diploma programs at the Kissimmee campus are programmatically accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF). ACFEF Accrediting Commission is located at 180 Center Place Way St. Augustine, Florida 32095. Tel: (800) 624-9458. Fax: (904) 825-4758, E-mail: acf@acfchefs.net.

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