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Florida Technical College was founded in 1982 to provide post-secondary training in specialized business fields. The main campus in Orland opened in 1982, 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 South Miami campus opened in 2015.
After 38 years of serving Florida’s educational needs, Florida-Technical College has merged with NUC University, which until now had been a sister Institution. In addition, NUC University 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 15 campuses and 20,000 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):
Choose what is right for you. Enhance your learning experience by enrolling in one of our Hybrid/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).
FTC offers degrees and diplomas in many specialties. The best way to learn more about us is to schedule an appointment with an admissions representative and take a no-obligation tour of one of our campuses.
Offered at the South Miami, Deland, Kissimmee, and Pembroke Pines campuses
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.
Students are eligible to take the following certification tests: EPA 608 Universal and OSHA 10. A total of 920 contact hours is required and divided into 500 lecture hours and 420 lab hours. Employment opportunities include HVAC Mechanic, A/C Tech, HVAC Installer, HVAC Service Technician, Systems Maintenance Mechanic.
The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Diploma Program prepares students with the knowledge and necessary skills to develop efficient and safety-minded technicians that will be able to fill an entry level position in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning field. In addition, they will acquire the necessary skills, to perform installation tasks, service, and repairs for commercial and residential heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning equipment.
Students are eligible to take the following certification tests: EPA 608 Universal and OSHA 10. A total of 740 contact hours is required and divided into 400 lecture hours and 340 lab hours. Employment opportunities include HVAC Mechanic, A/C Tech, HVAC Installer, HVAC Service Technician, Systems Maintenance Mechanic.
Accreditation, Licenses, Affiliations and Approvals
NUC University (NUC) is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) www.msche.org. NUC’s Florida Technical College (FTC) and The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School (The DAVE School) are included in this accreditation. The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
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: email@example.com.
Florida Technical College is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll-free (888) 224-6684.
Florida Technical College is a member of the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges.
NUC University has three additional academic units: National University College – IBC Institute (NUC-IBC), Florida Technical College (FTC), and The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School (The DAVE School). Information about NUC, NUC-IBC, FTC, and The DAVE School is available at http://www.nuc.edu/, http://www.ibanca.net/, http://www.ftccollege.edu/, and http://www.dave.nuc.edu.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.