FTC, has been serving the needs of students for over 35 years.

FTC is now an academic unit of National University College.

NUC now has a combined total of 28 campuses and 20,000 students in Puerto Rico and Florida.

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FTC President Dr. James M. Burkett Nominated for Regional Award as Hispanic Community Champion

Florida Technical College President Dr. James Michael Burkett has been nominated for a Don Quijote Award in the Hispanic Community Champion category. The award, bestowed by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) and Prospera, honors a non-Hispanic individual who has led by example in supporting the progress of Hispanics in the Central Florida region. “We are proud to be nominated for this prestigious recognition,” Burkett said. “This honor reflects our commitment to serving our diverse…

Florida Technical College Spreads Christmas Cheer with Community Festival in all Campuses

Florida Technical College welcomed the Christmas season on December 1 in all its campuses with the celebration of its traditional Winter Festival, a highly anticipated festivity that transformed each school into a Christmas wonderland.

2018 Video Summary

Let’s take a moment to reflect on all the milestones we accomplished together at FTC in 2018

October 25 is Florida Technical College’s Cosmetology Program Day

The designation was bestowed by Kissimmee Mayor Jose A. Alvarez in a proclamation that recognizes the community service and engagement of cosmetology students, instructors, and staff.

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Makeup Artist Nicole Dupré Shares Advice on How to Succeed by Being Disciplined and Innovative

Florida Technical College resumed this summer one of its most successful regular events, The Influencer Series, with Opera del Sol founder and professional makeup artist, Nicole Dupré, as its speaker.

Florida Technical College Awards First Scholarship Honoring Kissimmee Police Fallen Officers

Florida Technical College announced today that Sgt. Omar Berrio, of the Kissimmee Police Department, has been selected as the first recipient of the Sgt. Richard “Sam” Howard and Matthew Baxter Memorial Scholarship.

Florida Technical College Awards First Scholarship Honoring Kissimmee Police Fallen Officers

Sgt. Richard Howard and Officer Mathew Baxter were killed in the line of duty last year. KISSIMMEE, Fla., February 16, 2018 – Florida Technical College announced today that Sgt. Omar Berrio, of the Kissimmee Police Department, has been selected as the first recipient of the Sgt. Richard “Sam” Howard and Matthew Baxter Memorial Scholarship. Berrio, an U.S. Marine Corps Iraq veteran who has served at KPD for 19 years, will pursue a bachelor’s degree in…

FTC Announcement of the Accreditation and Merger of FTC with NUC

Florida Technical College is an Academic unit of National University College

  FTC is an Academic Unit of National University College We are pleased to announce Florida Technical College is an academic unit of National University College (NUC) and NUC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)*. The MSCHE is a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.  We believe MSCHE accreditation further enhances our student’s experiences and opportunities in their future….

The Sgt. Richard “Sam” Howard and Officer Matthew Baxter Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship will be bestowed to law enforcement personnel interested in furthering their education. KISSIMMEE, Fla.– Sgt. Richard “Sam” Howard and Officer Matthew Baxter, of the Kissimmee Police Department, fell in the line of duty earlier this year. They left behind young families and an entire community that loved them and appreciated their service. Florida Technical College is making sure their sacrifices are not forgotten by creating a scholarship that honors and carries on the…

New Spanish-Language Program at FTC will Help Fill Gap in Skilled Electrician Shortage

By Diane Sears Like the rest of the United States, Central Florida is experiencing a shortage of skilled electricians – a situation that is made more complicated by a steady and growing number of construction projects in the region. Almost two years ago, Florida Technical College began offering a special program to train people to be electrician helpers, who can work their way up to becoming licensed electricians. Recently, the college put even more emphasis…

The Sgt. Richard “Sam” Howard and Officer Matthew Baxter Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship will be bestowed to law enforcement personnel interested in furthering their education.

Flexible Programs at Florida Technical College Respond to Market Need for Healthcare Workers

By: Jeannette Rivera-Lyles The demand for healthcare workers continues to be strong throughout the state, and particularly so in Central and South Florida. For at least three consecutive years, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has found on its annual surveys that, aside from construction, no other field generates more employment in the Sunshine State. A college education is necessary for those wanting to work in this field. But not everyone who wishes to be…

Recently Arrived Puerto Ricans May Benefit from Culinary Arts Program Taught in Spanish

By: Florida Technical College Florida authorities estimate that around 30,000 Puerto Ricans have relocated to the Sunshine State since Hurricane Maria hit the island. The lingering question is whether they’ll find jobs. Florida Technical College President, James Burkett, PhD, is betting on that they will. He is convinced that the Florida economy is healthy enough to incorporate the newcomers, and is gearing up to offer them career guidance. As a first step, the school is…

One Degree, Multiple Possibilities: The Versatility of the Culinary Arts

KISSIMMEE, Fla., – Chef Luis Reyes and Karen Virguez both have a degree in Culinary Arts, but their jobs and daily responsibilities are very different. Reyes is an executive chef at Sysco, the world’s largest food distribution company. He develops and tests recipes and products to help clients make the most out of them. Virguez, also a Sysco employee, is a sales and marketing executive serving the Hispanic restaurant and supermarket community across the Central…

Electrical Diploma Program now available at Deland and Pembroke Pines Campuses

Florida Technical College Expands its Electrical Diploma Program to Deland and Pembroke Pines Campuses Registration is currently in progress for fall classes. ORLANDO, FLA, August 17th, 2017 — Florida Technical College is expanding its Electrical Diploma Program to its Deland and Pembroke Pines campuses. It is part of a carefully selected group of programs that FTC offers in the construction trade and technology sector. Classes for the new program start in the fall; and registration…

Florida Technical College Influencer Series Brings Food Network Chef to Campus

Chef Dawn Viola, winner of Food Network’s Cooks vs. Cons, shared professional and healthy living advice with students at FTC Kissimmee Cooking nutritious recipes with fresh products, free of artificial additives, is the guiding principle of Chef Dawn Viola´s life and business. The Central Florida chef, who won the Food Network’s Cooks Vs. Cons competition earlier this year, recently visited FTC Kissimmee to share professional and healthy living advice with students. “Education is the cornerstone…

Veterans Reinvent Themselves at FTC With the GI Bill

Hector Torres still has vivid memories of what he endured in the combat zone in Iraq during his 15-year Army service. During a tour in 2004, he and his fellow soldiers encountered an improvised explosive device (IED) that blasted their Humvee and gravely injured all of them. Torres is now learning how to live life as a civilian and going through the process of reinventing himself. With the help of the GI Bill, he is…

Alumni Scholarship – Florida Technical College

Updated: 10/29/2018 Get up to  $8,500* per students towards a degree of your choice ! FTC offers Alumni Scholarships to graduates of any FTC program who enroll in a diploma, associate, or bachelor degree program. Qualifying recipients will receive up to $8,500 per student for bachelor degree programs, up to $3,500 per student for associate degree programs, up to $2,000 per student for diploma programs, up to the amount of tuition and fees charged to…

Florida Technical College Hosts Semifinals of Global Chef Challenge

Florida Technical College Hosts Semifinals of Global Chef Challenge The winners of the early July competition will go on to represent the Americas next year at the WorldChefs Congress in Malaysia KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 15, 2017– The knives came out and it was on. Culinary teams representing Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and the United States and other countries, battled it out this weekend at Florida Technical College Kissimmee for the right to represent the Americas in…

Florida Technical College Honors U.S. Armed Forces Student Veterans for Academic Excellence

A group of 26 U.S. Armed Forces veterans was recognized earlier last month at Florida Technical College Pembroke Pines for their academic excellence and their efforts to make a successful transition into the civilian labor market. The students received plaques and medals during a campus reception attended by community and business leaders. FTC was recently named one of America’s best colleges for veterans by G.I. Jobs Magazine, a national publication dedicated to helping former military…

Real-Life Experiences for FTC Cosmetology Students

FTC Pembroke Pines Beauty Salon Gives Cosmetology Students Real-Life Experiences Even before obtaining her diploma in Barbering at Florida Technical College, Stephanie Castellon, a 31-year old from Costa Rica, is already making people feel beautiful and better about themselves. Her school has a beauty salon where she can practice what she has learned in the classroom on real clients under the supervision of a licensed professional. “A good haircut can make people feel better about…

Influencer Serie – Road to Success

Raglan Road Irish Pub Executive Chef, Heberto Segura, to Talk About the Road to Success at Florida Technical College   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                Contact: María Isabel Sanquírico Mobile: 813-420-2922 June 5, 2017 Eleven 11 Communications ORLANDO, FLA. –Heberto Segura, Executive Chef of Raglan Road Irish Pub in Disney Springs, will have a frank conversation with Florida Technical College students about how to grow in the food business and pitfalls to avoid, in June’s Florida…

FTC Scholarships Available

FTC Scholarships Available Please note: To qualify, applicants must apply before our next start date of June 5 2017! Click your scholarship option: Hospitality Scholarships Available Culinary Arts Scholarship Baking and Pasteleria Scholarship   Scholarships Available to All Programs FTC Alumni Scholarship   Please refer to the above links for more detailed information regarding our scholarship qualifications.  

Culinary Arts or Baking & Pasteleria Programs – Hospitality Scholarship

Get up to $5,000* per student for Culinary Arts or Baking Programs until June ! (Only applies to our June 2017 Start) FTC offers a Hospitality Scholarship for any student enrolling in Culinary Arts or Baking and Pastelería Programs. Qualifying recipients will receive up to $5,000* per student, up to the amount of tuition and fees charged to the recipient.     To qualify for the Hospitality Scholarship in the first academic year, a student…

FTC’s “Influencer Series” Brings Puerto Rico’s Largest Restaurant Chain Owner to Campus

Kissimmee, Fla. – May 09, 2017 – Felipe Perez Grajales, cofounder of Puerto Rico’s most celebrated restaurant chain Meson Sandwiches, visited Florida Technical College this week as the headliner of the school’s ‘’Influencer Series”. This is a monthly event that brings business and civic leaders to campus for an honest conversation about success and ethics, as well as personal and professional growth. With 37 stores in the island, Meson Sandwiches is Puerto Rico’s largest and…

Breaking Stereotypes in the Beauty Industry

Nowadays, there aren’t many –if at all- careers which are exclusively for males or females. Gone are the days when some fields were reserved for one gender or the other. The field of cosmetology is one of those that has seen a gender transformation. What used to be viewed as a female-only zone, is now 16 percent male and growing, according to the American Association of Cosmetology Schools. That number is only expected to grow….

FTC Pembroke Pines Opens its Beauty Salon to the Community

5/3/2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: María Isabel Sanquírico Eleven 11 Communications Mobile: 813-420-2922 FTC Pembroke Pines Opens its Beauty Salon to the Community The in-campus salon will give students the opportunity to learn and practice their skills while providing valuable services to the community. Pembroke Pines, FL – Florida Technical College, Pembroke Pines, open its beauty salon to the public to provide professional services at affordable prices for the benefit of the community. The occasion…

Changing AC Filters Regularly is Good for Your Health and Your Pocket

Indoor air, especially recirculated air, is full of contaminants. In fact, some experts say the indoor air could be more polluted than outdoor air. Respiratory irritants which can be found inside an enclosed area may include cat and dog hair, pollen, household chemicals like hair spray particles and dust among other things. An air filter is designed to keep this to a minimum. The frequency with which you need to change your air filter will…

If You Can Take the Heat, this Kitchen is for You – Careers in Culinary

The dream of running a kitchen is being pursued by more people nowadays due in part to the popularity of reality TV shows and docu-series about celebrity chefs. However, before you want to open your own restaurant you should attend a culinary school, to get the skills needed. Are you passionate about food and spend lots of your spare time in the kitchen? Are you hyped about learning new cooking techniques and experimenting with ingredients?…

Your 6-Step Guide to Finding the Right School for Criminal Justice

Criminal justice is an exciting career field, with many options ranging from working as a police officer or security officer to getting a position with a federal law enforcement agency, such as Border Patrol or the Transportation Security Administration. In this career field, you can enjoy meaningful work that contributes to public safety while helping others.   A great advantage in this field is the job security it provides. Now more than ever is a…

The Beginner’s Guide to a Career in HVAC: Choosing an HVAC School

A career in HVAC presents great opportunities for anyone willing to train and learn how to install, repair, and maintain heating, cooling, and ventilation systems. The construction industry in the U.S. took a hit during the recession, but has been rebounding in recent years. According to statistics and forecasts, new construction is expected to grow and keep growing for many years to come, which means that there will continue to be a need for trained…

9 Signs You Need to Go to Cosmetology School

Do you obsess over hair and makeup? Do you pay attention to the latest ways celebrities are using nail art? Were you the friend doing everyone else’s hair for prom? Do you feel like your current job is going nowhere and isn’t challenging you? If you can answer yes to these questions and identify with some of these signs and clues, it may just be that you were born to go to cosmetology school.  …

FTC Continues to Invest in Central Florida

Florida Technical College continues to invest in Central Florida, following its commitment to educational excellence in our region. This Thursday, FTC celebrated its Lakeland campus expansion and renovation with a community reception and ribbon cutting ceremony. Campus President, John Buck, said the improved facilities are a testament to the college’s dedication to make education accessible to all and commitment to sink deeper roots in this community. “FTC is committed to Central Florida because we recognize…

7 Things you will learn in Culinary School

Thinking about a career in the kitchen? FTC’s Culinary Arts Diploma Program will give you the necessary knowledge to work, manage and cook in the heat of a busy kitchen.  The program is only 13-months in duration and new sessions begin every month. The structure is a combination of hands-on-deck experience and lectures.  When you join the diploma program at FTC you will learn how to read a recipe, be confident in the kitchen, the…

5 Reasons to Hire an HVAC Professional

Running a home or business involves a lot of responsibilities including maintaining and fixing multiples things, like the air conditioning unit. Hiring an HVAC expert to take care of it, is your best course of action. The reasons to hire and HVAC pro are many: safety, time, peace of mind, certified skills and knowing local code requirements. 1. Safety: Hiring someone who is a certified HVAC will provide the most secure option to deal with…

Festival Independencia Dominicana with Florida Technical College

Join us this Sunday for a fun day at the 13th Annual Festival Independencia Dominicana! Look for Florida Technical College booth for fun activities and giveaways. We will have an HVAC simulator for interested attendees to experience what it’s like to study HVAC at Florida Technical College. Find out about other programs offered at FTC. When: Sunday, February 26, 2017, at 11:00 am. Where: Lee Vista Park 7499 T G Lee Blvd Orlando, FL 32822…

The Best Way to Learn Culinary Techniques – for a Career or Home

If food is your passion, you have probably considered taking cooking classes or even attending and completing a culinary degree or diploma program. Cooking is a hot career and foodies are everywhere. Even if you only want to be a better home cook or learn culinary arts as a hobby, you are not alone. The foodie culture has been growing for years—surveys show there have been steady increases in sales of specialty foods and increased…

Become a Medical Assistant: Diploma vs. Degree

Working as a medical assistant is a rewarding career that more and more people are turning to for a better income, more balanced working hours and great job security. Careers that provide support for physicians and nurses—like medical assisting—now make up 60 percent of the health care field. This growing area of health care needs more trained professionals every day.   For a career that is actually meaningful and that allows you to help people…

Careers in Cosmetology: How Men Are Rocking This Industry

When you think of the beauty industry, of who is enrolling in cosmetology programs, you probably picture a woman as the typical student and worker in this industry. That may be true, but that fact is changing. Cosmetology is not just for women. Men are growing in the industry and making a big impact. If you are a man interested in hair, barbering, makeup artistry or even nails, there is a place for you in…

Working Together To Empower Minds

FTC and its sister institutions work together to empower minds and to offer accessible education. Sometimes in life, it takes a partner to help you accomplish your goal.  Florida Technical College has a mission to make education accessible to students with busy lives, and its sister institutions in Puerto Rico — Instituto de Banca y Comercio (IBC), National University College (NUC) and Ponce Paramedical College (POPAC) — are helping it fulfill that mission. “We are…

New Medical Programs Help Students Get Limited X-Ray License

From the Florida Panhandle to Miami-Dade and across the I-4 corridor, hospitals in the Sunshine State continue to expand. By Jeannette River-Lyles Construction Market Data, an organization that tracks the construction industry, reports that 126 new hospital construction projects have been completed in the last five years, with many more coming through the pipeline. These hospitals need workers, as do the many medical offices, labs and radiology facilities that cluster around them. Florida Technical College…

FTC’S Culinary Arts Program Receives Key Accreditation

Before Elizabeth 
Izquierdo could reach the kitchen counter, she was measuring sugar and our and baking cakes with her grandmother. The then-5-year-old understood the joy of cooking after concocting a Dominican sweet bean dessert called habichuelas con dulce. Years later, Izquierdo entered college to become a special education teacher like her mother, but decided to switch careers in 2014 and enroll in Florida Technical College’s Culinary Arts program to “pursue something I could wake up…

Facebook Awards IT Student

At 21, Carlos Mota Has Two Game Apps in The Market and $30,000 award from Facebook to Keep Going. “I couldn’t believe it,” Mota said of the award from Facebook, granted through its FbStart program that provides winners with mentorship and access to technical resources. “People from all over the world compete. I never thought I had a chance. In fact, I had totally forgotten about it when I got the email,” he added. Mota…

FTC and the Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund Give the Gift of Education

 Testament
 to Perseverance FTC 2016 SM FTC New Years 2017 v1 from Eleven 11 Communications on Vimeo.   Florida Technical College commemorated Hispanic Heritage Month by making the gift of knowledge more attainable for two of its students. The college worked together with Orlando’s Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund of Metro Orlando to identify two deserving students who were recently awarded $15K each towards their education. FTC fully underwrote these two awards.
FTC students Carmen López and…

How to Snag a Great Career as a Medical Biller and Coder

Medical billers and medical coders are in-demand health care professionals who can expect to enjoy great job security well into the future. The health care industry is expanding every year. In fact, health care is the fastest growing industry in the country. This means that getting into health care now is a smart career move. With two years or less of training, you could be ready for a career that pays well, that is meaningful,…

Top Five Careers in Medical Assisting, Without the Blood

Medical assisting jobs are in high demand. It takes a small army of professionals with different skill sets to provide medical care in our world today. Physicians and nurses who are deep in the trenches require a competent support staff to help them treat those who are sick or injured and cover all of the many aspects of modern patient care. Men and women who are drawn to the medical industry and a career where…

The Top Leftover Recipes and Baking Blogs for Thanksgiving 2016

This year’s top baking sites, dessert recipes, and all the top thanksgiving leftover recipes for leftovers the internet has to offer With your culinary and baking diplomas in hand, you’re ready for Turkey Day 2016. You may not need any help with the main meal, but what about the leftovers? Put your skills to the real test with creative and tasty uses for all those turkey remains, leftover cranberries, and extra sweet potato casserole. For…

HVAC School Offers Cool Careers in a Hot Industry

The HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning) industry, also referred to as HVAC/R (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration), is a growing industry that is in constant need of qualified HVAC technicians to serve both residential and commercial markets. The HVAC industry thrives, even during economic downturns, because of the year-round comforts and lifestyles the world enjoys and expects. Combined with the growth of green technologies and the importance of energy conservation, HVAC careers are…

Top Thanksgiving Recipes – 2016 Edition

TABLE OF CONTENTS Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes Easy Turkey Recipe Traditional Turkey Recipe Fastest Turkey Recipe Thanksgiving Side Dishes Stuffing Recipes Mac & Cheese Recipes Sweet Potatoes Recipes Brussel Sprouts Recipes Gravy and Cranberry Sauces Recipes Gravy Recipes Cranberry Sauces Recipes Other Fun Side Dishes Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes Pumpkin Pie Recipes Other Dessert Recipes Thanksgiving Preparation Tips The Holidays are here! And Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away leaving us all searching for ideas of…

Healthcare Degrees: Earn The Skills for a Career With Vast Opportunities, Prestige and Earning Potentials

As the demand for healthcare professionals continues to increase, the payoff for receiving an education in healthcare rises with it. Through any one of Florida Technical College’s Healthcare Programs you could be among the many professionals who serve communities, while also bringing home a livable wage. Healthcare Degrees: An education that leads to a career in high demand: No matter what health care program you decide to take courses in, you can be sure that…

Web Designers: Creator of the Online Experience

How often do you search or Google something from your mobile device? Probably 90% of the time, right? Google has already confirmed that most of their searches take place on a mobile device. This means that most websites have to look good on computer and a mobile device, and it is web designers that are responsible for making it happen. Whether it’s a phone, tablet or computer, any device can be used without running into…

Different Medical Assisting Jobs: A Day in the Life of a Medical Assistant

If you have been thinking about a career change, you love helping people and you’re interested in health and medicine, consider looking into medical assisting jobs. Life as a medical assistant is often busy, challenging, and at times difficult, but one thing it can never be is boring. If you’re ready for a better career, a career that is meaningful, then you are ready for a career in health care. Medical assistants perform a variety…

Press Release : FTC Kissimmee opens doors of new Construction Trade and Technology Education Center

October 27, 2016                                                                                                Contact: Maria Isabel Sanquírico FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                    Mobile: 813-420-2922                                  …

9 Reasons to Work as a Freelance Web Developer

  Almost any technology career is a great choice, especially if you love working with computers. More and more businesses have an online presence, which means they need more than just a basic website; they need a great site, designed by someone who knows their stuff. If you have earned a web development degree, you could be in high demand in this field. Have you considered making your career as a web designer and developer…

10 Creative Joys of a Career in Web Design

A career in design requires both practicality and creativity. If you love being creative you should consider studying at a web design school where you can earn a web and graphic design associate degree and launch your creativity while earning a good living. What could be better than having a career that is both lucrative and that allows you to express yourself? If that idea intrigues you, you are ready to take the next step….

The 10 Secrets Every Nail Tech Knows about Getting Your Nails Done

When you get your nails done, do you think about the training the nail tech received or how he or she got licensed? Did you know that these professionals had to go to nail tech school to learn about nail health and infections? Do you realize how knowledgeable that person sitting across from you is about nail tech supplies, types of artificial nails, and nail design? Your nail tech professional is full of secrets, but…

Earning your Medical Assisting Degree and balancing your time

Have you been putting your future on hold? Florida Technical College offers medical assistant classes that could have you earning a Medical Assisting Degree during your spare time. Getting a degree in Medical Assisting has never been more possible. With the demands of a busy work schedule and home life, many are choosing to return to Technical Institutes to advance their skill set and career path. With an open enrollment policy, earning an Associate Degree in…

Learn to Master These Baking and Pastry Techniques in Culinary School

Learning to be a master baker and pastry chef is fun, rewarding, and challenging. If you have always enjoyed baking and making sweets, a career in a pastelería may be a great option. It’s fun to play around in your own kitchen, but there are some skills and baking and pastry techniques that you just can’t teach yourself. You need to learn from the expertise of real pastry chefs. That’s exactly what you get at…

The Complete guide to Patient Care Technician Training

Ready to find a career and not just another job? This guide to patient care technician training will give you all the details you need to know to jump into this program. Patient care technicians are valuable healthcare professionals. Employed in hospitals, medical labs, physician offices, extended care facilities – these skilled individuals specialize in patient care.  From specimen collection to assisting patients with eating, a patient care technician performs a wide range of duties….

10 Things You Need To Know When Starting Graphic Design School

In a world taken over by social media, with information at the tip of your fingers, career paths that lean towards the digital genre are becoming more appealing, and more popular. We advertise online and on television, we communicate through the touch of a screen, and we buy, sell, and trade all in digital form. For those with a love for technology and a talent in art, a Graphic Design Associate Degree may be a…

7 Signs You Should Be In A Baking Arts Program

Do you love to cook and bake? More specifically, do you love to cook and bake for others? If you do, chances are baking school or pastry school could be your start to a successful and enjoyable career.   love for A cooking Do you find yourself in the kitchen each night, stirring the contents of bubbling pots on the stove, or measuring and sifting ingredients for the night’s meal? Do you enjoy the process…

Beauty and Cosmetology Programs: The Complete Guide to Beauty School and Enrollment

TABLE OF CONTENTS Beauty and Cosmetology Programs: Areas of Specialty Advanced Hairstyling Cosmetology Barbering Esthetics Facials and Skin Care Nail Tech Enrolling in Beauty and Cosmetology Programs The Future for Beauty and Cosmetology Careers What is a Career in Cosmetology Really Like? What Exactly Are Beauty and Cosmetology Programs? What Are the Requirements to Enroll? How You Can Fit Beauty and Cosmetology Programs into Your Busy Life How Long Does it Take to Complete Beauty…

Criminal Justice Programs in Florida

As long as we have a society, we will need people who are trained in criminal justice. A degree in criminal justice opens up a wide variety of occupational doors. Criminal Justice students at Florida Technical College may obtain careers as police officers, security guards, corrections officers, detectives, and loss prevention managers, among other things. Many choose to continue their education for managerial promotion opportunities in public administration, law enforcement, probation and parole, and corrections….

What Comes after Welding School? Job Outcomes and More…

As you get ready to graduate from your welding school program, you are probably thinking about a new career in this exciting field. You have a lot of options from working in construction to pipe welding and even ship building. First, you need to prepare yourself to be hired by working on your resume, interview skills, and on passing the National Construction Career Test in welding. The education you get from a welding training program…

Top 25 Technical terms to Know before Starting Electrician Training

Electrician training is hands-on work, but it also requires some academic and book knowledge. To prepare for your electrician education, it’s a great idea to get a head start on learning the important terms electricians need to use on the job. This list will get you started with 25 important electrical terms. The number of jobs for electricians is growing every day and getting into this line of work is a smart move. All you…

The Beginner’s Guide to HVAC Training

HVAC training is a crucial way to start out in the field of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Working on these systems is a skill that must be learned, but once you do, you’ll find yourself in demand. Learning through a trade program is a great start, but it’s important to know what you’re getting into. Find out how long it takes to get through HVAC training, the options you have for programs, all about…

Plumbing School vs. Plumbing Training Online

If you are considering a career in plumbing, you have already made the important decision to enter the skilled trades. Now you have another choice: a traditional plumbing school with hands-on learning and instructors or online plumbing courses. A lot of students are embracing online learning, and for great reasons. Taking classes online is convenient and sometimes less expensive, but before you make that choice, there are some important things to know about learning a…

Canvas – Course Navigation Tutorial

Keeping up with the latest technology trends, Canvas is now releasing its new design. Don’t worry, the platform will continue working as always. You’re going to love its new look!

Canvas Overview – Dashboard

The Dashboard is the first thing you see when you log into Canvas. This tutorial will show you how to navigate across all your courses.

FTC Honors Victims of the Pulse Nightclub Attack – – Press Release

June 14, 2016 FTC Honors Victims of the Pulse Nightclub Attack, Former Student Among the Dead Students, staff and faculty will hold two vigils on Wednesday at the Kissimmee campus. Kissimmee, FL – Florida Technical College, Kissimmee, will honor and remember the victims of Pulse Nightclub terrorist act with two vigils on Wednesday, June 15, at its Kissimmee Campus, 3831 W Vine St. The events will take place at 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., respectively….

Canvas Overview for Students – Global Navigation

Learn about the three main components of the Canvas user interface: the Dashboard, Global Navigation, and Sidebar. This video will provide you with an overview of the global navigation menu.

Here’s How Your Life Will Improve after Electrician Trade School

If you’re tired of your dead end job, of working hard and barely earning enough to scrape by, and if you dream of having a career that is more interesting than just punching the clock every day, electrician trade school could be your next step. Electricians work in a variety of settings, from small businesses servicing residential homes to large companies installing electrical systems for commercial buildings and everything in between. They make good money,…

Is Electrician School Necessary for Becoming a Certified Electrician?

Becoming an certified electrician is a smart choice. Careers in this field are growing fast and the median annual salary for electricians is $51,889. You can eventually earn even more than that, but you can’t just get a job as an electrician tomorrow. You have to have the right skills, training, and certification. Florida Technical College’s Electrical Diploma Program is an electrician school that can help get you there, but you might be wondering if…

Why Welding Training? The Trade School Boom Continues

Manufacturing and construction are booming and that means careers for skilled tradesmen and women are increasing as well. This is matched by an uptick in enrollment in schools that offer certificates, diplomas and degrees in career-oriented programs, like Florida Technical College and its welding training program. More young people—and adults making career changes—are choosing trade and career colleges over traditional universities. So why should you choose welding training to launch your new career? Companies in…

How Welding Classes Can Land You a Rewarding New Career

Did you know that the median annual salary for a welder is $38,150? And that’s just the middle. Those workers with the right skills and experience can make much more. Imagine having a career that allows you to create things, to build things, and to earn a good, stable salary at the same time. You can have this lucrative career and start earning real money, and it all starts with welding classes. Welding is not…

The Technical Skills You’ll Learn in Plumbing Training

If you’re ready for a great new career, one that will help you earn a good income and that will provide you with day-to-day work that is actually interesting and rewarding, plumbing training is a great option. Not just anyone can become a plumber, though. When it comes to working in the field of plumbing, training is essential. Plumbing is a skilled trade, but if you have the right education and you get those skills…

Flexible Class Schedules: How FTC Supports Its Students

 Flexible Class Schedules: How FTC Supports Its Students Pop culture movies make it seem like every college student is a fresh-faced teenager just out of high school. But in the real world, student bodies are becoming more and more diverse. The majority of students (63%) are over age 25. The median number of children per college student is one and when it comes to handle school life and personal life, having flexible class schedules options is the…

Top Five Reasons to Choose a Beauty School in Florida

The Top Five Reasons to Choose a Beauty School in Florida  Are you passionate about hair styling? Do you like to get creative with your eye makeup? Are you the one friend everyone comes to for advice on style and beauty? If so, you may be ready for a formal education in cosmetology or esthetics. These are the subjects that can get you through the door and into a career that actually pays you to…

Medical Coding and Billing: 4 Common Myths

Medical Coding and Billing: 4 Common Myths around these professions There are a lot of misconceptions concerning medical coding and billing since over the years, this industry has gained a lot of popularity. Here are some of the most common myths: Myth #1: There is only medical knowledge and material involved. Medical coding and billing professionals must have a good knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and common diseases, among others. That is true; however, they must also…

4 Reasons You Should Consider Plumbing Schools in Florida

Florida Technical College now offers trade diplomas in three important areas of construction, including plumbing. The plumbing trade program at FTC will teach you all the technical skills you need to land a job as an entry-level plumber. From there your education will continue with on-the-job training allowing you to move up in the field and earn even more. Trade careers are popular with young people who want to get a career right away instead…

A Career In Welding Can Help You Build Skills For A Lifetime

5 Reasons Why A Career In Welding Can Help You Build Skills For A Lifetime Looking to develop a skill set that will be in demand across the globe? Searching for a career you can grow in? Ready to explore one of the most lucrative career opportunities in the world? If so, pursuing your education to become a trained welder may be the right option for you. As one of the nation’s most desired trades,…

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Culinary School

5 Important Questions to Ask When Choosing a Culinary School With a passion for food and a desire to finally start a career you can get excited about, you’re ready to go to culinary school and start out on a new path… To become a cook or chef, without working your way up from dishwasher, you need to get hands-on training in the kitchen. Florida Technical College offers a culinary arts diploma that teaches all…

Florida Technical College’s New American Force Trade Programs will fill in-demand jobs in plumbing, welding, electricity and construction.

April, 2016  By: Eleven Communications Construction is currently one of the fastest growing workforces in Florida and across the nation, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Labor… Graduates of Florida Technical College’s New American Force Trade Programs will fill in-demand jobs in plumbing, welding, electricity and construction. Students will receive classroom instruction as well as on-the-job training with apprenticeship programs that will provide a gateway to higher paying jobs and future advancement in…

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8 Simple Yet Stunning Nail Trends You Should Try This Spring

Try These Stunning Nail Trends Try This Spring! Whether you’re searching for a bold new look or high-fashion inspiration, you won’t want to miss this season’s latest nail trends. From gorgeous hues to glitters galore, there’s something for everyone this spring. In fact, just check out these 10 stunning trends below.   1.) Be Bold with Cobalt Blue Leave the baby blues in the drawer this season and instead, make a bold statement with cobalt…

Getting Ready to Graduate? Part II

Getting Ready to Graduate? How Social Media Can Help or Hinder Your Job Search As you get ready to graduate from Florida Technical College you are preparing your resume, practicing your interviewing skills, and working with the Career Services department to help you find your dream job. What you should also be doing is taking a look at your foot print on social media sites. Many employers check the social media sites of prospective new…

Getting Ready to Graduate? Part I

Getting Ready to Graduate? Finding Your Dream Job You chose to complete a program at Florida Technical College so you could have the career of your dreams. Now that you’re close to graduating, it’s time to make that dream a reality. By planning ahead and preparing now for your graduation, you can ensure that you will have an easier transition from school to a new job. There are several things you can start doing now…

The Hottest Hair Trends for Summer 2016

The Hottest Hair Trends for Summer 2016 If you’ve been thinking about signing up for FTC’s Cosmetology Diploma Program, you are someone who knows hair, makeup, and style. You probably keep up with all the trends and latest fads, right? If you’re getting into this great career, keeping up is a must. These things change quickly. To help you out, here are some of the hottest hair trends for Summer 2016: Super straight and sleek….

A Career In HVAC Is A Fantastic Fit For You

5 Signs A Career In HVAC Is A Fantastic Fit For You Did you know that HVAC, or otherwise known as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning is one of today’s fastest-growing careers? In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment outlook for HVAC professionals is expected to grow by 14% from 2014-24. Offering a favorable employment outlook along with competitive pay, it is no wonder why this career choice is so in-demand….

5 Hot Makeup Trends for Spring 2016

Latest Makeup Trends for Spring ’16 The arrival of spring means more than just warmer weather; it also means new trends in beauty. If you’re a makeup fanatic, you are going to love the fun new ideas for spring 2016, straight from the runways. As someone who loves makeup and style, why not use your talents in a new career? With a diploma from Florida Technical College’s esthetics program, you could become a professional makeup…

Love To Cook? 5 Reasons To Consider Enrolling In A Culinary Program

Love To Cook? 5 Reasons To Consider Enrolling In A Culinary Program Do you have a natural knack when it comes to whipping up delicious meals in the kitchen? Are you someone who has always enjoyed cooking but has never considered it a viable career? Have you always wondered what it might be like to be a professional chef? If so, then enrolling in a culinary program might be right up your alley! Teaching you…

Get Started in a Career in Medical Billing and Coding!

Get Started in a Career in Medical Billing and Coding! Not so many years ago, one of the only paths to a college diploma was to commit to four years as a full-time student who most likely resided and attended classes on campus. We all take different paths in life; many people find employment right after high school, perhaps hoping one day to go back and earn a college degree. Fortunately, today there isn’t just…

5 Potential Career Paths For Culinary Majors

5 Potential Career Paths For Culinary Majors Wondering what going to culinary school could do for you?   Well, to put it simply, enrolling in a culinary program can provide an outstanding number of benefits. In fact, not only can you expect to master numerous culinary techniques, you’ll also be prepared to seek employment from a diverse range of employers. Whether you dream of being a private chef or managing a kitchen, there are countless…

5 Important Safety Tips Every HVAC Technician Should Be Aware Of

Every HVAC Technician Should Be Aware Of These Safety Tips Working as an HVAC technician in the field of heating, cooling, and air can be a rewarding career choice. The opportunity to actively problem solve while enjoying a stable salary, the field of HVAC certainly has its advantages. However, while working in heating, cooling and air offers numerous benefits, that doesn’t mean there are not precautions as well. After all, HVAC technicians are exposed to…

10 New Beauty Trends To Try This Spring

Spring is here — and so are new beauty trends! Looking for a little beauty inspiration? While spring may still be a few weeks away, these top new beauty trends are sure to leave you saying goodbye winter and hello spring. Whether you love a full glam look or a total bohemian vibe, there’s something for just about everyone. In fact, the only problem you may have this spring when it comes to beauty is…

DeLand HVAC Students Act as Local Heroes

  DeLand HVAC Students Act as Local Heroes The classroom often isn’t the place where instructor Hored Salmon teaches his HVAC course to FTC Deland hvac  students. Salmon takes an approach to teaching that combines hands-on experience with community service, creating a winning combination in which students learn in a real work environment while helping their neighbors. Dionette Rivera, 27, can attest to that. Last winter, her heater wouldn’t start on a very cold night….

Get Your Networking Degree Without Leaving Your House

Get Your Networking Degree Without Leaving Your House Networking Degree: The statistics U.S. News & World Report ranks a career as a computer systems administrator 8th in its list of best technology jobs, and 31st on the list of best jobs in any field. A Robert Half Technology survey found that 57% of technology executives said that network administration is one of the most in-demand skill sets in their IT departments. With a high median…

Unleash Your Creativity

Unleash Your Creativity with a Career in Business Management and Marketing People tend to think of careers in business as being a little dry, but the truth is that it takes creativity and bold thinking to be successful in business, especially when it comes to marketing. If you have always enjoyed being creative, this could be a great career path to pursue. With a convenient and affordable associate’s degree in business management and marketing online…

4 Qualities Employers Look for in Network Administrators

As a new career, network administration can provide you with job security, interesting and challenging work, as well as a better income. Florida Technical College (FTC) offers an associate degree program in network administration, including wireless technology, which you can complete in less than two years. By earning this degree you will put yourself in a position to meet the demand for network administrators, network field technicians, telecom engineers, and so many more opportunities. To…

How to Prepare for a Great New Career as a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that careers in medical billing and coding are growing faster than average, which means you have a great opportunity to train for and get an exciting new job in this area of healthcare. A medical billing and coding specialist works in doctor’s offices, medical labs and insurance companies. They prepare invoices, bill patients and use a system of codes for medical procedures. In this career, you can…

Online degrees are the future of business

In the first quarter of 2014, 78% of the U.S. population bought something online. Digital commerce is growing at a rate of 15%, and billions of dollars are spent on products and services every year. Online degrees are the future of business  so what better forum is there for business education?

4 Things You Need To Know Before Becoming A Criminal Justice Professional

Considering becoming a Criminal Justice Professional? An exciting field providing countless employment opportunities, pursuing a career in criminal justice might just be the best decision you ever make. However, before you get too far ahead of yourself, there are a few things that you’ll want to take into consideration. After all, is a Criminal Justice Degree the right choice for you? Here are 4 things to keep in mind.   1.) Long-Term Job Security Looking…

Barbering in Broward

A career in barbering is a lot more glamorous now than in past generations. The old leather chairs and surrounding mirrors are very much a thing of the past. Nowadays, barbershops are focused on providing customers with an experience. Barbershops are the place to go for the best haircuts, closest shaves and great conversations. Barber’s don’t have specific work hours. Working as a barber allows for you to be your own boss. Many experienced barbers…

Get Your Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Now!

Get Your Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Now! The ‘traditional’ college student – fresh out of high school and ready to take the leap from parent’s house to dorm room – isn’t actually traditional at all anymore. Only 15% of undergrads attend four-year colleges and live on campus. Today’s students are much more diverse, and at Florida Technical College, we’re here to accommodate those changing needs.

The Top 5 Most Influential Marketing Trends That Shaped 2015

Marketers are always looking out for the next big trend, whether for their brand or their clients, and 2015 was no exception. In fact, over the course of 2015, we were able to witness some of the most influential marketing trends we’ve experienced to date. From the continuance of mobile dominance to an unparalleled level of company transparency, 2015 was a monumental year in the marketing world. While there were countless marketing trends that shaped…

Top 8 Careers To Pursue With A Criminal Justice Degree

Top 8 Careers To Pursue With A Criminal Justice Degree What can you do with a Criminal Justice Degree? Great question! Luckily, there are many career paths that are possible with a degree in criminal justice, from police work to forensics to opportunities within the FBI. Curious exactly what kind of career opportunities you’ll be able to pursue with a criminal justice degree? Just check out these top 8 careers below. 1.) Police Officer Working…

What kind of career can you get once you earn your marketing degree?

Five In-Demand Careers for Your Marketing Degree Marketing is a crucial component of any business, which means that all companies need qualified candidates to do this kind of work. The Business Entrepreneurship, Management and Marketing Bachelor’s Degree program at Florida Technical College teaches a versatile set of business skills that prepare you to work in a number of roles including marketing.  So if marketing is your main interest, what kind of career can you get…

HVAC Technicians in Pembroke Pines

Why Demand for HVAC Technicians in Pembroke Pines is Growing If you’re looking for a new career that will be interesting, challenging, and that will give you job stability for the foreseeable future, look no further than HVAC. Technicians skilled in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning repair and installation earn a good living due to high demand. At the Pembroke Pines Campus of Florida Technical College (FTC), you can earn a diploma that not only…

4 Reasons Barbering is the Ultimate Job for a People-Person

If you love being around people, if you can spark up a conversation easily, if you enjoy listening to people and giving advice, but most importantly, you enjoying helping people change their look, then a career in barbering is right up your alley. A barber is the ultimate people-person, and if you’re tired of being isolated in a cubicle or working in an industry that doesn’t allow you to chat with your coworkers, now is the…

Why Demand for HVAC Technicians is Growing

If you’re looking for a new career that will be interesting, challenging, and that will give you job stability for the foreseeable future, look no further than HVAC. Technicians skilled in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning repair and installation earn a good living due to high demand. At Florida Technical College (FTC), you can earn a diploma that not only trains you to become an HVAC technician, but also includes the skills needed to work…

A Medical Billing and Coding Diploma: the Path to Work-Life Balance?

Let’s face it: there’s stress no matter what job you have. Maybe somewhere there is a lucky person working as a beach tester, but even that guy probably has deadlines. On-the-job stress is a fact of life. Fortunately most of us, with a little experience, get better at dealing with it.   For many, a major source of stress is not the job itself, but work-life balance. It seems impossible to be a stellar employee…

HVAC/R Career Paths

If you get an associate’s degree in HVAC/R, you’re probably thinking of a career as an installer or technician. This is a great way to go — but it’s not the only way. Here are a few ideas of HVAC/R career paths, some of which you may not have considered.   HVAC/R Technician For many graduates, this is the most obvious route and with good reason! It’s a fast-growing job sector with a great outlook….

A Brief Unofficial History of HVAC

We’re used to thinking about HVAC—heating, ventilation and air conditioning—as a relatively recent invention. After all, how could there be air conditioning before we learned how to harness the power of electricity? However, a look back at history shows us that some form of HVAC has been utilized since humans have been around.  Look at the cavemen. Did you ever wonder why they lived in caves? It’s not merely because it took them a while to invent…

8 Questions to Ask When Searching for a Medical Billing Program

Any Google search will tell you that there are a fair amount of choices when looking for a medical billing program. It can be overwhelming to try and figure out which one is best for you. To help you narrow it down, here are 8 questions to ask before you commit to a program:   How comprehensive is the program?   Every medical billing program will teach you the basics. But you want a comprehensive…

Holiday recipes that will make you Gobble till you Wobble!

It’s the holiday season, a time of presents, family and more importantly eating until we enter food comas. During this time of roasted ham, turkey, chicken and all sorts of traditional dishes, it is important and crucial to not neglect the sides. Let’s go beyond the green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. The Culinary Program at Florida Technical College is here to brighten your dishes with holiday yumminess and cheer. Here is a…

Is a career in Medical Assisting right for you?

If you’re considering a career in Medical Assisting but are not sure if it’s right for you we’ll help  answer your questions. All the information provided below is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics about the Medical Assisting Occupational Outlook Handbook. Pay and Job Growth Medical Assistants median pay is $29,370 per year and has a Job Outlook growth of 29%. What Does a Medical Assistant Do? Medical Assistants are in charge of completing administrative…

4 Exciting Career options for Medical Administrative Assistants in Florida

Those who are pursuing a career as Medical Administrative Assistants in Florida are probably aware of the opportunities in a medical setting, which is usually assisting the doctor in charge or dealing with the managerial sector. It is also spoken highly and commonly of the flexibility a certificate as a Medical Administrative Assistant in Florida may represent. Although assisting in the typical medical setting is widely appealing to most medical assistants it is also enlightening…

What are Vocational Schools?

Every year millions of American students are enrolled in vocational schools. And as we’ll see below, this can have a big affect on their careers. But “vocational school” is kind of a vague term. So before we discuss why a vocational school like Florida Technical College may be best for you, let’s be clear on what it is exactly that we are talking about. A vocational school is basically an institution of higher education that…

5 things to consider when looking for a vocational school in Broward

For students looking for a Vocational School in Broward the possibilities are multiple and endless, but what should a student be looking for? Florida Technical College is here to help! We will review the top five things to consider when searching for the perfect vocational school in Broward. Is the program you want offered? Programs vary by school and certifications. Many schools offer programs in Nursing and Information Technology, therefore it is important to consider…

Why are more students choosing Vocational Schools in Miami?

 It is no secret that vocational education is on the rise all across the United States. What is even less of a secret is the large number of students attending vocational schools in Miami. Miami is an area that thrives and lives off of the service industry. Most of the skills necessary in the service industry cannot be learned with your basic 4-year degree, this is where Vocational Schools come into play and provide students…

What does it take to become a Medical Assistant?

The field of Medical Assisting is more popular than ever and you can be a part of it with a degree from Florida Technical College. In about two years, depending on whether you can go to school full time or need to work around your current job, you can earn an associate degree in medical assisting and become a medical assistant. You will get the experience you need to find a great job and be…

Careers in Culinary Arts

Are you in the process of turning your passion for food, cooking, baking or all of the above into a career? If so, there are various options that will be available to you upon completion of your Culinary Arts Program. Having a diploma in Culinary Arts gives you a competitive edge when entering a kitchen. Acquiring the necessary skills of food prep and kitchen etiquette will go a long way in an application process. Below…

School for Culinary Arts

Can you handle the heat? Do you like cooking for your friends and family? Is cooking a hobby or a passion of yours? Why not make it your career. If you are interested in having a fast-paced career in culinary arts and want to be head chef of your favorite restaurant, or better yet – have your own restaurant to be the chef of, you should get a degree in Culinary Arts from Florida Technical…

Culinary Trends of 2015

When viewing the culinary trends of 2015 it is safe to say the food scene is more diverse and innovative than it has ever been. Reviewing the survey of the National Restaurant Association regarding the 2015 Menu trends in comparison to the trends posted by CulinaryTrends.net it is certain that Chefs are taking big leaps in innovation and fusion cuisine.   Under the category of culinary themes all five of the top cooking themes are…

New Fall Runway Makeup Trends 2015

Bazaar has released its list of the most raved about new fall makeup trends. From red lips, sharp eyeliner and the departure of contouring this season’s makeup trends have it all. So we contacted the experts at the cosmetology program at Florida Technical College for their spot-on expertise. On the top of Bazaar’s list is the winged-out black liquid eyeliner. Although, it is a continuing trend and classic from the previous season, this season we’re…

Hair Coloring Technique- Balayage

The British are coming!” with their revolutionary Balayage hair coloring technique. So what exactly is Balayage and why should we care? We turned to the hair experts in Florida’s Technical College program of cosmetology to answer our questions. What is the Balayage hair coloring technique? The Balayage technique is done by free hand experts and it is meant to create a seamless, natural look. Creating a natural look through multiple shades and tones allowing for…

FTC College Website and Graphic Design Degree: Education for Modern Artists

Twenty years ago, very few people had or understood personal computers. Fewer knew how to design and build websites. Today, companies advertise “Create Your Own Free Website!” You can almost always tell which sites were self-created and free. They look like it. Because of the advent and the incomparable technology of all things internet-related, the field of graphic design has taken on a whole new dimension – one which requires learned expertise in the principles…

Business Project Manager Career Paths Begin at Florida Technical College

Let’s begin by playing a game. Let’s see which of us can come closest to guessing how many people out of every thousand, when asked what job they would most like to do, will say “Business Project Manager.” You go first. HINT: Whatever number you pick, I’m going to pick the next lower number. Even if you pick “one,” the odds are probably still in my favor. Think about it, when was the last time…

Entrepreneurship Program at Florida Technical College

Entrepreneurship may be one of the most elusive words to accurately define in the English language. In fact, it is not an English word at all. It is a “loanword” – a word borrowed from another language, French in this case, without translation. A second reason that it is hard to define is that it has been so often used and misused. Florida Technical College offers an entrepreneurship program for students who desire to become…

A Beginners Guide to Choosing Online Technical Colleges

Have you ever had the kind of problem when you are searching for your car keys and can’t find them no matter how hard you try? You can’t give up – they’re your car keys, after all. Have you ever noticed that they are always in the last place you decided to look? Have you even wondered why that is? It’s because once you find them, you stop looking. They will always be in the…

9 Things to Consider When Choosing Cosmetology Schools in Florida

Choosing Cosmetology Schools in Florida: What to look for Good morning, class! We’re going to start the day with a one-question pop quiz! Don’t you just LOVE pop quizzes? What is the one obstacle that stands in the way of anyone who wants to become a cosmetologist in Florida? a) An education b) Money c) Time d) None of the above The correct answer is d), “None of the above.”   The one thing that…

Learn about Face Shapes at Florida Technical College

Attention Cosmetology Students: They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But what if a customer walks into a salon, presents the stylist with a picture of a celebrity or model and asks for a cut and style just like the picture? Does she really know what she is asking? And is it the right thing to do? Beauty happens when the style matches the face shape. Anyone thinking about a career…

FTC Presents: Back to School – It’s Cool! – Kissimmee

Join us on Tuesday August 11th, 2015 from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm & 6:30pm to 9:00pm FTC Presents: Back to School – It’s Cool! FREE backpack and notebook daily for the first 20 children FREE haircut for children ages 5 to 12 JOIN US @ 3831 West Vine Street Kissimmee, FL 34741

FTC Culinary Expo – Kissimmee

Join us on Wednesday August 19th, 2015 from 11:30 am to 4:45 pm FTC – Culinary Expo An afternoon of Culinary Art, Demonstrations, and Competition! FREE Exciting Workshops For More Information Call: 407-483-5700 JOIN US @ 3831 West Vine Street  Kissimmee, FL 34741

Secure your Financial Future: Complete an Information Technology Program at Florida Technical College

The best way to begin securing your financial future is by learning the skills that will equip you for a career in a field where the future is bright. The dependence of businesses on computer technology and information systems is unlikely to abate, especially as technology keeps changing and businesses strain to keep up. We have got to keep up with technology. Survey Says: The unemployment rate for IT professionals in September 2014 was just…

FTC Presents: Back to School – It’s Cool! – Deland

Join us on Saturday August 8th, 2015 from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm FTC Presents: Back to School – It’s Cool! FREE backpacks and/or school supplies for the first 500 students Students may elect to receive a haircut or a voucher for a free haircut at a later date JOIN US @ 119 S Woodland Blvd Deland, FL 32720

FTC Presents: Back to School – It’s Cool! – Orlando

Join us on Thursday August 13th, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm FTC Presents: Back to School – It’s Cool! FREE backpacks/raffles/face painting/music/balloon twisting Food/Zumba/and much more… JOIN US @ 12900 Challenger Pkwy  Orlando, FL 32826

FTC Presents: Back to School – It’s Cool! – Cutler Bay

Join us on Saturday August 15th, 2015 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm FTC Presents: Back to School – It’s Cool! FREE backpacks for the first 500 students JOIN US @ 20505 South Dixie Highway  Cutler Bay, FL 33189

FTC Presents: Back to School – It’s Cool! – Pembroke Pines

Join us on Saturday August 8th, 2015 from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm FTC Presents: Back to School – It’s Cool! FREE backpacks and/or school supplies for the first 500 students Students may elect to receive a haircut or a voucher for a free haircut at a later date JOIN US @ 12520 Pines Blvd.  Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

Programs for Those that Enjoy Hands-on Work

Florida Technical College is the right place for the right time. The American job scene has been evolving over the past decade. Job demand has never been greater for hands-on skills. Having the skill sets that an employer needs has become a primary factor in corporate hiring decisions. Hands-on work: the statistics In May 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were 5.4 million job openings in the U.S. – the most since…

Demand for Vocational and Technical Careers Soars in the American Marketplace

Orlando, FL -Early vocational degrees may have focused on carpentry, welding and other manual trades, but today’s campus-based and online vocational schools can train students in dozens of career disciplines. A recent article on Schools.com, which features Florida Technical College President’s David Ruggieri, points at the fact that modern day technical and vocational colleges have evolved to meet a diversified economy. “From IT to healthcare, from film to entrepreneurships, today’s technical and vocational schools reflect…

6 Considerations When Choosing Criminal Justice Colleges in Florida

Criminal justice is a particularly interesting subject and can be an even more interesting career, because the scope of work and range of opportunities in the field are so wide. Criminal justice may be defined as, “The system of practices … directed at upholding social control, deterring and mitigating crime, or sanctioning those who violate laws with criminal penalties and rehabilitation efforts.” Criminal Justice is much more than a badge. The criminal justice system may…

Business Management & Marketing Associate Vs. Bachelor Degree: What’s the Difference?

If you visit the websites of tech schools that offer both Business Management and Marketing associate degrees and bachelor degrees, it may not be clear which program is best for you. This is common. The website for Florida Technical College is a good example. The content describing the associate and bachelor programs is currently identical. But that does not mean that the programs are. Success begins with education. The really neat thing about FTC’s website…

Ten Reasons FTC is a Great Choice for Adult Learners

“Mysterious though it is, the choice to actually learn as an adult and devote one’s will consciously to growth and learning is the most crucial decision one ever makes in life.” ~ M. Scott Peck Determining that all learning stops once a diploma or a degree is in hand will eventually become a costly mistake in judgment. Just a couple of generations ago, in the post-Depression era of American history, the general expectation was that,…

Advance Your Career With an FTC Allied Health Program

Have you ever wondered why some people love their jobs, but some do not? There is more than one answer to that question, and each answer has its own implications and complications. Ruling out people whose outlook is always negative and those who are just plain lazy, still leaves a majority who themselves, can’t answer why they are unhappy in their jobs. Are You Thinking About a Career in Allied Healthcare? Mr. Anderson, you’re one…

Quality IT Career Training Can Make You the ‘Go To’ Person

One of the things that people worry about as they prepare for a career – and even during their career – is how long that career in their chosen field will last. If you are a young person, you are going to be amazed at the number of careers that will no longer exist 30 years from now. If you are an older adult, you may be dumbfounded at the ones you witnessed as they…

Top Trait of Successful Marketing Professionals? The Right Training

Pop Quiz No. 1 Question: What’s the difference between “left brain” and “right brain?” Answer: The “left brain” is on a person’s left side. The “right brain” is on their right. “I can count beans.” — “But I can paint beans.” Image courtesy of KROMKRATHOG at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Everyone knows that. We all have two sides to our brains. The terms “left brain” and “right brain” commonly refer to which side of a person’s brain is…

Tech Schools In Florida: Putting the ‘T’ In STEM Occupations

STEM occupations are growing in demand. This includes jobs in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Special knowledge and skills are needed to excel in each of these areas and the reality is, training in these areas can open many doors of opportunities. Technology for example, is always advancing. While it’s hard to deny that this is true progress, the fast pace of innovations can make it hard to keep up. In fact,…

15 Career Choices for People That Like a Hands On Approach

Men are not really from Mars and women are not really from Venus. That’s just a euphemism for saying that men and women are wired differently. But it’s not just men and women. Some people are left-brain; others are right-brain. Some are extroverts; others are introverts. Some like to take a hands-on approach to life; others, not so much. What Floats Your Boat? Consider career paths that are in tune with your personal style and…

School, Work, and Home Life: It’s a Balancing Act

Success in school begins with balancing the demands of study with the other primary responsibilities of life. Students, regardless of age, have responsibilities outside of school. Older students may have even greater responsibilities. It is what it is This might be harder than I thought. No one can afford to neglect their responsibilities at home or at work to be successful at school. That just doesn’t work. In fact, no one can afford to neglect…

4 Reasons Single Moms Love Tech Schools in Florida

Tech schools in Florida are ideal for single moms My mommy goes to school! There are two obvious (and another less obvious) things that single moms need, but often have in short supply: Finances   Free time   Friends Single moms are discovering that Florida Technical College understands those needs and has tailored its programs with single moms in mind. Here are four reasons single moms love FTC. Financial aid. The average single mom is…

Learn to Create Delightful Desserts & Earn the Pastry Chef Title

“Table for six? Yes sir. Right this way. Please make yourself comfortable while you browse the menu. I’ll be back shortly for your drink orders.” At precisely that moment the men begin pondering the cuts of meat, but the women are, of course, several courses ahead of them. They go straight to the dessert menu, because they want to be sure that the appetizers and entrees they order leave room for those mouth-watering desserts. This…

Overcoming the Challenges of Online Learning

The key for online learning success may be in first understanding what educator and author John Holt said: “Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners.” Online learning is a completely different experience than being on campus and in a classroom, and it has a copious amount of advantages. That is why so many online technical college programs are available today. The schools recognize that they can…

Staying Focused, Motivated and Geared for College Success

No matter where you choose to go to school, focus and motivation are necessary for ensuring your success. It doesn’t matter whether you are going to a four-year university or a tech school, the need is the same. In fact, attending a tech school in Orlando may demand greater focus than a university in Omaha. Disney World is not a tech school in Orlando. Beware of Dog! Attending any school in Orlando may feel like…

Technical Schools in Florida: Putting More Good Guys Out There

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. The preamble to the Constitution of the United States virtually provides for the creation of jobs for “The Good Guys,” meaning those who…

Cosmetology Schools in Florida: Hair Care and More

When is the last time you heard someone say that they were going to visit their cosmetologist? Never, right? A woman might say that she is going to see her beautician or that she has an appointment with her hair stylist. A man might say that he is going to the barber. But almost no one says that they are going to visit their cosmetologist. Why is that? You look marvelous. Most likely it is…

Ten Tools and Resources Every College Student Needs

Attention College Students: Never before in the history of mankind has so much been available to help so many succeed, especially as it relates to the kind of help that college students need. Technical schools in Florida want students to succeed. Equipping students with knowledge is a given. Making students aware of power tools and resources to enable success is an important responsibility as well. Technical schools in Florida want students to succeed. To list…

Keeping America Safe

How are we Keeping America Safe? With Homeland Security A Florida Technical School to Get You Ahead When the Department of Homeland Security was first instituted a mere 11 days after the attacks on our nation of September 11, 2001, the goal was to safeguard the nation against terrorism and prevent any future attacks. Today, they continue to do that, with the threat of terrorism now a more global force than many could have imagined….

Graphic Design Degree : A Truly Valuable Degree

Your Graphic Design Degree at Kissimmee Technical Schools There continues to be a high demand for workers with technical skills, especially in computer science. The advantage o having a Graphic Design degree is that it has so many applications. Companies that have a website can always use graphic design to spruce it up, while those behind the curve could use the creative flair of a graphic designer to set up an attractive home page. Florida Schools…

Stay Ahead of the Career Path Curve: Jobs of the Future

Colleges in Florida The ubiquitous nature of computers and information technology has only emphasized the need for more information technology specialists. To call it a job of the future would be an injustice to the significance IT has in our current day and age. Bank records, cell phone logs, and the ever-expanding realm of social media all have the common element of computers. It is an area in the job sector that has experienced rapid…

What Kind of Careers Can You Have with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice?

5 Kinds of Careers You Can Have with a B.A in Criminal Justice Earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice will give you access and insight into some of the judicial system’s highest positions. You learn how to handle the legal, social and technological challenges in the criminal justice field. You can pick a specific major to focus on such as corrections, juvenile justice, crime scene investigation, and cyber crime or homeland security. Prosecutor Do…

What’s the Difference Between Medical Billing & Medical Coding?

The Difference Between Medical Billing & Medical Coding Medical Billing and Medical Coding are two separate skills but both are needed as one cannot function successfully without the other. They are the go-to person who communicates with the healthcare office where they are working to the health insurance companies. Medical Coding The medical coder is primarily responsible for abstracting and assigning the appropriate coding on claims. The coder must check various sources within the patient’s…

Why is Florida Technical College a better choice than a “normal” college?

  Florida Technical College It’s more flexible than a “normal” college. We have the flexibility that conventional colleges and universities lack with small classes for hands-on learning and day or night classes, where you can choose a schedule that works with your life. No required miscellaneous classes. Education is key to advance in most careers, but we understand that not everyone has the opportunity to pursue a traditional route, but that doesn’t mean that a…

3 Ways to Advance Your Career

Focus your Goals: What are your future goals? Having a clear vision for where you want to eventually be professionally can help you map out a path toward that destination. Trust your Gut: Your instincts are always right. When it comes to your career, always listen to your gut for guidance. Online Course: Taking an online course is a great way to advance your studies and gain alternative certifications to boost your appeal interviewers’ eyes….

Business Under The Stars

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