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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 what is offered within these programs. Begin by looking for what programs are offered with diplomas, either Associate’s or a Bachelor’s degree. For example, Criminal Justice at Florida Technical College is offered as the Associate of Science in Criminal Justice and the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with Emphasis on Homeland Security.

Is the school accredited?

Accreditation is a great way of knowing the quality of education you are receiving. Many private vocational schools choose not to be accredited while those that are, are nationally recognized in the U.S. Department of Education’s List of Nationally Recognized Accrediting Agencies.  According to the U.S. Department of Education, when schools are licensed or certified to offer courses and programs this means that they meet a certain level of education. Florida Technical College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

What are the requirements for admission?

Contact the school to see what their minimum requirements for admission are. High school diploma or GED? If you don’t have either one, do not be discouraged! Most schools can inform you of where you can complete the necessary requirements in order to be admitted.

Any complaints filed with the Better Business Bureau or the State’s Attorney General’s Office?

When going to the Better Business Bureau website you can type an institution’s name and see the report card of that institution. When looking at Florida Technical College you can see that the school has received no complaints in terms of bill collecting, product or service, warranty issues or anything else on the list. You should know that Florida Technical College has an open file with BBB since 04/27/1988 and has no complaints since it’s opening. When viewing the Florida Attorney General’s list, which is organized by alphabetical order and the type of complaint, you will find that under the F-section Florida Technical College is not listed.

Should you visit the school?

For students searching for vocational schools in Broward they should visit the schools in the area. It is highly recommended to visit the schools and view the overall number of students, the state of the building and equipment, classroom sizes and maybe sit in one of the courses related to your program of interest. For those in the Broward area, they can visit the FTC Pembroke Pines Campus at 12520 Pines Boulevard Pembroke Pines, FL 33027. Call 888-997-5313 to schedule an appointment with one of our counselors and let them answer any questions you may have about receiving a vocational education! Don’t put your future career on hold any longer and call us today!

 

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