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FTC Adds More Than Twenty Business and Tech Certification Programs, New HVAC Program in Spanish

Posted on March 12th, 2019 by Florida Technical College

ORLANDO, Fla., March 11, 2019 — Florida Technical College is reaching new milestones in 2019 with its recently launched a Continuing Education division, which expands its offerings in Florida and solidifies its position as a premier post-secondary education provider in the Sunshine State. The school also added a new program to its Spanish language lineup, to help newly arrived Puerto Ricans and other Hispanic Floridians make an effective transition into the state’s labor market as they work on improving their English. The FTC Continuing Education division, with three campuses in Tampa, Kissimmee, and Orlando, is comprised of more than 20 […]

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

Posted on December 21st, 2018 by Florida Technical College

ORLANDO, Fla., December 17, 2018 — 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. The event welcomed dozens of families to the school’s six locations in Central and South Florida for a fun-filled day that featured a Santa Claus station, face painting for kids, games, giveaways and live music. The beautiful installations and festive ambiance showcased FTC’s commitment to bring the magic of Christmas to its community. “Christmas is about love, generosity and giving,” […]

2018 Video Summary

Posted on December 18th, 2018 by Florida Technical College

Let’s take a moment to reflect on all the milestones we accomplished together at FTC in 2018: Highest level of engagement across campuses. 1,504 Graduates  – Congratulations!. February – Richard Sam Howard  & Officer Matthew Baxter Memorial Scholarship. Expanded Programs 100% in Spanish: Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry, Electrical, HVAC with PLC. Community leaders share their path to success through our Influencer Series. August: One of our largest philanthropic efforts Offering: Medical Checkups, Haircuts, Backpacks full of School Supplies. Honoring Military: Donated metal piece made by welding student called “Never Forgotten”. October 25: Major of Kissimmee designates as “Florida Technical […]

October 25 is Florida Technical College’s Cosmetology Program Day

Posted on October 31st, 2018 by Florida Technical College

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. KISSIMMEE, Fla., Oct. 25, 2018 – Kissimmee Mayor Jose A. Alvarez designated October 25 as Florida Technical College’s Cosmetology Program Day, in recognition of the work with the homeless, veterans, and children that the school’s cosmetology students, instructors, and staff perform on a regular basis. October is National Cosmetology Month. Florida Technical College’s Kissimmee campus has been developing professionals in the beauty industry for almost two decades, teaching hundreds of graduates the necessary skills […]

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

Posted on July 23rd, 2018 by Florida Technical College


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. In this monthly series, influencers and leaders of different industries are invited to a dialogue in which they share insights to help students expand upon their professional development. On this occasion, more than 60 cosmetology students from the Kissimmee and Deland campuses participated. The series is also open to the public at large. Nicole has worked almost a decade as a makeup artist with numerous performing arts groups, including Opera […]

Florida Technical College is an Academic unit of National University College

Posted on February 6th, 2018 by Florida Technical College

FTC Announcement of the Accreditation and Merger of FTC with NUC

  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. As an accredited school, FTC has educated students for 35 years. With this change, we believe we are an educational institution with an even brighter […]

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

Posted on December 18th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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 officers’ civil service legacy. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself,” said FTC Kissimmee Campus Executive […]

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

Posted on December 18th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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 on the program by announcing it will offer a version of its curriculum completely in Spanish, partly to accommodate workers who are relocating from Puerto […]

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

Posted on November 8th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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 part of it can go to a conventional college with conventional programs and schedules. It is for these individuals that Florida Technical College recently launched […]

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

Posted on November 2nd, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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 launching a Culinary Arts diploma program fully taught in Spanish. Registration is now open for the program’s start date of Nov. 27. It will be […]

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

Posted on August 31st, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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 Florida region. Reyes and Virguez were the guest speakers earlier this month at Florida Technical College’s Influencers Series, which brings business and community leaders every […]

Electrical Diploma Program now available at Deland and Pembroke Pines Campuses

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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 is currently in progress. The program can be completed in 9 months and offers flexible schedules, enabling students to get the skills needed to begin […]

Florida Technical College Influencer Series Brings Food Network Chef to Campus

Posted on August 8th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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 of my success as a professional chef,” Viola said. “Make good use of your time here. Do something that scares you at least once a […]

Veterans Reinvent Themselves at FTC With the GI Bill

Posted on July 21st, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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 attending Florida Technical College, (a military-friendly school) and has already completed the Culinary Arts program. However, this former soldier has always set the bar as […]

Alumni Scholarship – Florida Technical College

Posted on July 20th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

Updated: 4/5/2019 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 the recipient. Subject to change. Check catalog for updates. * This amount may be prorated if incoming transfer credits were applied or the student paid a […]

Florida Technical College Hosts Semifinals of Global Chef Challenge

Posted on July 19th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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 the WorldChefs Congress & Expo 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Founded in France in 1928, WACS is the largest global network of chefs, representing more […]

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

Posted on July 10th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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 personnel explore careers and post-secondary education options. “We are fully committed to our veterans and are making sure their sacrifices and needs are not forgotten,” […]

Real-Life Experiences for FTC Cosmetology Students

Posted on June 20th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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 themselves,” Castellon said.  “To be able to pursue my goal to be a stylist while also helping people is a fantastic opportunity that FTC has […]

Influencer Serie – Road to Success

Posted on June 9th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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 Technical College’s Influencer Series. The monthly event, to be held on June 8, brings students and business leaders together to share advice and ideas to […]

FTC Scholarships Available

Posted on May 26th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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

Posted on May 25th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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 must meet all of the following criteria: • Begin attending Culinary Arts or Baking and Pastelería program at FTC with a start date of June […]

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

Posted on May 10th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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 most successful restaurant chain. It was designated as one of the “Best Fast-Food Chains in the World” by Travel + Leisure magazine. The chain began […]

Breaking Stereotypes in the Beauty Industry

Posted on May 8th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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. Men enroll in cosmetology school for the same reasons women do: to gain skills, embark on a profitable career path and enjoy a flexible career.  […]

FTC Pembroke Pines Opens its Beauty Salon to the Community

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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 was marked with a reception, which was attended by students, city officials and business leaders. The salon is staffed by Cosmetology and Barbering diploma program […]

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

Posted on April 19th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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 depend on how sensitive your family members are to irritants. In general, vacation home or homes owned by a single occupant without pets or allergies […]

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

Posted on April 19th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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? Do you enjoy hosting dinner parties to showcase your creations? Culinary school might be right for you! Florida Technical College’s Culinary Arts program is the […]

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

Posted on April 6th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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 great time to enter the field of criminal justice. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, several related career fields are growing and adding […]

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

Posted on March 17th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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 workers who graduated from an HVAC school.   It’s not just new construction that makes this an enticing industry. HVAC systems are not designed to […]

9 Signs You Need to Go to Cosmetology School

Posted on March 17th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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.   Cosmetology school is a trade-based program that prepares students in as little as 12 months for rewarding and exciting careers in hair styling, salon ownership, […]

FTC Continues to Invest in Central Florida

Posted on March 9th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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 that a well-trained workforce is the key to keeping the area’s economy bustling,” Buck said. “Central Florida truly is an important economic engine to the […]

7 Things you will learn in Culinary School

Posted on February 22nd, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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 importance of having a good knife, what ingredients you must have in your kitchen at all times, and how to use your imagination to transform […]

5 Reasons to Hire an HVAC Professional

Posted on February 22nd, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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 your unit. HVAC systems utilize potentially dangerous gasses in order to keep your house or office within the right temperature. If you personally are not […]

Festival Independencia Dominicana with Florida Technical College

Posted on February 22nd, 2017 by 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 General entry: $15 FREE parking Artist Line Up: Hector Acosta “El Torito”, Toño Rosario, Fefita la Grande, Joe Vera, Ruby Perez, Don Miguelo, Chiquito Band […]

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

Posted on January 30th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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 viewership for food and cooking shows.   This growth in food and cooking culture means that more people are trying to figure out how to […]

Become a Medical Assistant: Diploma vs. Degree

Posted on January 24th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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 on the job, you almost can’t beat working as a medical assistant. These professionals work alongside doctors and nurses in all kinds of medical settings […]

Careers in Cosmetology: How Men Are Rocking This Industry

Posted on January 23rd, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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 the beauty industry and in beauty colleges.   Stereotypes are changing and that’s good for everyone. Having more men in the beauty industry means adding […]

Working Together To Empower Minds

Posted on January 17th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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 one big, tightknit family,” said FTC President David Ruggieri. “Our students benefit from the wealth of information and expertise that we have in our very […]

New Medical Programs Help Students Get Limited X-Ray License

Posted on January 17th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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 is responding to that demand with the addition of a new Associate of Science Medical Assistant Program with a Basic Machine Operator (BMO) track that […]

FTC’S Culinary Arts Program Receives Key Accreditation

Posted on January 16th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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 happy and joyful doing, and do every day,” she said. She now creates key lime pies, flans and lava cakes as the pastry chef at […]

Facebook Awards IT Student

Posted on January 16th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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 is a senior in FTC’s Information Technology Networking, Web Design and Programming bachelor’s degree program. His latest game, HeroHopp, is available for free on iTunes […]

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

Posted on January 16th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

 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 Zulma Echevarría were the well-deserving and proud recipients of the award. López is majoring in Criminal Justice, while Echevarría is pursuing a degree in Business. […]

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

Posted on January 13th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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, that is secure, and that will allow you to work hours that match your lifestyle. A great way to get into the booming health care […]

Top Five Careers in Medical Assisting, Without the Blood

Posted on January 9th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

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 they can help others have many different opportunities available to them. Traditionally, many people who were well suited for the industry but uneasy about blood, […]

The Top Leftover Recipes and Baking Blogs for Thanksgiving 2016

Posted on November 23rd, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 a little inspiration:   All the Sandwiches: Country Living  Who doesn’t love a turkey sandwich? This is a classic use for Thanksgiving leftovers, and you […]

HVAC School Offers Cool Careers in a Hot Industry

Posted on November 21st, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 constantly in demand. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates the need for qualified, well-trained HVAC technicians will rise 14 percent over the […]

Top Thanksgiving Recipes – 2016 Edition

Posted on November 17th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 what to prepare for our family, guests or coworkers at the company potluck.  However, we all know that preparing a Thanksgiving meal is no easy […]

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

Posted on November 15th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 the skills you’ll learn will lead you to endless opportunities for employment. With the federal health insurance reform in place, the amount of individuals who […]

Web Designers: Creator of the Online Experience

Posted on November 10th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 any type of inconvenience. A web design education is where most people start off in this career, learning how to make responsive, attractive, and appealing […]

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

Posted on November 4th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 of tasks in medical offices, including administrative tasks like filing paperwork and making a schedule, to clinical tasks like taking patient vital signs and assisting […]

9 Reasons to Work as a Freelance Web Developer

Posted on October 25th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

  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 a freelance one? Freelancing is a big part of the modern economy. A lot of people are turning away from traditional positions and are setting […]

10 Creative Joys of a Career in Web Design

Posted on October 17th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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. A degree from a web design college will allow you to start a career designing and building websites, and you can do it by working […]

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

Posted on October 10th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 they will no longer be secrets to you. Here we give you some of the most important things your nail tech wants you to know […]

Earning your Medical Assisting Degree and balancing your time

Posted on September 26th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 Medical Assisting from FTC allows you to manage your time and start your future now. Here’s why earning an Associate in Medical Assisting is the […]

Learn to Master These Baking and Pastry Techniques in Culinary School

Posted on September 22nd, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 Florida Technical College when you enroll in the baking and pastelería diploma program. New courses start every month and you can finish your diploma in […]

The Complete guide to Patient Care Technician Training

Posted on September 17th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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. In fact, these professionals are some of the most important healthcare workers today. If you’ve ever considered pursuing a career where you have the opportunity […]

10 Things You Need To Know When Starting Graphic Design School

Posted on September 13th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 perfect fit for you. Before taking the plunge, here are some things that will help you get on the right track to becoming a successful […]

7 Signs You Should Be In A Baking Arts Program

Posted on September 10th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 and science of creating something savory? If you find yourself wondering what you will bake that weekend while at your day job, and if you […]

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

Posted on September 9th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 and Cosmetology Programs? How to Get Started Now in Beauty and Cosmetology Programs If you have always loved makeup or doing your friends’ hair, if […]

Criminal Justice Programs in Florida

Posted on August 8th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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. A degree in criminal justice may lead you to a career! What can I do with a degree in Criminal Justice? If you’re interested in […]

What Comes after Welding School? Job Outcomes and More…

Posted on August 1st, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 will set you off on an exciting and lucrative new career path. Welders work with their hands, creating new things every day on the job. […]

Top 25 Technical terms to Know before Starting Electrician Training

Posted on July 29th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 need to get on the path to becoming a professional electrician is the right education. As you get ready to start an electrician training program, […]

The Beginner’s Guide to HVAC Training

Posted on July 21st, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 certification, and what kinds of jobs you can expect to get with your diploma. Learning a trade means having new career options that will always […]

Plumbing School vs. Plumbing Training Online

Posted on July 18th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 trade online versus in a traditional classroom.   Going to plumbing school should be an exciting experience. You will be learning a new trade with […]

Canvas – Course Navigation Tutorial

Posted on July 5th, 2016 by FTC Online

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

Posted on June 21st, 2016 by FTC Online

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

Posted on June 15th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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. A former Cosmetology student at the school, Leroy Valentín Fernández, 25, is among the dead. Many other of the school’s students lost loved ones. FTC […]

Canvas Overview for Students – Global Navigation

Posted on June 7th, 2016 by FTC Online

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

Posted on May 28th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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, work reasonable hours, and are presented with interesting challenges every day on the job. If you have been debating whether or not to go for […]

Why Welding Training? The Trade School Boom Continues

Posted on May 21st, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 the manufacturing and construction industries need all kinds of skilled workers, including welders. And, choosing a trade program over a four-year degree gives you plenty […]

How Welding Classes Can Land You a Rewarding New Career

Posted on May 16th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 just any job; it requires training and a certain level of technical skills. An employer won’t hire you just because you are ambitious and willing […]

The Technical Skills You’ll Learn in Plumbing Training

Posted on May 13th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 through hands-on training, you can expect to have a lucrative career with excellent job security. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that careers in […]

Flexible Class Schedules: How FTC Supports Its Students

Posted on May 10th, 2016 by FTC Online

 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 number one priority. Education becomes even more important as you age; it can unlock doors that allow you to create new career paths or advance […]

Top Five Reasons to Choose a Beauty School in Florida

Posted on May 9th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 be obsessed with beauty and style. At Florida Technical College we offer diploma programs in cosmetology, esthetics, and barbering, so you can get the hands-on […]

Medical Coding and Billing: 4 Common Myths

Posted on May 4th, 2016 by FTC Online

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 need to know about: insurance policies coding guidelines HIPPA regulations have good math skills be detail oriented and organized   Medical coding and billing professionals must […]

4 Reasons You Should Consider Plumbing Schools in Florida

Posted on May 4th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 of wasting years at a university. With real life demands and maybe even a family that you’re responsible for, starting to earn an income as […]

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

Posted on April 30th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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, welding provides countless benefits and opportunities for career advancement. From robotics to education, welders can explore a diverse range of career opportunities. In fact, welding […]

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Culinary School

Posted on April 30th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 the skills needed to land a lucrative and rewarding restaurant career or to be an entrepreneur and start a food business. As you make the […]

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

Posted on April 20th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 the construction industry. Construction is currently one of the fastest growing workforces in Florida and across the nation, according to figures from the U.S. Department […]

El Osceola Star

Posted on April 18th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

El Osceola Star Newspaper Osceola’s spanish newspaper!  

8 Simple Yet Stunning Nail Trends You Should Try This Spring

Posted on April 10th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 blue. A rich color with a striking hue, cobalt blue is the perfect way to make your nails pop. Best of all? This color makes […]

Getting Ready to Graduate? Part II

Posted on April 8th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 hires, and they often reconsider hiring someone based on what they see. Use Common Sense on Social Media   There are some major mistakes you […]

Getting Ready to Graduate? Part I

Posted on April 8th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 to make sure you find and get that great new job. Reflect on What You Want for Your New Career   Before you can find […]

The Hottest Hair Trends for Summer 2016

Posted on April 7th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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. Straight isn’t usually easy to achieve, which is good for future stylists. A big trend for the upcoming summer is to go perfectly straight and […]

A Career In HVAC Is A Fantastic Fit For You

Posted on April 6th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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. Wondering if a career in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning is the right choice for you? Find out if going back to school and becoming […]

5 Hot Makeup Trends for Spring 2016

Posted on April 2nd, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 artist. Here are five of the coolest trends for this spring, which you can learn how to apply with the right training:   1. Glitter, […]

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

Posted on April 1st, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 the fundamental art of cooking along with classic and modern culinary techniques, culinary school can give you the tools you need to succeed. Still not […]

Get Started in a Career in Medical Billing and Coding!

Posted on April 1st, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 one way to pursue that education—there are many and if you decide to start a career in medical billing and coding, FTC programs offers programs designed […]

5 Potential Career Paths For Culinary Majors

Posted on March 23rd, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 avenues to explore with a background in culinary. Curious as to what specific opportunities might be ahead once you complete a culinary program? Check out […]

5 Important Safety Tips Every HVAC Technician Should Be Aware Of

Posted on March 20th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 a unique set of hazards while on the job. Which means safety is huge in this profession. And whether you’ve been working in this field […]

10 New Beauty Trends To Try This Spring

Posted on March 17th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 deciding which new look to try first. Check out these 10 new beauty trends to get your creative inspiration flowing. 1.) Tropical Eyes Top beauty […]

DeLand HVAC Students Act as Local Heroes

Posted on February 18th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

  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. It was the latest problem in a long line of issues Rivera, a single mother of four, had with her AC/heater unit since she bought […]

Get Your Networking Degree Without Leaving Your House

Posted on February 5th, 2016 by FTC Online

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 salary ($74,000) and a low unemployment rate (just 0.3%), this is the industry to get into if you want to change the course of your […]

Unleash Your Creativity

Posted on January 28th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 from Florida Technical College, you can get a jump-start on a great new career that will put your creativity to work. Here are just a […]

4 Qualities Employers Look for in Network Administrators

Posted on January 19th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 make yourself the most desirable candidate for these great jobs, consider these four important qualities that                   […]

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

Posted on January 19th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

  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 contribute to health care from the comfort of an office while enjoying a great salary. Here are some of the steps you need to take […]

Online degrees are the future of business

Posted on January 19th, 2016 by FTC Online

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

Posted on January 14th, 2016 by Florida Technical College

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 for a career that offers a stable future employment outlook? If so, look no further than a career within the field of criminal justice. Serving […]

Barbering in Broward

Posted on December 22nd, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 with steady clientele have the opportunity to set their schedules around specific days or appointments. Barbering in Broward: The statistics Broward County’s cost of living […]

Get Your Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Now!

Posted on December 16th, 2015 by FTC Online

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

Posted on December 16th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 the industry over the course of the past year, the following 5 were certainly worth the mention. So, without further ado, here are the top […]

Top 8 Careers To Pursue With A Criminal Justice Degree

Posted on December 15th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 to protect lives and property, police officers serve in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment. In fact, no single day is likely to be the same […]

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

Posted on December 15th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 once you earn your marketing degree? There are a lot of possibilities and here are just five of them to get you thinking:   Marketing […]

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

Posted on December 4th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 time to check out the barbering program at Florida Technical College’s Pembroke Pines campus. From sunny Pembroke Pines you can earn a barbering diploma and […]

Why Demand for HVAC Technicians is Growing

Posted on December 4th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 on refrigeration systems and programmable logic controllers. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the job outlook for the next several years for HVAC […]

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

Posted on November 23rd, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 while maintaining a rich, rewarding home life. And this is especially true if you have children, because the expectations are simply ridiculous. The working mom […]

HVAC/R Career Paths

Posted on November 23rd, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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. Another great thing about this career path is that there’s always room for learning. Technicians can move their career along by getting certifications from the […]

A Brief Unofficial History of HVAC

Posted on November 16th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 tools. Caves were a good place to live because their temperature is relatively steady—cool in summer and warm or warmish, in winter. The problem with […]

8 Questions to Ask When Searching for a Medical Billing Program

Posted on November 16th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 background in procedural codes and diagnostic codes (make sure they cover ICD-9 and 10). In addition, you’ll want training in anatomy and physiology, and you’ll […]

Holiday recipes that will make you Gobble till you Wobble!

Posted on November 16th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 list of some knock-your-holiday-socks-off, side dish recipes that will be sure to impress even the grumpiest scrooge this holiday season: Loaded mashed potatoes. Mashed potatoes […]

Is a career in Medical Assisting right for you?

Posted on October 26th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 and clinical tasks in the offices of doctors and health practitioners. Medical Assisting encompasses multiple duties such as taking and recording patient history and personal […]

4 Exciting Career options for Medical Administrative Assistants in Florida

Posted on October 23rd, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 to know the multiple jobs offered to those who achieve this certificate. All the listed wages and descriptions are from the United States Department of […]

What are Vocational Schools?

Posted on October 20th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 helps its students learn the skills for a particular job. While a college might take a more holistic approach to education, a vocational school trains […]

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

Posted on October 15th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 […]

Why are more students choosing Vocational Schools in Miami?

Posted on October 13th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

 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 with a more hands-on approach. Vocational schools in Miami became necessary as more and more people’s lives became dependent on the hotel, restaurant and medical […]

What does it take to become a Medical Assistant?

Posted on October 5th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 ready to pass the test for becoming a registered medical assistant. Medical assistants do work that is rewarding while also earning a good living. As […]

Careers in Culinary Arts

Posted on September 30th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 is the list of multiple possible culinary career paths.   Chef: Being a chef in a kitchen will allow someone to take the reigns and […]

School for Culinary Arts

Posted on September 28th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 College. We have years of culinary arts experience and our chefs are top in their career. Our Kissimmee location allows our students to learn cooking […]

Culinary Trends of 2015

Posted on September 24th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 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 about reducing the strain and impact of cooking on the environment. This was shown with higher trends of environmentally sustainable ingredients, natural ingredients, local sourcing, […]

New Fall Runway Makeup Trends 2015

Posted on September 22nd, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 encouraged to go outside the line. This winged out look can go from a subtle up-do on eyelashes to a dramatic red carpet look. There […]

Hair Coloring Technique- Balayage

Posted on September 2nd, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 less noticeable regrowth with hair sessions costing upwards of $500 many clients seek the Balayage treatment to lower the chemical impacts on their hair and […]

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

Posted on August 28th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 of graphic design itself and in techniques for professionally applying those techniques to design and publishing outstanding web sites. What’s more, you can learn how […]

Business Project Manager Career Paths Begin at Florida Technical College

Posted on August 24th, 2015 by 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 you heard anyone say that they wanted to train to become a project manager? What Is a Business  Project Manager? Does everyone understand what we […]

Entrepreneurship Program at Florida Technical College

Posted on August 20th, 2015 by 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 entrepreneur. What Is an Entrepreneur? An entrepreneur is a businessman, but not every businessman is an entrepreneur. Specifically, an entrepreneur is a person (man or […]

A Beginners Guide to Choosing Online Technical Colleges

Posted on August 17th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 last place you look. Looking for car keys is one thing. Looking for online technical colleges is another. There are two big differences between looking […]

9 Things to Consider When Choosing Cosmetology Schools in Florida

Posted on August 14th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 stands in the way of anyone who wants to become a cosmetologist in Florida is passing the licensing exam. Understanding this fact will help in […]

Learn about Face Shapes at Florida Technical College

Posted on August 11th, 2015 by 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 in cosmetology, especially as a hairstylist, should expect that this is actually going to happen a lot more than just once or twice. What Looks […]

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

Posted on August 10th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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

Posted on August 7th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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

Posted on August 7th, 2015 by 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 3%. Conventional wisdom might suggest that means that there are few openings in the IT field. That, however is not the case. What that number […]

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

Posted on August 5th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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

Posted on August 5th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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

Posted on August 5th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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

Posted on August 5th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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

Posted on August 3rd, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 the turn of the century. So, with 5.4 million openings, why are so many Americans unemployed? Hands-on jobs require learned skills. One labor analyst pointed […]

Demand for Vocational and Technical Careers Soars in the American Marketplace

Posted on July 28th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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, 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 the needs of a modern marketplace,” Ruggieri said. Career skills taught at vocational and technical colleges like FTC tend to be more hands-on. Workers who […]

15 Career Choices for People That Like a Hands On Approach

Posted on June 8th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 preferences. Image courtesy of Gualberto107 at It’s important to know what floats your boat, because that’s where you want to put your boat (your […]

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

Posted on June 8th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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, a recent Pew report revealed that many “networked workers” have mixed feelings about the technology they use. They claimed that, although technology adds flexibility, it […]

Top Trait of Successful Marketing Professionals? The Right Training

Posted on June 8th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 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 dominant. Left brainers tend to be analytically inclined. Right brainers tend to be more creative. Mathematicians are generally considered to be left brainers. Artists are […]

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

Posted on June 8th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 disappeared. Those who have been around for a while have seen the demise of telephone operators, milkmen, shoe repairmen, and even secretaries. Choose to Be […]

Advance Your Career With an FTC Allied Health Program

Posted on June 8th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 of the reasons I chose this career. It would be absurd to think that everyone who works in the field of allied healthcare loves their […]

Ten Reasons FTC is a Great Choice for Adult Learners

Posted on June 8th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

“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, once a person got a job, the company would take care of them for the rest of their lives. Entire towns were built around mills […]

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

Posted on June 8th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 is that it is interactive. It is designed to prompt visitors to ask questions. It is also designed to answer questions on-the-spot by offering live […]

6 Considerations When Choosing Criminal Justice Colleges in Florida

Posted on June 8th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 be defined as, “The set of agencies and processes established by governments to control crime and impose penalties on those who violate laws.” “There is […]

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

Posted on May 11th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 their responsibilities in any of these areas and hope to be successful in the others. Successful students learn to contain and balance the entire load. […]

4 Reasons Single Moms Love Tech Schools in Florida

Posted on May 11th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 unaware of the amount of financial aid that is readily available to her, simply because she is who she is – a single mom. FTC’s […]

Learn to Create Delightful Desserts & Earn the Pastry Chef Title

Posted on May 11th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

“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 is what we came to eat! After the waiter takes their drink orders, the men typically ask their wives what they would like. They coquettishly […]

Overcoming the Challenges of Online Learning

Posted on May 11th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 offer enrollment opportunities to many students who might not otherwise be able to attend classes. This is where I go to school! A few advantages […]

Staying Focused, Motivated and Geared for College Success

Posted on May 11th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 a Disney vacation. If it does, you probably already have a focus problem. It’s not uncommon. There are so many attractions they can easily become […]

Technical Schools in Florida: Putting More Good Guys Out There

Posted on May 11th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 choose to serve and protect the rest of the population. That protection may be provided in many different ways, but they all work to secure […]

Cosmetology Schools in Florida: Hair Care and More

Posted on May 11th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 because the field of cosmetology is so much broader than any of those “regular” terms are able to identify. Cosmetology encompasses much more than hair […]

Ten Tools and Resources Every College Student Needs

Posted on May 11th, 2015 by Florida Technical College

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 all the tools and resources available might be an endless and unproductive task. People don’t read long lists. So here is a short list of […]

Keeping America Safe

Posted on December 11th, 2014 by Florida Technical College

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. The war on terror continues to be waged, whether it is in cyberspace, through diplomatic relations, or via military forces. The opportunity to be on […]

Graphic Design Degree : A Truly Valuable Degree

Posted on December 5th, 2014 by Florida Technical College

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 The job of a graphic designer is multi-faceted, and the best in the business can change and adapt and create pieces and work that suits […]

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

Posted on September 3rd, 2014 by Florida Technical College

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 medical records: The transcription of doctor’s Laboratory test results Imagining studies   The code must then assign the following codes accordingly CPT Codes HCPCS Codes […]

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

Posted on August 14th, 2014 by Florida Technical 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 degree should be out of reach. With Florida Technical College you get to quickly specialize in your chosen path so you can jump start your […]