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 in your current occupation. That’s why Florida Technical College provides students with so many options when it comes to flexible class schedules. Here are just a few of the benefits we offer.
Our flexible Class Schedules
Many of our programs are offered online so our students can take great advantage of flexible class schedules. This isn’t feasible for some courses, of course, where you’ll want to get hands-on experience under the guidance of your instructor, but our students can take advantage of online classes when possible. And this doesn’t just save you the drive time; you can actually participate in some classes at your own pace.
Instead of logging in at a particular time each day or week, some of our online classes are asynchronous – you just log in to your virtual classroom at a time that’s convenient for you, whether that’s six in the morning or just past midnight. Upload your assignments, participate in class discussions on forums, and communicate with your professor through email.
Technology and convenience go hand in hand, and Florida Technical College (“FTC”) facilitates that by providing each student with the new iPad. Students can then load their new iPad* with their assigned e-books (included with tuition), so the work can go anywhere! Get a little reading done while you’re stuck in the carpool line, in the waiting room at the dentist, or on your lunch or coffee break. There’s no excuse for skipping homework now!
Florida Technical College students are more than just students; they may be parents, caretakers, and homemakers as well. An education can change your life – the earnings gap between young degree holders and high school graduates is the widest it’s been in almost fifty years. Whether you’re interested in a bachelor’s degree, an associate’s degree, or one of our many diploma programs, you shouldn’t have to put your life on hold for your education. At Florida Technical College, you don’t have to.
What are the Benefits of a Flexible Schedule?
There are many benefits to a vocational school’s flexible schedule. From a fast start to real world experience and everything in between, getting a vocational diploma or degree can help you fulfill your career dreams.
At a vocational school, you jump right into the career and start learning your vocation from day one. By attending full time, you can complete your program in months rather than years.
Industry Experienced Instructors
Your instructors have recent industry experience and worked in the vocation that you are training for. They will also be able to offer you one-on-one attention, answering all your questions you might have along the way.
Real World Experience
During a flexible vocational program, you get hands-on experience in real workplaces and labs. As an HVAC technician or electrician, you spend a lot of your time in a workshop assessing, repairing and replacing components and systems. As a hairdresser or barber, you will get experience putting theory to the test with classmates and mannequins. The experience is great so when you go to apply for a new job, you already have training that your employer doesn’t have to pay for.
Small Class Sizes
The flexibility of smaller class sizes offer dedicated instruction throughout the entire program. You won’t sit in an auditorium size classroom and get lost in the sea of students. You will also make life-long relationships with fellow classmates.
At most vocational schools, career services prepare you for the job market with mock interviews, resume writing and job fairs. The career services department will also have strong ties to the community and will hear about many of the openings before the public. Although the vocational school can’t guarantee employment after graduation, they are by your side for the life of your career, helping you network and find jobs that meet your passion.
More information is available in the catalog or by calling Florida Technical College at (855) 999-5741
* New students must attend at least one class and completely process their financial aid payment plan information with the Financial Aid Department to receive The New iPad.
* These examples are intended to serve only as a general guide of possible employment opportunities. There are many factors that determine the job an individual may obtain and Florida Technical College cannot guarantee its graduate any particular job. Some positions may require license or other certifications. We encourage you to research the requirements for the particular position you desire.