Florida Technical College joins NUC University to Expand and Strengthen its Academic Offerings and Services

The 4-year university system adds more degrees and extends its reach in continental U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Florida Technical College Joins NUC UniversityORLANDO, FL— After 39 years of serving Florida’s educational needs, Florida Technical College (FTC), is unveiling a refreshed brand identity to display the merger as an academic unit of NUC University (sister institution since 2007), approved in 2020. This will allow NUC University and Florida Technical College to provide high quality and service that is provided across all institutions upholding the standards of the institutional mission and accreditor, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), to their students in Florida and beyond.

In addition to FTC, NUC University includes three other divisions; The DAVE School, NUC Online Division, and Technical Division IBC. Combined, this represents a total of 15 campuses and more than 20,000 students in Florida, Puerto Rico, and across the US. The university offers diplomas, associate, bachelor’s, graduate, and master’s programs. These programs are delivered in a variety of modalities designed to assist the adult learner and include; on-campus, online, and blended, models.
“Joining forces with NUC University marks an important and pivotal moment in our college’s history,” stated FTC’s President Dr. James Michael Burkett. “As we continue to grow and advance academic excellence across the state, we need a reimagined brand that truly embraces traditions as it forges new paths. Our new brand demonstrates a continuation of our commitment to student success and the evolution of learning.”


Florida Technical College offers 19 academic programs in health, construction trade, hospitality, beauty, business, and information technology. Florida Technical College is planning to launch several additional programs, add new labs and facilities, as well as expand its offerings in Spanish.

“As an institution, we are always innovating, focused on the academic offerings with the highest demand in the labor market, so that our students can quickly join the workforce and meet the needs of a growing Florida,” pointed out NUC University’s CEO Michael W. Bannett. “As part of these plans, we are going to open NUC University Graduate School in FTC locations, to give more opportunities to our graduates to continue their professional growth”.

The institution also plans to open two more campuses in Florida and reinforce its online offering to continue to take care of the underserved populations in Florida and across the US. This will expand and enhance the focus on innovative educational methodologies, constant update of its programs, and flexibility considering students’ needs and challenges.

“Our goal is not limited to educating new professionals,” added Dr. Burkett. “Our mission is not completed when a graduate begins their career. We want to provide options for the professional to continue to grow and develop in their field through advanced degrees, new skills, and new technologies. We want NUC University and Florida Technical College to be a part of the entire career journey ”.

“We’re excited to take this next step with Florida Technical College, we are now stronger together in our commitment to the development of professionals who contribute to Florida’s growth,” concluded Bannett.

For more information regarding the unveiling of the new brand, please visit www.ftccollege.edu.


About NUC University (NUC)
NUC University is an institution authorized by the Post-Secondary Institutions Board (JIP by its Spanish acronym) with 2019-161, 2017-384, and 2017 to 390 certifications. NUC University and its technical division are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Associate’s and bachelor’s degree Nursing programs at NUC University are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The educational institution has 28 campuses in Puerto Rico and the United States, 6 Campuses and 13 centers from the Technical Division IBC in PR, and 9 campuses in the US state of Florida. In addition, they have an online division and a continuing education division. They offer diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees in the online, in-person, and hybrid modes.

About Florida Technical College (FTC)
Founded in 1982 to provide private, post-secondary education in specialized fields, Florida Technical College is an academic unit of NUC University (NUC), which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000. The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. FTC offers diploma, associate, and bachelor’s degree programs in a range of professions, including Healthcare, Construction Trades, Hospitality, Beauty, Information Technology, and Business. FTC campuses are located in Orlando, Kissimmee, Lakeland, DeLand, Pembroke Pines, Cutler Bay, and Tampa. Program availability varies by campus.