Florida Career College, founded in 1992, is a vocational school with seven locations in southern and central Florida. Campuses in Hialeah, Pembroke Pines, Lauderdale Lake, and West Palm Beach are all in close proximity to the larger campus in Miami. The two campuses near Tampa, in Brandon and Clearwater, were acquired from the EduTech Centers in 2006.
Florida Career College also offers an extensive online learning program.
The college offers bachelors degrees in Health Information Management, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, and Accounting at all of its campuses except Clearwater. The Clearwater campus has no bachelors degrees, but does offer programs in Associate Health Insurance Billing and Coding, Professional Therapeutic Massage, and Medical Assistant.
Programs of study at Florida Career College include Communication, Computer Networking, Graphic Design, Health and Human Services, Information Technology, Management and Administration, Medical Assisting and Nursing, Medical and Dental Administration, Multimedia and Web Design, Photography and Photo Journalism, Science Technologies, and Visual Arts. In todays high-tech world, some of the more popular diplomas at Florida Career College are Web Site Designer, Webmaster, and Computer Graphics and Animation.
Florida Career College also has allied health certifications in National Certified Medical Assistant, National Certified Medical Office Assistant, National Certified Phlebotomy Technician, National Certified ECG Technician, and National Certified Insurance and Coding Specialist.
The college is accredited by the Florida Commission for Independent Education and the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.
Florida Career College has an open admissions policy, and any student with a high school diploma or GED equivalent is welcome to enroll.
International students are required to show proof that enough finances are available to pay for tuition and other school expenses. They may also need to show proof of English proficiency.
Many different forms of financial aid are available to students who need help to pay their way through school. Federal Stafford Loans and Federal PLUS Loans are the two most common types of aid used by Florida Career College students. In addition, students can also take advantage of a number of scholarships available.
Students interested in obtaining financial aid should begin by filling out a Free Application for Financial Aid form, which can be done online.
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Florida Career College is a commuter campus, with no students living at any of the seven locations. Evening classes are available for students who work during the day. The school does not have classes on Friday.
Florida Career College also has an extensive online learning program. Many students enjoy the advantage of taking courses on their own time as they work or raise a family.
All campuses of Florida Career College have a resource center and a career center. In addition, all campuses are conveniently located near major highways and shopping areas.
The campuses at Brandon and Clearwater are both close to the natural and cultural treasures of Tampa and St. Petersburg. Meanwhile, the five campuses in southern Florida are all in cities located in the sunny strip of land between the Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean. The lively scene of downtown Miami, beautiful beaches of Fort Lauderdale and South Beach, and the natural wonders of the Florida Everglades are never far away.
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