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McFatter Technical College, also known as McFatter Technical Center, is located in Davie, Florida. This two-year public college is accredited and approved by a number of reputable institutions, including the American Culinary Federation, the Florida State Department of Education, the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The school’s mission is one of providing quality education for all students, encouraging academic and technical curiosity while equipping students to meet the challenges of the local workforce or find success in further education.

Students interested in attending McFatter Technical College will be pleased to find out about the number of courses and degrees it provides. The institution is a versatile one, including a high school as well as post-secondary education, and it strives to meet the needs of students from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Students may choose from a number of program options. Culinary arts, marine technology and communications are just a few of the courses of study available. The most popular fields of study at McFatter Technical College represent the versatility of the education provided at the school, for they are: Commercial Vehicle Operation, Fire Science, Nursing, Dental Laboratory Technology and Culinary Arts. McFatter seeks to prepare students to work or to continue studies in a number of areas.

For those looking for a less-traditional education, McFatter offers online classes, adult education courses (such as GED) and English as a second language education as well.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Unique Programs

Like most technical colleges, McFatter states one of its main goals as preparing students for the working world. The Career Services Center at McFatter Technical College is committed to assisting students in gaining employment in their chosen technical fields. Advisors provide assistance to graduating students in a variety of areas, including letters of recommendation, resume preparation, job search tips and employability skills seminars.

The Job Placement Center at McFatter also does all that it can to provide students with access to potential employers. Its Job Bank and Job Fairs seek to put students into contact with businesses. Moreover, its industry contacts are often utilized to gain employment for those graduating. The school is committed to fueling the local job market.


McFatter Technical College has a nondiscriminatory admissions policy. It admits students who have completed secondary school education, have passed the minimum compulsory education age, are high school students (and have permission from their high school guidance departments) or are veterans. Students must have basic skill levels in reading, mathematics and language arts to enter into a degree program, and those who do not will be provided with assistance in attaining such skills.

Applicants for technical programs at McFatter must attend one of the weekly departmental orientations offered at the school. Individual counselor interviews will be scheduled following the orientation program to discuss program placement, test results, special needs and any other questions or concerns a student may have. Registration procedures will also be explained at this time.

Prospective students should note that registration takes place five times per year, in August, November, January, April and June.

Financial Aid

McFatter students in need of financial aid must submit a FAFSA form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in order to begin the application process, which lasts normally between four and six weeks. Students may receive financial aid rewards in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study, depending on need and availability.

Students should note the requirements that go along with receiving McFatter Technical College Financial Aid. Students who choose to study part time will have less funds available to them. Furthermore, if students do not maintain a C average, complete classes and maintain attendance, they may be placed on probation or denied future assistance.

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The student body of McFatter Technical College is a relatively small one with less than one thousand students enrolled. The group is a diverse one, composed of people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. The campus is a commuter one, meaning most students come from the local community. And though its commuter status makes its community a bit dispersed, its bookstore and study facilities bring students together.

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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 1 0.15

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 234 0.25
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 1 0.00
Forcible Rape 17 0.02
Robbery 105 0.11
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 709 0.76
Larceny 2,640 2.83
Vehicle theft 278 0.30

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Davie, FL 33317
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population34,359 (34,359 urban / N/A rural)
Households12,195 (2.80 people per house)
Median Household Income$52,327
Families9,092 (3.22 people per family)

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAt least 2, but less than 4 academic yrs
Calendar SystemContinuous
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1223

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4153rd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,935 $1,935 $7,650
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $30 $30 $30
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $2,465 $2,465 $8,180
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $12,565 $12,565 $18,280
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $4,565 $4,565 $10,280

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $1,873 $1,891 $1,873 $1,891 $7,048 $7,201
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $500(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,750 $8,000
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,100(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,100(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Most Popular Programs

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary N/A (N/A male / N/A female)
Number of FT Faculty N/A (N/A male / N/A female)
Number of PT Faculty 163
FT Faculty Ratio N/A
Total Benefits $1,498,135

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Davie, FL 33317
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