Florida Keys Community College

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Florida Keys Community College
Motto Island Living, Island Learning
Established 1965
Type community college
President Jonathan Gueverra
Students 1,348
Location Key West, Florida, United States
Campus three campuses throughout the Florida Keys
Nickname FKCC
Website www.fkcc.edu

Florida Keys Community College (FKCC) is a community college located in Key West, Florida (main campus on Stock Island, adjacent to what it purports to be the only living coral reef in North America). FKCC also operates two additional campuses in the Florida Keys; one in Marathon and another in Key Largo. With its Key West location, FKCC can claim the title of the southernmost post-secondary school of any type within the 48 contiguous United States.

FKCC offers two-year Associates degrees in various programs, as well as Associates degrees for students transferring to four-year institutions. As of 2011, FKCC had graduated over 1,000 nurses.[1] Among FKCC's unique degree programs (based on the needs of the Key West area) are Marine Technology, Marine Environmental Technology, and Diving Business & Technology.[2] The college also offers Licensing programs for professional mariners.[3] FKCC also offers Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Management through an agreement with Hodges University.

FKCC also operates the Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center, named for the famed playwright who lived in Key West.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tyree, Larry W (2011-04-08). "Florida Keys Community College is worthy of community's support". Key West Citizen. Retrieved 2011-11-27. 
  2. ^ Mathewson III, RD (1988). "Teaching marine archaeology at Florida Keys Community College.". In: Lang, MA (ed). Advances in Underwater Science…88. Proceedings of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences Eighth annual scientific diving symposium. Retrieved 2011-11-27. 
  3. ^ Maritime Seagoing Programs

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Coordinates: 24°34′56″N 81°44′39″W / 24.5823376°N 81.7441748°W / 24.5823376; -81.7441748