Florida Technical College

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Florida Technical College
AffiliationNational University College
PresidentDr James Michael Burkett
LocationOrlando, Florida, United States
Campus6 campuses in Florida: Orlando, Kissimmee, Deland, Lakeland, Cutler Bay, Pembroke Pines
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An Academic Unit of National University College

Florida Technical College is a for profit college with multiple campuses in Florida. Established in 1982, FTC offers associate's and bachelor's degrees as well as diploma programs on six campuses: Cutler Bay, DeLand, Orlando, Kissimmee, Pembroke Pines and Lakeland. Its parent firm National University College is owned by the private equity firm Leeds Equity Partners.[1]


Florida Technical College is an private academic unit part of National University College. It was originally founded in 1982 to provide post-secondary training in specialized business fields. The Orlando main campus opened in 1982, followed by the Lakeland campus in 1990, and the DeLand campus in 1997. Classes began in Kissimmee in April 2011, the Pembroke Pines campus opened in November, 2011 and the Cutler Bay campus opened for classes January 2015.

Florida Technical College was acquired by National University College on February 1, 2018.


On February 1, 2018 Florida Technical College became an academic unit of National University College.

*National University College (NUC) is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267) 284-5000. NUC’s National University College – IBC Institute (NUC-IBC), National University College – POPAC Institute (NUC-POPAC), Florida Technical College (FTC), The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School (The DAVE School), and LaSalle Computer Learning Center (LCLC) are included in this accreditation. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Florida Technical College was formerly accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

The United States Department of Education no longer recognizes (ACICS) as an authorized accrediting agency as of December 12, 2016. However, Florida Technical College is approved to receive Title IV funding under a provisional Program Participation Agreement (PPA) for 18 months beginning December 12, 2016 while it is seeking a new federally recognized accreditor.[2]

Florida Technical College is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Although (ACICS) is no longer a federally recognized accrediting agency, the United States Department of Education granted FTC provisional certification-[3] for continued participation in the federal student aid programs for up to 18 months from the date of their final decision, which ends in June 2018. This 18-month provisional certification period allows institutions to seek accreditation from another federally recognized accrediting agency. If FTC does not obtain such accreditation within the 18-month period, FTC will no longer be eligible to receive funds under Title IV, HEA programs.[3]

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  1. ^ http://www.leedsequity.com/investments/current/eduk-group
  2. ^ "Update on Moves by ACICS-Accredited Colleges | Inside Higher Ed". Retrieved 2017-09-05.
  3. ^ a b "US Department of Education "Provisional Certification"". Retrieved 2017-09-15.

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