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Get There
Faster
Affordably 
at a Florida College
with CTE


Career and Technical Education (CTE) is a modern approach to higher education and training. With 17 career pathways to choose from and hundreds of short-term, in-demand programs available, you can launch a career or make a change, fast. 

With rapid credentialing, all you have to do is align your interests to a pathway and enroll at one of Florida’s 28 Florida College System institutions or 48 technical colleges. From classroom to career in 20 weeks – it’s that simple.

Career Path

Career Pathways


CTE builds a strong foundation for a mid- to high-wage job. With each of the 17 career pathways, you have the opportunity to get there faster and affordably as many programs are designed as 20 weeks or less. You can learn a new skill, become an entrepreneur, or get a job and continue your education while stacking your credentials into an Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s or beyond.

Connect with Your College

Connect with your College


With 48 technical colleges and 28 state colleges spanning the state of Florida, there’s somewhere and something for everyone. Learn 21st century and emerging skills you will use throughout your career at a college near you.

How I Got There


Your future begins with a choice. A first step in the right direction. A move towards success. Hear how others transformed their lives through CTE.

Lamar
Tammy
Ridge
Nobel
Joe

Success Stories


Lamar K.

“The opportunity to stack my certifications catapulted my career and helped me build the confidence needed to excel in an industry like information technology.”

Tammy C.

“This program has given me opportunities that I never would have dreamed of. When I came into this program, I thought in a year’s time, I’d be a surgical tech – but in the five years since, I have not only excelled in my career but have come back to the same school to be a co-instructor and clinical coordinator.”

Ridge S.

"I never really saw myself as a four-year university student, but I figured if I could learn something with my hands, that's something I would always with me - that knowledge."

Nobel T.

"I'm honored to be helping others find their way and to be playing a role in the development of a skilled workforce... I'm proud to say Orange Technical College is changing lives through education."

Joe G.

“I spent 30 years as a police officer and when I retired, I wanted a career in Aviation. In a year and a half, you can go back to school and come out with a brand new career. I've already been offered three jobs.”
Lamar
Tammy
Ridge
Nobel
Joe

Resources


With CTE, you end up with a clear career path and marketable skills. It also can accelerate you into a college or university degree program. These resources can help you find the path that appeals most to you.

CAREERSOURCE FLORIDA

Find a CareerSource center near you that offers resources to assist with job searches, career development, and training. 

APPRENTICE FLORIDA

Apprenticeships are a proven training method benefitting both job seekers and businesses. They are gaining momentum as a cost-effective alternative or addition to the college track.