First Coast Technical College (FCTC) is located in St. Augustine, Florida. The school began as the St. Augustine Technical Center in 1965. The school as formed as response by the St. Johns County school boards assessment that a technical/career college was necessary to serve the counties of Putnam, St. John and Clay. The school began by offering a single program in nursing, located at Flagler Hospital. Plans for a permanent location went into effect in 1967 and the school had its first graduating class in 1968. The school changed its name to First Coast Technical Institute in 1999 to reflects its role as the state's first post-secondary charter school. By 2007 the school again changed its name, this time to the current, to better reflect its offerings and evolving needs of the community.
First Coast Technical College provides 2 year educations in a variety of in demand fields. Students enrolled in such programs will be given the experience and skills necessary to operate successfully in a work environment. Programs couple academic and technical educations, as well as practical courses designed to provide a controlled work atmosphere to better prepare students. The faculty is comprised of former and current professionals, all of whom dedicated to providing students the best education possible.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
FCTC has an open admission policy for any student who may benefit from career or technical training. Each program has its own requirements regarding age and education. Interested students should review their program of interest's requirements prior to applying. Financial aid is available in the form of grants and loans. Interested students should review their financial information, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit it to the FCTC financial aid office. Once the application and relevant documents are supplied, the school will review the material and award funds accordingly.
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by First Coast Technical College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,300. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $20 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||77%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||77%||$4,714|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, First Coast Technical College may offer services to students including:
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Work study style employment
- Employment search assistance
- Child care
Other Technical Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to First Coast Technical College.
- Flagler Technical Institute in Palm Coast, FL (26 miles away)
- Bradford - Union Area Career Technical Center in Starke, FL (46 miles away)
- Community Technical and Adult Education Center in Ocala, FL (70 miles away)
- Lake Technical Center in Eustis, FL (78 miles away)
- Winter Park Tech in Winter Park, FL (91 miles away)