Franklin Technology Center

3950 E. Newman Road, Joplin, MO

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Franklin Technology Center (FTC) is a great technical school that specializes in preparing students quickly and efficiently for a career.  FTC prides itself in providing outstanding career/technical educational programs that offer students the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for employment in increasingly complex work settings.  FTC is partnered with Joplin School District to aid high school students in graduation and vocational training.  Students can take advantage of this opportunity to earn certifications before high school graduation.

FTC is located in Joplin, MO.  It has multiple buildings to house its different programs.  The school is accredited by both the North Central Association on Accreditation and School Improvement, as well as the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation.

FTC offers a variety of technical training opportunities.  Each emphasis charges a different amount of tuition depending on the program.  Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.  Each program will give you the certifications you need to be eligible for hire.  FTC will also provide you with an internship in your desired field for on-the-job training and experience.  Here is a list of the programs offered by FTC:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Collision Repair
  • Business Office Administration
  • Construction Technology
  • Culinary Arts, Dental Assistant
  • HVAC Technology
  • Medical Administrative Specialist
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Practical Nursing
  • Respiratory Care
  • Surgical Technician
  • Vet Assistant
  • Welding Technology

FTC also offers an adult education program as well as an “education-to-go” online program.  The adult education has a variety of classes including GED preparation courses.  Other classes include, floral design, specialized writing, learning computers, etc.  For seniors (55+) and military there are great discounts on any adult education class.

For more information or to submit an application, visit the school's website or complete the form on this page today.

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Programs Offered

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 Franklin Technology Center 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,...)

Construction Trades

Health and Clinical Professions

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $22,800. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $50 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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$5,039
Receiving Student Loans100%$6,233
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Franklin Technology Center may offer services to students like:

  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
    • Accredited by the Missouri State Board of Nursing (since 1957)

Other Technical Colleges Nearby

The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Franklin Technology Center.

Contact Information

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