Ridge Career Center offers outstanding educational courses for adults. The center is located in Winter Haven, FL. At Ridge Career Center, you will be up to date on the latest technologies and job market skills. The center offers affordable continuing education courses. Classes are small and offer hands on education. The school will provide the tools one need to be successful in any job market. Students can progress at their own pace, which is an outstanding option.
Tuition is affordable and is set by the Florida Legislature. The cost of attending the workforce Education Certificate Program is $2.88 per hour and $5.76 per hour for the Continuing Workforce Education program. Non-resident tuition is $11.52 for the Workforce Education Certificate Program and the Continuing Workforce Education course.
Day time courses are offered from 8Am to 2PM and evening from 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Ridge Career Center offers GED preparation and Applied Academics for Adult Education (AAAE). Career training courses are offered in drafting, electricity, Digital Design, Accounting Operations, Administrative Office Specialist, Electrocardiograph Aid, Emergency Medical Responder, Home Health Aide, Medical Record Transcribing, and Nursing Assistant.
Ridge Career Center is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. It also offers high-tech online classes that allow working individuals to complete their course of study from home or the office.
The career programs at Ridge Career Center are approved for veterans. The center is a veteran friendly institute and works with veterans transitioning from the military to the classroom.
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 Ridge Career 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,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $20,700. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $30 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.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $3,600-$4,300
- Out-of-State: $9,000-$10,800
- Part-time students are charged:
- In-State: $70-$84 per unit
- Out-of-State: $180-$220 per unit
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||65%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||65%||$2,736|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Ridge Career Center may offer student services like those listed below:
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Helping students find work after graduation
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how this school compares against other community colleges in Polk County and community colleges in Florida as a whole.
|Ridge Career Center||Polk County||Florida|
Other Technical Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Ridge Career Center.
- Traviss Career Center in Lakeland, FL (16 miles away)
- Technical Education Center - Osceola in Kissimmee, FL (24 miles away)
- Mid Florida Tech in Orlando, FL (30 miles away)
- Westside Tech in Winter Garden, FL (33 miles away)
- Orlando Tech in Orlando, FL (36 miles away)