Westside Tech is located in the Kissimmee suburb of Winter Garden, which has a population of 34,568. Winter Garden has a host of amenities and as a relatively close city to Disney, tourists sometimes come through to check out the city’s art and culture scene. In 2012, the tuition was $3,192 and the enrollment was 1,353. The school has grown in recent years, as its enrollment was less than 550 students as recent as 2005. As a technical school, Westside Tech has a better retention rate than some of its peers, as it retains up to 53% of its students, a far cry from some of the technical institutions that retain around 20% of their admitted students through graduation.
Westside Tech is at a great advantage when compared to other similar schools because it offers marketable programs that give graduates a leg up on the workforce from the second they leave the institution. For those looking to enroll in Westside Tech, you can major in the following programs:
- Alternative Energy
- Business Management
- Allied Health
- Human Services
- Information Tech
Westside Tech offers flexible online courses for those who have day time working schedules, and with an open enrollment policy on the books, you can register for courses at any time that you’d like. Westside Tech is a great choice for Floridians who would like a great technical education but aren’t trying to leave the area or pay big bucks for.
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 Westside Tech 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,...)
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $20,000. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $35 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||63%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||63%||$2,962|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Westside Tech may offer services including:
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Employment search assistance
Other Technical Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Westside Tech.
- Mid Florida Tech in Orlando, FL (11 miles away)
- Orlando Tech in Orlando, FL (12 miles away)
- Winter Park Tech in Winter Park, FL (13 miles away)
- Lake Technical Center in Eustis, FL (21 miles away)
- Technical Education Center - Osceola in Kissimmee, FL (23 miles away)