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Why Choose A Technical College?

For years many people believed that graduating from an accredited 4-year college or university was the only path to a successful career…

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For years many people believed that graduating from an accredited 4-year college or university was the only path to a successful career…

With the perception that a higher degree equaled a higher salary. 

Now with the ever-increasing cost of a  4-year college degree, many Millenials and Gen Zs are facing record levels of student debt which is compounded further by unemployment and underemployment. In fact, student loan debt numbers are soaring! As of 2018, a total of 44.2 Million borrowers owe over 1.5 Trillion dollars in student debt. 

The average student debt for a bachelor’s degree was 29 thousand and 800 dollars, making student loan debt the biggest source of debt over vehicle and even credit card debt.

With the pressures of attending a traditional 4- year university..

Nearly 50 percent of students drop out of school before completion 

Due to lack of adequate preparation, occupational focus and or not being emotionally equipped to succeed in this type of learning environment. 

It is evident that having a 4-year degree does not ensure prosperity. Students are now realizing that there are plenty of career opportunities that do not require a degree from a 4-year college or university. 

Trained workers with technical skills have a whole new place in our tech-driven and skill-driven job market. 

In fact, 83 percent of companies report that they are currently experiencing a shortage of skilled laborers. 

Currently, the job ratio in our economy is 1:2:7, which shows that for every one career that requires a master’s degree or higher,  2 professional jobs require a  4-year degree and 7 jobs require a one-year certification or 2 year degree.

It’s because of these major factors that career and technical education, or CTE, is now in the national spotlight.

With CTE, prospective students are able to become certified and trained professionals ready to fulfill job roles for the services that we all rely on.

Atlantic Technical College, McFatter Technical College and Sheridan Technical College make up the Broward Technical Colleges and are part of Broward County Public Schools, providing quality CTE at an affordabale price for over 50 years. 

At each campus, they train students to get their credentials to join the workforce quickly to help fill one of the millions of available jobs.

Broward Technical Colleges are fully accredited with state-licensed and certified instructors, industry professionals, and state-of-the-art classrooms. 

Students get real hands-on training and experience for a rewarding career doing something they love.

Broward Technical Colleges are supported by tax dollars which means that tuition is just a small fraction of the cost of a 2 or 4-year public or private college, so students graduate with little or no student loans, giving them a better start for their futures.

Training is available at 5 locations around Broward County:  Atlantic Technical College in Coconut Creek and Fort Lauderdale, McFatter Technical College in Davie and Sheridan Technical College in Hollywood and Pembroke Pines.   

Students can choose from a range of career options through 69 programs, most of which can be completed within a 12 month period, so graduates are able to have a career in a year! Careers in fields that include Construction, Transportation in fields such as Automotive, Marine and Aviation, Healthcare, IT, Business, Communication Arts and Hospitality…

Getting the education is only half the job though. Broward Technical Colleges’ graduates benefit from a full-time staff to help with transitioning from training to career.

With millions of jobs needing to be filled, Broward Technical Colleges provide a career-focused education, training our students of today for a successful tomorrow. 

Training for a future career starts now at Atlantic, McFatter and Sheridan Technical Colleges.