Admissions Requirements for Career and Technical Education Programs
Admission is open to adults who are at least 16 years old and not presently enrolled in a secondary school. High School students may be enrolled in secondary programs with permission of the home school and TTI. Shared enrollment is available to secondary students enrolled in postsecondary programs for advanced training with the permission of the home school and the TTI.
In order to be added to the class roster in any career technical program, students must be registered and have all fees and tuition paid during the registration window in the term they are planning to attend. All fees and tuition must be paid in full prior to beginning class.
All students applying for admission to TTI must take the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) as required by Florida Statute 1004.91 and associated State Administrative Rule 6A. Any student found to lack the required level of basic skills for such program shall be referred to career-preparatory instruction (Applied Academics) or Adult Basic Education for a structured program of basic-skills instruction. Such instruction may include English for Speakers of Other Languages. A student may not receive a career certificate of completion without first demonstrating the basic skills required in the state curriculum frameworks for the program. A complete listing of TABE score recommended entrance and certification requirements is provided elsewhere in this handbook.
If the student is applying for Federal Financial Aid, the student must have a high school diploma from an accredited high school or a GED®. Specific programs also require a high school diploma. The prospective student must provide a copy of their high school diploma and an official transcript showing the date the diploma was conferred. It is at the discretion of the Director to accept a diploma and/or coursework from online and/or correspondence courses.
High school diplomas issued by any public funded state or government agency will be accepted for admission. High school diplomas issued by private schools must be accredited and recognized by the Florida Department of Independent Schools and Colleges. A copy of the High School Diploma/GED® must be on file at TTI. High school graduates who do not meet this criteria must pass the GED® test.
Students who fall under one or more of the criteria below are exempt form taking the TABE:
possesses a college degree at the associate in applied science level or higher.
demonstrates readiness for public post-secondary education pursuant to s. 1008.30 and applicable rules adopted by the State Board of Education. (see below)
entered 9th grade in a Florida public school in the 2003-2004 school year, or any year thereafter, and earned a Florida standard high school diploma
earned a 150 on Mathematics and 150 on the ELA section of the 2014 GED® version
is serving as an active duty member of any branch of the United States Armed Services
has passed a state or national industry certification or licensure examination that is identified in State Board of Education rules and aligned to the career education program in which the student is enrolled.
To obtain in-state tuition and/or financial aid, proof of Florida residency must be provided. Two (2) copies of the following documents may be used (must be dated 12 months prior to enrollment): Voter’s registration, driver’s license, automobile registration, bank accounts, rent receipts, tax returns, home mortgages, financial aid and admission documents from previous years, employment documents, student loan notes, need analysis documents, utility receipts, and Florida state identification. For further information please contact the Student Services Office at 850.838.2545.
Who is exempt from establishing Florida residency for tuition purposes?
Students who are exempt from paying fees (DCF, homeless waivers) are exempt from providing proof of residency F.S. 1009.25(2)(c)(d) and (f)
Students paying with Florida Prepaid College Program. Each qualified beneficiary shall be classified as resident for tuition purposes, regardless of his or her actual legal residence. F.S. 1009.98(a)
Honorably-discharged Veteran of the Armed Forces, Reserve, or National Guard who physically reside in Florida while enrolled in the institution.