Career Certificate Programs

Admissions Process

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The following programs are accepting applications for the Spring 2022 Term starting on January 7th unless otherwise noted.
  • Applied Cybersecurity
  • Commercial Art Technology
  • Cosmetology (Schedule A) and Cosmetology (Schedule B – Starts October 19, 2021)
  • Digital Cinema Production
  • Electricity
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R)
  • Marine Service Technologies
  • Patient Care Technician 
  • Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality
  • Welding Technology


The following programs are closed until the Fall of 2022 Term.

  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Computer Systems & Information Technology

Contact Kim Dunn, Admissions Advisor/Career Specialist at 727-774-1703 for more information about programs and the admissions process.  

The application for spring semester will open on September 13.


Thank you for your interest in a Career Certificate Program at Fred K. Marchman Technical College.  We provide student-centered learning guided by the needs of business to provide knowledge and skills necessary for today’s workforce.  Below you will find important information regarding the admissions and enrollment process.


Admissions Process

The admission process involves a total picture of all applicants. It includes a review of all transcripts and short answer essay responses along with interview results. Admission is offered to those candidates whose credentials indicate the greatest promise of success in their chosen career pursuits.


Step 1:

To start your journey at Fred K. Marchman Technical College you will need to schedule an appointment to meet with Kim Dunn, Admissions Advisor/Career SpecialistThis is an important step in our application process.  It is an opportunity for us to get to know you and your goals.  During this meeting we will provide you with information about our programs and school so you can make an informed decision before committing to Fred K. Marchman Technical College.  During this time we will also help you identify the right program for you to help you reach your goals.  The meeting also provides an opportunity for you to get answers to all of your important questions before you apply and enroll.  Contact Ms. Dunn at 727-774-1703 to schedule this important meeting.

  • Prior to your appointment, you may want to complete a careers interest inventory and explore career information and outlook.  MyCareerShines or CareerOneStop
  • At your admissions meeting, you will receive a link to the application.  Your application will not be processed until the remaining steps are complete.


Step 2:

Pay the $25.00 application fee (plus $1.00 processing fee) and complete the online application with essays.


Step 3:

Provide a copy of your High School Transcript (not required for Pasco graduates) or GED (can be requested at if you have not already submitted one. Note: Students who received their GED in Pasco County must submit transcript.


Step 4:

Complete the Residency Classification Form and upload two supporting documents.  Note: If the student is under the age of 24 years old, a parent or guardian must complete this step.  For more information about residency, click here.


What to Expect After the Admission Meeting

Access to the links where you will upload documents will be on the email you will receive at your admissions meeting. Once all the steps listed above are complete, your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.  Applicants who qualify for an interview will receive a phone call and/or email to schedule the time and date of the interview.  Students not recommended for an interview will be notified by mail.

Download a copy of the enrollment checklist.


Admissions Interview

Once an application is reviewed and approved by the admissions committee the applicant is then required to have an interview with the program instructor and assistant director of Fred K. Marchman Technical College. The applicant’s responses to the interview questions should reinforce that the candidate’s credentials indicate the applicant will successfully complete the program and subsequently enter the workforce in their chosen program of study. The program instructor and assistant director have the final discretion to grant or deny admission to the program.


Wait List Information

Application review and interviews will continue until the program and wait list are full or until the application deadline for the term. If a student is accepted and no seats are available in the class the student is placed on a wait list. When the class and wait list are full applications are no longer accepted. Accepted students on the wait list who do not get a seat in the current term of application must complete all portions of the application process again to apply for a seat for the next available term of enrollment. Admission to programs can be exceptionally competitive, and it is encouraged to submit applications early.


Financial Aid

You are strongly encourage to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible.  Click here to be taken to our Financial Aid webpage.