Career Certificate Programs
The following programs are currently accepting applications for the January 2021 Spring Term (application opens October 1). All classes begin on January 15 2021, unless otherwise noted below: Applied Cybersecurity, Cosmetology, Digital Cinema Production, Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality, Welding Technology, and Patient Care Technician (January 8, 2021 start date)
Contact Kim Dunn, Admissions Advisor/Career Specialist at 727-774-1703 for more information about programs and the admissions process.
The application for August 2021 Fall classes opens March 1, 2020. Please check here for Fall program availability on March 1, 2020.
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.
To start your journey at Marchman Technical College you will need to schedule an appointment to meet with Kim Dunn, Admissions Advisor/Career Specialist. This 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 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 the Careers Interest & Confidence Inventory. (Access directions here for navigating My Career Shines.)
- At the your admissions meeting, you will receive a link to the application. Your application will not be processed until the remaining steps are complete.
Pay the $25.00 application fee (plus $1.00 processing fee) and complete the Online Application with essays.
All applicants are required to submit four short essay questions as part of their application. Applicants are admitted or denied admission to the program based on their answer to these questions. These essay questions are reviewed by an admissions committee composed of instructors & student services staff. The responses should be complete short essays. The most effective responses typically are 5 – 8 sentences. Longer or shorter responses are acceptable. The admissions committee looks for the following criteria when scoring essays.
- Purpose: The college essay indicates that the student has set clear academic and career goals for the future.
- Achievement of Career Goals: The college essay indicates that the student understands how MTC can help him/her achieve career goals.
- Workforce Readiness: The college essay clearly indicates that the student has a great probability of success in the workforce.
- Student is Seeking Employment in Industry of Program: The college essay clearly indicates that the student is seeking employment in the industry of the program.
Note: Students can have points added to their score based on academic performance.
Provide a copy of your High School Transcript or GED Transcript if you have not already submitted one. This step is not required for Pasco County graduates. If your high school uses FASTER you may have your transcript sent electronically.
Student or Claimant (if student is under 24) complete the Residency Classification Form and upload two supporting documents. For more information about residency, click here.
Admission Interview either in person or virtual (this step is required for limited access programs which include Welding Technology, Computer Systems & Information Technology, and Marine Service Technologies programs).
Once the 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 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 authority to grant or deny admission to the program.
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. A decision letter will be mailed from the college to the applicant.
Download a copy of the enrollment checklist.
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 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 Director have the final discretion to grant or deny admission to the program.
Wait List Information
Applications will continue to be reviewed and considered for admission until the program and wait list are full or until the application deadline for the term. All applications are reviewed and scored by the Admissions Committee. The scores are ranked and applicants with the highest scores are admitted first. Applicants who score above the cut score will be placed on a wait list if no spots are available. 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.
Kim Dunn, Admissions Advisor/Career Specialist
Career Certificate Programs
- Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality
- Early Childhood Education – APPR
- Patient Care Technician
Arts, Communication & Technology
- Applied Cybersecurity
- Commercial Art Technology
- Computer Systems & Information Technology
- Digital Cinema Production