Admissions & Registration
Steps to Getting Started
NOTE: Applicants must provide documentation showing 12 consecutive months of Florida
residency to be eligible for in-state tuition rates.
Step 1 | Complete a Program Orientation
Applicants for technical programs must attend a program orientation on-campus.
Contact your school to review the Orientation Schedule. Online Orientations are to be
viewed for point of reference only.
Step 2 | Take the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
Take the TABE and achieve required exit scores in reading, math, and language for your
chosen program. The State of Florida has mandated that all students enrolled in a postsecondary
program consisting of 450 clock hours or more must meet a minimum basic skill level in reading,
mathematics, and language to receive their certificate at the completion of their program.
Exemption from Testing: Prospective students may be exempt from taking the TABE.
Specific criteria for exemptions are discussed at orientation. Please see a counselor/advisor for detailed information.
Students with Disabilities: Prospective students who require accommodations for testing should contact the Disability Services advisor PRIOR to taking the TABE. As an Equal Access/Equal Opportunity institution, students with disabilities will have equal access to all programs, activities and services, as described in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA).
Step 3 | Meet with a Counselor / Advisor for Test Results
Test scores are not given over the telephone. See a counselor/advisor at the school that offers the program you are interested in. At counselor/advisor interviews, you will discuss your test results, technical or academic program placement, special needs, financial aid, and registration procedures. Broward Technical Colleges reserves the right to ask any applicant to re-test to validate test scores.
Step 4 | Follow Through with Recommendations
To successfully complete the registration process, follow through with all counselor/advisor recommendations.
Step 5 | Get Registered
Students are accepted on a non-discriminatory basis from anyone having the interest, ability, and desire to benefit from an occupational training program. Pursuant to Florida Statute 295.125.(2), veterans are given preference within the enrollment process.
BTC admits those students who:
- have completed their secondary school education
- are past the minimum compulsory education age
- are high school students eligible to be Career Dual Enrolled (through their high school guidance department)
Tuition & Fees
Tuition is set by the State of Florida.
Applicants must provide documentation showing 12 consecutive months of Florida residency to be eligible for in-state tuition rates.
Tuition for out-of-state students is calculated at a higher rate. Registration, activity, supply, and insurance fees are included in the calculation of total program costs.
Method of Payment
Registration fees and tuition fees may be paid by cash, credit card, or local checks. If fees paid by check are refunded, the applicant must wait at least ten (10) days for processing the refund. The College is not permitted to cash personal checks or accept checks under $25. We also accept Florida PrePaid College Plans and Bright Futures Scholarships.
Enrollment and payment of tuition at this institution could affect your federal income tax return, and in some cases, INCREASE your refund. For this to occur, we must have your social security number at the time of registration to enter you into our secure student database.
Students who appear at the school in person and voluntarily withdraw within five (5) schools days of the beginning of a term shall be entitled to a full refund of tuition, student activity fee, fee-supported cost recovery, and lab/supply fees. Registration fees and Health Science Education fees are non-refundable. Five (5) school days shall not apply to courses less than three (3) weeks or ninety (90) hours in duration. In such cases, the request for withdrawal must be made prior to the course meeting more than one-third (1/3) of its assigned hours. Retention of fees collected in advance for a student who does not enter class shall not exceed $100. Refunds will be made within forty-five (45) days of the date on which the student voluntarily withdraws.
Students involuntarily withdrawn pursuant to the Adult Student Conduct and Discipline Code are not entitled to a refund of any fees.
Students who pay fees but are entitled to a waiver, voucher or agency payment (refer to Policy #6606) shall be entitled to a refund of fees only if required evidences are presented to the school/center principal or his/her designee within fifteen (15) school days of the beginning of a term.
In the case of unusual or extraordinary circumstances (such as illness, death in family, etc.) that preclude a student’s enrollment, the school principal or his/her designee may honor a request for full or partial refund of fees providing that: (1) the request is made in writing prior to the date that the course would have normally ended, (2) supporting evidence (where appropriate) is provided. If said refund results in a failure to satisfy state fee requirements, the student shall not be reported for membership during the Workforce Education Fund survey period in the course for which the refund is given.
Students who feel they have been treated unfairly in the application of this policy or its rules may appeal using the student grievance procedure as presented in the Adult Student Conduct and Discipline Code.
Refunds, when due, will be made without requiring a request from a student.
Refunds, when due, will be made within forty-five (45) days: (1) of the last day of attendance if written notification of withdrawal has been provided to the school/center by the student, or (2) from the date the school/center withdraws the student or determines withdrawal by the student.
A student is entitled to a full refund of fees if a course is canceled by the school/center principal or his/her designee, provided however, that the student was not reported in membership during the Workforce Education Fund survey period in which the class was counted. If so, only those fees in excess of the state requirement shall be refunded.
Miscellaneous items purchased from the school bookstores (textbooks, uniforms, etc.) may be returned for a full refund provided that the items are unused, in the original packaging and currently being used in the instructional program.
Students who are receiving Title IV (Pell Grant) funds and withdraw from their program will receive a refund based on the Federal post-withdrawal calculation formula. For additional information, please see the Financial Aid Office in the Office of Admissions.