High School and Dual Enrollment Programs

What is Dual Enrollment?

First Coast Technical College provides students with the opportunity to take technical classes or electives while taking required academic courses at their home high school. Students typically earn 1 to 3 credits per year by enrolling in a technical program that last at least two periods. 

Benefits of Attending FCTC in High School

Parents and students can explore career and technical education options together and make a plan for the future with the CAREER GUIDE.

For a breakdown of certification opportunities, view the Opportunity Awaits Course Progression.

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Students who have completed credits in comparable technical courses at their high schools may receive credit for those competencies enabling them to begin their technical program at an advanced level. Students receive industry level training in a work environment lab. Dual enrollment students are exempt from paying tuition. Some programs will also require uniforms or safety equipment to be purchased.

View the FCTC Program Option and Early Career Program for Rising 9th Graders.

Career Technical High School Programs 

Dual Enrollment

High School Secondary

Early Career Program for Rising 9th Graders

Requirements for Enrollment

Dual Enrollment, High School Secondary and Early Career Program for rising 9th graders/current 8th graders, each have specific enrollment requirements which are listed on the applications. 

  • Good attendance and discipline record
  • 2.0 unweighted GPA for dual enrollment only
  • On track for graduation
  • Room in the students schedule for a minimum of two consecutive periods. Also please be advised some courses may require additional periods.

Application Process

Early Career Program for Rising 9th Graders
One of the many Programs of Choice offered by St. Johns County School District is Early Career Program available to all eligible students on a “space available” basis per career program. There are specific application and eligibility requirement for this program. Accepted students will attend St. Augustine High School and FCTC to complete high school and industry requirements. Out of zone students are responsible for transportation. The available programs are listed above. Click How to Apply for more information and application deadlines.
Dual Enrollment

High School Secondary

Dual and High School Secondary completed applications must be submitted by:

Summer/Fall 2023-24
Application due to FCTC by March 10th

Spring 2023- 23
Applications due to FCTC by October 27th
*Please note that classes may be limited in the spring

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