As a Broward County Public School, Sheridan Technical College (STC) offers career and technical study programs affording students the opportunity to gain skills in high wage, high demand occupational fields and compete successfully in the global workforce. Under the direction of licensed and certified teaching professionals, students engage in full or part time training in forty-seven Career and Technical Education programs using the latest industry-approved technology and equipment.
Sheridan Technical College has three campuses. STC Main Campus is located on a beautifully landscaped, 18-acre site in Hollywood, Florida and hosts the majority of STC’s Career and Technical Education programs. The STC West Campus in Pembroke Pines, Florida houses Auto Service Tech along with three workforce programs: Commercial Vehicle Driving, Commercial Class B Driving, and Bus and Truck Technician. Students may also study Practical Nursing, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Applied Academics for Adult Education (AAAE). Sheridan Technical High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is a blended learning magnet school where high school students are offered a four-year course of study delivering high rigor academic and technical instruction while infusing technology into the various aspects of campus life.
All of STC’s programs have online learning components. In fact, eighteen programs are offered completely online. Our online learning options allow students flexibility to gain job skills while working and caring for a family.
STC Career and Technical programs are concentrated in occupational clusters: Automotive Technology; Auto, Truck and Bus Technology; Barbering, Cosmetology and Spa Services; Business, Customer Service, and Marketing; Construction, Energy and Gaming Machine Repair; Culinary Arts Education; Education and Training; Graphic Arts and Information Technology; Health Science Education; and Practical Nursing.
Other educational services include: Applied Academics for Adult Education (AAAE), Adult Basic Education (ABE), English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), General Education Development (GED®) Preparation, Exceptional Student Education (ESE) services, Adult Curriculum for Community, Employment, and Social Skills (ACCESS), Veterans’ Assistance (VA) and Disability Services.
HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE
Phase I of Sheridan Vocational-Technical Center was officially dedicated on September 14, 1967. Six (6) programs were available to approximately 200 high school students during the 1967-1968 school year. After the completion of Phase II in the second semester of 1969-1970, the number of programs increased to 15 with over 500 high school students participating. The 1970-1971 school year began with close to 900 secondary students in 18 programs.
Sheridan Vocational-Technical Center became one of 90 institutions to be accepted as charter affiliated members of the eleven States’ Association of the Committee on Occupational Education of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1969. The Center continued as an affiliated school until a change in designation to candidate for accreditation was made in 1973.
During the school year 1973-1974, Sheridan Vocational-Technical Center became a candidate for accreditation by conducting a self-study and was visited by an evaluation team from the Commission of Occupational Education Institutions (COEI). The Center received full accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in December, 1974. A self-study and review of the institution is conducted every five (5) years for the purpose of developing and applying standards of quality and procedures for self-improvement. The Center has continuously maintained full accreditation since 1974.
Sheridan continued to grow and as a result, Phase III of Sheridan began and was dedicated on February 7, 1982. The 1988-1989 school year brought improvements in landscaping and parking areas, as well as the dedication of the Ann B. Robb Student Services Center recognizing the leadership and service of Mrs. Robb. And in June, 1991, a new facility “Sheridan Vocational-Technical Center West” Campus was opened at 2560 North State Road 7, Hollywood, to house the expanding GED and ESOL programs.
Continuing a tradition of recognition of service, Sheridan established a scholarship in honor of Mrs. Jeanette Lindsey Shirley, a nurse and teacher who founded Broward County’s Practical Nursing Education Program. The scholarship is to help underprivileged students receive financial resources to attend the Licensed Practical Nursing Program at Sheridan. In 1990-1991, to further recognize and commemorate her contributions, the Health Occupations Building was renamed The Jeanette L. Shirley Medical Building.
In July 1995, “Sheridan Vocational-Technical Center West” was transferred from the operation of this center. Also in July 1995, the Industry Services Training Center, formerly part of Sheridan as Adult Vocational Off-Campus Center South (AVOCC South), was transferred back to the operation of Sheridan.
To more accurately reflect the level of training programs offered in high wage/high skill occupations, in June 1999, the names of the three area centers in Broward County were changed by the School Board, deleting the word “vocational.” Sheridan’s official name became Sheridan Technical Center.
During the 2007-2008 school year, Sheridan Technical Center celebrated its 40th anniversary of providing the finest in career training programs for the South Florida community. It also began offering selected technical programs delivered online as part of the developing eLearning Broward Program.
During the 2012-2013 school year, Sheridan Technical Center opened a satellite campus, the Sheridan Technical Center West Campus, to provide training additional to what was offered at the primary campus.
In June, 2014 we began a new era as Broward Technical Colleges. In an unprecedented vote, the School Board unanimously approved the name changes of all three centers from Technical Centers to Atlantic Technical College, McFatter Technical College and Sheridan Technical College. Also, in August 2014 Sheridan Technical High School opened as a school of choice utilizing a four-year phase-in process, expanding one grade level at a time. That is, in the first year of operation (2014-2015) enrollment will consist of a 9th grade class of one hundred fifty (150) students, with a grade level added each year thereafter. Full enrollment of grades 9 to 12 will be accomplished in the 2017-2018 school year with an enrollment ceiling of 600 students, school-wide, and no greater than 150 students per grade level.
As a result of continuing expansion and enhancement, it is possible for Sheridan Technical College & Technical High School to offer training to over 3,000 full-time and part-time high school and adult students. Over 50 full-time and part-time job preparatory and supplemental programs are offered with state-of-the-art equipment. Sheridan has had six (6) directors at the helm since its inception: Glenn S. Sanderson, Gene Horne, Ann Robb, Dr. Horace F. McLeod, Mariann Jensen, and D. Robert Boegli.