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Sheridan Technical College

How to Apply

Admissions Requirements and Procedures/Post Secondary Students

Sheridan Technical College admits individuals on a nondiscriminatory basis who are beyond the age of compulsory school attendance and who have the ability and desire to benefit from workforce education training. General admissions procedures require that all applicants attend an orientation program, take a basic skills assessment, and have a counselor interview. As a result of job market demands and licensure requirements, program prerequisites vary. Pursuant to Florida Statute 295.125(2), Vietnam-era veterans are given preference in the admission process at Sheridan Technical College. Applicants for technical programs must attend one of the departmental orientations, which are scheduled on a weekly basis. Individual counselor interviews are scheduled following each orientation program to discuss test results, program placement, special needs, and registration procedures. Referrals to the Applied Academics for Adult Education (AAAE) Center are made if minimum basic skill levels have not been achieved. Registration for post secondary students, depending on the specific program, is held five times annually
for the following terms: August, October, January, March, and May.

Career Dual Enrollment (CDE) High School Programs

Career Dual Enrollment is an option for high school students to enroll in post secondary courses creditable toward both high school graduation and a career and technical program certificate. For more details, please go to www.sheridantechnicalcollege.edu and select Career Dual Enrollment under the High School tab.

Admission and Registration Procedures
To be admitted into a program of study offered by Sheridan Technical College, an individual must satisfy all of the admission requirements applicable to that program of study. General admissions and registration procedures for Sheridan Technical College are as follows:

1. Attend Orientation: Applicants for technical programs must attend an on campus or online orientation.

  • On-campus Orientation: It is strongly recommended and provides an in depth overview of our programs and resources. For Main Campus orientation, please report to Building #11 by 8:30 a.m. For West Campus orientation, please report to the main office by 8:00 a.m.
  • Online Orientation: At the end of the online orientation you must complete the Online Orientation Survey. To access the orientation visit: www.sheridantechnical.com/HowtoApply/OnlineOrientation

2. Take the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE)

  • Main Campus: TABE is administered Monday through Thursday for all programs directly after orientation. Applicants must report to Building #11 with a valid picture ID and $15 by 8:30 a.m.
  • West Campus: TABE is administered Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday for all programs directly after orientation. Applicants must report to the main office with a valid picture ID and $10 by 8:00 a.m.
  • Prospective students showing evidence pursuant to State Board Rule 6A-10.040(8) may be eligible to receive an exemption from taking the TABE.

3. Schedule and Attend a Counselor Interview

  • Schedule an appointment for an interview with the program counselor/advisor by calling 754.321.5400 (Main Campus) or 754.321.3900 (West Campus).
  • Discuss TABE scores and next steps. Next steps may include a referral for remediation if minimum basic skills levels have not been achieved, program placement, special needs, financial aid and registration procedures. Test scores cannot be given over the phone.
  • Please bring two forms of documented Florida residency to the interview.

4. Register for Class

  • Registration for post secondary students is held throughout the year. Please check with the program counselor/advisor for availability and registration dates.

Program Orientations

Departmental program orientations are scheduled on a weekly basis as listed on this page. Each session is limited to 45 participants. The program orientation provides information pertaining to curricula, costs, entry requirements, support services, financial aid, and general institutional policies. Basic skills testing is conducted following orientation. A valid photo identification and a $10 fee are required to participate in testing. Counseling appointments for placement and interviews with program counselors are scheduled following the orientation and basic skill testing.

Monday—Main Campus
• Health Unit Coordinator/Monitor Technician
• Medical Assisting
• Medical Coder/Biller ATD
• Medical Record Transcribing/Healthcare Documentation
• Patient Care Assistant
• Patient Care Technician
• Practical Nursing
• Phlebotomy
• Practical Nursing
• Surgical Technology

Tuesday—Main Campus
• Barbering
• Child Care Center Operations
• Cosmetology
• Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality
• Early Childhood Education
• Facials
• Massage Therapy
• Teacher Assisting/Principles of Teaching

Tuesday—West Campus
• Automotive Service Technology
• Commercial Vehicle Driving/Commercial “Class B” Driving
• Medium and Heavy Duty Truck and Bus Technician II
• Practical Nursing

Wednesday—Main Campus
• Business Technology
• Court Reporting 1, 2 & 3
• Graphic Arts & Information Technology
• Marketing, Management & Entrepreneurial Principles

Thursday—Main Campus
• Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Technology 1 & 2
• Automotive Technology
• Carpentry 1 & 2
• Electricity
• Gaming Machine Repair Technician
• Plumbing Technology

Basic Skills Exemption 

Students may be exempt from taking the TABE if one of the following criteria is met:

  1. An official transcript showing evidence of entering 9th grade in a Florida public school in the 2003-2004 school year, or any year thereafter, and earning a Florida standard high school diploma;
  2. Possess a college degree at the associate in applied science (AAS) level or higher from an accepted, accredited college/university. Official transcript or degree may be provided;
  3. Evidence of official test scores pursuant to State Board Rule 6A-10.0315 that exempted the student from taking the Common Placement Test. To receive this exemption, the highest test scores on any of the tests or combination of tests shall be accepted (Accuplacer, ACT, SAT, PERT or GED® 2014). *Individual student scores shall be valid for two (2) years starting from the earliest test date. See your counselor for more information on qualifying scores;
  4. Official test results that prove the student has successfully met the requirements for an approved state or national, industry certification or licensure examination that is identified on the Florida Department of Education Basic Skills and Licensure Exemption List for the program in which they are enrolled or enrolling.
  5. Active duty member of any branch of the United States Armed Services;
  6. Enrolled in an apprenticeship program that is registered with the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) in accordance with Chapter 446.


The State of Florida has mandated that all students enrolled in a post secondary program consisting of 450 clock hours or more must meet a minimum basic skill level in reading, mathematics, and language. Students who enroll in a program offered for career credit of 450 hours or more shall complete an entry-level examination within the first 6 weeks of admission into the program. The State Curriculum Frameworks have established the minimum standards for each program. The Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) are administered following the orientation programs.