Florida Tech University Online

Florida Tech University proudly counts scientists and astronauts among its graduates (Photo by gocarts)

Go to school where the rocket scientists and astronauts go! Accredited Florida Tech’s main campus is just a few miles from the Kennedy Space Center, in Melbourne, Florida. Rated a Tier 1 Best National University by U.S. News & World Report, Florida Tech is also ranked in the Top Online Education Honor Roll for its bachelors and graduate programs. Florida Tech University Online offers the same quality courses, with the same curriculum content, for distance learners as it does for on-site students.

Florida Tech is touted as “one of the most respected and visionary research universities of the 21st century”, a continuing pioneer in space, technology, science, and business. Florida Tech University Online offers Accounting Degrees from Associate’s to Master’s, and has recently introduced Masters of Science in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, Information Technology/Cybersecurity, and Supply Chain Management.

For those who want to progress beyond a bachelor’s degree, but don’t currently have the time to invest in a full master’s, Florida Tech offers 7 Mini-MBA Graduate Certificates and a Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity in its online programs. Students can earn a For-Credit Certificate in as little as 8 months, and then later transfer those credits to a full MBA or MS program.

Florida Tech is part of the University Alliance, the nation’s largest distance learning facilitator. Its dynamic e-learning platform features online chat rooms, streaming video, discussion boards and email. Students are able to download audio lectures in MP3 format for later viewing. They can also access video lectures in MP4 via smartphone, iPod, or any other video-enabled mobile device. IT support is available 24/7 to assist with any technical issues that may arise.

Other types of support are also available to students. Each student is assigned a dedicated online learning program representative, who helps with registration and obtaining textbooks and other required course materials. Online tutoring is offered through smarthinking.com. Faculty monitor chat rooms and discussion boards and interact with students through email.

Florida Tech accepts non-traditional, part-time students into its associate and bachelor degree programs. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, and be 22 years old or on active duty in the U.S. military.

For the convenience of its students, Florida Tech offers enrollment six times per year. Students may register for, and attend, up to two 8-week terms while waiting for their application to be approved. Florida Tech will evaluate any requests for transfer of credits, but does not give credit for life/work experience.

Florida Tech offers a special tuition rate for Active Military, Selected Reserves, members of the National Guard, and their spouses. Veterans, their spouses, and dependents of deceased or disabled veterans are eligible for a tuition discount. Florida Tech University Online is one of the leading participants in the Army Continuing Education System — GoArmyEd.com. In addition, as a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium, Florida Tech lists its online degree programs on the United States Marine Corps Academic Explorer and the United States Air Force portal.

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