Changing Lives Through Education for 85 Years
Since 1933, Orange County Public Schools has been making history and changing lives through education by providing career and technical training for tens of thousands in Central Florida.
Offering innovative programs at multiple technical college campuses, as well as numerous community learning centers and district schools, Orange Technical College continues to grow and evolve, always focused on improving the lives of students and positively impacting workforce needs and economic development in the region.
Orange Technical College is home to an array of affordable career certificate training programs, equipping students with the skills and credentials needed for employment in growing industries in the region: advanced manufacturing, healthcare, building construction, transportation, hospitality, culinary arts, 3D modeling, simulation and more.
With the help of industry partners like the National Center for Simulation, Orange Technical College has created state-of-the-art learning environments like the “Launch Site.” This dedicated modeling, simulation and training (MS&T) facility houses a collection of simulation, animation and cinema programs designed to prepare students for careers as designers, programmers and motion-capture technicians.
Offering students world-class facilities and more than 60 career certificate programs, Orange Technical College delivers an exciting opportunity for students. Inexpensive tuition rates, industry-trained instructors and innovative classroom environments ensure graduates are prepared for the world of work.
Articulation agreements and partnerships with local and state colleges are also allowing more students than ever to engage in numerous career paths across high-skill, high-wage technical industries. Technical education is a powerful catalyst for students heading into the workplace, but can also bring enormous value to those students looking to pursue a traditional college path.
These local agreements allow students to easily transition from a career and technical program at any Orange Technical College campus to a college credit-based course at partnering institutions, or vice-versa if a student so chooses. Innovation in a region can take many forms, including the development of programs like these to establish and fortify the educational ecosystem in Central Florida to benefit students at all learning levels.
As a not-for-profit entity and a part of one of the largest school districts in the country, Orange Technical College is held accountable to the highest standards of quality and rigor. While the programs offered at its campuses have shifted dramatically over time, in an effort to match relevant training with existing industry needs, the college’s goal remains: changing lives through education.