About FVI

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
Florida Vocational Institute (FVI)’s Vision is to provide our community with career training that prepares our students for great careers in high growth and high demand industries. Our vision is to provide every individual who has the passion and drive with employment focused career training. FVI career training is designed to be affordable, flexible, and results oriented.
We focus on you learning the real world hands on skills required to be ready for a career opportunity in healthcare and information technology. Currently the demand for healthcare and information technology professionals is growing rapidly*. Our training programs can be completed in less than a year giving you an opportunity to get your career started quickly.
FVI is here to help you reach your goals for a new future filled with professional satisfaction and rewards. We are ready to serve you by making your dreams a reality, and helping you reach your career goals.

MISSION
Florida Vocational Institutes mission is to train students to become entry level professionals in high demand careers. We aim to improve employability and inspire life long career growth, thereby improving the life quality of individuals in our community.

HISTORY
Florida Vocational Institute opened in February, 2007. The leadership team at Florida Vocational Institute possess decades of experience in career training. Florida Vocational Institute is licensed by the State of Florida, Commission for Independent Education (CIE) License Number: 3441. Florida Vocational Institute is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing to offer the Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Program License Number/Testing Code: 1159. Florida Vocational Institute is accredited by Council on Occupational Education (COE) ID# 312400 since November 03, 2010.
The purpose of Florida Vocational Institute is to offer affordable training and employable skills in the challenging and rewarding IT and Healthcare career fields.

EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY
We believe everyone who wants a great career opportunity should be able to achieve that goal. Florida Vocational Institute focuses on providing high quality instruction and hands on learning for our students. We believe that providing a path to a new career through education is one of the great opportunities in this country. We believe that training should be based on the careers that are in demand in our community and should prepare our students for careers in months.

FACILITY AND EQUIPMENT
Florida Vocational Institute offers its students a modern facility providing an atmosphere conducive to learning and containing teaching aids and audio/visual equipment. The facility is composed of 13,339 square feet of space. It includes theory classrooms, medical and computer labs, a student lounge, a reception area, fully equipped administrative offices, a library/resource information area with available hard references, as well as online subscription databases of journals and information for students to study and research. Bathrooms are available and are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines. The campus is spacious and attractive and there is plenty of parking available for the students, including an elevator to access the second floor. The building is located close to public transportation and local restaurants.

HOURS OF OPERATION
The school’s administration and student services offices are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Classes are scheduled Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. / 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

ACCREDITATION
Florida Vocational Institute is institutionally accredited and has program-specific accreditations.
Maintaining our accreditations means that we are held to the highest quality standards. This ensures our students receive the best possible education. We choose to seek out programmatic accreditations recognized by industry professionals in order to provide our students with the best opportunities available in their chosen field.
Florida Vocational Institute is accredited by Council on Occupational Education (COE). COE was originally founded in 1971 as a regional accrediting agency of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, is the successor to the Commission on Occupational Education Institutions (COEI). In 1995, the Council became a national accrediting agency. In 2006, the Council celebrated its 35th year of assuring quality and integrity in career and technical education. The Council’s accreditation process is conducted on behalf of more than 360,000 students across the nation who pursue careers in a variety of technical fields.

* http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_table_103.htm
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