Polk Education Pathways

Technical College Enrollment

Assessment is accomplished by completing the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE), which is used as a diagnostic tool to determine completion of a program. Our schools comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1973 in regard to students with disabilities. The schools also strictly adhere to the Non-discrimination Policy adopted by the School Board of Polk County. Reasonable accommodations can be made for special needs students.


Student Services will assist you in selecting a program of study. No appointment necessary; students may see a Student Services counselor on a walk-in basis. Students are provided with information about the school’s career programs including tuition, financial aid and program length. Data on local job markets, pay scales, and limitations (if any) imposed by working conditions are also available in the Student Services Department.


After consulting with Student Services Staff, enrollment is accomplished by completing a registration form.  It is at this time that fees and tuition are paid.  The school accepts payment in cash, VISA, MasterCard, cashier's check or money order.  Student schedule changes are permitted within the first five (5) days of the nine (9) weeks only.  This includes program changes and/or any changes to the student's schedule.


Admission Requirements

  1.   Take TABE assessment, if applicable.
  2.   Complete application in Student Services Department.
  3.   Interview with the appropriate counselor.
  4.   Register for program, apply for financial assistance and/or pay fees (counselor will provide you with admission dates and currents costs).
  5.   Some programs may require additional steps and/or a formal interview with an additional staff member for admission.

Entry Requirements:

  1.   Must be at least 16 years of age.
  2.   Have a good attendance record.
  3.   Have a good discipline record.
  4.   Taking the TABE assessment, if applicable.
  5.   Complete application in Student Services Department.
  6.   Consult with a student counselor.  All related paperwork necessary for transferring from the home high school will be explained.
  7.   Students must then transfer from their home high school and report to the technical college campus with all required paperwork.
  8.   If all admission requirements are met and space is available, a counselor will register the student for the program.
  9.   Be on target for Graduation.
  10.   All ESE students will be directed to an ESE Facilitator.