MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Florida Panhandle Technical College (FPTC), established in 1967 as Washington-Holmes Area Vocational Technical Center, continues to promote “A Career in a Year”. We are proud of our past and look forward to a successful future. It is time again to continue with the excellence expected by our panhandle communities. FPTC has been busy preparing for another amazing year. Our goals are to promote and expect QUALITY from our programs and to challenge our students intellectually and technically, grow them socially, and guide them towards successful workforce employment and college readiness.
We are proud to have been part of the panhandle community for over 50 years, providing career training. We are here to serve you as you work towards your goals. We will also hold you to high expectations and will always celebrate your success.
We offer a wide variety of programs and support services in an effort to ensure that you meet your goals. Please take the time to study the catalog carefully and if you need additional information please feel free to contact Student Affairs at 850.638.1180 ext. 317, or stop by my office for assistance.
We are proud of the outstanding job our faculty and staff are doing to serve our community and train a skilled workforce. We look forward to serving you and helping you achieve your career and technical goals. Thank you for choosing FPTC.
Martha B. Compton
Florida Panhandle Technical College is governed by five (5) elected officials who constitute the Washington County School Board. The elected district superintendent is the chief administrative officer of all schools in the district. The Technical College's director has the primary responsibility for the operation of the school.
Florida Panhandle Technical College, as an integral part of the Washington County Public School System, is subject to certification standards for its faculty that are equivalent to those required in other public supported schools. Instructors are experienced in their respective fields and maintain high standards of instruction. The Technical College's faculty members are certified by the Florida Department of Education and/or the Washington County School Board on the basis of their technical qualification, actual work experience in the occupation they teach, and professional training as teachers. Thus, they must have technical competence as well as professional teacher training.
The Technical College is served by a general advisory committee whose function is to advise and make recommendations to the director concerning the curriculum, equipment, operation, and goals of the Technical College. Committee members are selected for their interest, experience, and other qualities which enable them to make worthwhile contributions to the community. In addition, each program is served by a craft advisory committee which is composed of men and women who are employed in the field or trade represented by the program. These people are of invaluable service in evaluating programs, keeping instructors abreast of current industrial needs and technological needs as they pertain to job skills and job placement.
The Florida Panhandle Technical College is a public institution of the Washington County School Board, certified by the Florida State Department of Education and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Florida Panhandle Technical College is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.
Florida Panhandle Technical College (FPTC) was established in 1967 as Washington-Holmes Area Vocational Technical Center, to meet the vocational education needs of Washington, Holmes and surrounding counties. The Center began classes in August 1967, and has grown from nine (9) programs of study to the present thirty plus (30+) programs. Today, as vocational education has evolved into career and technical training, we celebrate a rebrand into a technical college providing workforce training to support the Florida Panhandle.
757 Hoyt Street
Chipley, FL 32428
The main campus of Florida Panhandle Technical College is located on the west side of the city limits of Chipley, Florida. It is accessible from U.S. Highway 90, State Highway 77 and Interstate 10. The campus consists of 26 acres and 116,164 square feet of buildings.
Commercial Vehicle Driving
661 Rustin Drive
Chipley, FL 32428
The Commercial Vehicle Driving Training Program is located one (1) mile north of the main campus at 661 Rustin Drive, Chipley, Florida, and consists of two (2) classrooms, offices and maintenance area.
Interior Decor Fabrication
680 Second Street
Chipley, FL 32428
The Interior Decor Fabrication Training Center is located approximately one (1) mile north at 680 Second Street, Chipley, Florida.
Public Safety Firing Range
2238 Mud Hill Rd
Chipley, FL 32428
The Public Safety Firing Range is located approximately eleven (11) miles south at 2238 Mud Hill Road in Wausau, Florida. All instructional programs have spacious classrooms, laboratories and well-equipped shops to provide safe and orderly instruction.