Next Classes begin Monday, March 28, 2016. For more information call 754-321-5700 or click here to request information.

Getting Started (Adults)

Post Secondary Office of Admissions Hours of Operation: 

Monday-Thursday  7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Friday   7:30 am to 3:30 pm

Phone: (754) 321-5742 / Fax: (754) 321-5830

Financial Aid Office Hours of Operation:
Monday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Friday& By Appointment Only (Please call 754-321-5738)

How Do I Get Started?

  • Come in and make an appointment to take the Basic Skills Assessment Test. Be sure to bring a picture ID (drivers license preferred).  Total Cost: $10. cash
  • After you have made an appointment you will return at your scheduled time and date to take the Basic Skills Assessment Test. These sessions are held every Tuesday or Thursday morning at 8:00 am, as well as Tuesday afternoon at 5:00 pm. Be sure to bring a picture ID (drivers license preferred).  It is a good idea to arrive 45 minutes before the start time.  You must have an appointment to test.  No walk-ins!
  • Please contact your program counselor to schedule a program-specific orientation after the TABE.


Counselors/Program Advisors and other Student Services staff members assist prospective and current students with general information, career-related, school-related and personal issues. The general objective is to provide students with services necessary to make informed career choices and successfully complete their occupational education.

Disability Services

McFatter Technical college assures students with disabilities equal access as described in Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA).  Disclosure of a disability is voluntary.
A student must satisfy the definition of a disability as established by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  Section 504 defines a disability as a condition which substantially limits one or more major life activities such as learning, walking, seeing, hearing, breathing, caring for oneself, and working.  To be eligible for accommodations, a student must provide appropriate documentation of each disability that demonstrates an accompanying substantial limitation to one or more major life activities.
To obtain services and accommodations, current documentation is required (within 5 years) and must be presented to the Office of Disabilities.

The following are acceptable forms of documentation and must include a diagnosis, impact of the diagnosed disability and recommended accommodations.
A Transition Individual Education Plan (TIEP)
A Psychological Report
A letter from a physician

Please contact Virginia Scheppa, Disability Advisor @ (754) 321-5822 for additional information or email the counselor at to schedule an Intake Meeting.



Center For Independent Living of Broward
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Florida Department of Education
Bookshare - An Accessible Online Library


Attention Deficit Disorder Association
The National Resource on ADHD
National Institute of Mental Health


Center for Autism and Related Disabilities
Autism Society


Traumatic Brain Injury Dot Com


Headstrong Nation
Learning Disabilities Links


Learning Ally
Lighthouse of Broward
Florida Division of Blind Services


Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc.


Epilepsy Foundation of Florida
Epilepsy U

Placement Assistance

Follow-up is integrally related to occupational placement. At McFatter Technical College, assistance is provided to current and former students in obtaining employment, enrolling in further education or a combination of these two. This requires careful assessment of the student's abilities, aptitudes and interests. Instructors work cooperatively with our Job Placement Specialist to ensure successful placement for McFatter's students.

Students who exit with marketable skills are subject to the follow-up process. The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) receives data from state and federal agencies which assists in identifying locations and areas of employment or continuing educational status of McFatter's completers and leavers. Broward school district personnel collect supplemental follow-up data.

The Student Services Director is responsible for coordinating McFatter's placement and follow-up process. Students are encouraged to seek employment assistance from their instructors, our Job Placement Specialist and from vacancies posted in the Job/Placement Center.


Q  How do I get started?
A  Come in and make an appointment to take the basic skills assessment.

Q  Who must take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)?
A  ALL students who wish to attend Mcfatter Technical College or the Broward Fire Academy are required to take the TABE test.

Q  Can I transfer my TABE scores from another institution?
A  Yes, you may transfer your TABE scores from another institution if they meet the following criteria:

  • Must be from a regionally accredited institution
  • No more than 2 years old
  • On the appropriate level required for your program (information regarding level will be provided during Orientation)

Q  How long is the testing session?
A  Testing is approximately 2 1/2 hours.

Q  Can I bring a calculator to the test center?
A  No, please do not bring a calculator to the test center.  One will be provided for you.

Q  How do I obtain my test results?
A  All students must schedule an appointment with their Program Counselor to obtain their test results.  Test results will be not provided by the Test
    Examiner or over the phone.

Q  How long are my TABE scores valid?
A  TABE scores are valid for 2 years.  In order to retake any section of the test, you must FIRST attend remediation classes.

Q  What if I need special accommodations due to a disability?
A  If you are an adult with a documented disability who needs special testing modifications, please contact the ESE office at (754) 321-5822 prior to testing.

Q  What if I do not pass the TABE?
A  If you have the ability to benefit from attending a non-licensure program while attending remediation you will be admitted to the program and to remediation.