Charlotte Technical College (CTC) is an adult post-secondary institution offering long- and short-term career and technical education programs. CTC serves adults and high school students sixteen years of age or older who are interested in technical education for employment purposes. Anyone interested in enrolling should visit and talk with a career counselor who will assist you with career options. Appointments are recommended for better serving you. Students applying for admission to most programs at Charlotte Technical College are accepted upon completion of the registration process on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    If you are unsure as to which program you are best suited, click on any linked title below and take the interest/ability assessment.

    Adult students in a study group.

    Getting Started
    Post Secondary Application for Admission

    There is a non-refundable $25.00 application fee for Adult Career Preparation programs and a non-refundable $5.00 application fee for Continuing Education and Personal Enrichment courses.

    NOTE:  Some programs may have additional timelines and admissions requirements more than the standard requirements listed below.  Please see individual programs for a complete listing of admission requirements by program.

    Step 1 – Check out our CTC Programs for program information.  If interested in Practical Nursing or Dental Assisting, attend a program orientation.   For all other programs contact Student Services to schedule an appointment to speak with a post- secondary career specialist.

    Step 2 – Pay the $25.00 application fee. Be sure and write down your transaction number as you will need it in Step 6 below. Application deadline dates may apply for some programs.  Please check specific program information for application deadlines.

    Step 3 – Take the TABE test (if applicable)

    Students who have an associate’s degree or higher, received equivalency scores from previous testing with the last two years, earned a high school diploma since 2008 may be exempt from academic assessment testing. The most frequently used assessment is the Test of Adult Basic Education, which is administered on campus for a fee of $20.  Other tests are available.

    For testing schedules and special instructions, call 941-2557500, ext. 120

    NOTE:  Prospective students with disabilities who require accommodations for testing should contact the Testing Coordinator prior to take the TABE.  As an Equal Access/Equal Education Opportunities/ADA Institution, individual with disabilities have equal access to all programs, activities, and services as described in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008

    Step 4 – Submit official transcripts.  Some programs do not require a high school diploma/GED.  Please check the specific program entrance requirements on the website or in the student handbook.  Request all high school/GED and college transcripts to be sent to CTC Admissions, 18150 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, FL., 33948.  Transcripts may also be delivered in person if they are in a sealed envelope.

    Step 5 – Apply for financial aid at  Please contact our financial aid office to schedule an appointment for assistance.

    Step 6 – Complete the Online Application [click here] and call for an appointment with Student Services to enroll in a program.  You are not guaranteed a seat in the class until your tuition has been paid or you provide proof of an alternate payment plan (i.e. sponsor, government grant, Florida pre-paid scholarship).

    Florida Residency for Tuition Purpose:    To qualify for in state tuition, prospective students must have two documents indicating that they (or their parents/guardian if the student is under the age of 24) have lived in Florida at least 12 months prior to the first day of their first term of enrollment.  Documents should be included in the registration packet when you meet with Student Services.  Please check the Florida Residency Requirements.

    To apply, register, and enroll in our Adult Programs please use our “Paypal” link to pay your application fee. Once you have received your confirmation number from this (you will receive it as soon as you hit submit on the following screen ) please visit your program page and click on the “apply now” link.

    Begin the enrollment process, follow the procedures laid out on the Program webpage for your chosen career.


    We offer over 20 programs, exceptional instructors, great business and industry partnerships, industry-standard curriculum, equipment, and technology, which all equal SUCCESS!