Fayetteville Technical Community College has a long history of providing educational programs to citizens of the community. Fort Bragg is one of those important communities that FTCC serves. FTCC has had an office at Fort Bragg and has provided high-quality vocational, technical and curriculum courses since 1970. FTCC’s purpose statement is as follows: “To improve the educational base of society, FTCC encourages life-long learning and strives to prepare students for further workforce and educational experiences.” This purpose guides FTCC in working hard every day to improve its educational programs and the delivery of them.
FTCC takes to heart the opportunity to provide two-year associate programs tailored to fit the busy schedule of its military service members, veterans and dependents. As a leader on the cutting edge of providing credit for prior learning, FTCC ensures that our military members are awarded the college credit for their military occupational specialties, military education and work experience. Credits are awarded in accordance with the American Council on Education and FTCC Deans of Academics. FTCC is committed to jump-starting the service member’s education as quickly as possible and providing them with an educational plan that will lead them to academic success.
One of the quickest routes to a degree developed by FTCC is the Associate in General Education. Sixty-five credit hours are required to earn an Associate in General Education or specialty degree. Up to 48 hours can be satisfied with ACE and Prior Military Learning Assessment credit. Seventeen hours, or 25 percent of the degree must be completed through FTCC on site or online. FTCC fulfills the requirements for an associate’s degree that is regionally accredited, nationally recognized and fully transferable to various four-year bachelor’s degree programs.
FTCC provides multiple platforms for the service member to attend classes. The classes are provided in the traditional 16-week format and shortened 8-week class format. These classes are delivered as face-to-face, online, hybrid and flexible, self-paced courses. FTCC self-paced courses allow service members the most flexible option to complete studies and assignments around the military schedule. With over 200 educational programs to select from, FTCC has something for everyone.
To ensure that our service members’ college credits are transferable upon reassignment, FTCC became part of the Service members Opportunity Colleges degree program for the Army. SOCAD consists of colleges that offer associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs on or accessible to Army installations worldwide. SOCAD colleges form networks in which each college accepts credits from all the others. SOCAD guarantees that soldiers and their adult family members can continue toward completion of degrees even in light of multiple transfer assignments by the Army.
Whether a service member is starting a career in nursing, gunsmithing, automotive collision repair, criminal justice, business, humanities, computer technology or any of our other program areas, FTCC has something for you. Call 678-1050, visit our website at www.faytechcc.edu, or visit us at the Bragg Training and Education Center for help in setting you on the path for success!