First Coast Technical College

Overview of First Coast Technical College

First Coast can be found in Saint Augustine, FL (a small suburb). The school is a public institution. The Associate's degree is the highest degree at First Coast.

Areas of Study

The school offers a wide range of choices in programs of study. The most common majors at First Coast are in cooking and culinary arts, family and social work, security and law enforcement.

First Coast Selectivity

The school is welcoming, and offers open admission to students who meet its minimum qualifications.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, 604 students were enrolled in First Coast.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The purpose of the First Coast Technical Institute is to provide comprehensive, innovative technical education and customized training to meet the needs of the community."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting First Coast

First Coast Technical College
2980 Collins Ave
Saint Augustine , FL 32084-1919
General Phone: (904) 824-4401

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First Coast Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine543EMT paramedic, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant, health aides
Security and Law Enforcement297fire services administration, fire-fighting
Cooking and Culinary Arts154chef training
Beauty and Cosmetology121cosmetology
Medical Support and Technology79dental assistant, medical assistant
Production Trades62welding
Mechanics and Repair58HVAC, automobile mechanics
Family and Social Work58child care provider
Therapy and Counseling30massage therapy
Medical Administration27medical secretary
Office and Administration10administrative assistant
Landscaping and Horticulture8landscaping, plant nursery, turf management, horticultural business
Media5printing equipment operation
Construction Trades2carpentry
Photography and Commercial Art1commercial art

Number of programs and degrees for First Coast in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year39210
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1,06316

First Coast Student Body

In 2007-2008, First Coast had a total enrollment of 604 students (551 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 77%
Black 17%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 22%
18-19 14%
20-21 11%
22-24 14%
25-29 15%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 4%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


First Coast Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 83 %
Part-Time 67 %

First Coast Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of St. Augustine, Florida for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Florida Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

First Coast Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
First Coast participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1254400)

First Coast Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Construction Trades

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services, Other
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Plant Nursery Operations and Management
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Health Aides/Attendants/Orderlies, Other
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Fire Services Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

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First Coast Highlights

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What Sets First Coast Apart:

% of degrees in security and law enforcement
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Number of students
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 7%First Coast Number of students
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 8%First Coast Number of degree programs
% of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%First Coast % of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
% of degrees in family and social work
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%First Coast % of degrees in family and social work
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%First Coast Male % of student body

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