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Centers and Facilities

Main Campus : Middle and Upper Keys Centers

Main Campus, Key West, FL


Florida Keys Community College’s main campus, the William A. Seeker Campus, is located in Key West at 5901 College Road. Construction of this campus was completed in 1997, making FKCC one of the most advanced, attractive educational facilities in the state. The main campus houses the following facilities:

The Marine Engineering, Management and Seamanship Center
This center houses one of the largest departments on campus, offering instruction in the repair of  gas and diesel engines, welding, fiberglass boat building and repair and marina management.

The Charlie Toppino Welding Lab
This is a welding and metal workings facility for advanced instruction on marine welding, as well as creative welding design.

The Ron Saunders Student Center
This center houses the college cafeteria, a student lounge, student club offices, meeting rooms and the bookstore.

The Campus Cafe
Dan’s Cafe is located in the central part of our campus and benefits the students, staff and public. The cafe is owned and run by the Evans Family and their menu offers a large variety of choices with daily specials. Dan’s Cafe also offers catering service for both on and off the campus.
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 7 pm
Friday, 8 am to 3 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

The Public Safety Building
This building is home to FKCC’s Institute of Criminal Justice, the Emergency Medical Services program and the Diving Safety programs.

Sheriff Richard D. Roth Marine Public Safety Annex for Hyperbarics Training
Built in 2003, the Hyperbaric Chamber Building, houses two hyperbaric chambers used to teach diving rescue and hyperbaric medical technology. 

Mario F. Mitchell Aquatic & Safety Center
This spacious facility is frequented by students and nearby high school swim team members who enjoy FKCC’s  Jr. Olympic-size pool and scuba diving complex.

The Clark Maxwell Jr. Marine Environmental Habitat and Observatory
Also known as “The Clark” this area features a scenic boardwalk over a mangrove fringed lagoon that leads to a classroom pavillion and touch tank stocked with varied marine life. This beautiful facility supports instruction in Marine Environmental Technology.

Spottswood and Saunders Memorial Garden
This memorial honors the two founding fathers of the college and their families: Senator John M. Spottswood and Representaive Jack A. Saunders. Together, they introduced legislation in the Florida House and Senate to establish Florida Keys Community College.

Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center
This Center houses the community’s largest theater, the Tennessee Williams Theater, as well as the College’s classrooms for the instruction of fine arts, ceramics, sculpture and mixed community chorus. 

The Debbie Horan Plaza & Amphitheater
This wonderful oceanside outdoor venue is enjoyed by students and staff during lectures, concerts and other cultural educational activities. 

Laboratories
Modern, spacious and well-equipped laboratories are provided for students in the areas of fine art, photography, biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental marine science, marine engineering, management and seamanship and welding, physics, nursing, graphic design, math, reading and multimedia technology. There are several laboratories to support either tutorial instruction or individualized learning.

Follett Higher Education Group Campus Bookstore
The College Bookstore is operated by Follett Higher Education Group. Follett is a family-owned bookstore provider that has operated with integrity and respect for 131 years. They manage more than 700 campus bookstores nationwide and Canada. They also provide management systems, support services and used textbooks to over 1,800 independently managed bookstores.  Textbooks, study guides, supplies, clothing, gifts, and snacks are available for purchase. The Follett Bookstore is located at the main campus in Key West in the Student Services Center. Visit www.efollett.com or call 305-296-9081, ext. 130 for more information.

Learning Resources Center/Library
The Florida Keys Community College Library provides what you need to know, where and when you need it.  The Key West campus has scholarly books and bestsellers, a prep lab with class related software, a student and community use computer lab, group study rooms and an art gallery. Students from all parts of the county can order books from our online catalog or from libraries around the world, or use databases to find full text articles from the library website at www.fkcc.edu/links/library. The FKCC library also serves as the government documents depository for Monroe County

In addition to providing the information you need, the FKCC library offers many different ways to help you learn how to use that information effectively. Take an online tutorial, a credit course, visit the library with your class, or schedule an individual appointment. The library staff is always eager to help.

The Learning Resource Center also provides support for faculty and staff. The Instructional Technical Services department assists in the design and presentation of curriculum, and Library staff work with faculty to teach information skills tailored to specific classroom needs.

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FKCC’s Middle and Upper Keys Centers

Florida Keys Community College offers a planned sequence of courses at Tavernier and Marathon leading to the Associate in Arts degree. Two-year transferable university parallel programs are thus accessible to citizens living in the Upper and Middle Keys as well as vocational, non-credit and distance learning courses.

For more information about college programs throughout the Keys, students may contact the Center Directors.  See contacts below.

Middle Keys Center in Marathon High School
900 Sombrero Beach Road
Marathon, FL 33050
305-743-2133 or 305-743-0749
email: fisch_r@firn.edu
Main Fax: 305-743-8235

Upper Keys Center in Coral Shores High School
89951 US Highway 1
Tavernier, FL 33070
305-852-8007 or 305-852-2737
email: ypsilant_c@firn.edu
Main Fax: 305-852-8082

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