Applied Technology Diploma (A.T.D.)
An A.T.D. consists of a course of study that is part of an Associate in Science
A.S.) or an Associate in Applied Science degree (A.A.S.) degree. The A.T.D. is
less than sixty (60) credit hours and is approximately fifty (50) percent of the
technical component (non-general education) of the corresponding A.S. or A.A.S.
degree. This diploma leads to employment in a specific occupation. An applied
technology diploma program may consist of either technical credit or college
In addition to the Key West Campus, FKCC also has two centers: the Middle Keys
Center in Marathon and the Upper Keys Center in Tavernier. The centers offer
students the opportunity to complete coursework toward an Associate in Arts
or Associate in Science degree without traveling to the main campus. Student
services such as admission, enrollment, and academic advising are also available.
Students can also take non-credit continuing education classes for workforce
training or personal enrichment.
ONLINE LEARNING AT FKCC
Distance Learning classes
are classes where students and instructors are
separated by location and/or time for 80% or more of the traditional class contact
use the same resources as Distance Learning classes. The
difference is the amount of class contact time between students and instructor.
Hybrid classes cannot use these resources to replace class contact time more than
and not less than 50%.
Technology enhanced classes
use the same resources but must have traditional
class contact time of at least 51%. At FKCC, Distance Learning classes, hybrid
classes and technology enhanced classes can be delivered using any of the
Desire2Learn (D2L): D2L is an online learning management system
that enables students and instructors to work at their own pace.
Video conferencing rooms: Video conferencing rooms use audio
and video telecommunications to bring people who are at different
sites together for a class. This can be as simple as a conversation
between a few people in different locations to a full classroom at
two or more sites. FKCC has three rooms located at each location:
Key West Campus, Middle Keys Center and Upper Keys Center. Video
conferencing enables instructors and students to share documents,
show video and display computer presentations.