CFK to hold “Fast Track to Fall” personal assistance, incentives for new students

$100 Kick-Starter Scholarships; Application fees waived The College of the Florida Keys will hold “Fast Track to Fall” events the last week of July to help prospective students quickly get on a pathway toward their academic and career training goals this fall semester. There will be an in-person event at the Key West Campus on Wednesday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m. as well as personal virtual sessions throughout the day, Monday, July 26 through Thursday, July 29.

CFK closed July 6 due to Tropical Storm Elsa

Due to potential impacts of Tropical Storm Elsa, The College of the Florida Keys’ Key West Campus and Centers are closed Tuesday, July 6. Students are asked to log into Canvas for individual class information. Employees will work from home.

CFK announces new Executive Vice President/ CFO and Vice President of Academic Affairs

The Board of Trustees of The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) approved the promotions of two long-time CFK employees to senior leadership positions at their regular monthly meeting today in Marathon. Dr. Brittany Snyder, who is currently the Vice President of Academic Affairs, will become the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Biology professor Dr. Bill Irwin will succeed Dr. Snyder as the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

CFK receives state funding for diving facility renovation

The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) received $340, 026 in state funding to renovate its Dive Locker facility. Senator Anna Maria Rodriguez and Representative Jim Mooney personally delivered the funds to CFK President Dr. Jonathan Gueverra during a visit to the Key West Campus on June 21.

CFK graduates law enforcement academies in Key West and Upper Keys

The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) recently celebrated the graduations of two basic law enforcement (BLE) academies. A ceremony was held on June 10 at the Key West Campus for BLE #77, a Key West-based academy, followed by a ceremony at Coral Shores High School on June 18 for BLE #76, an Upper Keys-based academy. A total of 12 cadets, four from BLE #77 and eight from BLE #76, successfully completed the 770-hour training program.

CFK President Gueverra: Memorial Day Remembrance of Service Members, Local WWII Pilot & Philanthropist

“As we prepare to usher in the unofficial start of summer with backyard barbecues, boating, and fireworks, I ask the community to join the CFK family to reflect on why this day is important. Memorial Day is a time to honor the memories of those who died for our country. It is a time for heroes, both those who have fallen and those who are still living. We thank our military, as well as law enforcement officers, healthcare professionals, and other first responders for working tirelessly to protect American lives.

The College of the Florida Keys receives designation as Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced that The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) is among 27 entities designated as Centers of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education (CoE). The CoE designation recognizes colleges and training institutions that prepare students for careers in our nation’s maritime industry. These institutions are located in sixteen states and one U.S. territory. CFK is one of two organizations and the only college in Florida to receive the designation.

College to hold virtual info session on Construction Apprenticeships

The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) invites prospective students to learn about its Apprenticeships in Construction Technologies at a virtual information session on Wednesday, May 26 at 5:30 p.m. CFK is offering programs throughout the Keys this upcoming fall semester, which begins August 19. Electrical and Carpentry will be offered in Key West, Plumbing and Carpentry will be offered in the middle Keys, and Electrical and HVAC will be offered in the upper Keys.

CFK Celebrates 62nd Commencement Ceremony

The College of the Florida Keys held an outdoor ceremony to celebrate the spring graduating Class of 2021 on the Key West Campus on May 7. The event, which featured a jumbotron to display videos and close-ups, was streamed live on the College’s Facebook page to reach family and friends not in attendance. The ceremony featured a Student Address by Nursing graduate Madison Nasser, an Alumnus Address by 2003 Marine Engineering graduate and lower Keys charter captain Andrew Tipler, and Keynote Address by Monroe County Mayor Michelle Coldiron.

Registration now open for CFK Summer Adventure Camps

Registration is open for The College of the Florida Keys’ Summer Adventure Camps. Designed for seven- to 11-year-old children, the one-week sessions provide opportunities to learn, create, and have fun. CFK Summer Adventure Camps run Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a 45-minute lunch break. Camps will begin June 7 and run each week through July 30. Interested parents can learn more by visiting the College’s website at or by emailing