$100 Kick-Starter Scholarships; Application fees waived The College of the Florida Keys will hold “Fast Track to Spring” events the week of November 29- December 3 to help prospective students quickly get on a pathway toward their academic and career training goals this upcoming spring semester, which begins January 7. There will be in-person events at the Key West Campus on Wednesday, December 1 at 5:30 p.m. and at the Upper Keys Center in Key Largo on Thursday, December 2 at 5:30 p.m. Additionally, personal virtual sessions are available throughout the day, Monday, November 29 through Friday, December 3.
Students at The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) took part in a global initiative called Dive Against Debris, led by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Aware Foundation, to remove trash from the ocean. On Thursday, the students boarded the FKCC 2, the College’s catamaran, to travel to their selected clean-up site, the Cayman Salvage Master shipwreck south of Key West. They dove depths of 75- to 90-feet to collect a trash bounty that weighed in at 120 lbs.
Dr. Ray Rhash, US Army Ranger, CFK Alumnus & Success Instructor
Students at The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) took the Halloween tradition of carving pumpkins to a new level— deep below the water’s surface in the College’s dive training lagoon on the Key West Campus on Wednesday. The CFK Student Activities department hosted the event for students to create jack-o’-lanterns underwater as well as on dry land.
The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) held a graduation ceremony for two academies completed through its Institute for Public Safety (IPS) on October 22 at the Key West Campus. A total of 21 cadets—14 in a basic law enforcement academy and seven in a correctional officer academy—successfully completed their respective training program.
The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) invites prospective students to learn more about the various academic and career training opportunities available at CFK through a virtual information event on Wednesday, November 10 at 5:30 p.m.
The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) will hold a virtual event for Monroe County high school students and their parents/ guardians to learn more about its Dual Enrollment and Early College opportunities on Wednesday, October 27 at 5:30 p.m. Through both programs, high school students can simultaneously earn college and high school credits at no cost to the student. The programs provide a head start to college for students while potentially saving families thousands of dollars. At the virtual events, CFK will discuss the benefits of each program, requirements to participate, and the application process.
The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) celebrated the graduation of Basic Law Enforcement (BLE) Academy #78 on October 8 at the College’s Upper Keys Center in Key Largo. Fourteen cadets successfully completed the 770-hour training program. Upon passing the state certification exam, each will be eligible to become a Florida Law Enforcement Officer.
The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) invites prospective students to learn about its Apprenticeships in Construction Technologies at a virtual information session on Tuesday, October 12 at 5:30 p.m. CFK is offering Plumbing and HVAC programs in Key West and the Upper Keys this upcoming spring semester, which begins January 7.
The College of the Florida Keys’ invites the community to celebrate the birthday of the United States Government at its annual Constitution Day event on Thursday, September 16 at 11:00 a.m. via Zoom. Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787, thus laying the foundation of our government, rights, and freedoms.