A message from Robert B. Crawford, Director
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This Web site was developed to assist you in understanding our programs of instruction, curriculum design and delivery, and the policies and procedures that govern our center.
We look forward to working with you and wish you success in achieving your goals!
Located on a beautifully landscaped, thirty-acre campus in Coconut Creek, Florida, Atlantic Technical Center is a public, secondary and post-secondary institution operating under the authority of the School Board of Broward County, Florida, and the Florida Department of Education.
ATC first opened its doors in August 1973 to 450 students in 11 programs of instruction. Over the years, four major construction phases have been added to help the center keep pace with program expansion, community growth, and labor market demands. Today, more than 6,000 students attend classes offered days, evenings, and Saturdays.
The twenty buildings and the portables on campus house classrooms, labs, offices, and support services for over thirty Certificate and Applied Technology Diploma programs, many continuing workforce education courses, and the Magnet High School . Programs are concentrated in 8 high-demand occupational clusters:
- Architecture & Construction
- Automotive & Transportation Technology
- Business Management and Adminstration
- Health Sciences
- Hospitality and Tourism
- Information Technology
- Green Ready Institute
For those who want to “earn-as-they-learn,” ATC provides cooperative training opportunities in many programs and coordinates the largest apprenticeship training program in the state.
Technical Magnet High School Designated a National Model School by the
International Center for Leadership in Education
Atlantic Technical High School's unique design allows students to become immersed in a rigorous and challenging learning environment, while capturing their interest in a variety of career focused electives. Students will earn a diploma with credentials surpassing the state requirements in academics, enabling them to be competitive in the college admission process. Technology is integrated into every aspect of the educational program fostering an innovative learning environment. Teachers encourage critical thinking and employ diverse teaching methodologies. Small class size allows for personalization among students, teachers and parents. In addition, students have the opportunity to earn certification in a technical program of study and nationally recognized industry certifications. Atlantic offers a wide array of technical programs from which students select their junior and senior year electives. The program selection process is thorough and precise, enabling all students to make informed choices.
The school design is based on the philosophy of Coalition of Essential Schools and High Schools That Work, two nationally recognized educational reform models of excellence.