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Arthur Ashe, Jr. Campus

Atlantic Technical College – Arthur Ashe, Jr. Campus
1701 NW 23rd Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311

  • Enroll in programs that will help you reach your career dreams!
  • Enhance your professional future and achieve higher earning power at an affordable cost!
  • Build your academic skills and gain a competitive edge!
  • Strengthen your English language skills to compete in today’s job market!


  • Applied Academics for Adult Education (AAAE)
  • GED® Test Preparation
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)


  • Patient Care Assistant – Integrated Education & Training
  • Practical Nursing

Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

Sign Up  for a Program Orientation at the Main Campus in Coconut Creek and take the Basic Skills Test or meet exemption criteria.

Please contact our office at 754-322-2818, or stop in for more information.


  • There is a $15.00 fee for initial testing (cash only)
  • Applicants may come anytime during the test times indicated below. Walk-ins are welcome.
  • Test results are available immediately after completing the test. Please see your Counselor/Advisor for next steps.

NOTE to Students with Disabilities – Prospective students who require accommodations for testing should contact the Disability Services counselor at 754-322-2818 BEFORE taking the Basic Skills Test. As an Equal Access/Equal Opportunity institution, students with disabilities will have equal access to all programs, activities and services, as described in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA).

Choose one of the days and times listed below – NOTE: Times Listed are Testing START TIMES:
Basic Skills Test and CASAS Testing Times :
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


  • valid Green Card
  • valid Passport
  • valid Florida ID
  • and/or a valid Military ID


(See program Counselor/Advisor for complete program requirements)

APPLIED ACADEMICS FOR ADULT EDUCATION (AAAE): Instruction is provided for students who are interested in a Career & Technical program and who need to upgrade basic skills in reading, language arts, and mathematics in order to meet the state mandated exit scores for program completion. The length of the class varies according to the student’s academic needs.

Days & Times: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Cost: $30.00 per trimester plus a $20.00 annual activity fee

GED® Preparation:  Your Future is Calling! Earn your State of Florida High School Diploma and enroll now in a GED® Prep Class TODAY! Career options are explored with an “Introduction to Career Pathways”. Instruction helps to prepare students for academic and personal success through obtaining the skills necessary to pass the Official GED® Tests by providing instruction in writing, reading, social studies, science, and mathematics. Successful completion of the examination enables students to earn a State of Florida High School Diploma. The program strives to motivate students to not only obtain a diploma, but also to utilize the acquired skills in the workforce and/or to achieve career and technical training.

Days & Times: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Cost: $30.00 per trimester plus a $20.00 annual activity fee

CLICK HERE for more detailed information on GED® preparation and testing. NOTE: Exam fees are additional.

ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL): The English for Speakers of Other Languages program prepares English language learners with the skills they need to work successfully in the United States. The classes prepare students to communicate in English, to improve job skills and to further their technical and academic studies. Classes focus on life skills, reading, test-taking skills, listening, speaking and writing.

Days & Times: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Cost: $30.00 per trimester plus a $20.00 annual activity fee


PATIENT CARE ASSISTANT – INTEGRATED EDUCATION & TRAINING: The Patient Care Assistant Integrated Education and Training program is for students interested in rapidly earning the credentials and skills necessary to enter the nursing field while simultaneously continuing to learn English. Through an integrated approach and single set of learning objectives, student will complete an ESOL program and prepare for employment as cross-trained nursing assistants and provide foundational knowledge and skills. Students receive training in communication and interpersonal skills, infection control, safety/emergency procedures, promoting residents. independence, and respecting patient rights. The PCA works in the hospital setting as a member of the healthcare team under the direction of the nurse. Duties include taking vital signs and assisting patients with basic tasks.

Click here to see full class information

PRACTICAL NURSING: The Practical Nursing program prepares students to participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care in hospitals and extended care facilities. Practical Nursing students are required to participate in clinical experience. It is essential that Practical Nursing Training students have their own transportation to travel to the clinical sites.

NOTES: Standard High School Diploma or State Awarded High School Diploma required prior to entry; Basic Skills and TEAS ATI/HESI scores must be met PRIOR to REGISTRATION.

Days & Times: Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 1:45 pm
Approximate Cost (tuition & fees only): $4,557for Florida Residents.
Completion Time: 1350 hours / approx. 12 months (full-time).
NOTE: Certification Exam Fees are additional and may be reimbursable (see your counselor/advisor for details).

CLICK HERE for complete program description.