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Admission and Program Training:

Fax: 813.769.5185

Student Services
Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday
7:30am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday, Thursday
7:30am - 7:00 pm

7:30am - 3:30 pm

Financial Aid:
Phone: 813.769.5180

Fax: 813.769.5186

Veterans Benefits:


Mission Statement:
"Erwin Technical College will produce quality, productive team members for the workforce and for the community."


Vision Statement:
" Erwin Technical College will:  *Empower students to take ownership of their education; *educate students to be highly-trained, productive members of society; and *provide an environment for the achievement of higher education, focusing on technology, job preparation and personal growth."


James Rich



Don Wade

Assistant Principal for



Donna C. Brooks, Ed.D.

Assistant Principal for







Student Handbook

2014-15 Student Handbook

Course Catalog

2014-15 Course Catalog

General Information

Philosophy: We believe that the most important element in education is the student. As the focus of the educational endeavor, the welfare of the student shall be the governing consideration in the establishment of polices and procedures. In recognition of the diversity of the student population that we serve, technical education, and support services will be provided in a flexible manner and thus address the broad nature of backgrounds and needs brought to the classroom by our students.

Consumer Information:

Campus Safety Security Information 2013-2014

Erwin Technical College is diligent in providing up-to-date information and a safe and welcoming atmosphere for your educational experience.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) can provide you with information regarding our campus. Our institution identification number is 369419. For a direct link, please click Crime Preventive and city safety statistics are provided by Tampa Police Department.

Veterans Benefits

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

United States Department of Education

Florida Senate Bill 524

Florida Senate Bill 524 requires that college websites provide a link to Florida Department of Law Enforcement sexual predator and sexual offender registry website:

Program Information:

Full-time programs prepare students for entry-level employment; part-time courses are offered to improve current job skills or explore a new subjects. Program and course offerings are based on community and student needs.

The college operates on a 12-month calendar and school terms are divided into five grading periods per school year. The usual full-time student load is 25 clock hours per week.

Selected training programs require students to have a standard, approved high school diploma or GED prior to entering. See the 'Programs with Special Requirements' Section for further explanation.

We accept diplomas/degrees from foreign/international institutions only if they are certified and translated in English. See the 'International Students' Section for further explanation.

Admissions and TABE Testing


A sample basic skills entrance test is available online for you to review.

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All applicants for full-time programs take an admissions test before entering training. This test measures basic skills in Reading, Math, and English Language.

Admissions/TABE Test Information/Schedule:

Cost: $5 (cash or money order) non-refundable test fee

 Report to: Administration Office - Room 101

  • Tuesday and Thursday: doors close promptly at 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Thursday: doors close promptly at 8:00 a.m.

Please arrive AT LEAST 30 minutes early to secure a seat as testing is offered on a first come, first served basis. Spacing is limited to 20 applicants. No Appointment is necessary.

Applicants need to provide a photo ID (Florida ID preferred).

Use of cell phones not permitted in the testing room.

Exceptions - Unavailable Testing Dates :  

August 12 & 19, 2015

Children should not accompany applicants since the test takes approximately 2 1/2 hours.

When test results indicate a need for remediation, applicants are appropriately referred for assistance to our Learning Center.

If students want to submit Level D9 TABE scores administered by an outside source, they must be delivered on the public institution's letterhead in a sealed envelope, clearly show the test form and level and be no more than two years old prior to the class start date. Under state guidelines, Erwin reserves the right to screen outside TABE scores from any source other than a public education institution for acceptance or denial.

Individual programs require varying levels of basic skills. A standard, approved high school diploma or GED is required for some programs. Click here to view a list of approved high school accrediting agencies.

Students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis after entrance requirements have been met.

Students may use a foreign translated and certified degree to meet the standard high school diploma requirement only. Any students presenting a foreign degree are required to take and pass the TABE test.

Career program applicants without a high school diploma/GED must notify their program advisor.

Some employers and state licensing agencies may require applicants to submit to drug screening, release background information inclusive of criminal records, and/or agree to a credit check.

Address and Directions

Erwin Technical College is centrally located in Tampa, Florida at 2010 E. Hillsborough Avenue, 33610.

The College is easily accessible from three major interstate highways (Interstate 4, Interstate 75, and Interstate 275). The central location enables students to attend from a five-county area (Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Manatee and Hillsborough).

From Interstate 4:

Exit # 7 (US 92 West/US 301/Hillsborough Ave)

Merge onto Hillsborough Ave.; Continue west for 4.5 miles

Erwin is on the north side of Hillsborough Ave.; Turn north (right) onto 20th Street

Parking is on the right, in front of the campus or in the lot on the left side of 20th Street.

From Interstate 75:

Take Exit # 261 (Tampa/Orlando)

Follow signs for Tampa to Exit # 7 (US 92 West/US 301/Hillsborough Ave)

Merge onto Hillsborough Ave.; Continue west for 4.5 miles

Erwin is on the north side of Hillsborough Ave.; Turn north (right) onto 20th Street

Parking is on the right, in front of the campus or in the lot on the left side of 20th Street.

From Interstate 275:

Take Exit 47-A (US 92 East/Hillsborough Ave.) if you are heading north or Exit 47 if you are heading south

Go east 1 mile

Erwin is on the north side of Hillsborough Ave.; Turn north (left) onto 20th Street

Parking is on the right, in front of the campus or in the lot on the left side of 20th Street.

Class Schedules

Most full-time classes meet from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm, Monday - Friday. Programs with clinical training or internship, as part of the curriculum, have varied schedules. Evening Programs are available in Barbering, Practical Nursing and AC Technology (Heating, Air Conditioning).

Programs with Special Requirements

Criminal background checks are required for students entering the following health programs that have a clinical study requirement:

  • Dental Assisting Technology & Management - ATD
  • Electroneurodiagnostic Technician (END)
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Coder/Biller - ATD
  • Medical Clinical Laboratory Technician - ATD
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Practical Nursing
  • Surgical Technology

Students entering one of the following programs are required to have a standard, approved* high school diploma or GED prior to entering the program.

*Lists of approved accrediting associations are available in Erwin's Student Services Office.

  • Dental Assisting Technology & Management - ATD
  • Electroneurodiagnostic Technician (END)
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Coder/Biller - ATD
  • Medical Clinical Lab Technician - ATD
  • Practical Nursing
  • Surgical Technology

Additionally, the following programs require a physical exam and immunization record.

  • Dental Assisting Technology & Management - ATD
  • Electroneurodiagnostic Technology (END)
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Clinical Lab Technician - ATD
  • Practical Nursing
  • Surgical Technology

Articulation Agreements (2014-2015)

Erwin Technical College has articulation agreements with local and state-wide community colleges.

Receiving schools have various requirements prior to the awarding of credit for completion of Erwin programs. Students are encouraged to communicate with the institution of interest for the school's specific requirements.


General tours are conducted Tuesdays at 8:30 am when classes are in session. No appointment is necessary.



Transfer of Credit

Students who attended other accredited vocational/technical colleges may submit copies of their records at the time of application. Records are reviewed by advisors in conjunction with individual instructors to determine if credit can be transferred.

Accreditation & Approvals

Erwin Technical College is accredited by Council on Occupational Education (COE) - 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350. Erwin Technical College is also accredited by SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) through District accreditation.

Other accrediting agencies include:

  • Commission on Dental Accreditation for American Dental Association (Dental Assisting & Management - ATD)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (Electroneurodiagnostic Technology and Medical Assisting)
  • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (Medical Clinical Laboratory Technician-ATD, Surgical Technology)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) through SDHC accreditation
  • Approved for:
  • Florida State Board of Nursing
  • Florida State Board of Massage
  • The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation
  • Training of Veterans

International Students

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: We are temporarily not accepting international applicants with student visas.


Note: Individual program costs are located on our 'Programs' Page under specific course headings.

Florida residents are assessed tuition at the rate of $2.78 per class/clinical hour for full-time job preparation programs and $4.50 per class hour for part-time supplemental courses.

A Florida resident is defined as a person who has, or a dependent person whose parent or legal guardian has established and maintained legal residence in Florida for at least 12 months.

Non-Florida resident students pay $11.17 per class/clinical hour for job preparation programs and TBD per clock hour for supplemental courses which is mandated by the Florida Legislature.

Tuition is due at the time of on-line registration for part-time courses and the beginning of each grading period for full-time programs.

Full-time job preparation students also pay a $10 non-refundable application fee, a $5 non-refundable test fee and a $5 non-refundable student activity fee (includes a photo ID, a parking tag, and library services.)

Additional costs may include required text books, uniforms, shoes, physical examinations, license or certification fees, classroom supplies, tools and equipment as determined by the program. Program fees are approximate and subject to change without notice (usually each August). The tools/supplies prices reflect Erwin's Bookstore prices; it is possible to purchase these items at lower prices through outside vendors. Current costs for each program are listed on the individual program page.

Refund Policy

Postsecondary Adult Vocational (PSAV) Programs (Full-Time Programs)

Tuition refunds will be processed according to the following policy in PSAV programs:

A student who withdraws from a postsecondary adult vocational (PSAV) program will receive a refund of prorated tuition if the student withdraws on or before 10 percent of the scheduled course hours have commenced. After 10 percent of the scheduled course hours have commenced, no refund will be provided. A course is defined as a State course from the State Curriculum Framework for this program. Once a student begins the hours for a State course, tuition for that entire State course is due.

a) Student paid in advance but did not attend any hours: 100% refund of tuition

b) Withdrawal on or before 10% of scheduled State course hours have commenced: 100% refund of tuition less prorated State course hours that have commenced

c) Withdrawal after 10% of scheduled State course hours have commenced: 0% refund of tuition

Non-disbursed industry certification exam fees will be refunded at 100 percent. No refunds will be made on books, supplies, and materials unless the school deems them to be unused, current, and needed for resale. Most other fees are non-refundable. Students may initiate a request for refund for certain fees. The application fee, activity fee, and testing processing fee are non-refundable.

Workforce & Continuing Education Courses (Part-Time Courses)

A student who cancels registration from a Workforce & Continuing Education course will receive a 100 percent refund of tuition, provided the student notifies the school at least one school day prior to the class start date and requests a refund in writing. The written refund request must be received by the school within ten school days of the class start date and must include the cancellation confirmation number.

No refunds will be made on books, supplies, and materials unless the school deems them to be unused, current, and needed for resale. All other fees are non-refundable.