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The Technical Dual Enrollment program provides students in their junior and senior year the opportunity to be admitted to a postsecondary certificate program while still enrolled in high school. The admissions criteria for enrollment of Broward County Public Schools’ students are as follows:

  • Successful completion of the first half of a selected Career and Technical Program from a Florida public high school
  • Completion of a minimum of 11 high school credits
  • Earned an un-weighted grade point average of 2.0 or higher

Students will receive two (2) additional quality points for each identified technical dual enrollment course if successfully completed with a grade of “C” or better. An overall GPA of 2.0 or higher must be maintained in order to continue as a dual enrolled student. Technical Dual Enrollment courses must be previously approved by the appropriate technical center. Dual enrolled students are exempt from paying tuition costs, registration fees, basic skills testing fees, activity fees, lab fees and required textbook costs. Additional supplies and other requirements necessary for specific technical programs will be the responsibility of the student/parent.


The following steps must be completed to participate in the Technical Dual Enrollment program subsequent to the entrance criteria being met:

  1. Complete a Broward Technical Center program orientation.
  2. Complete the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) at one of the Broward Technical Centers. Students must meet or exceed the state-mandated Minimum Basic Skills Requirements for program exit on the TABE prior to program completion in order to earn a Postsecondary Technical Program Certificate.
  3. Interview with a Home School/Broward Technical Center program counselor.  Submit a completed Technical Dual Enrollment Application for Students of Broward County Public Schools with the assistance of a guidance counselor who will verify eligibility and forward the application to the Guidance Department at the selected Technical Center. An official high school transcript must accompany the application. For Private and Home Education students, see the enrollment criteria on the application for Private and Home Education Students.
  4. Satisfy any additional admissions criteria required by the postsecondary program, such as criminal background checks, drug screenings, immunizations, etc.

Basic Skills Test Exemptions

Certain students may request and/or are granted exemption from meeting the testing requirement. While students may be exempt from meeting basic skills requirements, current TABE scores will be used as an indicator of academic success within the technical program, not as a screening device.


All students are tested to determine the extent of basic skills mastery and to evaluate the need for remediation, if necessary. However, State Board Rule 6A-10.0312 or 1004.91, F.S., exempts a limited number of students from having to meet the exit requirement. These students:

  1. Possess a college degree at the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) level or higher;
  2. Have successfully completed or are exempt from the college-level communication and mathematics skills examination (“CLAST”) pursuant to s. 1008.29; achieving minimum acceptable scores to include:
    • Reading 295
    • Writing 295
    • Computation 295
    • Essay 6

3.       Have been exempt from the college-level examination, achieving:

·             ACT—Composite 14, English 15, Mathematics 13, or

·             SAT—Verbal 340, TSWE 31, Mathematics 400, or

·             CPT—Reading Comprehension 72, Sentence Skills 78, Elementary Algebra 51;

4.        Pass a related state, national or industry licensure examination.


In addition, adult students with disabilities, as defined in Section 1004.02(7), Florida Statutes, may be exempted from meeting the basic skills standard required for completion of the technical program. The use of an exemption is on a case-by-case basis with consideration given to the student's efforts to remediate; provided that accommodations are made, that he/she possesses the skills to be successful in the workplace, and that the disability prevents the student from meeting the basic skills exit requirements despite efforts at remediation. Basic Skills waivers will only be considered after remediation and second administration of the test. The student must provide proper documentation of his/her disability for waiver of meeting the minimum basic skills.


No student is exempt from this rule because of foreign language deficiencies.

Gavi Simon,
Jul 30, 2010, 10:39 AM
Gavi Simon,
Jul 30, 2010, 10:39 AM
Gavi Simon,
Jul 30, 2010, 10:39 AM