College and university options

When it comes to further education opportunities in and around Plant City, there are some great college facilities that specialize in numerous different fields. From Science and Medicine, to Geomatics and Aviation, there are numerous programs available to choose from as well as a number of different types of scholarships and internships for prospective students to apply for. Educational grants are also available and the Hillsborough County local website has a comprehensive guide about what’s on offer and how to apply for those who require some funding assistance.

hcc campusDue to the region’s rich natural resources there are many courses that follow in that vein from mapping and surveying to geology and agricultural, and in that respect many students flock to the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences which forms part of the University of Florida. This popular campus is home to the state’s prestigious Geomatics Program and this is a relatively modern scientific term that refers to the discipline of gathering, storing, processing, and delivering geographic information, or spatially referenced information. The tools and techniques involved are similar to those utilized in cartography, geography and related forms of earth mapping and are mainly used for making maps and land surveys. The more advanced technology used is the same as that applied for geographic information systems and global navigation satellite systems however it is remote sensing that makes up the bulk of geomatic study. This involves obtaining information about an animate object without having to make physical contact with its surface and by using a sensor to detect its characteristics instead. Many students following this field come from Engineering backgrounds however due to mankind’s increasing interest in all things environmental and ecological, a Bachelor of Science degree in this subject also attracts candidates from more diverse fields such as Natural Resource Co-ordination, Chartered Surveying and Land Management.

hcc city campusFor those whose interests veer more towards the fields of medicine than science, then the Ultimate Medical Academy offers many prospective opportunities with a variety of flexible courses available days, nights and even weekends for full and part-time study. This is situated in Plant City near the intersection of West Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and South Stearn Avenue and covers a wide syllabus of subjects. Whether you are interested in a career that covers the more scientific aspects of the industry as a Phlebotomy, Pharmaceutical, X-Ray or Laboratory Technician, or prefer more hands-on work as a Nursing, Patient Care or Dental Assistant there are courses to suit all levels whether you are a Graduate already or taking your first step on the ladder. Nearby Tampa also offers various universities such as the National Louis or South University and various colleges too while Lakeland is home to the Florida Southern College and Whitfield College of Theological Studies while Mulberry offers the elite Fortis Institute. There are also numerous flight schools in the area that offer specialized tuition in aviation for those who literally want to be a high-flier!

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