The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) is offering four free Rapid Credential programs to students starting the spring semester beginning January 8th. The opportunities are part of a nationwide initiative to help individuals, particularly those affected by the pandemic, train for careers quickly. The programs are funded by the governor’s GEER (Emergency Education Relief) fund under the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) law.

The costs covered in CFK’s Rapid Credential programs include tuition, course fees, textbooks and testing costs. There are no financial requirements for students; However, you must complete the prescribed courses within the specified time frame. The duration of the program ranges from one semester to one and a half semesters. Some courses are offered online and others in person, depending on the program. All classes and activities on campus follow CDC guidelines and local safety regulations.

Rapid Credential Programs from spring 2021:

Entrepreneurship (12 credits): Online or online classes and Key West campus

Professional Instructor (15 credits): Key West Campus

Yamaha Portable Outboard Service Technician Certificate: Key West Campus

Paramedic (12 credits): Key West Campus or Key Largo

Prospective students can learn more at the Rapid Credential virtual briefing on Thursday, November 19 at 5:30 pm. Attendees will receive a code that will allow them to waive the $ 30 college enrollment fee. Registration for the free information event is required. Visit the college’s website at to learn more. For more information, please contact Marissa Owens at [email protected] or call 305-809-3207.

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