College Search

Hospitality/Business Office Support/Computer Technology

Hospitality/Business Office Support/Computer Technology
Marino Campus
Hospitality/Business Office Support/Computer Technology
400 North Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Program Contact Lauren Ferguson
Program Contact Email
Phone 954-368-6000
Website Program website
Facebook link to program Facebook page

The Marino Campus' mission is to prepare young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities for gainful employment, social competence, and independent living by building the necessary skills through a unique post-secondary opportunity. To support our mission our objectives are to:

Provide an engaging and supportive learning environment that encourages the social and professional growth of each student.
Instill independence and foster self-advocacy in students’ personal and professional lives.
Offer relevant program content that results in students earning certifications and meeting employers’ expectations.
Provide a culture that inspires students’ self-esteem and gives opportunities for them to develop to their highest potential.
Prepare students to meet industry demands for careers in Computer Technology, Hospitality, and Business Office Support using innovative teaching and technical training.
Provide qualified and caring faculty committed to the academic and professional success of each student.

Program information submitted: January 18, 2023

Public or private: Private
Type of school: Technical or vocational/trade school
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 33
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular high school diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Criteria for admission
  • Student must be 18 or older
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Developmental Disabilities, Learning Disabilities
Program length: 1 year
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term: 98.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one: 0.00%
Notes on acceptance and attendance: The program is i designed to be a one-year program but we continue to serve alumni through Career Services
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $16000.00
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Students do not take typical college courses
More about course access: The students are not enrolled in a typical college setting. All courses are offered onsite. However, since the goal of the program is employment, they spend a significant amount of time on internships, and the entire last session is focused on internships at corporate partner sites.
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes: All certification classes are only for our students. Students also take core classes in social, employment, and independent living skills.
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 0%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? No
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Students earn industry certifications through the American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Institute and Microsoft
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Awarded by program, not officially recognized by the IHE
Other than the credential listed above, can students earn any other credentials that are available to all students? SafeStaff
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 72%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 60%
Additional information about career development and work experience: Student are interning on corporate partner sites throughout the year and are on internships exclusively during the last session. Intense career services continue for six additional months after graduation as needed, and alumni are welcome to set up appointments with coaches to search for new jobs and practice interviewing skills.
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 50-74%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities Campus events
Students participate in these campus-wide events:
  • College/University's Student orientation
  • College/University's Family orientation
  • College/University's Graduation