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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 954-530-5511
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: February 15, 2022

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
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular high school diploma required? Yes, a regular high school diploma or GED is required
Accepts out-of-state students? No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Autism
  • developmental disabilities
Program length: 1 year
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $16000.00
Program fees: $0.00
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
  • other available to public scholarships, other funding

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
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
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? Yes
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: diploma
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?

Microsoft Word Specialist, Microsoft Excel Specialist, Microsoft Outlook Specialist, SafeStaff, Guestroom Attendant, Breakfast Attendant, Guest Services Specialist, Kitchen Cook, IT Fundamentals (ITF+/CompTIA)

Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
  • Academic advising services (not program staff)
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 70%
Additional information about career development and work experience:

industry field trips, practical labs (on-the-job practicum) job interview skills preparation using innovative technology

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): 100%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Campus events
Students participate in these campus-wide events:
  • College/University's Student orientation
  • College/University's Family orientation
  • College/University's Graduation