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A group of public schools, school districts, and community colleges who are working together to deliver curriculum in a web-based environment for adult education and career technical programs in Florida's postsecondary public institutions.

Atlantic Technical College, serving Broward County
First Coast Technical College (FCTC), serving St. Johns County
Flagler County Public Schools, serving Flagler County
Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ), serving Duval County
George Stone Technical Center, serving Escambia County
Nassau County Public Schools, serving Nassau County
Santa Fe College, serving Alachua County
School District of Indian River County, serving Indian River County
Sumter County Public Schools, serving Sumter County
Suncoast Technical College, serving Sarasota County


Our History

Six member schools/districts formed the Florida Adult Education Consortium in March 2001.
Members chose the GED as the first course to place online.

Benefits of the Consortium:

    • Collaborative buying power
    • Shared resources/curriculum
    • Institutional autonomy
    • Faculty development

Collaboration on:

    • Course Design and Development
    • Creating Policies and Procedures for distance education systems
    • Best Practices for online instruction

Our Mission: Our By-Laws
To place adult and technical education courses in an online environment in order to provide an alternative instructional delivery model for adult students to gain workforce preparedness competencies and skills.

Our Elected Officers: Terms will start on July 1, 2021 and run through June 30, 2022.

  • President – Patrick Flahive
  • President Elect – Vacant
  • Past President – Vacant
  • Secretary – Vacant
  • Treasurer – Jamie Robitaille

Join Us:

FATDEC has a three-step process to obtain membership:

  1. An educational institution must complete the Resolution Agreement.
  2. The institution must be voted into FATDEC by a majority of the membership.
  3. The institution must pay the required base user fees to FATDEC.



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