Florida Green Academy
The Florida Green Academy (FGA) is a dynamic training center dedicated to existing and emerging "green" occupations and industries, such as energy, construction, and transportation. Currently, FGA is focusing on the following broad areas:
- Alternative energy
- Energy efficiency in buildings and construction
- Environmental management
- Sustainability practices
- Water management, including waste water
Skill Training Guarantee
If one of our graduates, whose training was paid for by their employer, is deficient in one or more competencies as defined on the Certificate of Completion, may be retrained at no cost (excluding text books) to the employee or employer. This guarantee only applies to graduates of Tallahassee Community College’s – Division of Workforce Development Construction/Trades (excluding Registered Apprenticeship programs) and Green occupational skills training courses or programs who are employed in the field of their training. The employee will be enrolled in the next available course or program dependent upon the course or program “making.” This guarantee is in effect for a period of one (1) calendar year from the completion of the course or program of study.
TCC issued certifications are not industry recognized certifications. TCC provides industry recognized certifications such as OSHA Safety or NCCER, but these certifications are only issued by the endorsing entity, not by the college. Additionally, students will have until 48 hours prior to the start of a class to register and pay for that class. Once the 48 hour deadline has passed, students will not be able to register for the class and all unpaid students will be automatically dropped from the class.
Developing a Green Workforce
TCC is among the two-year institutions of higher learning that are at the forefront of this growing momentum for green workforce development. The college has successfully established training programs for solar hot water systems installation, photovoltaic systems installation, and weatherization installation. These programs were developed in collaboration with powerful partners including the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) at the University of Central Florida, City of Tallahassee Utilities, the local workforce investment board, weatherization organization, state and local government agencies, and renewable energy industry businesses.