Project EDGE

Program Details

Program Description:

Project Empower Develop Grow Educate (EDGE) is a postsecondary non-degree-seeking transitional program designed for students with intellectual disabilities.  The program offers you a chance to receive hands-on learning and industry certification(s) in one of the following areas: Advanced Manufacturing and Production Technology, Advanced Automotive Service Technology, Baking and Pastry Arts, Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality, and Electrical Assistant.  Our goal is to provide you with a comprehensive educational experience that will lead to a successful transition to employment.  Project EDGE connects students to technical college life, potential industry certifications, and employment opportunities.

Students are prepared to sit for the Florida Ready to Work Employability Skills, Soft Skills, and Digital Skills certifications.

SkillsUSA is the approved co-curricular career and technical student organizations which provide activities for students as an integral part of the instruction by providing leadership training and reinforcing specific career and technical skills.

Career and eTechnical Credit shall be awarded to the student on a transcript in accordance with Section 1001.44(3)(b), F.S.

Start Date:


Program Length:

900 hours


Course Number: SLS0460

Course Title: Specialized Career Education, Basic 1

Length: 150 hours

Course Number: SLS0461

Course Title: Specialized Career Education, Basic 2

Length: 150 hours

Course Number: SLS0462

Course Title: Specialized Career Education, Basic 3

Length: 150 hours


Course Number:SLS0463

Course Title: Specialized Career Education, Advanced 1

Length: 150 hours

Course Number:SLS0464

Course Title: Specialized Career Education, Advanced 2

Length: 150 hours

Course Number:SLS0944

Course Title: Specialized Career Education Internship

Length: 150 hours


8:00 AM – 2:00 PM


MTC East Campus, 5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34211

The application period for Project EDGE is now closed for the Fall 2024 Cohort and will reopen in Spring 2025.  If you have any questions, please email Project EDGE at:

Project EDGE is a two-part application process.  Students must first apply to Project EDGE during the application period.  If accepted, students must then apply to MTC during orientation.

Program #S990007 CIP# 13990007SN

Estimated Tuition, Lab, and Fees (includes administrative fee)


Additional Fees Due Prior to Pre-Admittance

Application Fee


Books and Uniform





Estimated Total Cost of Program


Prices are subject to change

Financial aid available depending on student’s eligibility.

All pre-admission fees are non-refundable and not covered by Financial Aid.
Prices are subject to change.
Annual fees (charged each academic year from July 1—June 30).
Tuition is $2.92 per hour for Florida residents. Tuition is $11.71 per hour for Non-Florida residents.

Project EDGE students are eligible for a scholarship through the Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities.  This will be discussed at student orientation.

Download Florida Department of Education Curriculum Frameworks


Full-time: 900 hrs


East Campus


Full-time (Day)