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Study at Polk Community College

Polk Community College is situated in Polk County, Florida, and was originally known as Polk Junior College. It was established in the year 1964. The main campus is located in Winter Haven while a second campus is situated in Lakeland. The latter was established in 1988. There are more than 15, 000 students enrolled here, and more than 100 full-time faculty members. Polk Community College offers education in arts and humanities, communication and business, family and consumer science, health and medical services, and technical courses.

Among the notable alumni of Polk Community College are Tom Mims, a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, and Lorenzo Williams a former NBA player.

Profile of Polk Community College

The main campus of Polk Community College is in Winter Haven, FL (a medium-sized suburb). The school is a public school. Polk Community College offers degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school tends to concentrate its instruction in a few key disciplines. Polk Community College students most commonly major in a field related to security and law enforcement and liberal arts.

Polk Community College Selectivity

The school admits all qualified candidates under its open-admission policy. Students attending Polk Community College come from a variety of places, in and out of state.


The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Polk Community College had 7, 757 enrolled students.

Polk Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts578liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine157registered nursing, EMT paramedic
Security and Law Enforcement113criminal justice and police, corrections, criminal justice and administration, fire protection tech
Business and Management26business management, accounting technology, marketing, finance, MIS, management information systems
Engineering Technician23computer systems tech, electronics tech, automotive tech
Medical Support and Technology17radiation therapist
Family and Social Work16child care management, child care provider
Medical administration14medical records tech
office and Administration11executive secretary
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy11occupational therapist assistant
Therapy and Counselling7physical therapist assistant
Photography and Commercial Art7cinematography
Computer Science and Engineering6systems analyst, computer applications programming

Contact: Polk Community College

Polk Community College

999 Avenue H NE

Winter Haven, FL 33881-4299

General Phone: (863) 297-1000


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