About FIT Lakehurst

Since 1972, Florida Institute of Technology has been offering quality degree programs at Off-Site locations to members of the military, government and civilians. From astronauts, to four star generals, to CEO’s, Florida Tech’s 17,000 alumni from our Off-Site programs have become a vital part of our country’s diverse composition.

Florida Tech's Off-Site location at the Naval Air Warfare Center in Lakehurst, New Jersey provides military, government and civilian student’s opportunities for advancing their careers. Classes are held on base and meet one night per week for three hours beginning at 5:00 p.m.

FIT Lakehurst offers several support resources not usually available in off-campus-type programs. This includes a 6,500 volume-150 periodical library, which has an active program of inter-library loans with other libraries throughout the country via the Online Library Center Inc. (OCLC). This system allows FIT Lakehurst students quick access to the holdings of local libraries as well as colleges and universities offering graduate degrees in other parts of the country. Each semester, the librarian places selected books on reserve on special shelves in support of Florida Tech courses offered that semester. Students also have access to microcomputer systems in the site director's office. Classrooms are equipped with closed-circuit TV in addition to conventional audiovisual equipment. FIT Lakehurst is also equipped with state-of-the-art telecommunications and data-processing equipment, which allow for speedy registration, more accurate records keeping, and state-of-the-art communications between professor and student via computer bulletin boards and other data-processing peripherals.

Several of the available programs and courses are particularly applicable to Department of Defense military and civilian personnel working at Lakehurst.


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