Florida Gateway College

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Florida Gateway College (abbreviated FGC), formerly Lake City Community College, is a four-year, co-educational state college located in Lake City, Florida. It is a member of the Florida College System, a consortium of nearly thirty state and community colleges throughout Florida which represents over 900,000 students. FGC offers a large selection of 2-year associate degrees, as well as a few four-year bachelor’s degrees in various fields of study from landscape architecture to police science to business management. One of the newest programs at FGC is the RN to BSN degree for registered nurses who already have an associate’s degree in nursing from an accredited school.

FGC was founded in 1947 as a forestry school called Columbia Forestry School. In 1961 the institution was re-chartered as a junior college (Lake City Community College) and in 2008 it was renamed Florida Gateway College. FGC offer academic degrees, occupational training programs and adult/continuing education courses. Total annual enrollment at Florida Gateway is approximately 1000 full-time students and 2,000 part-time students. The college is administered by a staff of roughly 210 faculty and instructors.

While the college offers a large selection of programs, some of the popular fields of study include Nursing, Emergency Medical Technology (EMT), Corrections and Liberal Arts & Sciences. Students who pursue the Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts at FGC typically do so in preparation to transfer to a four-year college or university where they can earn a bachelor’s degree.

In addition to a two-year associate degrees, FGC also offers several one-year career preparation programs. One of the most popular tracks at FGC is the 1-year cosmetology program which prepares students for the Florida state cosmetology exam required to become a licensed cosmetologist. The cosmetology program offers day-time, evening and weekend classes.

General Information

Admission Office

149 SE College Place

Lake City, FL 32025-8703

(386) 754-4287

Fax: (386) 754-4787

Contact: Vince Rice
Main Address

149 SE College Place

Lake City, FL 32025-8703

(386) 752-1822


Total undergrads: 2,849

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,753


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $15

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Selective to allied health programs.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agribusiness Operations A
Landscaping A,C
Turf Management C

Architecture & Related Programs

Landscape Architecture A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A
Office Clerical Services A,C

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A
Information Sciences/Systems A


Education – General A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Medical Laboratory Assistance C
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Physical Therapy Assistance A

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics C

Natural Resources & Conservation

Forestry – General C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks/Leisure Facilities Management A

Personal & Culinary Services

Cosmetology C
Culinary Arts/Related Services C

Security & Protective Services

Corrections C
Criminal Justice Studies A
Law Enforcement Administration C
Police Science C

Social Sciences

Criminology A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

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