About Us

About Okaloosa Technical College (OTC)

Okaloosa Technical College offers quality postsecondary programs featuring state-of-the-art training facilities and professional, industry-experienced instructors. Our programs will provide nationally recognized industry certifications that will qualify you to enter the workforce or continue your education.


Our goal is to promote students to the highest level of professionalism obtainable. OTC has a guarantee that states "if any of our graduated students do not perform their jobs in an exemplary manner which is up to our high standards. We will bring that student back in for retraining at the expense of the college." This is how confident we are that the training and education is beyond reproach and second to none.



Classes are offered in:

Click on each program for more information.

OTC is the place where employers go to find qualified workers, while leading the area in job placement in the local community and abroad.


The Okaloosa Technical College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. Requested for additional information on their policies, standards, or procedures should be addressed to:

Dr. Gary Puckett, Executive Director

Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education

4840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325

Atlanta, Georgia  30350

Phone: 770-396-3898

In addition, a number of programs have been approved or accredited by other professional organizations.

The School Board of Okaloosa County, Florida does not discriminate in admission or access to or treatment or employment in it's programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, handicap, marital status, or any reason prohibited by law. Students with disabilities are encouraged to enroll in all programs. We will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations for individuals participating in our programs and activities.  

An Equal Opportunity Agency

Director: Kelly Hayes

Assistant Director: Scott Heurkamp

Phone: 850-833-3500

Fax: 850-833-3466

1976 Lewis Turner Boulevard

Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547

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Director:  Kelly Hayes

Assistant Director: Jon Williams

Assistant Director: Scott Huerkamp

Phone: 850-833-3500

Fax: 850-833-3466

1976 Lewis Turner Boulevard

Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547

Main Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 7am - 5pm

Friday: 7am - 2pm