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Preschool Teacher

Infant/Toddler Specialization Certificate

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The Infant/Toddler Specialization certificate is designed for students who are interested in working with children birth – age 2. Students will gain an understanding of how to work with this unique population of children. Infants and toddlers are developing very quickly and the student will learn how to create a developmentally appropriate classroom to accommodate children’s growing independence while still providing the support they need. Students will also be eligible for the DCF Staff Credential upon completion of the program.

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Child Care Center Management Certificate

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The Child Care Center Management certificate is designed for students who are interested in obtaining their DCF Director Credential. Students will gain an understanding of operating and managing a child care center. They will also be eligible for the DCF Staff Credential upon completion of the program.

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Child Development Early Intervention Specialization Certificate

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The Child Development Early Intervention certificate is designed for students to obtain their DCF Tier 3 Credential. The focus is on how to work with children who need a more intensive early intervention than other children. Students will learn about appropriate observation and assessment tools, working with parents, and have multiple opportunities to observe and participate in classroom settings. With inclusive classrooms becoming more common, students need an understanding of how to work with diverse abilities to meet the needs of all children. They will also be eligible for the DCF Staff Credential as part of the program.

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Early Childhood Education, A.S.

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The A.S. degree in Early Childhood Education provides students with a strong foundation in early childhood knowledge and prepares them for entry or continuation in the workforce. Students will learn about developmentally appropriate practices for children birth – age 8. There are multiple opportunities to observe and participate in classroom settings. Field experiences and the internship include a variety of ages and settings. Students will be eligible for at least one specialization certificate as part of the program.

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Preschool Specialization College Credit Certificate

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The Preschool Specialization certificate is designed for students who are interested in working with children ages 3 and 4. Students will gain an understanding of how to work with preschool-aged children, who are changing from being toddlers to beginning primary school. They will learn about developmentally appropriate classrooms and their responsibilities for providing this group of children a foundation on which to begin kindergarten. Students will also be eligible for the DCF Staff Credential upon completion of the program.

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Police Officer

CMS Law Enforcement - Basic Recruit Certificate

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This 770 hour basic recruit program is designed to provide the student with the state required training, which prepares and allows the student to take the State of Florida FDLE Certification Examination. Students will develop an understanding of community policing, the patrol function, police administration and organization, criminal and constitutional law, juvenile procedures, police ethics and criminal investigations. The full-time course takes approximately 5 months to complete and the part-time night class takes approximately 9 months to complete.

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Criminal Justice Technology, A.S.

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The two year Associate in Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology (64 credit hours) offers a broad overview of the criminal justice system. This degree may articulate to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree at certain four-year colleges.

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Crossover: Correctional Officer to Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Certificate

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This 518 hour basic recruit course is designed to provide the student with the state required training, which prepares and allows the student to take the State of Florida FDLE Certification Examination. Students will develop an understanding of community policing, the patrol function, police administration and organization, criminal and constitutional law, juvenile procedures, police ethics and criminal investigations. The full-time course takes approximately 5 months to complete and the part-time night class takes approximately 9 months to complete.

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Correctional Officer

Correctional Basic Recruit Certificate

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This 420 hour program is designed to prepare students who will have the responsibility of overseeing individuals who are awaiting trial, or who have been convicted of a crime and sentenced to serve time in jail, correctional institution, or prison. Significant time is spent preparing students to take the State of Florida FDLE Certification Examination. This is a 13 week full-time program.

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Criminal Justice Technology, A.S.

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The two year Associate in Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology (64 credit hours) offers a broad overview of the criminal justice system. This degree may articulate to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree at certain four-year colleges.

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Crossover: Law Enforcement to Corrections Basic Recruit Certificate

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This program is designed to prepare students who will have the responsibility of overseeing individuals who are awaiting trial, or who have been convicted of a crime and sentenced to serve time in jail, correctional institution, or prison. Signifi cant time is spent preparing students to take the State of Florida FDLE Certifi cation Examination.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Services Technology, A.S.

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EMT and paramedic courses are provided in the traditional on campus face-to-face format, but the general education classes are provided online and face-to-face.

The Emergency Medical Services Technology Associate in Science Degree Program is composed of two certificate programs (EMT and Paramedic) and some general education classes to prepare paramedics for employment as EMS educators, supervisors, coordinators, operations managers and/or directors of service.

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Emergency Medical Technician College Credit Certificate

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This program has lecture (didactic), lab and clinical rotation components to give the student the foundational knowledge, necessary skills set and clinical application skills that are necessary to function in the pre-hospital setting.

The Emergency Medical Technician College Credit Certificate program is one semester in length and is offered each term. The required courses prepare the student for employment as an entry level emergency medical technician. This program is approved by the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Oversight. Upon completion, students are eligible to take the National Registry EMT certification exam. Once the exam has been successfully passed, the candidate can apply for licensure in Florida as well as most other states.

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Firefighter/EMT Combined Certificate

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Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician Combined is a two (2) semester program, offered each term, that prepares the student for employment as a Florida-certified Firefighter. This program is approved by the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Oversight and the Florida Department of Financial Services, Bureau of Fire Standards. The curriculum adheres to the latest NFPA standards, BFST course curriculum, the Florida Department of Education Curriculum Framework and the national standards. Upon completion, students are eligible to take the State of Florida EMT certification exam and the State of Florida Firefighter certification exam.

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Paramedic College Credit Certificate

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The Paramedic certificate program is a year-long program that prepares a student for employment as an entry level paramedic providing advanced pre-hospital emergency care. The course covers such topics and medical, trauma, OB, cardiac, stroke and pediatric emergencies as well as pharmacology. ACLS and PALS will be included during the course of the program and must be successfully completed in order to complete the program. This program consists of lecture (didactic), lab and clinical components.

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Environmental Field Technician

Environmental Science Technician College Credit Certificate

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The Environmental Science Technician C.C.C. program is designed for experienced industry workers and those who wish to enter the water resource management industry. This program can be the gateway to excellent career opportunities in an industry that is expected to grow as the population increases and is vital to the public health and economic development of the state and nation.

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Environmental Science Technology, A.S.

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The Environmental Science Technology A.S. program is designed for those who are experienced industry workers or those who wish to enter the water resource management industry. This program can be the gateway to excellent career opportunities in an industry that is expected to grow as the population increases and is vital to the public health and economic development of the state and nation.

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Firefighter

Fire Science Apparatus Operator Certificate

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The curriculum covers the laws, rules and driving techniques for emergency vehicles, as well as a review of fi re service hydraulics. Fire ground evolutions make up the practical part of the course. The evolution portion of the course includes the use of pre-connected lines, tandem pumping, drafting, relays and master streams. The student should have a basic understanding of fire stream hydraulics prior to entering this course.

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Firefighter Minimum Standards Certificate

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This program has both a lecture and skills portion. FF-II course is predominately skills based and both FF-I & FF-II require proficiency in live fire scenarios. The wild land fire component also has a live fire portion in a controlled wildland environment.

Basic entry level firefighting program which enables the student to take the state boards to become certified as a Firefighter – II. Classes include FF-I & II, as well as Haz Mat awareness & operations levels, wild land firefighting and vehicle extrication.

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Firefighter/EMT Combined Certificate

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Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician Combined is a two (2) semester program, offered each term, that prepares the student for employment as a Florida-certified Firefighter. This program is approved by the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Oversight and the Florida Department of Financial Services, Bureau of Fire Standards. The curriculum adheres to the latest NFPA standards, BFST course curriculum, the Florida Department of Education Curriculum Framework and the national standards. Upon completion, students are eligible to take the State of Florida EMT certification exam and the State of Florida Firefighter certification exam.

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Construction Industry

Welder

Advanced Welding Technology Certificate

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The Advanced Welding Technology program offers training to prepare students to become skilled welders. The total program, including preparation for American Welding Society (AWS) qualification testing, requires a minimum of 750 hours of preparation. Graduates will be taught techniques that include pipe fitting and advanced welding skills in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) processes for pipe and heavy wall pipe welding, as well as identifying skills required to work within emerging welding technologies such as pulse welding, submerged arc welding and robotics, to name a few. The program prepares students to meet industry standards to help secure employment opportunities. Seating is limited. Students are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

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Welding Technology Certificate

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Welder qualification exams can be taken for AWS (American Welding Society). Full or Part-time Courses Available. Full-time – 15 months to completion. Part-time – 30 months to completion.

The Welding Technology program offers training to prepare students to become skilled welders. The total program, including preparation and testing for American Welding Society (AWS) qualification, requires a minimum of 1,050 hours of training. Graduates will be taught techniques that include Oxyfuel Cutting, Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC), and Carbon Arc Gouging (GAC). Welding processes will consist of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), on plate, as well as blueprint reading and welding symbol interpretation. The program prepares students to meet industry standards in structural welding. Seating is limited. Students are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

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HVAC Technician

Commercial Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Certificate

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FGC’s Commercial Heating and Air Conditioning Technology program prepares students for careers in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry. Changing markets and technology can cause occupational uncertainty in many fields, but the need for air conditioning and refrigeration is constant. Florida Gateway College can provide you with the tools to start down this reliable career path, stay current with industry trends and succeed in the field. The program emphasizes a combination of air conditioning and refrigeration theory and practical application necessary for successful employment.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Service Management Technology, A.A.S.

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The Automotive Service Management Technology A.A.S. is offered to prepare students for immediate employment in the automotive service industry.

This 68 credit degree includes an embedded 44 credit Automotive Service Technology certificate and an embedded 24 credit Automotive Service Technology Basic certificate, which can be completed in one year. This degree will combine the latest automotive technology education, relevant industry cooperation, and strong academic course work to prepare graduates for successful careers in the automotive service industry.

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Automotive Service Technician College Credit Certificate

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The college credit certificate in Automotive Service Technology is offered to prepare students for entry- level employment in the automotive service industry.

This 24 credit certificate forms the foundation and fully articulates to the 44 credit Automotive Technology college credit certificate.

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General Automotive Technician College Credit Certificate

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This 44 credit hour college credit certificate in General Automotive Technician is offered to prepare students for entry- level employment in the automotive service industry.

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Information Technology Industry

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Computer Information Technology, A.S.

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Personal access to a current PC and /or laptop device running the Windows operating system is very helpful.

The Information Technology program offers course work in computer logic and programming courses as well as office networking and computer upgrade and troubleshooting courses.

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Network Infrastructure College Credit Certificate

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Course work is offered in Cisco computer networking as well as course work in computer repair, upgrading, troubleshooting and information systems security.

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IT Support Specialist

Computer Information Technology, A.S.

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Personal access to a current PC and /or laptop device running the Windows operating system is very helpful.

The Information Technology program offers course work in computer logic and programming courses as well as office networking and computer upgrade and troubleshooting courses.

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Computer Support Specialist with Programming College Credit Certificate

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The Computer Support Specialist with Programming certificate is a direct follow up to the Computer Office Specialist with Programming certificate. Once you have passed the basic six classes for the Computer Office Specialist with Programming certificate, the student needs only five more classes to obtain the Computer Support Specialist with Programming certificate. This certificate increases the student’s skills in the area of networking, hardware and software maintenance and troubleshooting, and either web development or desktop publishing skills.

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Data Security Management

Computer Information Technology, A.S.

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Personal access to a current PC and /or laptop device running the Windows operating system is very helpful.

The Information Technology program offers course work in computer logic and programming courses as well as office networking and computer upgrade and troubleshooting courses.

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Systems Analyst

Computer Information Technology, A.S.

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Personal access to a current PC and /or laptop device running the Windows operating system is very helpful.

The Information Technology program offers course work in computer logic and programming courses as well as office networking and computer upgrade and troubleshooting courses.

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Software Developer

Computer Programming and Analysis, A.S.

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This program offers course work in computer programming, programming logic and contemporary programming languages such as C++, Java and Visual Basic. Course work is also offered in computer upgrading and troubleshooting as well as introductory computer networking.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Digital Media and Design, A.S.

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The Digital Media and Design A.S. prepares students to become digital content creators in a world that is constantly being shaped by technology. In our program, you’ll study digital art, animation, motion graphics, drawing/design theories, digital photography, video production and more. Through our project-based curriculum you will not only master the current digital media software, you will have opportunities to work on a wide range of projects, including many for real-world clients. You will use your diverse set of skills to create persuasive messages for a wide range of audience needs. As the digital economy grows, employers in virtually every industry are seeking well-rounded job candidates who can assist with a wide range of digital needs. The Digital Media and Design A.S. will give you the diverse set of skills you’ll need to succeed in the job marketplace.

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Multimedia Design College Credit Certificate

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In the Multimedia Production C.C.C., students learn the basic skills to create and adjust the content of multimedia presentations and projects. These include digital video production and editing, basic graphics creations, basic menu interface creation, design of basic animations, and application of design principles in to their projects.
After completing this program, students will have a strong knowledge of the skills and equipment needed to produce multimedia projects, enabling them to make an informed choice about their future education and career path.
This college credit certificate is embedded in, and can be completed as part of, the Digital Media and Design A.S. program.

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Health Information Technology, A.S.

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The Health Information Technology Associate in Science degree is designed to prepare graduates to work with and manage health-related information. Health Information Technicians collect, organize, analyze and manage data used in the healthcare profession. Most health information technicians, also known as HIT professionals, work in a variety of settings including healthcare facilities, insurance companies and government agencies.

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Medical Coder/Biller Advanced Technical Degree

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The Medical Coder/Biller program is designed to prepare students for coding careers in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities and insurance companies. Coding professionals read and analyze medical records, convert medical record data to diagnosis and procedure codes and use codes to receive proper reimbursement for healthcare services.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Certificate

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Clinicals are required for this course. Clinicals may not follow regular college schedule. Clinical assignments may include weekdays, evenings or weekends. Students will be required to submit current physical and immunizations. Drug alcohol and background screen must be completed and student must be cleared prior to attending clinicals.

The Phlebotomy course prepares a student for employment as a phlebotomist. A phlebotomist obtains blood by venipuncture or skin puncture and is an integral part of a clinical laboratory.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant, A.S.

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Clinical experiences are completed during final 14 weeks of the program. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for state licensure and to register for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE).

The PTA program at FGC is a competitive, selective admission program following a 1+1 model. After completing the prerequisites in Phase I, selected students from the application process students are admitted to Phase II. Phase II consists of 3 full-time semesters (fall, spring and summer).

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Practical Nursing, O.C. (PN) Certificate

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The Practical Nursing (PN) program is a 12-month certificate program designed to prepare a student for nursing employment in the healthcare field. This field includes employment in areas such as a doctor’s office, home health, corrections system, or long term care facilities. The graduate of this program contributes to the health and well-being of patients through direct care, administration of medications and medical treatments. Average starting salary is $19 per hour.

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Care, A.S.

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This specialized program is in partnership with Santa Fe College. Students will enroll at Florida Gateway College to complete their general education courses. Specialized respiratory care courses will be offered by Santa Fe College (SFC), and the A.S. degree in Respiratory Care is awarded by SFC. This is a selective admission program. For more information about the program, please contact Paul Stephan, SFC Respiratory Care Director, at 352-395-5706 or visit the website at https://www.sfcollege.edu/programs/3310

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Vet Technician

Veterinary Technology College Credit Certificate

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This specialized program is in partnership with St. Petersburg College (SPC). Students will enroll at Florida Gateway College, complete their general education courses and then enroll at St. Petersburg College to complete the A.S. program. The SPC portion of the program is a full distance learning program. All SPC courses are online and students must work at least part-time for a veterinarian. This is a selective admission program. For more information about the selection process, please contact SPC at (727) 341-3653 or visit the St. Petersburg Colleg website.

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386-752-1822

Address

Highway 90 East
Lake City, FL 32025-2007
United States