Industry Certification & State Credential Exams
Industry certifications make you more employable.
You will be prepared to take an approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certification or licensure exam in your field of study.
College Credit Transfer Opportunity and/or Advanced Credit
Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, including the attainment of an aligned industry credential, students may be awarded credits toward an Associate Degree by Broward College or the Florida College System. Students must enroll in Broward College within 2 years of completing their program at either Atlantic, McFatter or Sheridan Technical College. Additional college credit may be awarded with the attainment of additional industry credentials.
Health Science – 16 Programs
Nurture a new career!
If caring for others is a passion of yours, look no further than Broward Technical College’s Health Science programs. We offer a variety of programs in the healthcare field. Whether you’re looking to train to be a practical nurse, dental assistant or dental laboratory technician, a pharmacy technician or mental health technician, we offer a wide variety of Health Science programs to help nurture your new career path.
Program Length: 650 hours/approx. 6 months – full time
Students will be taught the skills necessary for employment in hospitals or surgical out-patient centers. Skills covered include how to decontaminate, prepare and sterilize instrument trays for surgical procedures, disinfect patient care equipment and the various methods of inventory control, storage and distribution of sterile supplies and equipment.
ATD Applied Technology Diploma
Program Length: 1230 hours/approx.12 months- full time
Students will be taught the basic knowledge and skills to offer direct chairside assistance to the dentist, expose dental radiographs, and educate and instruct patients in preventive dental care.
Program Length: 2040 hours/approx. 18 months full time
Upon completion of this program, the student will be knowledgeable in oral anatomy, complete denture prosthodontics, removable partial restorations, orthodontics/perdodontics, fixed restorations (crowns and bridges) and ceramics.
Program Length: 465 hours/approx. 4 months (full-time)
Students will be taught how to perform a 12 lead EKG, properly maintain diagnostic equipment, recognize normal and abnormal sinus rhythms and monitor patients for cardiovascular disorders. An overview of anatomy and physiology, with emphasis on cardiac and vascular systems is taught along with medical terminology, basic patient care techniques, medical instrumentation, cardiac monitoring and testing and cardiac wellness and rehabilitation.
ATD – Applied Technology Diploma
Program Length: 300 hours/approx. 3 months- full time
You will be taught: theory, emergency room rotations, fire rescue ride time,
handling of equipment and other designated tasks performed under hazardous and non-hazardous conditions. Three (3) fire department rides and three (3) hospital clinicals must be completed on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday
Program Length: 630 hours/approx. 6 months- full time
The Health Unit Coordinator is a key clerical person on the medical team, coordinating patient care, facilitating doctor’s orders, and communicating with the public. Emphasis is placed on excellent communication and interpersonal skills, computer literacy, and organized and efficient work practices. You will also be taught how to perform a 12 – Lead EKG and interpret normal and abnormal heart rhythms.
Program Length: 600 hours/approx. 6 months- full time
Hemodialysis Technicians usually serve in two capacities; one involves the assembly and maintenance of the dialysis equipment, and the second focuses on patient care. Often the hemodialysis technician duties will combine both the patient care and equipment care responsibilities. The technician works with all members of the dialysis team but is most closely aligned with a nurse who delegates and supervises the patient care.
Program Length: 1300 hours/approx. 12 months- full time
This multi-skilled health professional is trained in clerical and medical office procedures, phlebotomy, EKG, X-Ray, basic patient care techniques and laboratory procedures. They are involved in direct patient care and assist the physician or other health professional during examinations.
Program Length: 1110 hours/approx. 11 months- full time
The medical coder/biller is responsible for the accurate flow of medical information and patient data between physicians, patients and third-party payers. Most medical coder/billers work on-site in hospitals, clinics, physician offices and for insurance companies. With the introduction of the electronic health record (EHR), experienced medical coders may have opportunities to work from home.
Program Length: 1200 hours/approx. 12 months- full time
Train to transcribe dictated medical reports. Instruction includes medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, review of English grammar and punctuation, transcribing in an online environment, editing skills necessary to transition to editing speech recognition (SR), and introduction to the electronic medical record (EMR). Upon completion, the Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS), which is a national certification examination, may be taken through AHDI.
480 Hours – Approximately 5 months
Students will be trained for employment as Mental Health Technicians, Psychiatric Aides or Technicians and Nursing Assistants. Students will receive training in physical assessment, psychiatric intervention and basic nursing assistant skills. Upon completion of the program, students will have the opportunity to take the Certified Nursing Assistant examination given by the Florida Borad of Nursing.
Program Length: 1080 hours/approx. 10 months- full time
Prepare for a rewarding, in-demand career in Vision Care by learning the skills to assist an Optometrist or an Ophthalmologist. Students learn the procedures and equipment used in diagnosing and treating eye and vision deficiencies and office procedures to work in an eye doctor’s office or clinic.
Program Length: 800 hours/approx. 8 months- full time
You will be taught the skills and knowledge needed to become a competent orthopedic technologist performing the following services: routine office and departmental procedures; applying, adjusting and removing casts, splints, and braces; setting up, adjusting, and maintaining traction configurations; assisting with the care of acutely injured patients; and assisting the physician in the reduction and/or manipulation of orthopedic injuries.
Program Length: 1050 hours/approx. 10 months- full time
Pharmacy Technicians generally work under the supervision of a registered Pharmacist and perform tasks related to receiving, dispensing, distribution, control, maintenance, compounding, manufacturing, packaging and labeling of pharmaceutical products.
Program Length: 165 hours/approx. 8 weeks – online
You will be taught skills that include, but are not limited to; performance of safe and efficient work practices in obtaining adequate and correct blood specimens by capillary or venipuncture while maintaining the integrity of the specimen in relation to the test to be performed, preparing blood smears, labeling specimens accurately, observing safety policies and procedures, emergency procedures including CPR, medical terminology, delivering a variety of clinical specimens to the lab, sorting and recording specimens, centrifuging specimens and preparing collection trays for specimen procurement.
Program Length: 1330 hours/approx. 13 months- full time
Knowledge of, and experience with, aseptic techniques qualify surgical technicians to prepare instruments and materials for use at the operating table and to assist in their use with skill and dexterity. Graduates are eligible to take the National Certifying Examination for Surgical Technologists.