When it comes to post-secondary education, there are lots of options including attending a four-year university, a community college, a trade school, or a vocational school. We’re highlighting attending a vocational school and the nursing program at Broward Technical Colleges.

What is a Vocational School?

A vocational school is intended to provide vocational training for a career. These can also be referred to as a trade school or technical college. To earn a certification from a vocational school, classes include performing vocational tasks to prove that you have mastered the skills the career would require. Unlike a four-year college, they don’t require general education, which can help you earn your certification sooner.

What are the Healthcare Programs at Broward Technical Colleges?

At Broward Technical Colleges, you can take your pick of one of our nursing programs or patient care programs, so you’re sure to find a healthcare career that best suits your passion and skills. These include:

  • Practical nursing
  • Nursing assistant
  • Patient care technician
  • Patient care assistant

We also have a plethora of health science programs including:

  • Medical assisting
  • Optometric assisting
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Phlebotomy
  • Dental assisting technology and management
  • Emergency medical technician

How Long Does It Take to Complete the Nursing Program?

Our practical nursing program includes a full-time course schedule. It includes 1,350 hours and takes approximately one full year to complete. After completing the program, you will receive a certificate in accordance with state guidelines. Then, you are entitled to take the NCLEX-PN licensure examination. If you pass the exam, you will get a license from the Florida State Board of Nursing.

Are you interested in learning more about our nursing programs or ready to enroll? We encourage you to reach out to our school to speak with one of our advisors. Let’s chat today!