• HEALTH SCIENCE


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  • Medical Assisting

    Overview

    This 1300 hour program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of Health Science career cluster.

    This program is designed to prepare students for employment as medical assistants SOC 31-9092.

    The content includes but is not limited to communication, transcultural communication in healthcare, interpersonal skills, legal and ethical responsibilities, health-illness concepts, administrative and clinical duties, emergency procedures including CPR and first aid, emergency preparedness, safety and security procedures, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and employability skills.

    This program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the healthcare industry; planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues.  Refer to grade level requirements section on page 10 of this catalog.

    Brochure

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    Admission Requirements

    All health occupation programs have special admission requirements. All applicants must have a high school diploma or GED diploma. Vaccinations that are required for this program will be outlined in the application student documents. Prospective students must have a clear FDLE criminal background check. The list of felonies and misdemeanors that would exclude a student are listed in the 2017-2018 Catalog and Student Handbook.

    Classroom Hours

    The regular class hours are 7:30A.M. - 4:00P.M. Monday through Thursday.

    Length in Classroom Hours:

    1300

    Industry Certifications

    This program is approved by the Council on Occupational Education and prepares graduates to take the National AMT Examination for Registered Medical Assistants. The minimum grade level required by the state for program completers is 10.0 in reading, language, and math on the A level exam.

    Employment Opportunities

    Employment opportunities include hospitals, out-patient clinics, urgent care clinics, and other facilities..

    Estimated Cost

    The base tuition cost for the 1300 clock hour program is $3,744.00 plus textbooks, certification, exam, lab fee, fingerprinting, parking permit, uniforms, drug testing, CPR certification, and student ID badge, totaling $5,605.76. Notice: Program costs are subject to change without notice. The Pell grant is available for this program.


  • Nursing Assistant - Long Term Care

    Overview

    This 120 hour program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order rea­soning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Health Science career cluster.

    The content includes but is not limited to interpersonal skills, medical terminology, legal and ethical responsibilities, safe and efficient work, gerontology, nutrition, pet-facilitated therapy, health and safety including Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) – heart saver level, and employability skills.

    The program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the health care industry; planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues.

    Brochure click here to download the course brochure

    Admission Requirements

    All health occupation programs have special admission requirements. All CNA applicants must have a high school diploma or GED diploma. Vaccinations that are required for this program will be outlined in the application or LPN student documents. Prospective students must have a clear FDLE criminal background check. The list of felonies and misdemeanors that would exclude a student is listed above, on pages 33 of the course catalog.

    Classroom Hours

    The regular class hours are 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

    Length in Classroom Hours:

    120

    Industry Certifications

    Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification is issued by the Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance.

    Employment Opportunities

    a. Hospitals
    b. Nursing homes
    c. Home health agencies
    d. Retirement homes

    Estimated Cost

    The tuition cost for the 120 clock hour program is $333.60 plus textbooks, certification, exam, lab fee, fingerprinting, parking permit, uniforms, CPR certification, and student ID badge, totaling $848.61. Notice: Program costs are subject to change without notice. The Pell grant is NOT available for this program.


  • Practical Nursing

    Overview

    Practical Nursing provides training for employment in the health industry.  Graduates will have successfully completed courses in caring for medical and surgical patients.  Included in the program are courses designed to instruct students in the care of convalescent, physically challenged, and rehabilitative physical and/or mental patients.  Instruction is also given for pediatric, obstetric, and geriatric clients.  The graduate has thorough understanding of body structure and function, nutrition, medication, lifespan, diseases and disorders, community health, CPR, and first aid.  Throughout the program the nursing process is integrated and the concept of lifelong learning is stressed.  Refer to grade level requirements section on page 10 of the course catalog.

    Brochure

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    Admission Requirements

    All health occupation programs have special admission requirements. Individual application forms can be acquired from Student Services or our website. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. All LPN applicants must have a high school diploma or GED diploma. All applications are screened by the PN entrance committee and students are admitted based on a point system. Interviews are scheduled to determine the rank order of alternates. Vaccinations that are required for this program will be outlined in the application or LPN student documents. Prospective students must have a clear FDLE criminal background check.

    (NOTE: if adjudication is withheld on a disqualifying offense, it is disqualifying. Some of the disqualifying offenses are misdemeanors and some are felonies.) As of July 1, 2009, Pursuant to Section 456.0635, Florida Statutes, health care boards or the department shall refuse to issue a license, certificate or registration and shall refuse to admit a candidate for examination if the applicant has been:

    1. Convicted or plead guilty or nolo-contendre to a felony violation regardless of adjudication of chapters 409, 817, or 893, unless the sentence and any probation or pleas ended more than 15 years prior to the application.

    2. Terminated for cause from Florida Medicaid Program (unless the applicant has been in good standing for the most recent five years.

    3. Terminated for cause by any other State Medicaid Program or the Medicare Program (unless the termination was at least 20 years prior to the date of the application and the applicant has been in good standing with the program for the most recent five years.

    Classroom Hours

    Day class hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m Monday and Tuesday. 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m Wednesday and Thursday.
    Evening class hours are 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

    Length in Classroom Hours:

    1350

    Industry Certifications

    This program is approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing and prepares graduates to take the NCLEX-PN Licensure Examination. The minimum grade level required by the state for program completers is 11.0 in reading, language, and math on the A level exam.

    Employment Opportunities

    Employment opportunities include hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, doctor's offices, and home health agencies.

    Estimated Cost

    The tuition cost for the 1350 clock hour (day or evening) program is currently $3,888.50, plus lab fees (3 semesters), the N-CLEX LCS fees, SIM chart, computer testing, drug testing, IV therapy course, textbooks, parking permit, and student ID badge, totaling $6,567.19. (day program) and $6,603.19 (evening program) Shoes and other required basics are not included in the above costs. Prices can be requested from the bookkeeper at any time. The Pell grant is available for this program. Notice: Program costs are subject to change without notice.