Medical & Health Science

6 Programs Available

Nurture a new career in healthcare!

If caring for others is a passion of yours, look no further than Sheridan 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. Learn more or sign-up here at our career college in Fort Lauderdale for our Health Science program today!

Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technology

Program Length: 465 hrs / Full Time 4 months

The Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technology program prepares students for employment as electrocardiograph aides, electrocardiograph technicians, cardiovascular technologists/technicians or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in this occupation.

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Medical Assisting

Program Length: 1300 hours/approximately 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.

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Medical Coder Biller – ATD

Program Length: 1110 hours/approximately 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.

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Patient Care Assistant

Program Length: 290 hours/ approximately 10 weeks (full time)

The Patient Care Assistant (PCA) program prepares students for employment as cross-trained nursing assistants and provides foundational knowledge and skills.  Students receive training in communication and interpersonal skills, infection control, safety/emergency procedures, promoting residents’ independence and respecting patient rights.  The PCA works in the hospital setting as a member of the healthcare team under the direction of the nurse.  Duties include taking vital signs and assisting patients with basic tasks.

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Patient Care Technician

Program Length: 600 hours /approximately 6 months (full time)

The Patient Care Technician comes in direct contact with the patient in the performance of his/her assigned duties. Students also receive supplementary training in 12-lead EKG, basic phlebotomy techniques and perform restorative skills. Upon successful completion of Nursing Assistant Skills component, the student will be eligible to take the State Certified Nursing Assistant Certification Examination. This is an excellent course for students who have no previous medical experience and who wish to enter the healthcare field.

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Pharmacy Technician – ATD

Program Length: 1050 hours/approximately 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.

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Phlebotomy

Program Length: 165 hours/approximately 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.

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Practical Nursing

Program Length: 1350 hours/approximately 12 months (full-time)

The Practical Nursing program prepares a person to participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care in hospitals and extended care facilities. Students are introduced to the clinical area early in the program. Theory and clinical procedures are integrated to reinforce learning. A certificate is issued at the successful completion of the program in accordance with State guidelines. Graduates are entitled to take the NCLEX-PN licensure examination. The Florida State Board of Nursing will issue a license to those who pass the examination.

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Surgical Technology

Program Length: 1330 hours/approximately 12 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.

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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.