Registration for selected programs begins on Monday, December 14th, 2015

Next Classes begin Monday, January 11th, 2015. For more information call 754-321-5400 or click here to request information.

Medical/Health Science

CORE - 90 hrs | Online

Comprehensive Medical Core is a 90 hour online course designed to provide a solid foundation for the healthcare worker. The curriculum covers healthcare workers and facilities, communication skills, workplace safety/OSHA, law and ethics, infection control, fundamental skills, hepatitis and blood borne illnesses, introduction to the human body, basic first aid, CPR, and career planning. Modules for AIDS/HIV, Prevention of Medical Errors, and Domestic Abuse are included in the course. You will be provided with a Core Certificate at the successful completion of the class.

Health Unit Coordinator/Monitor Technician (Unit Secretary) - 630 hrs

The Health Unit Coordinator/Monitor Technician program prepares individuals to be clerical workers in hospital nursing units, physician offices, outpatient surgical units, nursing homes and cardiac monitor technicians. The students will receive instruction in the cardiovascular system, application and maintenance of telemetry equipment and recognize normal and abnormal electrical cardiac activity. Students are introduced to the clinical area early in the program and proceed sequentially, correlating classroom theory and selected clinical application. Emphasis is placed on accuracy, interpersonal skills, and the moral, legal, and ethical implications relative to employment in a medical facility.

Curriculum includes the following major skill areas: interpersonal skills, medical terminology, legal and ethical responsibilities, safe and efficient work practices, clerical duties and procedures, communication skills, interpretation and transcription of doctor’s orders, hospital computers, functions of the hospital departments, and employability skills.

Massage Therapy - 750 hours

The Massage Therapy program is designed to prepare students for employment as licensed massage therapists in a variety of health care and wellness settings. Licensed graduates may be employed in facilities such as spas, resorts, sports clinics, corporate offices, medical offices, and/or be self-employed.

The content of the program includes, but is not limited to, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, clinical pathology, massage therapy and bodywork including, theory, assessment and application, professional standards, ethics, and law and business practices. In addition, all students will complete basic health career core curriculum including AIDS education, CPR, human relations, employability skills, and computer literacy.

The student will develop skills in the manipulation of superficial tissues of the human body through instruction by demonstration. Student practice includes various massage techniques focusing on basic Swedish massage and the use of hydrotherapy and other allied modalities. Graduates of the program are prepared to take the National Certification Examination in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and must be licensed to work in the State of Florida.

Medical Assisting - 1300 hrs | Blended

The Medical Assisting program curriculum includes the following major skill areas: interpersonal skills, legal and ethical responsibilities, health illness concepts, and administrative and clinical duties.

Medical Assistants perform many administrative duties, including answering the telephone, greeting patients, updating and filing patients’ medical records, an introduction to diagnosis and CPT codes, filling out insurance forms, handling correspondence, scheduling appointments, arranging for hospital admission and laboratory services, and handling billing and bookkeeping. Curriculum includes computer literacy and electronic medical health record practice management software applications. Clinical duties may vary according to the office, but can include taking medical histories and recording vital signs, preparing patients for examinations and procedures, performing venipuncture, electrocardiograms (EKGs), assisting with office/ambulatory surgery, administering medication under the direction of physician, collecting specimens and performing limited laboratory examinations. The Medical Assistant works with the office healthcare provider to care for their clients in a safe and effective manner.

Medical Coder / Biller Applied Technology Program - 1110 hrs

This online class meets one evening a week in person. The Medical Coder/Biller program is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of health care settings as an entry level medical coder, coding technician, coding clerk or medical insurance biller. Coding is the process of taking a written diagnosis or operative procedure and assigning numbers used for billing and statics. The program covers ICD 9/10 coding systems, CPT and ACPCS coding systems. Students are taught manual and automated procedures. The student will also be trained to prepare and file medical insurance claim forms for reimbursement.

The curriculum includes all levels of coding systems; computer adapted coding, legal and ethical responsibilities, safety/security problems, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, pharmacology, wellness and disease processes, computer literacy and employment skills. Students participate in online internship during the last quarter of the program. Some credits are transferable to Broward College towards an “Associate of Science Degree in Office Administration (Medical Office Specialization) or Office System Technology.” Upon completion of the program, students should take a national certification examination.

Medical Record Transcribing/Healthcare Documentation - 1200 hrs

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). This is a blended course that meets one night a week in addition to online instruction. Upon completion, the Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS), which is a national certification examination, may be taken through AHDI. This MRT program is approved by AHDI and AHIMA, and is eligible for the Military Spouses Program. Although there is employment in hospitals and doctors’ offices, the majority of medical transcriptionists work remotely from their home. Our program offers an externship component.

Patient Care Assistant - 290 hrs | offered June 2016

The Patient Care Assistant program offers you the skills to establish yourself as an entry level health care worker in a growing field. Under the direct supervision of a professional nurse, the Patient Care Assistant will come in direct contact with the patient in the performance of their assigned duties such as providing basic care for clients in their home, hospitals or nursing homes. Upon successful completion of the program you may take the State Nursing Assistant Certification Examination. This is an excellent course for students with no previous medical field experience, who wish to enter other Health Science education programs. This program articulates into the Practical Nursing Program at Sheridan Technical College.

Patient Care Technician - 600 hrs

This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills expanding the traditional role of the nursing assistant. Curriculum includes, but is not limited to, the following major skill areas: communication and interpersonal skills, legal and ethical responsibilities, wellness and disease concepts, safety and security procedures, response to emergency situations, personal patient care services and procedures, nutrition, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, EKG, phlebotomy, computer skills, and employability skills. Classroom and clinical experience are incorporated into
the curriculum.

Students completing the program can be employed as advanced cross-trained nursing assistants (patient care technicians), health care technicians, patient care assistants, nursing aides and orderlies, home health aides, phlebotomists, electrocardiograph aides, or allied health assistants. Graduates may be employed in
hospitals, nursing homes, home health care and other health care centers and are eligible to apply for and take the Florida State Nursing Assistant Certification Examination - Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Examination. In addition the student can take the certification examination for Patient Care Technician.

Phlebotomy - 165 hrs

This course will enable the health care provider to master the skills and practice phlebotomy. The course includes study of the anatomy, physiology of the venous system and common laboratory blood tests. Background in healthcare field/core certificate required.

Practical Nursing - 1350 hrs | Blended

This program is approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing, which makes the graduate eligible to take the examination to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The content includes, but is not limited to: theoretical instruction and clinical experience in medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric
and geriatric nursing; theoretical instruction and clinical experience in both acute and long term care situations; theoretical instruction and clinical application of vocational role and function; personal, family and community health concepts; nutrition; human growth and development over the life span; body structure and function; interpersonal relationship skills; mental health concepts; pharmacology and administration of medications; legal aspects of practice; Basic Life Support (BLS), computer skills, and employability skills. Students are introduced to the clinical area early in the program. Theory and clinical procedures are integrated into the curriculum to reinforce learning.

Licensed graduates may be employed in hospitals, extended care facilities, physicians’ offices, HMOs, home healthcare and hospice agencies, as well as private patient care. LPNs work under the direction of a registered nurse (RN) or licensed physician. LPNs may continue their education by pursuing an Associate of Science degree or Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020

Free TEAS V prep classes are available, for more information on these test prep classes, call 754-321-5451

Surgical Technology - 1330 hrs

The Surgical Technology program prepares students for employment as surgical technologists. Included are the following major areas of training: communication and interpersonal skills, legal and ethical responsibilities, anatomy, physiology, microbiology, aseptic techniques, patient care procedures, surgical technology procedures, patient safety, use and care of equipment and supplies, CPR, employability skills, and basic computer literacy.

The Surgical Technology program prepares students for employment in the operating
room, central supply, ambulatory surgical centers, and physicians’ offices. Students
are introduced to the surgical area early in the program. Students must be able
to stand for long hours and work in an atmosphere that is often charged with pressure and urgency. 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.

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by
Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: 727.210.2350 | Fax: 727.210.2354

Dorie Copeland, Counselor
Sheridan Technical College