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Now 3 Registrations in 2013-2014 School Year

Re-Registration for students presently in classes begins: May 19, 2014
Registration for new students begins: May 27, 2014
Next Classes Begin: June 9, 2014


For more information call:
754.321.5400

Sheridan Technical Center
5400 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL 33021
754.321.5400

20251 Stirling Road
Pembroke Pines, FL 33332
754.321.3900

Sheridan Technical High School
3775 SW 16th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
754-321-7450 

Welcome to the Broward Technical Centers located in Sunny Southeast Florida

This is your chance to enhance your professional future and achieve higher earning power. At Broward Technical Centers, we make it easy to get the same quality education as a private college for a fraction of the cost.

International Students

Prospective international students may enroll and attend classes at one of the Broward Technical Centers. Please click here for more information on the admission process.

Medical/Health Science

Sheridan Technical Center

CENTRAL STERILE PROCESSING  900 hrs | COMING IN AUGUST 2013

The Central Service (Sterile Processing) Technician works at hospitals or surgical outpatient centers. Students will develop a variety of skills and competencies through laboratory practice using supplies, instruments and equipment as found in Central Service departments. They will learn how to prepare instrument trays for surgical procedures, sterilize equipment and learn methods of inventory control of sterile goods and fundamentals of the procurement process. Students will interpret and apply medical terminology and anatomical terms as they relate to equipment and supplies. Students completing this program may articulate into Surgical Technology Program at Sheridan Technical Center with advanced credit hours.

CORE - 90 hrs Available Online Only

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 - 500 hours

The Health Unit Coordinator program prepares individuals to be clerical workers in hospital nursing units, physician offices, outpatient surgical centers, and nursing homes. 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. This is a very active position with many responsibilities.

 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 health care facility.

 

Home Health Aide  - 165 hrs

The Home Health Aide program offers skills to enable you to help people who are disabled, chronically ill, or cognitively impaired.  The Home Health Aide also helps older adults who may need assistance in the client’s residence, helping with activities such as bathing and dressing, checking the client’s vital signs under the direction of a nurse or other healthcare practitioner and provides services such as light housekeeping.  Areas of study include legal and ethical responsibilities; communication skills; basic human needs; a safe, clean and healthy home environment; the developmental process; nutritional needs; emergency care; personal care; special care and rehabilitation needs of the client ; household management; record keeping; and employability skills.

 T/TH    4:00 pm - 9:30 pm     165 hrs 
 

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 hours

This program is designed to prepare students for employment as Medical Assistants. The content includes, but not limited to, communication and interpersonal skills, legal and ethical responsibilities, health-illness concepts, administrative and clinical duties, emergency procedures including CPR and first aid, safety and security procedures, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and employability skills.

 

Medical Coder / Biller - 1000 hours
Applied Technology Diploma

The Medical Coder / Biller program is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of health care settings as an entry level coder, coding technician, coding clerk, or medical coder/biller. Coding is the process of taking a written diagnosis or operative procedure and assigning numbers used for billing and statistics. The program covers both ICD-9-CM and CPT coding systems. Students are taught manual and automated billing procedures.

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 employability skills. In the last quarter of the program, students are placed in a clinical environment. Credit from the program transfers to Broward Community College towards a degree in Health Information Management or Office System Technology.

 

 

Medical Record Transcribing - 1200 hours
Applied Technology Diploma

The Medical Record Transcribing program prepares students for employment as medical record transcriptionists. Curriculum includes the following major skill areas: medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, grammar and punctuation, health care delivery systems, health information services, legal and ethical responsibilities, safety/security procedures, computer/transcription skills, employability skills, and entrepreneurship.

Medical transcriptionists are individuals who type dictated medical reports that document a patient's medical care. These may include office chart notes, history and physical examinations, consultations, letters, memos, admission notes, operative reports, discharge summaries, and diagnostic study reports. High professional standards contribute to the transcriptionist's ability to interpret, translate, and edit medical dictation for content and clarity. In the last quarter of the program students are placed in a clinical environment. Credit from the program transfers to Broward Community College towards a degree in Health Information Management or Office Systems Technology.


 PATIENT CARE ASSISTANT  290 hrs | COMING IN JUNE 2013

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 Sheridan Technical Center.

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 Sheridan Technical Center.

 

Patient Care Technician - 600 hours

The Patient Care Technician program is designed to prepare students for employment 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.

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.

Graduates of the program 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.

 

 Phlebotomy - 165 hrs

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

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

 

Practical Nursing - 1350 hours

The Practical Nursing program is designed to prepare students for employment as licensed practical nurses. The 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.

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; CPR, 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, physician’s offices, home health, and hospice agencies, as well as private patient care. The LPN works under the direction of a registered nurse (RN) or licensed physician. A LPN may continue his/her education by pursuing an Associate of Science degree or Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Credits from this program, which is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), (Formerly NLNAC), transfer to Broward College towards the AS degree program in Nursing

This program is accredited by:
 
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
(Formerly NLNAC)
3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA  30302
P: 800.669.1656 ext.153
P: 404.975.5000
http://www.acenursing.org/

Surgical Technology - 1330 hours

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.

This program prepares individuals for employment in the operating room, central supply, the emergency room, ambulatory surgical centers, and physicians officers. 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. Credit from the program transfers to Broward Community College towards a degree in Health Service Management.

 
 

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