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Adult Program Number B070300
Secondary Program Number:  8212300

Program Description:  Medical Administrative Specialist offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills expanding the traditional role of the Medical Administrative Specialist.  This program is offered in a seven course sequence.  The content includes the use of technology to develop communication skills, higher level thinking skills, and decision making skills; medical terminology; the performance of office procedures specific to the medical environment; transcription of medical documents from machine dictation; the production of quality work in an efficient manner using advanced features of business software applications; research of job opportunities; and the production of high quality employment portfolios and job-seeking documents.
The minimum grade level on the TABE test required by the State of Florida for program completers is 10.0 in reading, language, and math. 
 
Program Costs:  The approximate cost for  this program is $3,600.00.  Two semesters of full-time enrollment are required to complete.  Fees include CPR, drug test, and criminal background check.

On-time completion rate for program 78%
Placement rate for students completing program 100%
Median Loan debt incurred by students as provided by ED = 0 NA

Special Considerations:  Students in this program must meet the same standards for employment as any health care worker.  Admission may be denied if the criminal background check contains felony convictions and/or drug related charges.

Adult Courses and Clock Hours

The postsecondary occupations and the associated courses included in this program are:

TOTAL CLOCK HOURS                                             1050
TOTAL SECONDARY CREDITS                                    3

OTA0040:  Information Technology Assistant – This course is designed to provide a basic overview of current business and information systems and trends to introduce students to the basic skills required for today’s business environments.  Emphasis is placed on developing proficiency with fundamental computer applications of keyboarding and word-processing.
Secondary – 1 credit.
Adult – 150 clock hours

OTA0041:  Front Desk Specialist – This course is designed to assist with administrative and general office duties in a support capacity.  This course explores and expands the core competencies in the areas of personal and professional development and promotes application of higher level office procedures tasks and communications skills through the use of technology.

This course is also designed to develop proficiency in using the advanced features of software programs to perform office related tasks. 
Secondary – 1 credit.
Adult – 300 clock hours

OTA0631:  Medical Office Technologist – This course includes administrative office duties and procedures specific to the medical environment.  This course covers health insurance and insurance verification, billing and collections, and scheduling auxiliary services.  Also included are legal and ethical procedures, medical terminology, and HIPAA.

In this course, students will cover professional communication with patients and medical contacts.  Students will also learn to transcribe medical documents.

Medical vocabulary and skills in transcribing medical documents from machine transcription will be included in this course.  CPR, emergency medical management procedures, insurance fraud and abuse, and OSHA standards will be included.
Secondary – 1 credit.
Adult – 300 clock hours

OTA0651:  Medical Administrative Specialist – Students will demonstrate human relation skills, employability skills, practice interview techniques, and develop career portfolios and resume.  Job shadowing will be included as part of this course.
Adult – 300 clock hours

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
• Complete the TABE test.
• Must have TABE scores of 10.0 in all areas to earn a certificate.
Administrative Office Specialist      52.0201 CIP
Adult Program Number B070330
Secondary Program Number 8212500
Adult Students in this program attend Monday - Friday from 8:10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m

  1. Program Description:  Administrative Assistant offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills expanding the traditional role of the Administrative Assistant. This program prepares students for entry level employment as file clerks, general office clerks, secretaries, and administrative assistants.  The content includes, but is not limited to, office procedures, software applications, and production work.  The program focuses on transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the office support services industry:  planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues, and health, safety, and environmental issues.  The minimum grade level required by the state for program completers is 10.0 in reading, language, and math.  This program is offered as a five course sequence.  The first four courses are available in day classes and the remaining one class is available as an evening class, pending sufficient enrollment.

Job Opportunities:  Graduates of this program may work in a wide variety of office occupations that use technology for daily business operations.  During the most recent follow-up survey (2012), 89.09% of the graduates were employed.

Gainful Employment 2012
CIP
Program Name Administrative Office Specialist 52.0201
Occupations its program prepare students to enter  Office Occupations
Costs - tuition/fees, room/board and books and supplies  $     4,800.00
On-time completion rate for program 95%
Placement rate for students completing program 95%
Median Loan debt incurred by students as provided by ED  NA

Program Costs:  The approximate cost for the first 600 clock hours is $2,400.00, including tuition, lab fees, ID badge, books, and other costs associated with each course.

Special Note:  For students who complete the first four courses, their certificate will read “Administrative Support”, not “Administrative Assistant.”

  Adult Courses and Clock Hours

Secondary students are enrolled in courses established by the Course Code Directory.  Contact the high school guidance counselor for information.

TOTAL CLOCK HOURS                                             1050
TOTAL SECONDARY CREDITS                                     4 +

OTA0040:  Information Technology Assistant – This course is designed to provide a basic overview of current business and information systems and trends to introduce students to the basic skills required for today’s business environments Emphasis is placed on developing proficiency with fundamental computer applications of keyboarding and word-processing.
Secondary – 1 credit.
Adult – 150 clock hours

OTA0041:  Front Desk Specialist – This course is designed to assist with administrative and general office duties in a support capacity.  This course explores and expands the core competencies in the areas of personal and professional development and promotes application of higher level office procedures tasks and communications skills through the use of technology.
This content is also designed to develop proficiency in using the advanced features of software programs to perform office related tasks. 
Secondary – 1 credit.
Adult – 300 clock hours

OTA0030:  Assistant Digital Production Designer – This course is designed to develop basic entry-level skills required for careers in the digital publishing industry.  The content includes computer skills; digital publishing concepts and operations; layout, design, and measurement activities; decision-making activities; and digital imaging.
Secondary – 1 credit.
Adult – 150 clock hours

OTA0043:  Administrative Assistant – In this course, students are required to perform higher level thinking and decision-making, to use technology as a resource to efficiently perform systematic procedural tasks, and to produce quality work in an efficient manner.  It is also designed to use technology to produce high quality employment portfolios, research job opportunities, and compile and disseminate job-seeking documents.
Secondary – 1 credit.
Adult – 150 clock hours

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
• Complete the TABE test.
• Program completers must have TABE scores of 10.0 in
all areas to earn a certificate.
Adult Program Number T400100 /T400200
Secondary Program Number 8709000

Program Description:  Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing prepares students for employment as automobile body repairers, painters, repairer helpers, and painter helpers.  The program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and offers three Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications:  This program utilizes the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) training curriculum.  The course content includes:  basic trade,  refinishing, and sheet metal repair skills; frame and unibody squaring and aligning; use of fillers, paint systems, and undercoats; related welding and mechanical skills; trim hardware maintenance; glass servicing; and other miscellaneous repair.  The minimum grade level required by the state for program completers is 9.0 in reading, language, and math.  Refer to TABE requirements on page 11 of this catalog.
Job Opportunities:  Graduates of this program have entry level skills to work in all areas of the automotive repair and refinishing industry, including dealerships and independent businesses.  During the most recent follow-up survey (2009-10), 33.3% of the graduates were employed.

Program Costs:  The approximate cost for the first semester is $2,700.00 for a full-time student.
On-time completion rate for program 88%
Placement rate for students completing program 54%
Median Loan debt incurred by students as provided by ED  NA
Special Considerations:  Most employers will expect the student to furnish their own tools as a condition of employment.

 Adult Courses and Clock Hours
Secondary students are enrolled in courses established by the Course Code Directory.  Contact the high school guidance counselor for information.
The postsecondary occupations and the associated courses included in this program are:

AUTOMOTIVE COLLISION REPAIR & REFINISHING 1
T400100  – 750 total clock hours

ARRO210:  Paint and Body Helper - The content of this course includes industry knowledge,
business management and occupational safety skills.
Adult - 250 clock hours.

ARR0213:  Paint and Body Assistant - This course provides instruction in performing welding operation, preparing surfaces for refinishing, selecting
and applying appropriate paints and finishes, demonstrates employability skills.
Adult - 250 clock hours.

ARR020: Auto Collision Estimator - The content of this course includes vehicle and
industry knowledge, business management, occupational safety skills, and preparing vehicles for
repair and refinishing.
Adult - 100 clock hours.

ARR0313:  Frame and Body Repairman -  The content of this course includes repair
replace and adjustment of out body panels, measuring and pulling, preparing unibody and frame
type vehicle bodies.
Adult - 150 clock hours.

AUTOMOTIVE COLLISION REPAIR & REFINISHING 2
Must complete Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing 1 prior to enrollment in this program
T400200 - 650 total clock hours


ARR0127: Automotive Refinishing - Automotive refinishing is the focus of this course,
including preparing surfaces, selecting and applying appropriate paints and finishes, operating spray equipment, finish defects, causes and cures.
Adult – 325 clock hours

ARR0240:  Automobile Body Repairer - The content of this course includes preparing vehicles for repair and refinishing, replacing and adjusting out
body panels, welding operations, applying body fillers, repairing fiberglass and plastic components.
Adult - 325 clock hours

TOTAL CLOCK HOURS              1,400
Automotive Service Technology
Adult Program Number I470608
Secondary Program Number 8709400
Program Description: Automotive Service Technology prepares students for careers in the automotive industry. The program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and offers five Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications: brakes, steering and suspension, heating and A/C, engine repair, and electrical/electronic systems. Starting with basic vehicle maintenance, students gain hands-on practical experience in maintaining, troubleshooting, replacing, and repairing systems on the automobile. Included is inspecting and overhauling engines and transmissions. Secondary students seeking advanced training must be dual enrollment after the first six secondary credits. The minimum grade level required by the state for program completer's is 9.0 in reading and language, and 10.0 in math. Refer to TABE requirements on page 11 of this catalog.

Job Opportunities: Program completer's may be employed in auto dealerships, used car repair, and in any business that repairs or services cars, including parts marketing. During the most recent follow-up survey (2009-10), 58.33% of the graduates were employed.

Program Costs: The approximate cost for the first semester is $1,600.00 for a full time student.

Special Considerations: Students enrolled in this program are expected to take the ASE certification exams. The exams are offered in November and March. Secondary students will have to pay for their examination fees. Adult students are pre-paid for most of the appropriate ASE exams. Graduates will be expected to provide their own tools as a condition of employment

Automotive Service Technology - 1800 Hours

Adult Courses and Clock Hours
Secondary students are enrolled in courses established by the Course Code Directory. Contact the high school guidance counselor for information.

The postsecondary occupations and the associated courses included in this program are:

AER0014: Automotive Services Assistor - The content of this course includes equipment skills and safety regulations, maintenance and consumer services.
Adult – 300 clock hours

AER0110: Engine Repair Technician - The focus of this course is engine diagnosis and repair, including cylinder head and valve train, engine block, lubrication and cooling systems. Adult – 150 clock hours

AER0257:Automatic Transmission And Transaxle Technician  - The focus of this course is diagnosis, repair and maintenance of vehicle transmission/transaxle repair.  Adult - 150 clock hours

AER0274: Manual Drivetrain And Axle Technician - Repair and diagnosis of general drive train , clutch, rear axle, ring and pinion gears, and slip differential. Adult - 150 clock hours. 

AER0453: Automotive Suspension And Steering Technician - The content of this course includes front and rear suspensions, wheel alignment, steering systems, wheel and time diagnosis and repair.
Adult – 150 clock hours

AER0418: Automotive Brake System Technician - Break diagnosis and repair are the focus of this course, including disc and drum brakes and power assist units. Miscellaneous diagnosis and repair of wheel bearings, parking brakes, and anti-lock brake systems.
Adult – 150 clock hours

AER0360: Auto Electrical/Electronic System Technician - Diagnosing/troubleshooting electrical/electron components
is the focus of this course, including batteries, starting system, charging systems, lighting systems, gauges, warning devices, information systems, horn, and wiper/washer repair.
Adult – 300 clock hours

AER0172: Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning Technician - Diagnosis and repair of a/c system, refrigeration system component diagnosis and repair of compressor, compressor clutch, evaporator, receiver/drier, condenser, etc.  Adult - 150 clock hours.

AER0503: Automotive Engine Performance Technician  - General engine diagnosis, proficiency in computerized engine controls and repair, demonstrate proficiency in engine related service.  Adult - 300 clock hours

TOTAL CLOCK HOURS                                 1,800

Brick and Block Masonry prepares students for employment or advanced training in the brick and block masonry industry. The minimum grade level required by the state for program completers is 8.0 in reading, 8.0 in language, and 9.0 in math. Refer to TABE requirements on page 11 of this catalog. This program is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and offers industry certification.

Job Opportunities: Students in this program are often placed on the job before completing the pro- gram to increase their speed and efficiency in actual construction situations. During the most recent follow-up survey, 71% of the graduates were employed.

Program Costs: The approximate cost for this program is approximately $2,100 per semester. The approximate cost for three semesters is $5,200. Most students are ready for entry level employment after one semester but may remain in the program to complete instruction if needed.

Adult Courses and Clock Hours

TOTAL CLOCK HOURS: 1,650

The occupations and the associated courses included in this program are:

BCV0330: Masonry Tender – This course provides competencies essential to the masonry industry including knowledge and skills related to safety practices, the use of hand tools, the selection and mixing of mortars and concrete, and brick and block laying. Content also includes properties, characteristics, and uses of brick and concrete block, bonding, methods of masonry practices, masonry cleaning, scaffolding, communication, and computer use.

Adult – 450 clock hours

BCV0360: Bricklayer Helper – This course provides competencies in construction drawings and specifications and in building layout. The course also provides an in-depth study of foundation building, materials and cost estimations, and power equipment operations. Adult – 300 clock hours

BCV0362 / BCV0363: Brick Mason (2 courses) – Students in this course will perform production skills and demonstrate proficiency in laying brick and block. Out-of-school work experiences are strongly encouraged to increase productivity. Adult – 900 clock hours

Building Construction Technology
Adult Program Number I460401
Secondary Program Number 8720300

Program Description:  The Building Construction Technology program focuses on all aspects of the building construction industry, and demonstrates such elements of the industry including carpentry skills, masonry skills, prepare and apply finishes to surfaces, install roofing materials, troubleshoot, repair, and install plumbing and electrical systems, and maintain, repair, and install heating, ventilation, and air-cooling (HVAC) systems.  The minimum grade level on the TABE test required by the State of Florida for program completers is 9.0 in reading, language, and math.  Refer to the TABE requirements on this website under Test..  This program is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and offers industry certification.
Job Opportunities:  This program prepares students for entry-level occupations in the construction industry.  During the most recent follow-up survey (2009-10), 100% of the graduates were employed.

Program Costs:  The approximate cost for this program over two semesters is $3,500.00 or $1,600.00 for first semester.  Most adult students can be ready for entry-level skills in one or two semesters of instruction.  

Adult Courses and Clock Hours
Secondary students are enrolled in courses established by the Course Code Directory or by dual enrollment.  Contact the high school guidance counselor for information:

The postsecondary occupations and the associated courses included in this program are:

BCV0400:  Building Construction Helper – This course provides instruction with construction components, materials, hardware, and characteristics.  Students will demonstrate carpentry and masonry skills.
Adult – 450 clock hours

BCV0401 / BCV0402:  Building Construction Technician (2 courses) – 
In this course, students will install cabinets; prepare and apply finishes to surfaces; install roofing materials; troubleshoot, repair, and install plumbing and electrical systems; maintain, repair and install heating, ventilation, and air-cooling (HVAC) systems; and perform site preparation and maintenance.
Adult – 600 clock hours

TOTAL CLOCK HOURS 1,050

Adult Program Number N100500
Secondary Program Number 8800500

This program uses the curriculum of the National Restaurant Association called ProStart. Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts prepares students for employment as bakers and cooks (short order, restaurant, institu - tional, specialty, and food courts). The areas of study include food storage; serving and preparation; man - agement; public relations; and use, care, and maintenance of commercial food preparation equipment. The minimum grade level required by the state for program completers is 9.0 in reading, language, and math. Refer to TABE requirements on page 11 of this catalog.

Job Opportunities: Commercial cooks and bakers are part of the food service industry which is one of the largest employers in the U.S. The demand for trained individuals in the food preparation industry is constantly increasing. This program prepares students for entry level occupations in restaurants, institutions, cafeterias, and fast food. During the most recent follow-up survey, 63.64% of the gradu - ates were employed.

Adult Program Number D500100

Program Description: Cosmetology teaches students the practical skills of shampooing, conditioning, scalp treatment, manicuring, facials, make-up, hair cutting, styling, and chemical waving and relaxing. Students receive training in Florida Cosmetology Law, hygiene, and customer relations. Management and business ownership skills are presented. The minimum grade level required by the state for program completers is 9.0 in reading, 8.0 in language and math. Refer to TABE requirements on page 11 of this catalog.

Job Opportunities: Licensed cosmetologists are employed in salons and in specialty careers such as nail technicians and estheticians. During the most recent follow-up survey (2011-12), 83% of the graduates were employed.

Licensure: Upon successful completion of the Cosmetology Program, students must apply to take the Cosmetology state certification exam. Based on the most recent information available, 72% of the program completers passed the LICENSURE exam

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) program provides the knowledge and skills necessary for entry level through the Early Childhood Professional Certi cate (ECPC) for employment. Students who complete Oc- cupational Completion Point A of the ECE program and pass the required Department of Children and Families (DCF) exams with a score of 70 or better will have completed the DCF 40 hour Introductory Child Care Training. Students who complete the ECE program and meet all other requirements for the Early Childhood Professional Certi cate (ECPC) as outlined in the Student Guidelines can be awarded the ECPC. The program consists of 600 hours (120 hours of classroom instruction and 480 hours of direct work with children) with four occupational completion points which results in the issuance of a Florida Department of Education Early Childhood Professional Certi cate (ECPC). (The ECPC replaced the CDAE in April 2007). The DOE ECPC is a Preschool specialization.

Job Opportunities: Early Childhood Education (ECE) includes the required training for entry level workers leading to the Florida Department of Education Early Childhood Professional Certi cate (ECPC). The ECE program is divided into 4 occupational completion points which represent occupa- tions within the industry. Graduates of this program have completed the state equivalent require- ments for ECPC (CDAE) and may work in child care facilities as a child care teacher aide or as a child care development specialist. During the most recent follow-up survey (2011-12), 75.% of graduates were employed.

Program Costs: The approximate cost for 600 clock hours of instruction, including tuition, books, liability insurance, and laboratory use fees is approximately $3,000. Additional tuition and fees may be required for students seeking ECPC (CDAE) certi cation, including the fees for the 40-hour exam.

Special Admission Requirements: A student interested in enrolling in the Early Childhood Education pro- gram who does not have a diploma must also enroll in a high school/GED diploma program to be admitted into this program. Graduates of the program must have a GED or high school diploma to become ECPC (CDAE) eligible.

The minimum grade levels required by the state for this postsecondary adult vocational program are 9.0 in reading, language, and math, as evidenced by a TABE test. If a student has scored a 7.0 grade level or better, the student can begin the program but may not complete it until the required 9.0 grade level has been achieved. If the student scores below 7.0, the student will be temporarily assigned to the RTC Learn- ing Resource Center to remediate and upgrade skills.

Students who enroll in the evening program must be employed or must volunteer in a day care setting a minimum of 15 hours per week.

Special Considerations: Florida Department of Children and Family Services requires all child care employ- ees to be ngerprinted and to complete a background check before they start work in a center (Af davit of Good Moral Character). Each student will have to give permission for a Florida Department of Law Enforce- ment criminal background check. High school students will also have to pay an $8.00 fee for a background check. A list of felonies and misdemeanors that would prohibit enrollment and future employment is listed on page 36. (NOTE: If adjudication is withheld on a disqualifying offense, it is disqualifying. Some of the disqualifying offenses are misdemeanors and some are felonies.) 

Adult Program Number: 1460312 Total Clock Hours: 1,200

Secondary Program Number: 8727200

Total Credit Hours: 8

The Electricity program prepares students for employment as electrician helpers as well as residential and commercial electricians. Classroom instruction and practical laboratory applications teach students the correct installation and maintenance of electrical wiring and equipment involving motors, motor controls, and power and lighting systems in residential, commercial, and industrial applications. The minimum state required TABE grade level score for program completers is 9.0 in reading, language, and math.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Graduates of this program have entry level skills to work in elds including electrician helper, residential electrician, and commercial electrician. This is a rst year program.

Program Costs: The approximate cost of this program is $3,850. BCV0603 Electrician’s Helper - 300 hours

BCV0640 Residential Electrician - 450 hours BV0652 Commercial Electrician - 450 hours

Plumbing Technology

Adult Program Number: 1460513 Total Clock Hours: 960

Secondary Program Number: 8721610 Total Credit Hours: 7

The Plumbing Technology program trains students entering the plumbing eld. Plumbing is the system of pipes, tanks, and ttings required for water supply, heating, and sanitation in a building. This program concentrates on student training in plumbing for residential, commercial, and industrial systems. Instruction focuses on all aspects of the plumbing industry including planning, man- agement, nance, technical and production skills. The minimum grade level TABE scores required by the state for program completers is 9.0 in reading, language, and math.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Graduates of this program have entry level skills to work in elds including electrician helper, residential electrician, and commercial electrician. This is a rst year program.

Program Costs: The approximate cost of this program is $3,200. BCV0508 Helper, Plumber, Pipe tter - 360 hours

BCV0540 Residential Plumber - 240 hours BCV0562 Commercial Plumber - 240 hours BCV0592 Plumber - 120 hours 

Patient Care Technician
Adult Program Number H170694

PCT is a 600 hour / 5 to 6 month program.  We start a new class in January, which finishes in June and then we start a new class in July which finishes in December.  Students start attending Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  After about 3 weeks students receive clinical instruction in different nursing facilities off campus.  Off campus clinicals could require that students attend on some evenings and weekends depending on the nursing facility.

We are continously taking applications for the next PCT program.  Enrollment is limited, if you are interested you should immediately call (386) 647-4210 to register for the TABE test. The TABE is a test of adult basic education and is required by the state of Florida for any person entering a vocational program.
Some students may be TABE exempt, see application for details. When you finish the TABE test you meet with the counselor, fill out an application and get your name on the waiting list for the next  PCT program.  You may also want to go ahead and apply for financial aid.  The website for the PELL Grant is:  www.fafsa.ed.gov and our school number is:  016824.
Program Description:  This program prepares students for entry level careers in providing patient care.  The content includes home health aide, nursing assistant skills including hospital and nursing home care, nutrition, phlebotomy, EKG, and any skills associated with a non-licensed position in a hospital or nursing home such as rehabilitation aide.

Job Opportunities:  Many positions are available in nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies, health facilities, and other health care facilities utilizing assistants to nurses.  During the most recent follow-up survey (2009-10), 78.38% of the graduates were employed.

Program Costs:  The approximate cost for tuition, books, liability insurance, supplies, CNA pin, and drug screening is $2923.00.  White clinical shoes, uniforms, hose, watch with sweep second hand, a physical, and Hepatitis B shots are also required.  Students need to show proof that they are covered by health and accident insurance or have some arrangement for payment of health care if needed while in clinical areas.

Licensure:  Upon successful completion of the Patient Care Assistant Program, students must apply to take the CNA state certification exam.  The approximate cost for this exam is $155.00.  Based on the most recent information available (2015), 83.3% of the program completers passed the LICENSURE exam. 

Special Admission Requirements:  Prospective students must have a clear FDLE criminal background check prior to admission.  A list of felonies and misdemeanors that would exclude a student as determined by the Florida Board of Nursing are listed below.  A drug test will also be administered as part of this program. 

Criminal History That Would Deny Admission or Cause Immediate Dismissal From the Program:  According to 464.018 (1) Florida Statute, the following acts constitute grounds for denial of a license or disciplinary action.  Accordingly, being found guilty, regardless of adjudication, of any of the following offenses will result in denial of admission into nursing related programs or immediate dismissal from these programs.   (NOTE:  If adjudication is withheld on a disqualifying offense, it is disqualifying.  Some of the disqualifying offenses are misdemeanors and some are felonies.  A DUI offense will also disqualify a student.)

1.  Having been found guilty of, regardless of adjudication, or entered a plea of nono contendere to or guilty to, any offense prohibited under 435.03 Florida Statute or under any similar statute of another jurisdiction; or having committed an act which constitutes domestic violence as defined in 741.28 Florida Statutes.

2. Chapter Offenses (Listed below)

Chapter        Offenses
  39             Relating to child abuse, abandonment, and neglect
415             Relating to protection from abuse, neglect, and exploitation
776             A forcible felony
782             Relating to murder and homicide
784             Relating to assault, battery, and culpable negligence
787             Relating to kidnapping and false imprisonment
794             Relating to sexual battery
796             Relating to prostitution
798             Relating to lewd and lascivious behavior
800             Relating to lewdness and indecent exposure
806             Relating to arson
812             Relating to theft, robbery, and related crimes
817             Relating to fraudulent practices
825             Relating to aggravated abuse
826             Relating to incest
827             Relating to child abuse
847             Relating to obscene literature
893             Engaging or attempting to engage in the possession, sale, or distribution of controlled substances 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Pursuant to Section 456.0635, Florida Statutes, you are being notified that effective July 1, 2009, 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 contender to a felony violation of: chapters 409, 817, or 893, Florida Statutes; or 21 U.S.C. ss. 801-970 or 42 U.S. C. ss. 1395-1396, unless the sentence and any probation or please 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).

Adult Courses and Clock Hours         

HSC0003:  Basic Healthcare Worker – Outcomes are referred to as the Health Science Core and do not have to be completed if the student has previously completed the core in another program at any level.  Content includes:  knowledge of the health care delivery system, legal and ethical responsibilities, safety and security procedures, infection control procedures, and knowledge of blood borne diseases including AIDS.
Adult – 90 clock hours

HCP0121:  Nurse Aide/Orderly – After completing this course, the student will be able to:   perform physical comfort and safety functions, provide personal patient care, and provide care for geriatric patients.
Adult – 75 clock hours

HCP0331:  Advanced Home Health Aide – The student will be able to:   perform physical comfort and safety functions specific to home health aide, apply the principles of infection control specific to home health aide, and perform home health-care services.
Adult – 50 clock hours

HCP0020:  Patient Care Assistant – The student will be able to:   Perform nursing assistant skills related to the hospital setting and provide nursing assistant care for the adult patient.
Adult – 75 clock hours

HSC0016:  Allied Health Assistant – The student will be able to:   perform skills representative of 1 – 3 major allied health areas as determined by local labor market demand.  Such skills must be at the aide level and not beyond the scope of unlicensed assistive personnel.
Adult – 150 clock hours

MEA0580:  Advanced Allied Health Assistant – After completing this course, the student will be able to:   perform additional skills from the previous courses which are in the aide level and do not go beyond the scope of practice of unlicensed assistive personnel.
Adult – 100 clock hours  

PRN0094:  Patient Care Technician – After completing all courses the student will be able to:   demonstrate knowledge of organizational and effective team member skills and practice organizational and effective team member skills in a clinical setting.
Adult – 60 clock hours

TOTAL CLOCK HOURS: 600

Adult Program Number H170500

Program Description: This program is designed to enable students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for employment in a pharmacy. Program graduates will be able to perform a variety of technical duties related to preparing and dispensing drugs according to standard procedures and laws under the supervision of a registered pharmacist.

Program Requirements: Students must be 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED. A criminal background check and drug screen are required.

Program Cost: The approximate cost and fees for this program are $5,000. Adult Course and Clock Hours

HSC0003: Basic Healthcare Worker — The content of this course includes topics such as, health care systems, occupations, ethics, legal issues, emergency situations, infection control procedures, and blood borne diseases.

Adult - 90 clock hours

PTN0084: Pharmacy Technician 1 – The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of basic pharmaceutical chemistry and drug classification as it relates to the human physiology, perform clerical duties and identify medical and legal considerations.

Adult – 360 clock hours

PTN0085: Pharmacy Technician 2 – The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of basic pharmaceutical chemistry and drug classification as it relates to the human physiology, perform clerical duties and identify medical and legal considerations.

Adult – 300 clock hours

PTN0086: Pharmacy Technician 3 – The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of inventory control, initiate measurement and calculating techniques as it relates to community practice.

Adult – 300 clock hours

Adult Program Number H170605

Practical Nursing provides training for employment in the health industry. Graduates will have success - fully 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 a thorough understanding of body structure and function, nutrition, medication, life span, diseases and disorders, community health, CPR, and first aid. Throughout the program the nursing process is integrated and the concept of life long learning is stressed. This program is approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing and prepares graduates to take the NCLEX-PN License Examination. Due to program length, only day classes are available.

Job Opportunities: Employment opportunities include hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, doc - tor’s offices, and home health agencies. During the most recent follow-up survey, 90% of the gradu - ates were employed.

Licensure: This program is approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing and prepares graduates to take the NCLEX-PN License Examination. Based on the most recent information available, 100% of the program completers passed the LICENSURE exam. Applicants to the PN program are required to take the TABE test. The minimum grade level required by the state for program completers is 11.0 in reading, language, and math. Refer to the TABE requirements on page 11 of this catalog

Certified Surgical Technologists (CST) are responsible for providing an optimal surgical environment for the patient. CST’s are integral members of the surgical team who work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and other surgical personnel-delivering patient care before, during and after surgery. Scrub, circulating and assisting surgical technologists have primary responsibility for maintaining the sterileeld, being constantly vigilant that all members of the team adhere to sterile techniques. The CST also handles the instruments, supplies, and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure. The CST also circulates the operating room and monitors conditions and constantly assesses the needs of the patient and the surgical team.

Job Opportunities: Employment opportunities include hospitals, operating rooms, central sup- ply and purchasing, evaluating surgical products, and representatives for medical product companies. During the most recent follow-up survey, 85% of the graduates were employed.

Licensure: This program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP). The program prepares graduates to take the National Board of Surgical Technologist exam to become a Certified Surgical Technologist.

Program Costs: Students will be responsible for the payment of background checks and drug screening as well as exam costs. Approximate cost for this program is $5,800. This estimation of fees does not include costs incurred such as a physical and Hepatitis B immunizations.

Special Admission Requirements: All health occupation programs have special admission requirements. Individual application forms can be acquired from Student Services. Applications are accepted from mid- March through mid-June of each year with classes starting in August. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. All applicants must have a high school diploma or GED diploma. All applications are screened by the Surgical Technology entrance committee and students are admitted based on a point system. Interviews and essays are part of the point system. Prospective students must have a clear FDLE criminal background check. The list of felonies and misdemeanors that would exclude a student are listed below. (NOTE: If adjudication is withheld on a disqualifying offense, it is disqualifying. Some of the disqualifying offenses are misdemeanors and some are felonies. A DUI offense will also disqualify a student.)

To meet the requirements of the program, the following units of instruction are covered over three semesters (12 months). 

Total Clock Hours: 1,330

HSC003 Healthcare Support Worker

The Health Science Core is a core of basic knowledge necessary for any health occupations career. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the health care delivery system and health occupations, professional ethics and legal responsibilities; apply wellness and disease concepts; health safety, and environmental management systems; emergencies; technology; and blood borne diseases, including HIV/AIDS.

Adult – 90 clock hours

STS0015 Central Supply

The student will demonstrate skills in apply the principles of medical/surgical asepsis; infection control using CDC guidelines; equipment and supply inspection; decontamination; identify instruments, supply and distribution; labeling; and inventory. Simulated Labs, anatomy, medical terminology, and micro- biology are also included.

Adult - 210 clock hours 

STS0010 Surgical Technologist 1 - The surgical technology student will use communication and inter- personal skills; demonstrate understanding of microbiology, anatomy and physiology, asepsis, inflectional control techniques, physics, robotics, pharmacology, anesthesia, simulated labs, and how these sciences relate to surgical procedures.

Adult - 343 clock hours

STS0011 Surgical Technologist 2 - The student will be able to perform patient care procedures related to the surgical environment and methods for meeting patient’s needs. Including but not limited to patient transfer/transportation techniques used in the operating room; positioning and restraining patient for surgery; ground patient and connecting to electro surgical cautery unit; prepare operative site; identify steps for Foley catheter, applying sterile dressing and bandage. The student will also be able to select instruments; measure and pour solutions; perform surgical scrub, drape, and gown, demonstrate techniques of disinfection and sterilization, prepare specimens for lab, and apply safe patient care practices in surgery and knowledge of a variety of surgeries.

Adult - 343 clock hours

STS0012 Surgical Technologist 3 The student will be able to in a clinical environment, assist with surgical procedures; identify preoperative diagnosis, complications, and pathology relating to specific surgical procedures; list and describe types of incisions and would closures, identify instruments, equipment and supplies for any surgical procedures. The student will demonstrate understanding of legal and ethical responsibilities specific to surgical technology. The student will be able to state methods, standards, and aids of legal responsibilities and to explain job requirements as well as provide health care within the ethical/ legal framework of the job description.

Adult Program Number: J400400

Secondary Program Number: 9204400

The welding program covers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare students for employment in the variety of occupations in the welding industry. The minimum grade level on TABE scores required by the state for program completers is 9.0 in reading, language, and math.

This program provides rigorous content containing high academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills required to prepare the student for further education and careers in the manufacturing career cluster. This training includes the use of blueprints, use of gases and welding processes. The course includes instruction in techniques of oxyacetylene cutting as well as shielded metal and gas metal arc welding, flux core welding, and pipe welding.

Career Opportunities: The demand for welders is good in Florida with an average annual salary of $41,000.

Program Costs: The approximate cost of this program is $3,600.

Total Clock Hours: 1,050

Total Credit Hours: 5

Program Requirements:

PMT0070 Welder Assistant 1 150 hours

PMT0071 Welder Assistant 2 150 hours

PMT0072 Welder, SMAW 1 150 hours

PMT0073 Welder, SMAW 2 150 hours

PMT0074 Welder 450 hours