Health Science

7 Programs Available

Nurture a new career in healthcare!

If caring for others is a passion of yours, look no further than McFatter Technical College Health Science programs. We offer a variety of programs in the healthcare field to help nurture your new career path, including practical nurse, dental laboratory technician, pharmacy technician, medical assistant, and more. See full list of programs offered below. Join the high-demand field of healthcare today.

Dental Laboratory Technology

Program Length: 2040 hours/approx. 18 months (full-time)

Upon completion of this program, the student will be knowledgeable in oral anatomy, complete denture prosthodontics, removable partial restorations, orthodontics/perdodontics, fixed restorations (crowns and bridges) and ceramics.

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Electrocardiograph Technology

Program Length: 465 hours/approx. 4 months (full-time)

Students will be taught how to perform a 12-lead EKG, properly maintain diagnostic equipment, recognize normal and abnormal sinus rhythms and monitor patients for cardiovascular disorders. An overview of anatomy and physiology, with emphasis on cardiac and vascular systems is taught along with medical terminology, basic patient care techniques, medical instrumentation, cardiac monitoring and testing and cardiac wellness and rehabilitation.

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Medical Assisting

Program Length: 1300 hours/approx. 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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Optometric Assisting

Program Length: 1080 hours/approx. 10 months (full-time)

Prepare for a rewarding, in-demand career in Vision Care by learning the skills to assist an Optometrist or an Ophthalmologist. Students learn the procedures and equipment used in diagnosing and treating eye and vision deficiencies and office procedures to work in an eye doctor’s office or clinic.

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Patient Care Technician

Program Length: 600 hours/approx. 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/approx. 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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Practical Nursing

Program Length: 1350 hours/approx. 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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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.

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