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Southern Technical College

Brandon, FL

3 Programs

Available Programs

  • Patient Care Technician
    Medicine and Health Care

    At Southern Technical College, our Patient Care Technician (PCT) program is a multi-occupational diploma program designed to prepare students for a number of entry-level healthcare career occupations. This program is taught through a combination of classroom, clinical lab, and externship experiences. PCT students at Southern Technical College will learn to check vital signs, administer cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid, assist in medical examinations, perform electrocardiograms (EKGs), conduct basic laboratory procedures, and will be trained in phlebotomy and venipuncture.

    During the externship, students get the chance to observe and work alongside a professional healthcare team. Graduates, of this program, will gain the practical knowledge and confidence necessary to pursue a career in healthcare. The PCT graduate may be eligible to sit for several certifications.

  • Medical Assistant - Diploma
    Medicine and Health Care

    The Medical Assisting diploma program is designed to prepare students for positions as entry-level medical assistants in a physician’s office, or other medical facilities. This program focuses on providing instruction, through a combination of classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences, in the skills necessary to assist physicians in both the administrative and clinical duties of a medical facility. The program requires a minimum of 51 credit hours to be completed in approximately 10 months.

  • Veterinary Assisting
    Medicine and Health Care

    The diploma program in Veterinary Assisting is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as an assistant to a Veterinarian or Veterinary Technician. The program will provide students with a foundation of knowledge in ethics and law, animal anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and animal care activities. Through hands-on learning, students will learn to keep medical and imaging records, offer client education, assist with nursing duties, prepare for surgeries, and assist in a routine exam. This program includes a clinical externship experience.

    Perform a diverse variety of tasks in customer/client service and education; front desk and clerical responsibilities; preparation of exam rooms; and assisting in areas of filling scripts, setting up lab work, and assisting with nursing and animal care. Veterinary assistants work under the supervision of veterinarians and veterinary technicians, through the establishment of standard levels of knowledge, practical experience, and skills.

Disclosure

Southern Technical College – Fort Myers, Port Charlotte, and Tampa campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award Bachelor’s degrees, Associate’s degrees, and diplomas. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. ACICS may be contacted at 750 First Street NE, Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002-4241. The telephone number is (202) 336-6780.

Southern Technical College – Orlando, Auburndale, Brandon, and Sanford campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) to award Associate’s degrees and diplomas. The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. ACCSC may be contacted at 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, VA 22201. The telephone number is (703)-247-4212.

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