Health Sciences: Career Path and True Calling

There are many rewarding career paths, but few match the impact a healthcare professional makes every day. Each shift you work can help save lives, restore lost capabilities or extend quality of life. Every patient you treat also touches the lives of their loved ones. Most healthcare professionals will say this is both a career path and true calling.

BC graduates help thousands of patients and families, while enjoying strong salaries, benefits, stability and professional respect as dental assistants, hygienists, nurses, EMTs, paramedics, physical, respiratory and radiation therapists, sonographers and in other critical roles, across a wide variety of care settings.

Top 10 ranked U.S. college

Broward College is among the nation’s leading colleges for students seeking rewarding healthcare careers.

Why Health Sciences at Broward College?

Transfer opportunities to state and national universities and colleges.

Ranked first in the state for the number of industry certifications earned by students.

Ranked for affordability - among the lowest tuition rates in South Florida.

Industry partnerships that provide students with internships, apprenticeships, and job opportunities.

Pathways to Completion

YOUR BROWARD COLLEGE DEGREE TAKES YOU FURTHER

Broward College offers a wide range of degrees and certificates with day, evening, and online classes. With campuses and centers throughout Broward County, you can achieve your higher education goals without commuting too far from home. Explore our pathways, degrees, and certificates, and non-credit options to make a plan that suits you perfectly.

Currently, enrolled students may view previous versions of the program/transfer maps or log in to BC Navigate to access your academic plan which provides a term by term guide of courses required for graduation.

If your goal is to earn a bachelor’s degree at a college or university, the Associate of Arts is for you. The AA allows you to enjoy small class sizes and more affordable tuition while satisfying the first two years of coursework at a college/university.  The AA includes Broward College’s general education curriculum and specific elective credits designed to satisfy the prerequisite requirements for your bachelor’s degree major. Broward College offers a variety of courses to help you appropriately prepare for seamless transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at BC, or your choice of college and university within the state of Florida and beyond.

 Associate in Arts General Education & Graduation Requirements, Academic Year 2020‐2021

See an Advisor to make the appropriate course selections.

Complete 2 years of specialized training designed to enter the workforce in a high-demand career with guaranteed job skills or continue your education by transferring to a bachelor’s program such as Broward College’s BAS/BSN degrees or other articulated AS to Baccalaureate degree programs.

Broward College offers several bachelor’s degree programs in high-demand career fields that connect students to significant workforce opportunities. Bachelor’s degrees at Broward College include programs in Education, Nursing, Supervision and Management, Technology, and more.  Students seeking admission to a BC bachelor’s program must meet certain requirements specific to that degree program.

RN to BSN Nursing BSN (N100) - Requires a Florida RN License for Admission – see Program Maps for details. (available online) (Program Map 2020-2021)

CAREER LADDERS

See where your Broward College degree can take you. 

Explore your options in Health Sciences

KEEP PEOPLE SMILING

Earn a 12-month diploma or double your capabilities as a Certified Dental Assistant and Registered Dental Hygienist.

EXPLORE DENTAL CAREERS

SAVE THE DAY

As a trained Emergency Medical Services professional, no two shifts are the same. You’re first on the scene: solving problems, working smarter, constantly upping your game

EXPLORE EMS

The Business of Healthcare

If you have a knack for business with an interest in health services, then you are well-suited for a career in Health Services Management.

Explore Health Services Management

​BE THE HIT OF HEALTHCARE

HIT professionals work across many areas, bridging data gaps to connect clinical, operational and administrative teams more effectively.

EXPLORE HEALTHCARE IT

CONDUCT VITAL TESTING

From administering radioactive drugs to providing imagery for research and diagnosis, be a key medical contributor.

EXPLORE NUCLEAR MEDICINE

NURSES: KEEP RISING

Already an RN? Prepare for higher-level leadership roles with your RN-BSN in just 12-18 months.

EXPLORE RN-BSN

ANSWER THE CALL

As most nurses will tell you, this is not just a career: it’s a calling. Few have what it takes, but for those who do, the rewards and potential are tremendous.

EXPLORE NURSING

RESTORE PEOPLE'S LIVES

Be the hero that rehabs patients after illness, accidents or congenital handicaps disable their movement and their lives.

EXPLORE PTA

JOIN THE FIGHT

Work side by side with specialized oncology physicians and nurses as you fight the cancer battle, delivering radiation doses to patients.

EXPLORE RADIATION THERAPY

MEDICINE’S LEADING EDGE

Radiographers are at the heart of every medical team, working with leading-edge technology and physicians.

EXPLORE RADIOGRAPHY

HELP THEM BREATHE EASIER

Premature infants to elderly pulmonary disease: people of all ages need respiratory therapists and the career outlook is strong.

EXPLORE RESPIRATORY CARE​

YOUR EVIDENCE SAVES LIVES

Show a new mom her baby’s face for the first time. Save lives with your diagnostic evidence, using cutting-edge technology.

EXPLORE ULTRASOUND

SEE THE CLEAR POTENTIAL

Demand for Opticians is strong as our population ages: fit patients for eyeglasses and contact lenses; do diagnostic testing; even operate your own practice.

EXPLORE VISION CARE

Be a Healthcare Advocate

Are you looking for a career helping people navigate the complex world of healthcare, then the Health Navigator is the degree for you.

EXPLORE HEALTH NAVIGATOR

Top ranked. Reasonably priced.

Your top-10 Aspen-ranked education costs less than most Florida university students pay. See for yourself.
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Unsure which career is best?

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Looking for non-degree options?

Broward College offers a variety of continuing education certificates.
Continuing Education