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Health Sciences

Be a Part of the Growing Health Care Sector
Good health, helping others and loving what you do are often the keys to success. At Broward College, our Health Sciences department is just what you need to be successful. Our accredited programs and supportive faculty and  staff prepare you for an exciting career in the medical profession through a selection of outstanding courses designed to give you the advantage in today's competitive health care field.  
Each of our Health Sciences programs has specific admission criteria, prerequisites and a selection procedure. Take a few moments to review the following detailed program information to see which one is right for you. 

Advising International Students for Limited Access Programs

Students are cautioned that admission to the College does not imply admission to all the programs and courses offered, especially with respect to the Health Science and Nursing programs as they are designated as limited-access programs and require completion of certain courses before a student may declare a major. International students must contact a College International Student Advisor as soon as possible if their intent is to apply for one of the Health Science or Nursing programs. It is important that all students also check the Catalog for admission requirements to these programs. Students planning to enter a limited-access program should be aware that their admission by the College may be denied or delayed and should be prepared with alternative plans of action.

Health Science students: There are additional costs related to the Health Science programs which include but are not limited to the cost of medical/physical examinations, liability insurance, a background check, a drug screening test, uniform purchases, etc.  Please check with the specific Health Science program for a more detailed list of additional costs.

Broward College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Broward College.

​Degree Programs:
Dentist with dental tool.

Dental Hygiene & Assisting

Our unique "1 + 1" program format offers you the added value of becoming both a Certified Dental Assistant and a Registered Dental Hygienist. After completion of our American Dental Association accredited 10-month Dental Assisting certificate program, you can earn an associate's in Dental Hygiene within 12 months. Our dental hygiene program is offered during the day, with all classes taught at BC's Central Campus in Davie, Florida only. American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

Two HIT professionals.

Health Information Technology

HIT professionals work in more than 40 different settings under 125 different job titles. They often serve in " bridge roles" that connect clinical, operational, and administrative functions, helping to create synergy among departments through data.  Qualifying for enrollment in BC's Health Information Technology program starts with a high school diploma or G.E.D. All HIT classes are taught at the North Campud Health Science Building (41)during the daytime hours.  The program is accredited by the the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Nurses in office.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing — RN-BSN

If you're already a registered nurse and wish to continue your education, Broward College offers a comprehensive RN-BSN curriculum that earns you a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. "The baccalaureate degree program in nursing prepares you for leadership roles in nursing and health care in just 12 to 18 months. Classes are taught on the Miramar Town Center campus.

Radiography tech.


Radiography is a discipline primarily associated with the use of x-rays to produce anatomic images. BC's radiography program gives you the knowledge, skills and values necessary to practice as an entry-level radiographer and to pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination. Approximately 40 students are accepted into the program each year.

Sonography machine

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound)

We offer an associate's if you're interested in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. This degree program requires that courses be taken in a sequential order for a total of 24 months. The exceptional combination of integrated academic and clinical experience provides you with a strong foundation for achieving full professional credentials and diagnostic proficiency. Only 18 students are accepted into this program each year and all program classes are taught at BC's North Campus, in Coconut Creek, Florida. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP).​

Health science building.

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine is a field that utilizes aspects of chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer technology, and applied medicine to provide information about the structure and function of nearly every vital organ system in the body. Broward College offers an AS in Nuclear Medicine which is a 22 month program.  This program is  only offered at the North Campus in Coconut Creek, Florida. Approximately 15 AS students are accepted into the program each year. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT).

PTA with patient.

Physical Therapist Assisting

Physical therapist assistants work closely with patients disabled by illness, accidents or congenital handicaps, helping to rehabilitate them as they recover and carry out their personal plan of care. BC offers a two-year program that satisfies the requirements for an associate's in Physical Therapist Assisting. Our Physical Therapist Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Classes are taught in the Health Sciences Building – North Campus.

Respiratory tech student.

Respiratory Care

Respiratory Care is a specialty that deals with the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with cardiorespiratory diseases. BC's respiratory program is an advanced level two-year program that is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). The respiratory care program accepts approximately 30 students into the program each year, and is only taught at our North Campus in Coconut Creek, Florida.​

Emergency Medical tech students

Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Service personnel are highly trained health care professionals who are the first on the scene to offer immediate medical care. Consider becoming an EMT if you're a problem solver, resourceful, and willing to constantly improve the clinical skills we help you develop. Our accredited EMS program can get you an associate's degree in just six semesters. The program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) through the Commission on Accreditation of the Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP).

Nurses and patient.


Nurses are highly in demand in today's health care field. Our associate's in Nursing is designed to prepare you for a career as a registered nurse, with a focus on competence, compassion, cultural sensitivity and legal and ethical decision-making. BC offers a comprehensive, high-quality nursing program that is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing. Our nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).

Radiation tech with patient.

Radiation Therapy

A radiation therapist delivers prescribed doses of radiation to patients for therapeutic purposes. After completing 24 months of on-campus courses and clinical education in area hospitals, program graduates are awarded an associate's in Radiation Therapy. Approximately 25 students are accepted into the program each year.

Women getting vision tested.

Vision Care

BC offers an associate's in Vision Care Technology that provides you with the opportunity to develop the necessary skills needed to assist in the ocular health of patients. Our curriculum features a theoretical approach to important ophthalmic concepts and prepares you to work with optometrists, ophthalmologists, and eye care corporations. This program is 18 months in length, and taught only at our North Campus in Coconut Creek, Florida. The program is accredited by the Commission on Opticianry Accreditation (COA).

Certificate & Diploma Programs:
Dental Assisting
Few opportunities in the health care field offer such a fast track to an occupation filled with rewards and challenges as dental assisting.​

Receive in-depth first response training in just four semesters with a Paramedic Technical Certificate. Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) through the Commission on Accreditation of the Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP)​.

Emergency Medical Technician
EMTs and Paramedics are the first on the scene to meet and provide treatment to patients.​

Medical Assisting


Programs for Health Care Professionals:
Continuing Education
Renew a license or take a refresher course. Broward College has several convenient options for health care professionals. Browse our Health  Sciences Continuing Education classes today.

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