Getting Started With Broward UP

EASILY START YOUR 3-STEP JOURNEY TODAY!

1. Get Connected

2. Get Trained

3. Get Employed

Career Pathway Navigators (CPN) are dedicated to your success. While engaged with Broward UP, you will be assigned a CPN who works in partnership with you to complete career assessments, goal-setting exercises, and to select a pathway for career and educational planning. These dedicated professionals will guide you through the Broward UP programming options, and introduce you to the services available through EMPLOYS for job placement. You matter and you have what it takes to achieve unlimited potential. Your CPN will also help you address any potential barriers in the way of academic and workforce success.

Speak with a Career Pathway Navigator

Broward UP gives students the chance to continue their education with FREE short- term courses to build confidence! In addition to getting the skills you need to start a career, you’ll also have the opportunity to earn credits that may be applied to one of Broward College’s technical certificates, associate’s, or bachelor’s degrees. Explore the upcoming courses below to discover which career pathway will help you reach your goals!

Want to complete your GED while earning a college credential? Broward UP can help you pursue an in-demand trade while working toward your GED. As part of Broward College's Adult Education programming, participating students will receive tuition-free training, and all fees and books will be paid for as they pursue a trade. Fast-track programs include:

  • Office Support
  • Warehouse Operations
  • Network Support Specialist

Interested in one of these fast-track programs but already have a high school diploma or GED? We can help.

Questions? Contact Broward UP Adult Education

Finished with your continuing education courses? Broward UP can help you smoothly transition from non-credit to credit programs through articulation and prior learning assessments. These opportunities allow you to complete your degree faster for career advancement by providing credit for the non-credit courses completed, earned licenses and industry certifications, and for prior knowledge obtained through work experience, employment-related training programs, military training, and intensive self-directed focused learning. Ready to accelerate your college credit certificate or degree? Notify your Career Pathway Navigator.

Easily transition to a credit program & accelerate your degree.

Questions? Contact Broward UP CE to Degree

Throughout the entire experience, students will work one-on-one with dedicated staff to create and execute a plan aimed at increasing students' lifetime learning and earning potential. Broward College has extensive career planning resources to help guide these conversations.

Exploring Career Pathways and Ladders  Internships/Jobs

Get Employed with Broward UP EMPLOYS. The Employment Management Program for Labor Opportunities that Yields Success (EMPLOYS) offers free workplace readiness training, along with job placement for continuing education program completers. The EMPLOYS team works with employers to create individual pathways of entry into high-demand industries. Relationships are built to create opportunities for priority interviews, hiring, and paid work experiences such as projects, internships/externships, and apprenticeships for Broward UP course completers.

Equipped with industry certifications and soft skills training, our Career Development Senior Specialists provide job placement in positions with the potential for career growth.

The special attention given to each participant prepares them for work that will exponentially change their life, family, neighborhood, and the greater community.

Questions about EMPLOYS?

Contact Broward Up EMPLOYS

Upcoming Courses

Broward UP courses and programs are offered on an ongoing basis throughout the semester. This makes it easy to start or continue pursuing a credential or degree at times that are convenient for you. Sign-up to begin achieving your unlimited potential today.

BROWARD UP COMMUNITY EDUCATION
Course Day(s) Date(s) Time Format
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Tues/Wed/Thurs 11/29/2022 - 12/1/2022 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. BC Online Live
Computer & Internet Literacy Mon/Wed 1/9/23 – 3/5/23 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. TBA
College Success Skills Wed 1/9/23 – 3/5/23 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. TBA
Azure Fundamentals Tues/Thurs 1/9/23 – 3/5/23 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. BC Online Live
Construction: Building Construction Plans Interpretation Self-paced with weekly assignments 1/9/23 – 5/5/23 Self-paced with mandatory assignment deadlines Fully Online
SCPro™ Fundamentals Certifications (8 certifications - Supply Chain Management Principles w/ Forklift, Customer Service Operations, Transportation Operations, Warehousing Operations, Demand Planning, Inventory Management, Manufacturing & Service Operations, and Supply Management & Procurement) Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri 1/17/23 – 4/28/23 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. In-person at Broward College @ YMCA on Sistrunk Blvd.
Drones Pilot: FAA Part-107 sUAS Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri 2/21/23 – 2/24/23 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

2/21: In-person at Broward College @ YMCA on Sistrunk Blvd.

2/22 – 2/24: BC Online Live

Patient Care Technician Program (Health Career Core, Patient Care Technician, EKG Technician, and Phlebotomy Technician) Tues/Thurs 2/21/23 – 6/15/23 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

2/21 – 5/18: In-person at Broward College @ YMCA on Sistrunk Blvd.

5/23 – 6/15: BC Online Live

Medical Billing & Coding Wed 2/22/23 – 5/10/23 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

2/22: In-person at Broward College @ YMCA on Sistrunk Blvd.

2/23 – 5/10: BC Online Live

Medical Administrative Assistant Thurs 2/23/23 – 3/30/23 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. In-person at Broward College @ YMCA on Sistrunk Blvd.
Pharmacy Technician Wed 3/15/23 – 5/3/23 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

3/15: In-person at Broward College @ YMCA on Sistrunk Blvd.

3/16 – 5/3: BC Online Live

Construction: OSHA Standards Tues/Thurs 3/16/23 – 5/5/23 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. In-person at Broward College @ YMCA on Sistrunk Blvd.
College Success Skills Wed 3/16/23 – 5/5/23 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. TBA
Power Skills: Career Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri 3/20/23 – 3/24/23 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. BC Online Live
Marketing Certificate Mon 3/20/23 – 5/1/23 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

3/20: In-person at Broward College @ YMCA on Sistrunk Blvd.

3/21 – 5/1: BC Online Live

Electronic Health Records Tues 3/21/23 – 4/18/23 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. In-person at Broward College @ YMCA on Sistrunk Blvd.
Excel (MOS) Microsoft Office Specialist Mon/Wed/Fri 3/29/23 – 4/14/23 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. In-person at Broward College @ YMCA on Sistrunk Blvd.
Clinical Medical Assistant Tues/Thurs 4/4/23 – 5/4/23 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

4/4: In-person at Broward College @ YMCA on Sistrunk Blvd.

4/5 – 5/4: BC Online Live

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Technical Essentials Intro Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri 4/18/23 – 4/21/23 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. In-person at Broward College @ YMCA on Sistrunk Blvd.
Project Management (PM) Ready Certification PMI® Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 4/24/23 – 5/4/23 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. BC Online Live
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri 5/2/23 – 5/5/23 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. In-person at Broward College @ YMCA on Sistrunk Blvd.
Health Care Course Options Self-Paced Students complete the course online at their own pace
Career Skills Self-Paced Students complete the course online at their own pace

Course and schedule are subject to change without notice based on space and funding availability. Please contact Broward UP for additional information.

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Check back regularly for new course offerings.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION AND GED
Level, courses needed, and start dates determined after TABE Testing
Course Day(s) Date(s) Time Format
Reading/LA/Math Mon/Wed TBD after TABE Testing 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. In-person at Broward College @ YMCA on Sistrunk Blvd.
Reading/LA/Math Tues/Thurs TBD after TABE Testing 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. In-person at Broward College @ YMCA on Sistrunk Blvd.
Reading/LA/Science Mon/Tues TBD after TABE Testing 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. In-person at Broward College @ YMCA on Sistrunk Blvd.
Reading/LA/Science Tues TBD after TABE Testing 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. In-person at Broward College @ YMCA on Sistrunk Blvd.
Social Studies/Math Wed/Thurs TBD after TABE Testing 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. In-person at Broward College @ YMCA on Sistrunk Blvd.
Social Studies/Math Thurs TBD after TABE Testing 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. In-person at Broward College @ YMCA on Sistrunk Blvd.

Course and schedule are subject to change without notice based on space and funding availability. Please contact Broward UP for additional information.

Register

Check back regularly for new course offerings.

BROWARD COLLEGE @ YMCA

Broward College has a new location in the heart of Sistrunk to better serve our community.

Broward UP courses, including our new Adult Education programs, are available at Broward College @ YMCA, located at 1409 Sistrunk Blvd, Fourth Floor, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311. Visit us today.

Want to complete your GED while earning a college credential?

Broward UP can help you pursue an in-demand trade while working toward your GED. As part of Broward College's Adult Education programming, participating students will receive tuition-free training, and all fees and books will be paid for as they pursue a trade. Fast-track programs include:

  • Office Support
  • Warehouse Operations
  • Network Support Specialist

Broward College @ YMCA

 

Career Pathways and Course Descriptions

Broward UP courses and workshops aim to upskill and retool students for the workforce by providing both the technical and soft skills needed for college and career readiness. Course offerings span multiple career pathways and impart valuable skills that can be applied to numerous work settings. Certifications can be earned in as little as one day or up to several months online and right in your neighborhood. Explore the types of programs offered through Broward UP below.

Business

  • Business Brand Development
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • QuickBooks with Accounting Principles
  • Sales Fundamentals
  • Social Media Marketing

STEM

  • Amazon Cloud Computing
  • Amazon Web Services Technical Essentials
  • Cybersecurity
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • JAVA Programming

Health Care Education

  • Assisted Living Tech
  • Contact Tracing
  • EKG Tech
  • Hemodialysis Tech
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Billing
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Medical Office Manager
  • Medical Transcription Editor
  • Mental Health Tech
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Pharmacy Tech
  • Phlebotomy Tech
  • Physical Therapy Aide
  • Vet Assistant

INDUSTRY, MANUFACTURING, CONSTRUCTION, & TRANSPORTATION

  • Construction: OSHA Standards
  • Customer Service
  • Manufacturing

OTHER CERTIFICATION COURSES

  • Data Analysis Certificate
  • Essential Employability Soft-Skills
  • Financial Literacy
  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
  • Microsoft Excel Certificate
  • Microsoft Excel with Data Analysis

Broward UP Eligibility and Funding

Eligibility: Applicants must be 18 years of age or older for most Broward UP courses. For health care courses, applicants must also have completed a high school diploma or GED. If you have not completed a high school diploma or GED, we can assist you through our Adult Education program.

Funding: Through grant funding, Broward UP offers free courses and workshops to qualifying students who reside in the following zip codes: 33309, 33311, 33313, 33319, 33023, 33020, 33069, 33064, 33441, and 33065, and those referred by community partners. Certain restrictions apply.

Other internal and external funding opportunities may be available for eligible students outside of these areas. The Career Pathway Navigator team assists students with determining available opportunities.