BROWARD UP COMMUNITY
EDUCATION 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.

Course and schedule are subject to change without notice based on space and funding availability. Enrollment is on a first-come basis and attendance must be confirmed on the first day of class.

Check back regularly for new course offerings.

Upcoming Workshop

Financial Literacy Workshop Series

Learn key elements of banking and budgeting to help you manage your money more effectively, establish and maintain credit, and prepare for long-term financial freedom. 

Workshop Details

Let's Talk About Credit
Days:
Monday
Date: Feb 26, 2024 
Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Broward College @ YMCA, Room 410
Format: In-Person

Days: Wednesday
Date: Feb 28, 2024 
Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Broward College @ YMCA, Room 402
Format: In-Person

Budgeting & Savings
Days: 
Wednesday
Date: March 20, 2024 
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Broward College @ YMCA, Room 410
Format: In-Person

Days: Wednesday
Date: March 27, 2024 
Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Broward College @ YMCA, Room 402
Format: In-Person

Course Description: You will learn key elements of banking and budgeting to help you manage your money more effectively, establish and maintain credit, and prepare for long-term financial freedom. We’ll also provide valuable take-away resources to help you and your family.

 

Status: Registration Open
Days:
Monday - Thursday
Date: To be determined after TABE testing
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
          6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Format: In-Person
Location: YMCA

 

Status: Registration Open
Days:
Monday - Thursday
Date: To be determined after TABE testing
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
          6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Format: In-Person
Location: YMCA

Status: Registration Open
Days:
Monday - Thursday
Date: To be determined after CASAS testing
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Level 3,4,5,6)
          10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Level 1 &2)
          6 p.m. - 9 p.m.   (Level 1 - 6) 
Format: In-Person
Location: YMCA

Status: Registration Closed
Days:
Tuesday and Thursday
Date: January 9 - April 18, 2024
Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Format: In-Person
Location: YMCA

Course Description: This course provides students technical skills necessary to service complex patient personal care and medical assisting issues including the implementation of selected portions of a specific care plan that may include rehabilitation services, bedside care, collection of laboratory specimens, phlebotomy, and EKG’s. Patient Care Technicians work alongside doctors, nurses, medical assistants, and other healthcare providers to oversee and monitor patients. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to take the Patient Care Technician (CPCT/A) certification exam.

Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED.

A background check, drug screening, and other requirements may be required.

Status: Registration Closed 
Days:
Monday/Wednesday
Date: January 24 - February 26, 2024
Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: Broward College @ YMCA
Format: In-Person 
MANDATORY IN PERSON ORIENTATION ON FIRST DAY OF CLASS

Course Description: Through this course, students will master the skills needed to become a supply chain professional. The course covers eight different certification areas including Supply Management and Procurement, Supply Chain Management Principles, Manufacturing and Service Operations, Inventory Management, Demand Planning, Transportation Operations, Customer Service Operations, and Warehousing Operations.

Status: Registration Closed 
Days:
Monday - Friday
Date: 
January 16 - March 13, 2024
Time:
24/7
Format:
Online (Thrive DX)
ORIENTATION NOT REQUIRED

Status: Registration Closed 
Days:
Monday - Friday
Date: February 6 - March 13, 2024
Time: 24/7
Format: Online
ORIENTATION NOT REQUIRED

Course Description: This introductory course teaches the fundamental concepts of information security one will encounter in the cybersecurity field. It will set the groundwork with basic vocabulary and introduces concepts such as access controls, risk management, cyberattacks, and digital forensics.

Note: This course requires a basic understanding of IT concepts.

 

Status: Registration Closed
Days:
Wednesday
Date: February 7 - April 3, 2024
Time:1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Broward College @ YMCA
Format: In-Person
MANDATORY IN PERSON ORIENTATION ON FIRST DAY OF CLASS

Course Description: Digital marketing helps organizations promote and sell products and services through online marketing methods such as social media messaging, website ads, Facebook marketing campaigns, Google AdWords, and more. This course covers the strategic issues, marketing methods and tactics, industry terminology, and best practices.

Status: Registration Closed
Days:
Wednesday
Date: February 7 - February 28, 2024
Time: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Broward College @ YMCA
Format: In-Person
MANDATORY IN PERSON ORIENTATION ON FIRST DAY OF CLASS

Course Description: This course covers essential computer literacy skills. The course will introduce concepts related to internet usage, basic troubleshootings, and computer operations. 

Status: Registration Closed
Days:
Monday - Thursday
Date: February 8 - March 12, 2024
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Format: Online (Live) Zoom Link will be provided in D2L 

Status: Registration Open
Days:
Monday - Thursday
Date: April 10 - April 23, 2024
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Format: Online (Live) Zoom link will be provided in D2L 

Status: Registration Open
Days:
Monday - Thursday
Date: April 15 - April 25, 2024
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Format: Blended (In person 4/15 @ YMCA MANDATORY ORIENTATION)

Course Description: During this course, students will be immersed into the project management process to learn concepts and the industry. With the PMI Project Management Ready certification, students can immerse themselves in the project management industry and professionals while gaining a competitive edge. 

Status: Registration Closed
Days:
Tuesday - Thursday
Date: February 13 - February 27, 2024
Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Broward College @ YMCA
Format: In-Person
MANDATORY IN PERSON ORIENTATION ON FIRST DAY OF CLASS

Course Description: In this introductory course, students will gain an understanding of AWS (Amazon Web Services) management console, AWS security measures, storage, and database options. Students will leave with a good understanding of the AWS syllabus and platform.

Status: Registration Closed
Days:
Tuesday/Thursday
Date: February 13 - April 2, 2024
Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: Broward College @ YMCA
Format: In-Person
MANDATORY IN PERSON ORIENTATION ON FIRST DAY OF CLASS

Course Description: This course focuses on OSHA Standards and includes preparation for the OSHA 30 certification. The course will include basic construction standards in relation to safety and hazard standards.

 

Status: Registration Closed
Days:
Monday - Friday
Date: February 17 - May 5, 2024
Time: 24/7
Format: Online (Self-Paced)
ORIENTATION TO BE ANNOUNCED 

Course Description: This course introduces technical and non-technical individuals to core cloud computing concepts and helps prepare learners to pass the CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ certification successfully. It is the only internationally recognized, vendor-neutral certification dedicated to cloud concepts.

Status: Registration Closed
Days:
Monday - Friday
Date: February 17 - May 5, 2024
Time: 24/7
Format: Online (Self-Paced)
ORIENTATION TO BE ANNOUNCED

Course Description: The Security+ training course will assist you in preparing for the CompTIA Security+ certification SY0-601 exam through comprehensive material that covers the key objectives and fundamentals to information technology-based career. Successful completion of this course will allow you to assess an organization's security strength while recommending and implementing appropriate security solutions based on those assessments. Learners will be able to monitor and secure various security environments like cloud, mobile, and IoT (Internet of Things) in addition to obtaining an awareness of applicable laws, policies, and compliance standards. Also, you will be able to identify, analyze, and properly respond to security incidents.

Status: Registration Closed
Days:
Monday - Friday
Date: February 17 - May 5, 2024
Time: 24/7
Format: Online (Self-Paced) 
ORIENTATION TO BE ANNOUNCED

Course Description: In this course you will learn how to manage Azure subscriptions, secure identities, administer the infrastructure, configure virtual networking, connect Azure and on-premises sites, manage network traffic, implement storage solutions, create and scale virtual machines, implement web apps and containers, back up and share data, and monitor your solution.

Status: Registration Closed
Days:
Wednesday
Date: February 21 - March 27, 2024
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Broward College @ YMCA
Format: Blended (In-Person, February 21 @ YMCA, Zoom on 3/27)
MANDATORY IN PERSON ORIENTATION ON FIRST DAY OF CLASS

Course Description: This course prepares students to understand and use electronic records in a medical practice. Course reviews the implementation and management of electronic health information using common electronic data interchange systems and maintaining the medical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements of the electronic health record.

Status: Registration Open 
Days:
Wednesday
Date: February 28 - July 31, 2024
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Broward College @ YMCA
Format: Blended (In-Person, February 28 @ YMCA)
MANDATORY IN PERSON ORIENTATION ON FIRST DAY OF CLASS

Course Description: This comprehensive course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam.  Course content includes pharmacy medical terminology, anatomy, prescriptions, nonsterile compounding, pharmacy calculations, and includes virtual pharmacy labs. The Program also includes a clinical externship at a local healthcare provider.

Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED.

A background check, drug screening, and other requirements may be required.

 

Status: Registration Open
Days:
Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Date: March 13 - March 29, 2024 
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Broward College @ YMCA
Format: In-Person
MANDATORY IN PERSON ORIENTATION ON FIRST DAY OF CLASS

Course Description: This course will prepare you for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exam for Excel.

Status: Registration Open
Days:
Monday - Friday
Date: March 12 - May 3, 2024
Time: 24/7
Format: Online

Course Description: This course is designed to provide an overview of construction documents and to develop ones' ability to quickly interpret working drawings. This course has weekly deadlines. 

Status: Registration Open
Days: 
Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Date: March 13 - March 29, 2024
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Broward College @ YMCA
Format: In-Person
MANDATORY IN PERSON ORIENTATION ON FIRST DAY OF CLASS

Course Description: This course provides students with an in-depth understanding of the basics of the supply chain and its roles within organizations. Key elements of the curriculum include the definition of supply chain and the various flows within supply chain (i.e., customer service, manufacturing and service operations, order management, procurement and supply management, demand planning, inventory management, warehousing operations, and transportation operations). The course will also include an explanation of how the supply chain supports organizations strategic and financial goals.

Status: Registration Open
Days:
Tuesday/Thursday
Date: March 14 - April 16, 2024
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Broward College @ YMCA
Format: Blended (In-Person, 3/14 & 4/4 @ YMCA, Zoom on 3/19)

Status: Registration Open
Days: Monday/Wednesday
Date: April 1 - May 1, 2024
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Broward College @ Sunshine Health
Format: In-Person
MANDATORY IN PERSON ORIENTATION ON FIRST DAY OF CLASS

Course Description: This course presents basic knowledge & skills for students majoring in a health science degree program. The course introduces students to a health care delivery system, the health occupations, and teaches basic medical and employability skills.

Status: Registration Open
Days:
Tuesday
Date: March 19 - July 30, 2024
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Format: Blended (In-Person, March 19 @ YMCA)
MANDATORY IN PERSON ORIENTATION ON FIRST DAY OF CLASS

Course Description: The Medical Assistant course prepares students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical aspects of a medical office. Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, pharmacology, taking and documenting vital signs, technical aspects of phlebotomy, the 12-lead EKG, and the cardiac life cycle.

Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED.

A background check, drug screening, and other requirements may be required.

 

Status: Registration Open
Days:
Tuesday/Thursday
Date: March 19 - April 25, 2024
Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: Broward College @ YMCA
Format: In-Person
MANDATORY IN PERSON ORIENTATION ON FIRST DAY OF CLASS

Course Description: Learn the importance of transportation and logistics to the economy in relation to functional areas in supply chain management, and financial performance of business in different industry segments. 

Status: Registration Open
Days:
Tuesday/Thursday
Date: March 19 - April 9, 2024
Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
Format: Broward College @ YMCA 
ORIENTATION TO BE ANNOUNCED 

Course Description: Directing, planning, organizing and overseeing organizational emergency management operations and activities.

Status: Registration Open
Days:
Monday
Date: March 25 - April 8, 2024
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Broward College @ Sunshine Health
Format: Online (Live) (In-Person 3/25 @Sunshine Health, Zoom 4/1 and 4/8)

Status: Registration Open
Days: Tuesday
Date: April 25 - May 5, 2024
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Broward College @ YMCA
Format: Online Live (In-Person, April 25 @ YMCA)


MANDATORY IN PERSON ORIENTATION ON FIRST DAY OF CLASS

Course Description: The Revenue Cycle Specialist serves as a crucial staff member handling tasks such as billing, payments and collections in a healthcare setting. Get recognized as a valued contributor to a healthcare organization's revenue cycle process with this level one course. This program addresses the patient-centric revenue cycle and a firm understanding of the process. 

Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED.
A background check, drug screening, and other requirements may be required.

Status: Registration Open
Days:
Monday/Wednesday
Date: March 25 - April 24, 2024
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Broward College @ YMCA
Format: In-Person
MANDATORY IN PERSON ORIENTATION ON FIRST DAY OF CLASS

Course Description: This program prepares students to perform EKGs and includes information on the anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography, and stress testing. This comprehensive 50-hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the ASPT – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam and other National Certification Exams. Additionally, students will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands-on labs including an introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement, and other clinical practices.

Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED.
A background check, drug screening, and other requirements may be required.

 

Status: Registration Open
Days:
Tuesday/Thursday
Date: April 9 - May 2, 2024
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: Broward College @ YMCA
Format: In-Person
MANDATORY IN PERSON ORIENTATION ON FIRST DAY OF CLASS

Course Description: This course will prepare you for Photoshop and Premiere Pro Adobe Certified Professional certifications.

Status: Registration Open
Days:
Friday
Date: April 12 - May 10, 2024
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Broward College @ YMCA
Format: Blended (In-Person 4/12 @ YMCA, Zoom on 5/3 and 5/10)
MANDATORY IN PERSON ORIENTATION ON FIRST DAY OF CLASS

Course Description: This course covers information on the medical administrative assisting profession, electronic health records (EHR), medical ethics and law, healthcare documentation, medical terminology, basics of insurance billing and coding, scheduling appointments, medical office management and procedures and management of practice finances. A great course for physicians medical office professionals!

Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED.

Status: Registration Open
Days:
Wednesday - Friday
Date: April 17 - April 26, 2024
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Broward College @ YMCA
Format: Blended (In-Person, April 17 @ YMCA)
MANDATORY IN PERSON ORIENTATION ON FIRST DAY OF CLASS

Course Description: Learn to pilot a drone and developed hands-on piloting practices for the operation of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS/Drones). 

Registration Status: Open
Days:
Wednesday
Date: May 1 - November 1, 2024
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Broward College @ YMCA 
Format: Blended (In-person 5/1 @ YMCA) 
MANDATORY IN PERSON ORIENTATION ON FIRST DAY OF CLASS

Course Description: This combined billing and coding course offers the skills needed to perform complex coding and billing procedures. The course covers CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation, and Management), speciality fields (such as surgery, radiology, and laboratory), ICD-10 (Implementation and Guidelines), and basic claims processes for insurance reimbursement. Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals (CPT, ICD-10 and HCPCS).

Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED.

Status: Registration Open
Days:
Monday - Friday
Date: New classes begin on Mondays
Time: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Amerant Bank Arena (Florida Panthers Arena)
Format: In-Person

Course Description: This program provides students with the skills and driving experience necessary to thrive in this career by obtaining a nationally recognized, in-demand Commercial Driving License. 

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Community Location Addresses:

  • Broward College @ Sunshine Health - Lauderhill Mall, 1299c NW 40th Ave, Lauderhill, Florida 33313
  • Broward College @ YMCA - L.A. Lee YMCA/Mizell Community Center, 1409 Sistrunk Blvd, Fourth Floor, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

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
  • Thrive DX - Intro to Cybersecurity

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

IMCT

  • CDL Truck Driving Course
  • Construction: OSHA Standards
  • Customer Service
  • Manufacturing
  • Supply Chain Management (8-Course Bundle)

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

WORKSHOPS

  • Financial Literacy: Banking & Budgeting Basics

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, 33314, 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.

Interested in tuition-free workforce training but not eligible for Broward UP funding? You may be eligible through Broward College's Rapid Credentials/Open Door funding.

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