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Health Sciences

The health sciences field offers a diverse range of careers, but they all have a shared goal—to help people. Whether you see yourself as a nurse providing patient care, a radiographer taking X-rays of injured patients, or an EMT responding to accident scenes, Valencia can help you develop the skills and expertise you need to be successful in this high-demand career field.

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Health Information Technology (HIT)

Health Information Technology

In Valencia’s A.S. degree program Health Information Technology, students learn how to use technology to collect, analyze, monitor, maintain and report health data. This program is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of health care settings.

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FEATURED PROGRAM

Emergency Medical Services Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree

Emergency Medical Services Technology

Good at making split-second decisions and staying calm in a crisis? This may be the job for you. EMTs and paramedics respond to medical emergencies, assess the patient’s injuries or illness, stabilize the patient by administering emergency medical care and transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.

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Nursing A.S. grads make the highest salaries of all Valencia graduates, averaging $48,344 annually.


Valencia’s Emergency Medical Services Technology program is mentored by local fire and EMS agencies, who also help with job placement.



Programs & Degrees

    Associate in Arts Transfer Plan

    Transfer Plans are designed to prepare students to transfer to a Florida public university as a junior. The courses listed in the plans are the common prerequisites required for the degree. They are placed within the general education requirements and/or the elective credits. Specific universities may have additional requirements, so it is best check your transfer institution catalog and meet with a Valencia advisor.

    Associate in Science

    The A.S. degree prepares you to enter a specialized career field in about two years. It also transfers to the Bachelor of Applied Science program offered at some universities. If the program is “articulated,” it will also transfer to a B.A. or B.S. degree program at a designated university.

    Bachelor of Science

    The B.S. degree prepares you to enter an advanced position within a specialized career field. The upper-division courses build on an associate degree and take about two years to complete.

    Advanced Technical Certificate

    The Advanced Technical Certificate, an extension of a specific Associate degree program, consists of at least nine (9), but less than 45, credits of college-level course work. Students who have already received an eligible Associate degree and are seeking a specialized program of study to supplement their associate degree may seek an Advanced Technical Certificate.

    Certificate

    A certificate prepares you to enter a specialized career field or upgrade your skills for job advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less. Credits earned can be applied toward a related A.S. degree program.

    Continuing Education

    Continuing Education provides non-degree, non-credit programs including industry-focused training, professional development, language courses, certifications and custom course development for organizations. Day, evening, weekend and online learning opportunities are available.