Health Sciences and Nursing
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 College can help you develop the skills and expertise you need to be successful in this high-demand career field.
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.
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.
The Emergency Medical Services Technology program at Valencia College is mentored by local fire and EMS agencies, who also help with job placement.
Programs & Degrees
Associate in Arts
An A.A. degree takes about two years to complete and will prepare you to transfer to a Florida public university as a junior. With an A.A. transfer plan or pre-major, you can meet most upper division prerequisites for a specific major.
- Health Informatics and Information Management
- Health Services Administration
- Nutritional Sciences (UF CALS)
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.
- Biotechnology Laboratory Sciences
- Cardiovascular Technology
- Dental Hygiene
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Emergency Medical Services Technology
- Health Information Technology
- Nursing, Accelerated Track in Nursing
- Nursing, Valencia/UCF Concurrent A.S.N. to B.S.N. Track
- Respiratory Care
- Veterinary Technology
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.
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 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.