Office of Community Education and Workforce Training
We offer non-credit courses in the classroom and online courses so that you can decide whether to come to our campus or stay at home and learn. Our course listings are frequently updated, so check back often for the latest information about our ever-growing Continuing Education program.
The Continuing Education and Distance Learning Department offers a wide range of non-credit classes and seminars designed to help the individual fulfill their potential, both personally and professionally. Programs and classes are held throughout Monroe County at three different convenient locations - Coral Shores High School at the Upper Keys Center, Marathon High School at the Middle Keys Center and in Key West on the main campus as well as various business sites. We are also a designated test center for the the following testing providers: Pearson Vue
Key West Courses
Hot Stuff Blown Glass & Raku
Students will work to develop a body of work and glazes to be fired in the Raku process. The way this class will differ from past Raku classes will be with the addition of Master Glass Artist Wes Hunting. Mr. Hunting will discuss glass theory and numerous glass blowing techniques will be demonstrated. Students will have the opportunity to blow glass with the master. Upon Mr. Hunting’s departure, the students will work to create a Raku vessel inspired by their foray into the world of hot glass.
Location: Key West Campus, TWFAC 1434
Dates: 01/04/20 to 04/25/20
Times: Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PMNo Class on 03/07 and 03/15
To Register: Enrollment Office Building A
Clinical Medical Assistant
This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities in a medical office. Instruction includes among other things: preparing patients for examination and treatment routine laboratory procedures diagnostic testing technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics including: phlebotomy, pharmacology, proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture, hands on labs and a clinical externship opportunity (additional 160 hours) at a local healthcare provider. To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 140 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements.
Location:College of the Florida Keys 5901 College Road, Key West, FL | Room C114
Dates & Times: 03/17/20 – 06/18/20 Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
03/28, 04/18, 05/02, 05/16, 05/30 & 06/13 Saturdays 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Dental Assistant Program
The 60 hour Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry level positions in one of the fastest growing health care positions: Dental Assisting. The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with all areas of pre-clinical dental assisting and provide training in the professional skills required to function as an assistant in the dental practice. This course covers the following key areas and topics: Administrative Aspects, history of dentistry and dental assisting, introduction to the dental office, legal aspects of dentistry, policies and guidelines. Clinical Aspects: introduction to oral anatomy, dental operatory, dental equipment, introduction to tooth structure, primary and permanent teeth, oral cavity and related structures, proper patient positioning, dental hand-pieces, sterilization and other areas. In addition to entry level administrative jobs, this course is ideal for students interested in pursuing a future formal Dental Hygienist program. Note: There is no outside externship rotation included with this program.
Location: Key West Campus, C241
Dates: 03/18/2020 – 05/13/2020
Times: Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Medical Billing and Coding
Medical Billing and Coding is one of the fastest growing careers in the health care industry today! The need for professionals that understand how to code health care services and procedures for third party insurance reimbursement is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, chiropractic practices, physical therapy practices and other health care providers all depend on medical billing and coding for insurance carrier reimbursement.
Medical billing and coding professionals keep records, calculate patient charges and review files. Duties include: reviewing records; calculating charges for a patient’s procedure and service and preparing itemized statements and submitting claims to third party payers. Medical Coders are responsible for the collection of physician charges and patient data to ensure that claims are submitted to insurance carriers accurately and in the most efficient and expeditious manner.
This combined 80 hour billing and coding course offers skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-10 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. The course covers the following areas: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-10 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements. Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals, (CPT, ICD-10, and HCPCS). Note: After obtaining the practical work experience (6 months to 2 years), students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) – Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice); the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams.
Location: Key West Campus, C121
Dates & Times: 03/17/20- 05/21/20, Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM 04/18/20 and 05/02/20, Saturdays 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
This comprehensive 50 hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. The Pharmacy Technician Certification Program includes a graded final exam to help prepare students for the PTCB exam.
Pharmacy Technicians work in pharmacies under the direction of a registered pharmacist. Their main responsibility is filling prescriptions according to doctors’ orders. Pharmacy Technicians prepare medications for dispensing to patients. This generally includes retrieving drugs in the correct dosage form and strength, measuring the appropriate amount of drug and producing a prescription label.
Pharmacy Technicians work with drugs to be administered orally or topically for the eye, nose, etc. Depending upon the practice setting, a Pharmacy Technician is also involved in the admixture of drugs for intravenous use. Other duties may include: checking inventories, ordering supplies, checking in supplies, assisting customers, keeping pharmacy work areas clean, and completing insurance forms.
Technicians also work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other health care settings under the supervision of a registered pharmacist.
Note: as the State of Florida does not approve short term Pharmacy Technician programs. Therefore, after the completion of this program students must seek employment with a pharmacy that has an employer- sponsored on-the-job training program in order to meet the registration requirements mandated by the State of Florida.
Location: Key West Campus, C115
Dates:03/18/20 to 05/06/20
Times: Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
This 90 hour Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Classroom and lab work includes: terminology, anatomy and physiology, blood collection procedures, specimen hands‐on practice, training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods. Although not required for employment in Phlebotomy, as a student of this approved Phlebotomy program you have the opportunity to sit for the National Healthcareer Association’s (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) Exam. In addition to completing this approved Phlebotomy Technician program, a student must complete successful venipunctures and successful skin punctures in class to sit for the NHA Phlebotomy certification exam. Additionally, the NHA requires that you have a high school diploma or a GED equivalent.
After passing the certification exam, certification is valid for two years. It is required to complete 5 annual Continuing Education credits through the NHA’s Annual Continuing Education Program. There is also an annual renewal fee per certification of $79.50. For additional information please visit the NHA at www.NHNOW.com or call 800‐499‐9092. Note: There is no outside externship rotation included with this program.
Location: Key West Campus, B205
Dates & Times: 03/17/20 – 05/26/20, Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 PM – 9:30PM 03/28, 04/18, and 05/02/2020 Saturdays 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
No class 7/4
Students will be introduced to the basic components of the French Language. The course will enable students to express simple concepts in writings, understand basic questions and statements, get the gist of newspaper-level reading material and carry on a simple conversation.
Location: Key West Campus, Rm C235
Dates: 1/29/2020 – 3/26/2020
Times: Thursdays, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Textbook: Easy French Step by Step by Myrna Bell Rochester (can order online through Amazon)
Students will be introduced to the basic components of the Spanish language. The course will enable students to express simple concepts in writings, understand basic questions and statements, get the gist of newspaper-level reading material and carry on a simple conversation.
Location: Key West Campus, Rm C241
Dates: 1/28/2020 – 3/31/2020
Times: Tuesdays, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Textbook: Easy Spanish Step by Step by Barbara Bregstein (can order online through Amazon)
Security Officer Class D License (40 Hour Training)
Location: Key West Campus, Rm B104
Times: Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-5:24PM
Security Officer Class G License
Students will be trained to become a Class G Florida Security Guard Officer. Students are required to provide their own gun, retention holster, gun belt, three magazines and/or speed loaders (revolvers) for portion of the class at the gun range located off campus. Prior to the start of class students will need to complete fingerprints for a mandatory background check. NO WEAPONS ARE ALLOWED ON THE COLLEGE OF THE FLORIDA KEYS CAMPUS
Location: Key West Campus, Rm B203
Specialized Creative Welding
Students will learn the basics of metal design and fabrication of ferrous and nonferrous metal (copper and steel). Emphasis will be placed on joining metals using welding skills.
Location: Key West Campus, Rm WELD 1701
Dates: 1/8/2020 – 4/22/2020
Times: Wednesdays, 10:00 AM -2:00 PM
English as a Second Language
The ESL courses are for adults to improve their English language skills. Students must take an assessment test and speak with a placement counselor to determine their level and the best courses for their learning goals. Courses will help students improve their speaking, listening and pronunciation skills needed to work and interact in the community.
ESL Fall 2019 Part 1 and 2
ESL 202020 Spring Part 1 and 2
Student Guide to FL Levels of Proficiency Tests
Interpreting your LOEP scores
Middle Keys Courses
Upper Keys Courses
Business & Professional Development
CFK has partnered with Ed2go for online course offerings. Together we offer many online certificate programs in the Allied Health, Computer-Internet, Business, Technical and Construction industries.
Health Care Training
Looking for a Health Care Career but can’t find the time to attend in person? CFK has partnered with Condensed Curriculum International (CCI) for online certificate programs in Allied Health. To view all certificate options, click on CCI.
Captain License Programs
CFK has partnered with Mariners Learning System. Whether you are pursuing a professional career in commercial boating, or simply looking to enhance your knowledge, we have a program to meet your educational needs. Together we offer online Coast Guard Approved Captain’s Licensing Programs. Courses include OUPV/SixPack Captain’s License, OUPV Upgrade to Master, Master 25/50/100 Ton License, Deck License Renewal, Towing Endorsement, and Sailing Endorsement.
CFK has partnered with Career WebSchool to offer online real estate courses.
The College of the Florida Keys’Workforce Innovations, Solutions, and Expertise (WISE) Center offers customized and creative strategies to resolve business challenges and to provide training solutions and services to give Keys businesses a competitive advantage.
CFK’s WISE Center develops solutions individually tailored to the needs of your business or non-profit organization. By forming a successful partnership, our WISE Solutions Team will work closely with you to identify your needs. After gaining an understanding of your needs and goals, we will build customized solutions with objectives that are tied directly to your organization’s strategic plan to enhance skills, increase productivity, and drive revenue growth. As your strategic partner, we can offer you the expertise of our customized training specialists and resources across the county.
In-depth needs analysis
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In-depth performance and technical skill topics
Short term workshops, retreats, and focus groups
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Training and development planning
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Results that improve your bottom line