Continuing Education

Valencia currently offers courses and programs in multiple healthcare areas. We are always expanding the list of professions served and adding new course and program offerings. Whether you are seeking continuing education to meet your license renewal requirements or enhance your professional skills, Valencia seeks to be your provider of choice.

Featured Continuing Education Health Sciences Courses

Featured Course - Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Profiders

American Heart Association

Valencia College conducts live certification and re-certification classes for Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Profiders.

Featured Program - Emergency Medical Services Technology

Florida Mandatory Renewals

The courses in this category are designed to meet the Florida mandatory requirements for health professionals.

Featured Program - Cardiovascular Technology

Mental Health Professions

Professional Ethics and Boundaries -This advanced course meets the Board 491 requirement for a three-hour ethics course as required in Rule Chapter 64B4-6.001 (2)(a) for Renewal of Active License.

Course Sections for Valencia A.S. Degree Students

Health Sciences Continuing Education offers specific course sections for currently enrolled Valencia A.S. degree seeking students. Student course fees are available with a valid Valencia ID for the following Courses.

Prescription for the Perfect Job

How do you define a "good day at work"? By saving a life? Nursing someone back to health? Offering comfort and encouragement in tense situations? Are you the type of person who feels you can make a difference and longs to do something personally meaningful? If so, the health sciences field is just the place where that can happen.

There are few occupations where your day-to-day activities can impact so many people in such a significant way. Whether you're an RN caring for newborns in a Pediatrics ward, a Radiographer taking x-rays of an injured patient, or a Paramedic making split second decisions where your actions may determine life or death, you'll be involved in a field that is as extraordinarily rewarding as it is challenging.

At Valencia, you can choose from some of the fastest-growing high-wage, high-skill occupations in the country. From Dental Hygiene and Cardiovascular Technology to Radiography, Nursing and Respiratory Care, you'll be on your way to an exciting career. During the next 10 years, every healthcare profession in Florida is projected to increase at a rate of 3.5% annually - creating new jobs every year. And as humans are living longer, the demand for these types of jobs will grow exponentially.

People have their reasons for going into the healthcare field, but one thing they all have in common, is the desire to help others. With today's high demand for skilled healthcare workers, Valencia can help you get on the right track and develop the skills and expertise you need to be successful in this "hot" career field.

Job Outlook

  • Occupations in the healthcare field continue to be among the fastest-growing due to technological advances in patient care, an increase in the demand for healthcare services, and the long-term care needs of an increasing elderly population.
  • Health Services will add 2.8 million new jobs nationally in the next decade as demand for health care increases because of an aging population and longer life expectancy.
  • Skilled health care workers are in great demand, and the career options for these workers continue to increase.
  • Registered nurses are projected to have the second largest number of new jobs among all occupations.

Meet Our Team

Ozella Knox

Ozella Knox

Training Support Specialist

As Training Support Specialist for Continuing Education for Health Professions, I assist the Manager, instructors and students in all the health professions. Our courses are geared toward licensed professionals maintaining their licensure renewal and students seeking licensure in the professional health field.

I ensure that students are appropriately registered, classes are properly scheduled, instructors are up to date with their assignments, and the classrooms are equipped with presentation materials and handouts for an efficient class. Upon completion of the courses, I ensure students receive their certificates and their credits are properly reported to regulatory agencies.

I have a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and an M.S. in Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. I am originally from Melbourne and currently reside in Winter Park, Florida.

Approved Providers

Florida Department of Health
Provider # 50-2109

Florida Certification for Addiction Professionals
Provider #16-SS

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