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Orlando's Top Technical, Medical Technology and Culinary Schools


Looking for a career change? Check out one of the many specialized schools in the Orlando are to help you get education and training in an area that is of interest to you.

Central Florida Institute

6000 Cinderlane Parkway
Orlando, FL 32810

Central Florida Institute, accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, offers diploma programs that can be completed in less than 1 year and Applied Science Associates Degree programs that can be completed in less that 2 years. Training specialties include medical assistant, dental assistant, cardiovascular technologist, surgical technologist, sonographer and polysomnographic technologist (sleep studies disorder tech).

Florida Technical College

12689 Challenger Parkway
Orlando, FL 32826

Offering diploma and associate degree programs, Florida Technical College is a private two-year junior college accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. FTC offers programs for careers such as medical assistant, business, paralegal studies, medical administrative assistant, programming and computer drafting and design. Flexible class schedules and small classes with a focused hands-on approach allow Florida Tech students to increase their understanding and improve their skills.

Lincoln Technical Institute

7275 Estapona Circle
Fern Park, FL 32730

The Lincoln Technical Institute,(formerly Americare School of Nursing) located north of Orlando in Fern Park, is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education. Americare offers training for careers in medical billing and coding, medical assistant, pharmacy technician, dental assistant, x-ray technician, surgical technology and practical nursing. The programs are of varying lengths depending on the specialty. Most are diploma programs with the ultimate goal of preparing the student for certification exams in the chosen field of medical technology.

Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences

671 Winyah Dr.
Orlando, FL 32803

Located near downtown Orlando, Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences offers outstanding educational programs for careers in nursing, and in the allied health specialties of sonography, radiology, nuclear medicine, occupational therapy. The balanced curriculum also includes general courses in liberal arts & sciences. In addition to specialty accreditation, they are accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools to award Bachelor and Associate of Science degrees. In conjunction with the COA, Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Program, the College of Health Sciences also offers a Master of Science degree in Nurse Anesthesia.

High-Tech Institute

3710 Maguire Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32803

By blending coursework with real-world work environments High-Tech Institute offers students training to meet the needs of today's medical employers. The institute diploma programs include training in the fields of dental assistant, massage therapy, medical assistant, medical billing and coding, pharmacy technician, surgical technologist and X-ray technician. The Orlando campus is accredited by the Commission for Independent Education.

International Academy of Design & Technology-Orlando

5959 Lake Ellenor Dr.
Orlando, FL 32809

The International Academy of Design & Technology offers balanced training in sought after design fields. Accredited by ACICS, Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, students are well prepared for entry into a career of their choice by taking industry-specific classes mixed with business classes.

Associate of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees are offered in the fields of computer graphics, interior design, fashion design and merchandising, marketing and advertising, game design and multimedia design.

Orlando Culinary Academy

8511 Commodity Cir. Suite 100
Orlando, FL 32819

The Orlando Culinary Academy, affiliated with Le Cordon Bleu, offers a melding of high quality European and North American culinary arts training. Professional chef instructors teach theoretical concepts. Students, under their watchful eyes, then get to apply those concepts with hands-on experiences in the restaurant quality kitchen labs and student run restaurant. Programs include Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts (Associate of Applied Science degree), Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie & Baking (Associate of Applied Science Degree) and Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts (Diploma).

Southern Technical College

1485 Florida Mall Avenue
Orlando, FL 32809

For over 50 years students looking for quality career training have selected Southern Technical College to help them meet their goals. Southern Tech is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award degrees. The college is also a member of the Central Florida Employment Council, which is dedicated to helping Floridians gain full time employment.

In addition to offering several diploma programs, Southern Tech has three core associate degree concentrations which focus on today's most popular careers: Medical Assistant , Business Office Administration and Applied Technology.

Universal Technical Institute

2202 W. Taft -Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32837

Universal Technical Institute provides technical education training for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians. UTI is a nationwide system of schools with a campus located in Orlando. Each UTI School is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT). Universal also offers manufacturer-specific advanced training (MSAT) which allow qualified students to have specific training on the latest vehicles in accordance with standards. MMI, the marine division of UTI, provides training to become a professional marine technician.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Orlando Campus

240 E. Central Parkway, Suite 4000
Altamonte Springs, Florida 32701-3410

The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Orlando Campus serves students in Central Florida by awarding fully accredited associate’s , bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

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