Traviss Career Center
3225 Winter Lake Road
Lakeland, FL 33803

Phone: 863.499.2700
Fax: 863.499.2706
URL: www.traviss.edu

Director:
Dr. Wayne Dickens

Equity Statement

Frequently Asked Questions
Health Science

 

How do I get started? Pre-Admission Procedure

Dental Assistant, Optometric Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Practical Nursing or Surgical Technology Programs:

  • Take TABE Test Level A ($15 & photo ID required). This is the first requirement, test scores are valid for two years.
  • Obtain official transcripts, sent to your home to remain sealed.
  • After taking the TABE test see a counselor regarding scores and review of the official transcripts.
  • Note: The Health Science Department does not accept faxed packet information or partial packet information.

Phlebotomy Programs:

  • Obtain official high school transcript or GED, obtain counselor approval.
  • Visit Health Sciences for admission packet.

Are your programs accredited?

  • Commission on Occupational Education (COE)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI)
  • Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation
  • Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • American Optometric Association
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA)

How can I get my transcript?

  • Send an email to kathy.suarez@polk-fl.net with the following information.
    • Student name at time of graduation
    • Program name
    • Year graduated
  • HSE will complete the transcript request in the order they are received. We will call when the transcript is ready. There is a $3.00 fee (cash or money order) to be paid when transcript is picked up.
  • To mail in a request, send a letter with the following:
    • Student name at time of graduation
    • Program name
    • Year graduated
    • HSE will complete the transcript request in the order they are received. We will call when the transcript is ready. There is a $3.00 fee (cash or money order) to be paid when transcript is picked up.
    • To mail in a request, send a letter with the following:
      Student name at time of graduation
      Program name
      Year graduated
      $3.00 money order (no checks and no credit cards over the phone)
      Mail to: Traviss Career Center, Attn: Health Science, 3225 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland, Fl 33803

 

How do I get Education Verification?

  • Education verification will not be completed over the telephone.
  • Information Needed: Name at time of Program, Program Attended, Year of Graduation, Signed Release. Information will be faxed within 7 business days.

 

Miscellaneous

  • Testing company for CNA, Prometric at 888-277-3500 or website, www.prometric.com/FL
  • Entrance packets are not mailed, you must come to school for packet.
  • Health Science courses are not open-ended. All courses have specific start and end date.
  • For further information contact Kathy Suarez at kathy.suarez@polk-fl.net or call (863) 499-2700.

PLEASE BE ADVISED

Information will not be copied from student files. Please make copies before you turn them into the office.

This includes:

  • Registration Form
  • Proof of Residency form/information
  • Manual Dexterity test
  • CPR cards
  • Medical Form/documentation
  • TABE test scores
  • Transcripts given to Traviss
  • Certificates
  • ANY documentation turned into us.