Traviss Career Center
3225 Winter Lake Road
Lakeland, FL 33803

Phone: 863.499.2700
Fax: 863.499.2706

Dr. Wayne Dickens

Equity Statement

Frequently Asked Questions
Health Science


Pre-Admission Procedure

Dental Assistant, Health Unit Coordinator, 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.

Nursing Assistant and Phlebotomy Programs:

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


  • 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)

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.

Transcript Request

  • Send an email to 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
    • $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
  • All transcript requests are processed within seven business days from date received.



  • Testing company for CNA:
  • Entrance packets are not mailed, you must come to the school for the packet.
  • Health Science courses are not open-ended. All courses have specific start and end dates.
  • For further information contact Kathy Suarez at or call (863) 499-2700.