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Have you passed 3 out of the 4 GED® subtests?

If you answered YES, then you qualify for the Accelerated Vocational Certification Program (AVCP)
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Through a generous grant from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, HEROES Foundation of America is proud to offer you an opportunity to jumpstart your career in a vocational program. Through the Accelerated Vocational Certification Program (AVCP), you’re eligible to enroll in a vocational program of your choice from the list of courses offered at any of the following institutions, effective January 2021.  However, you must be enrolled in a GED program through the School District of Palm Beach County. The AVCP scholarship funds tuition and books for one semester and provides assistance and support to help you pass the last GED® subtest to achieve your diploma. Attaining your State of Florida High School Diploma is critical for today’s job market; it gives you more options for employment, opportunities for a career, as well as higher wages to support a family. 

Don’t delay any more…
Jumpstart your career in a vocational program, but first, enroll in a GED program near you.

If you’re interested in pursuing any of these careers, we strongly encourage you to apply for the AVCP scholarship. If you need assistance with the application, or have any questions, please contact me, Sandra Caruso at, or call (561)285-1813. We are committed to helping you achieve your goals for a brighter future.


The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website permits you to research specific details for any career you’re interested in, including salary and future job outlook. This is a great resource.

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·College Credit Certificate (CCC)

A CCC awards college credit and delivers the technical core of the A.S. degree in that area of study. Completing a CCC gives you an immediate credential for skilled employment, allowing you to start or advance a career. And because CCC credits transfer into an A.S. degree, you'll have a great start toward your degree goal, too.

·College Credit Certificate (CCC)

CCPs prepare you for high-skill, high-demand jobs.

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CCE - Cosmetology & Facial Specialist Cosmetologists & Facial Specialists   

Cosmetologists & Facial Specialists of today need to stay up to date of the latest trends and produce the highest quality of work. To assist you in achieving the next level, Palm Beach State offers continuing education and training beyond basic cosmetology. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive your State of Florida license.  

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Location: Lake Worth

Machining Technology
Laser Cutting

CCP -The machining technology program is designed to prepare the student for employment in the manufacturing industry as a machinist.

Course content includes safety issues of the manufacturing environment, associated math and blueprint reading skills, computer numerical control (CNC) programming, manufacturing planning/methods, inspection methods, and related machining concepts and theories. Shop or laboratory activities are an integral part of the program and provide instruction in the various machine tools, machine accessories and programming techniques related to current industry standard and practices.

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Location: Lake Worth & Belle Glade

Transportation Technologies 
Fixing the Car

CCC -This program will prepare the participant for entry-level employment in the automotive service field. Hands-on training in the labs in supplemented with the theory in the classroom to   give the student a full understanding of workplace practice, safety and organization. ASE Education Foundation Entry Level curriculum prepares learners for 4 entry-level certification exams included in the program. Additionally, the program prepares students for the professional level ASE A4, A5, A6 and G1 certification exams. This is a ASE Education Foundation Accredited Training Program. 


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Note: Valid driver’s license is required for this program.

Location: Lake Worth


CCP - This Career Certificate content includes broad, transferable skills, and stresses the understanding of all aspects of the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry. The curriculum emphasizes operational functions of the HVAC industry such as management, finance, technical and production skills. The underlying principles of technology, labor issues, health, safety and environmental issues are also covered.


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Location: Lake Worth

Electrical Circuit

CCP- The world would not function as it does today without electricity. Choosing a career as an electrician will provide you with a skill set that you can take anywhere and be successful. From wiring new homes to bringing older factories up to code, electricians are needed for every type of structure and in every industry.

This program teaches the knowledge and skills needed for entry-level residential and commercial electrician work. You’ll learn all aspects of the electrical trade, including terminology, circuitry, the proper use of tools and more. Taught by licensed electricians, students undertake challenging projects that develop essential skills in wiring installation and repair for residential and commercial properties.


Location: Lake Worth

Nursery School

CCP- Child Care providers serving children birth to 5 years old must complete:

*Part I: Rules and Regulations-Center Based
*Part II: Introduction to Child Care Worker Certification
*Part III:  Option I) 5-Hour Understanding Developmentally Appropriate Practices and 5-Hour Student Specialty or (Option II) 10-Hour Special Needs Appropriate Practices. 

The 5-Hour Emergent Literacy is also required.


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Location: Lake Worth







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Home Health Aid (HHA Certification)
Alternative Medicine

Program Length: 165 hours (3 months) 

Course Content: The two main course classes are Basic Healthcare Worker and Home Health Aide. The courses cover training such as basic infection control, first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)--heart saver level, vital signs, home-care skills, and client care.

Program Description: This program is designed to prepare you for employment as a home attendant or a home health aide (HHA). As a Home Health Aide, you will be able to help the disabled and those with long term illness perform activities of daily living. Our program integrates medical theory with skills-based, practical training. Upon completion of our program, you will be ready to work as a Home Health Aide and/or start the path to a nursing career.

Preparing for Blood Test

Program Length: 165 hours (3 months)

Course Content: Basic Healthcare Worker and Phlebotomist

Program Description: This program prepares you for employment as a phlebotomist. As a phlebotomist, you will collect and process blood samples from patients for clinical or medical testing, transfusions, donations, or research.

Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician

Program Length: 465 hours (6 months) 

Course Content: Basic Healthcare Worker, EKG Aide, and EKG Technician

Program Description: This program is designed to prepare you for employment as an electrocardiograph aide or as an electrocardiograph technician. As an EKG, you will perform diagnostic tests and aid doctors in treating and identifying cardiovascular problems in patients.

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Delray Full-Service School

 301 SW 14th Ave., Delray Beach, FL33444


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Home Health Aid (HHA Certification)
Patient and Nurse

Delray Full-Service School's Home Health Aide program integrates medical theory with skills based practical training. The course will combine three different classes: Basic Healthcare Worker, Home Health Aide, and English Literacy for Career and Technical Education (ELCATE). 


What do Home Health Aides Do? Home health aides (HHAs) help the disabled and those with chronic illness perform activities of daily living. They often care for older adults who need assistance. Aides keep records of their clients’ condition and progress and document services rendered. They are the foot soldiers of any team that provides direct personal care.


Work Environment: Phlebotomists work in hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, doctors’ offices, and outpatient care centers.

 What do Phlebotomy Technicians do? The phlebotomy technician or simply phlebotomist, mainly draws quality blood samples from patients of all ages. The collected blood samples are then processed and analyzed at clinical laboratories for medical testing, transfusions, donations, or research. These important medical professionals are the beloved “vampires” of the healthcare industry.

Emergency Medical Responder
Emergency Vehicles

The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) is one of the first professionals to provide basic care to people in an emergency. EMRs are trained in immediate lifesaving interventions, giving much needed support to paramedics. Whether it is at the scene of emergencies or during transport, EMRs are a vital part of the larger emergency medical services team. 

Is an EMR the same as a paramedic? No, an EMR is not a paramedic. In an emergency, the EMR can assist higher-level personnel like the paramedic but does not have the primary responsibility for treating and transporting injured persons. Florida’s emergency medical services system is comprehensive. Typically, EMRs may include law enforcement, lifeguard, fire services, or basic life support non-licensed personnel.

West Technical Center (Belle Glade)



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Home Health Aid
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Donating Blood
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Scholarship Checklist


Passed 3 out of the 4 GED subtests


Currently enrolled in GED Prep class


Complete HEROES Foundation of America AVCP Scholarship Application

For any questions, or additional information contact Sandra Caruso
at or call at (561) 285-1813
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