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About the Academy

At Suncoast Career Academy (SCA) our singular mission is focused on providing a high-quality education that will enable our graduating students to achieve their professional career aspirations. Serving Hillsborough County and the surrounding counties in Florida, SCA is a fully licensed, EFDA approved by the Florida Department of Education and Florida Board of Dentistry, Entry-level Dental Assistant (EFDA/Radiology) school as well as licensed by the Florida Board of Pharmacy to provide Entry-level (Registered) Pharmacy Technician training. Contact us to learn how we stand out from other schools and how we can help you achieve your goals.
*At this time SCA does not offer dental services to the public as part of the curriculum. Our dental program involves externships.

Suncoast Career Academy

SCA is approved by the Florida Board of Dentistry for Expanded Functions Dental Assisting/Radiology.  SCA is also licensed to provide  Registered Pharmacy Technician training.  Our school Department of Education license number is #6044.  We are proud to provide high-quality education with direct hands-on training at an affordable price to anyone wanting a career in healthcare!  Is that you?

What We Teach

Our entry-level Dental Assistant program includes courses in dental anatomy, sterilization, patient care, dental radiology, restorative dentistry, chairside assisting and many other subjects to prepare you for a career in dental assisting.   All courses are supplemented with clinical laboratory time to enhance your educational experience with live hands-on training.  At the end of the classroom/lab portion of the course, the student will practice their skills at their externships.

Our entry-level (Registered) Pharmacy Technician program includes pharmacy law, medical terminology, pharmaceutical calculations, body systems, and compounding along with many other valuable subjects.  At the end of the classroom/lab portion of the course, the student will practice their skills at their externships.  After all aspects of the course are complete, the student is qualified to register with the Department of Health as a Registered Pharmacy Technician. CPR is offered for both programs as part of tuition.

How We Do It

At SCA we know the value of a quality education and the importance of keeping education and training linked. What is learned in the classroom is practiced in a clinical laboratory setting at their externship site under strict supervision by certified and licensed professionals currently working in the career field. We are not satisfied until our students can demonstrate they know the concepts taught and can apply what they learn.

***Tuition: $3,900.00 for Entry-level Dental Assistant (EFDA/Radiology) Program and $3,250 for Entry-level (Registered) Pharmacy Technician program.  Tuition cost INCLUDES uniform voucher, lab fees, lab supplies, PPE, CPR class/certification and all graduation fees.

√ Eligibility: Must be 18 years old or older with valid HS Diploma or GED. Courses taught in English.
Basic computer skills advised. Background checks performed. Pharmacy Technician course has a basic entrance exam. Immunizations required. Inquire about current COVID vaccine requirements.

√  Length: 5 month program. Fast-paced, thorough, and hands on. High placement rate!

Externship options available. SCA does not perform dental services for the public.

*** Indicates may change without prior notice

Upcoming Schedule

ClassStart DateDescriptionStatusGraduation
DENTAL ASSIST/EFDA-RADIOLOGY30 August 2022
Tues/Thurs
5:30pm - 9:30pm
Introduction to entry-level dental assisting with EFDA/RadiologyENROLLING March 2023
REGISTERED PHARMACY TECHNICIAN30 August 2022
Tues/Thurs
6pm - 9:30pm
Entry-level (Registered) Pharmacy TechnicianENROLLINGMarch 2023
DENTAL ASSIST/EFDA-RADIOLOGY20 August 2022
Saturday Only
8am - 5pm
Introduction to entry-level dental assisting with EFDA/RadiologyCLOSEDMarch 2023
DENTAL ASSIST/EFDA-RADIOLOGY10 May 2022
Tues/Thurs
5:30pm - 9:30pm
Introduction to entry-level dental assisting with EFDA/RadiologyCLOSED17 October 2022
DENTAL ASSIST/EFDA-RADIOLOGY7 May 2022
Saturday Only
8am - 5pm
Introduction to entry-level dental assisting with EFDA/RadiologyCLOSED17 October 2022
DENTAL ASSIST/EFDA-Radiology25 Jan 2022
Tues/Thurs
5:30pm - 9:30pm
Introduction to entry-level dental assisting with EFDA/ RadiologyCLOSED17 October 2022
REGISTERED PHARMACY TECHNICIAN25 Jan 2022
Tues/Thurs
6pm - 9:30pm
Entry-level Pharmacy Technician (Registered)CLOSED17 October 2022
DENTAL ASSIST/EFDA-Radiology22 JAN 2022
Saturday Only
8am - 5pm
Introduction to entry-level dental assisting with EFDA & RadiologyCLOSED17 October 2022
REGISTERED PHARMACY TECHNICIAN31 Aug 2021
Tues/Thurs
6pm - 9:30pm
Entry-level Pharmacy Technician (Registered)CLOSED7 March 2022
DENTAL ASSIST/EFDA-Radiology31 August 2021
Tues/Thurs
5:30pm - 9:30pm
Introduction to entry-level dental assisting with EFDA & RadiologyCLOSED7 March 2022
DENTAL ASSIST/EFDA-Radiology21 August 2021
Saturday Only
8am - 5pm
Introduction to entry-level dental assisting with EFDA & RadiologyCLOSED7 March 2022
REGISTERED PHARMACY TECHNICIAN26 Jan 2021
Tues/Thurs
6pm - 9:30pm
Entry-level Pharmacy Technician (Registered)CLOSED18 October 2021
DENTAL ASSIST/EFDA23 Jan 2021
Saturday only
8am - 5pm
Introduction to entry-level dental assisting with EFDA & RadiologyCLOSED18 October 2021
DENTAL ASSIST/EFDA4 May 2021
Tues/Thurs
5:30pm - 9:30pm
Introduction to entry-level dental assisting with EFDA & RadiologyCLOSED18 October 2021
DENTAL ASSIST/EFDA31 August 2020
Mon/Wed
5:30pm - 9:30pm
Introduction to entry-level dental assisting with radiology & EFDAClosed18 February 2021
DENTAL ASSIST/EFDA15 August 2020
Saturday only
8am - 5pm
Introduction to entry-level dental assisting with radiology & EFDAClosed18 February 2021
DENTAL ASSIST/EFDA27 April 2020
Mon/Wed
5:30pm - 9:30pm
Introduction to entry-level dental assisting with radiology & EFDAClosed22 October 2020
DENTAL ASSIST/EFDA25 January 2020
Saturday only
8am - 5pm
Introduction to entry-level dental assisting with radiology & EFDAClosed22 October 2020
DENTAL ASSIST/EFDA7 Sept 2019
Saturday only
8am - 5pm
Introduction to entry-level dental assisting with EFDA & RadiologyClosed6 February 2020
DENTAL ASSIST/EFDA19 Aug 2019
Mon/Wed
5:30pm - 9:30pm
Introduction to entry-level dental assisting with EFDA & RadiologyClosed6 February 2020
DENTAL ASSIST/EFDA27 April 2019
Saturday Only
8am - 5pm
Introduction to entry-level dental assisting with EFDA & RadiologyClosed19 September 2019
DENTAL ASSIST/EFDA25 March 2019
Mon/Wed
5:30 - 9:30pm
Introduction to entry-level dental assisting with EFDA & RadiologyClosed19 September 2019
DENTAL ASSIST/EFDA26 Jan 2019
Saturday Only
8am - 5pm
Introduction to entry-level dental assisting with EFDA & RadiologyClosed27 June 2019
DENTAL ASSIST/EFDAOctober 2018
Mon/Wed
5:30 - 9:30pm
Introduction to entry-level dental assisting with EFDA & RadiologyClosed10 April 2019
DENTAL ASSIST/EFDASaturday Only
8am - 5pm
Introduction to entry-level dental assisting with EFDA & Radiology

Brandon Campus

313 S. Lakewood Dr.
Brandon, FL 33511

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