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Central Florida Institute Gains Grant for Sonography Program


Tampa, FL, February 02, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Central Florida Institute becomes one of only two private, for-profit schools chosen to receive a 2007-08 SUCCEED, Florida! Grant.

How important is it to train students in the medical field? According to the SUCCEED, Florida! Grant Program – very.

Established in 2005, the SUCCEED, Florida! Grant Program was designed to face head-on the extreme shortage of what are deemed crucial professionals in the Florida workforce. One of those schools deemed crucial in the medical field is Central Florida Institute.

Central Florida Institute became one of the 21 community colleges and medical training schools to receive the 2007-08 SUCCEED, Florida! Grants and one of only two private, for-profit schools to receive a grant.

Central Florida Institute consists of two campuses, one in Palm Harbor, Florida near Tampa and the other in Orlando, Florida. This professional medical and dental training school has a two-year program at which students can attain their Applied Science Associates Degree as an Advanced Cardiovascular Technologist, Invasive Cardiovascular Technologist or Surgical Technologist, or Degree for a career as a Polysomnographic Technologist, Noninvasive Cardiovascular Technician, Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, Medical Assistant/X-Ray or Dental Assistant.

A total of $7,278,971 was awarded throughout the state for crucial professionals in the allied health career area. Central Florida Institute in Orlando received a $287,534 expansion grant for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program currently offered, and Central Florida Institute in Palm Harbor received a $150,000 continuation grant for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. The money will be used to make advancements to the program regarding equipment, classroom supplies, teaching aides, salaries, professional development and the hiring of a Program Development Specialist.

John E. Kearney, President of Career Path Training Corp, the parent company of Central Florida Institute states, “We are very pleased with the award of the SUCCEED, Florida! Grant. It enables us to continue and expand what we do best, preparing our students for excellence in the medical field.”

Central Florida Institute is a professional medical and dental training school offering a two-year Applied Science Associates Degree as an Advanced Cardiovascular Technologist, Invasive Cardiovascular Technologist or Surgical Technologist, or Degree for a career as a Polysomnographic Technologist, Noninvasive Cardiovascular Technician, Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, Medical Assistant/X-Ray or Dental Assistant. There are campuses in both Orlando and Palm Harbor, Florida.

For more information : go to http://www.cfinstitute.com

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