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Urban Potential Labs: Healthcare Upskilling Program

Program of FIU 

One of South Florida's largest industries is healthcare / hospitals. The industry needs talent. This program offers good pay, good benefits, satisfying work, and career pathways. 

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  • 14-week program providing training in healthcare careers for learners who do not currently have a college degree
  • Classes are taught by FIU professors and healthcare leaders

5 Reasons to Join UP Labs:

  1. Free of cost
  2. Industry-standard curriculum
  3. Hospital partners embedded in the program
  4. Virtual, evening classes
  5. Wrap-around services

What is in the curriculum?

Professional Skills

  • Coaching for entry-level healthcare professionals
  • Building a linked-in profile (professional resume)
  • Financial Literacy (Taught by Security & Exchange Commission)
  • Microsoft 365 Fundamentals Training (Taught by Microsoft)

Healthcare Administrative Training

  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • General Healthcare Administration

Clinical Training

  • Healthcare Assistant Overview

Hospital Partner Training

  • Pharma-Tech (Taught by Baptist Health South Florida)
  • CNA Bridge Program (Taught by Baptist Health South Florida)


  • Adults 18 years or older
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Household income must be under $52,300


  • Monday – Friday
  • 6 PM to 9 PM
  • 14 weeks

To learn more and join: 

Contact Umer Rahman at [email protected]305-348-2599 or Vanessa Valdes at [email protected], 305-348-9930. Or visit website.