Lauderdale Lakes Grad Turned Passion for Helping Others Into Medical Career

Vanessa Acosta suddenly found herself without a job when the pandemic hit. But, she turned that into an opportunity.


“One of the restaurants closed down for a while, and I had no formal education or nothing to fall back on,” she said. “So, I took the opportunity to call Florida Career College (FCC).”


Vanessa enrolled in the Medical Assistant Technician program at FCC in Lauderdale Lakes during the summer of 2020. About nine months later, she graduated as a straight-A student who completed the program with perfect attendance.


Today, she works as a medical assistant in the lab of a local medical clinic. She also has aspirations to continue her education to become a registered nurse (RN). READ MORE