Admission Requirements for Health Sciences
- Must meet the general requirements of the College for admission (see College admissions requirements) and specific criteria outlined for each program.
- May not apply to more than one Health Sciences program at one time.
- Must be a graduate of an accredited high school or possess a GED. All official transcripts must be submitted to document program admission requirements have been met.
- Must successfully complete all program curriculum courses with a "C" or higher. Students may retake courses completed with less than a "C" one time only.
- Must have completed general education math and science courses within the past ten (10) years with a grade of "C" or higher to receive transfer credit. The two-course sequence of Anatomy and Physiology should be taken at the same institution.
- Must have completed general education computer courses within the past five (5) years with a grade of "C" or higher to receive transfer credit.
- Must submit completed physical examination form provided by the Health Sciences Division prior to admission to clinical/laboratory courses by the designated deadline. Physical examinations should demonstrate that applicant is free of any physical or emotional health problems to include communicable diseases that would interfere with the ability to safely perform all duties. Hepatitis B vaccination is strongly encouraged due to the potential exposure in the clinical/laboratory setting. Students who choose not to be vaccinated will be required to sign a waiver. Decisions should be made in consultation with a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician's assistant.
- Must have current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (Health Care Provider) certification prior to admission to clinical/laboratory courses. Online CPR certification/recertification will not be accepted.
- Must submit information and fees for criminal background checks and toxicology screenings conducted through Verified Credentials by the designated deadline.
Note: Any discrepancy on a criminal background check or toxicology screening may disqualify the student from the program of study.
- Must purchase and maintain professional liability insurance with the College (approximately $5 annually).
- Must purchase the school-approved uniform required by the program.
- Must furnish blood pressure equipment, scissors, etc., as required for specific programs/courses.
- Must provide or arrange own transportation to and from clinical sites.
Note: Enrollment in health sciences programs is limited.