Certificate in Pre-Health Care (HLC6)
This certificate program is designed for students seeking admission to Health Sciences programs but not meeting program admissions criteria. Students work closely with advisors to select courses that will help confirm their career choices and strengthen their academic skills.
Students who complete this certificate should be well prepared for acceptance into the desired program, but the certificate does not guarantee admission into that program.
BEGINNING SEMESTER: All Semesters
CAMPUS: Airport, Beltline
CRITERIA TO BECOME INTERVIEW ELIGIBLE (IEL):
Placement on the list will be as of the date when one of the following criteria has been met:
- SAT/ACT (Published score)
- HOBET (Published Score)
- Completion of the above certificate with a 2.5 GPA and "C" or higher in each course.
Math and Science (including all AHS) courses may be repeated only one time to qualify under this entry criteria.
STUDENTS FINISHING THE CERTIFICATE WILL BE DEEMED INTERVIEW ELIGIBLE IF:
- They have a GPA of 2.5
- They have a "C" or higher in all AHS, MATH and Science Courses
- They have completed all DVS requirements prior to interview eligibility.
- STUDENTS SHOULD SELECT COURSES APPROPRIATE FOR THE PROGRAM THEY PLAN TO ENTER. This can be done by checking Program information in this Advisement Manual.
- This certificate is 32 Credit hours.
- A student may not take an AHS, Math, or Science course more than two times to obtain the "C" for eligibility purposes as is standard with all other HS programs.
- No course in the curriculum can be repeated more than once.
- No more than 2 courses within the certificate program may be repeated.
- A “W” counts as an attempt.
- Students can take BIO 112 and graduate from Pre-Health Care. They may take BIO 210 and an elective to graduate.
Students going into programs requiring BIO 210 & 211, may take BIO 210 instead of BIO 112 and may take BIO 211 as their Program Elective.
- Completion of this certificate does not guarantee admission into the desired program.
- Science and math courses must be taken within 3-5 years or program entry. (See Courses Acceptance Timeframes below))
- Other general education courses, completed with at least a “C” may be applied indefinitely for course credit within Health Science Programs.
- COL 103 or COL 105 are recommended as guided electives for students enrolled in reading courses.
- Students must apply for graduation.
- Students pursuing Pharmacy Technician, Health Information, Medical Records Coder, Expanded Duty Dental Assisting or Dental Hygiene can, with advisor approval, substitute another program course for AHS 127.
|Course Acceptance Timeframes
All mathematics and science courses must be taken according to the following criteria:
|Grade of "C" completed within 3 years of program entry
|Grade of "B" completed within 4 years of program entry
|Grade of "A" completed within 5 years of program entry
|or must be validated in accordance with program standards
|Other general education courses, completed with at least a "C" may be applied indefinitely for course credit within Health Science programs.
|All major course work must be completed within the fours years preceding graduation.
|In addition, students graduating from Health Sciences may not repeat curriculum courses more than once.
|The number of technology courses that may be repeated is determined by the program director and published in the program section of the catalog.
||English Composition I
||RDG 100, ENG 100
||RDG 100, ENG 100 with a minimum grade of "C"
||MAT 100, RDG 032
|AHS 127 (see note 10)
||Basic Patient Care
||AHS 102, AHS 119
||Health Science Introduction
||AHS 102, AHS 119
||Computers in Healthcare
||AHS 102, AHS 119 & CPT 101 or CPT 170
|BIO 112 (see note 4)
||Basic Anatomy and Physiology
||RDG 100 (BIO 100 & ENG 101 recommended)
|RECOMMENDED FIRST SEMESTER COURSES
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