Allied Health Preparation, Pre-Nursing
Career Studies Certificate (C.S.C.)
Provides the basic general education and prerequisite courses for students seeking to apply to nursing programs at most institutions. Completion of the career studies certificate does not guarantee admission into the JTCC Nursing Program. Students should refer to the Nursing Program admission requirements.
Admission Requirements and Special Conditions
A high school diploma (or equivalent) and satisfactory scores on college placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics are required. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental courses to prepare students for the curriculum.
|1st Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|BIO 141 Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4||BIO 231|
|ENG 111 College Composition I||3|
|MTH 158 College Algebra||3|
|PSY 230 Developmental Psychology||3|
|SDV 100 College Success Skills||1|
|2nd Semester||Credits||Standard Course Options|
|BIO 142 Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4||BIO 232|
|SOC 200 Principles of Sociology||3|
|HLT 143 Medical Terminology I||3||HLT 230. See Note 4.|
|Humanities Elective||3||PHI 220. See Note 4.|
|Information Technology Elective||1|
|Total Credits For Program||28|
Notes and Additional Curriculum Options
- Students must have documented a year of high school biology and chemistry with a grade of "C" or better or the college-level equivalent prior to taking BIO 141 and BIO 142. Students must complete BIO 231 prior to taking BIO 232. BIO 231 and BIO 232 require one full year of college biology and one full year of college chemistry or divisional approval as prerequisites.
- The humanities elective requirement can be satisfied by completing a literature (ENG), foreign language, humanities (HUM) philosophy (PHI), art (ART), music (MUS), speech course addressing performing arts and the history of theatre (CST), or religion course (REL). ENG 112, CST 100, CST 105 and CST 115 may not be used to satisfy humanities elective requirements.
- Students planning to apply for admission to the JTCC Nursing Program must complete BIO 141 or BIO 231, ENG 111, PSY 230, MTH 158 and SDV 100 with a minimum grade of “C” in each course.
- BIO 231, BIO 232, HLT 230, and PHI 220 courses may be required by some four-year universities for those pursuing the B.S.N. Students should consult their selected four-year university and their nursing faculty advisor for guidance.
For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Health Sciences: 804-622-8700 (Nursing Education Center).