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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 found at

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placements tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information.

Program Curriculum

1st Semester Credits Standard Course Options
BIO 141 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 BIO 231 See Note 4.
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
MTH 158 College Algebra 3  
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology 3  
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1  
Total Credits 14  
2nd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
BIO 142 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 BIO 232 See Note 4.
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology 3  
HLT 143 Medical Terminology I 3 HLT 230.  See Note 4.
Humanities Elective 3 PHI 220. See Notes 2 and 4.
Information Technology Elective 1  
Total Credits 14  
Total Credits For Program 28  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

  1. 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.
  2. The humanities elective requirement must be satisfied by completing one 3-credit conceptual humanities course that offers breadth of knowledge. Additional humanities electives may be conceputual or applied with a focus on skills, techniques and procedures. See website ( for a list of approved conceptual and applied humanities electives.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 Mathematics, Natural and Health Sciences: 804-706-5084 (Chester) or 804-594-1500 (Midlothian).

2014-2015 College Catalog & Student Handbook

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