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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 placement 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 See Note 3.
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
MTH 158 College Algebra 3 See Note 4.
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 See Note 3.
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology 3  
HLT 143 Medical Terminology I 3 HLT 230.  See Note 3.
Humanities Elective 3 PHI 220. See Notes 1 and 3.
Information Technology Elective 1  
Total Credits 14  
Total Credits For Program 28  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Students should consult their selected four-year university and their nursing faculty advisor for guidance.
  4. If a student does not place into MTH 158, they must successfully complete developmental math courses before enrolling in MTH 158.
  5. Students must complete or be enrolled in the first five prerequisites to APPLY to the Nursing Program.

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).

2015-2016 College Catalog & Student Handbook


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