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Allied Health Preparation, Pre-Nursing CSC

Career Studies Certificate (CSC)

C Career & technical education programs for job training Career & technical education programs for job training = Career & technical education programs for job training, guided by Advisory Committees


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

Admission 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 visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.

Printable Advising Sheet

Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1    
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 See Placement Test Scores  
MTH 157 Elementary Statistics 3 See Placement Test Scores MTH 158
BIO 141 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4    
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology 3    
MILESTONE: Eligible to Apply for the A.A.S. in Nursing Program (see Note 1)
BIO 142 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 BIO 141  
HLT 230 Principles Of Nutrition & Human Development 3   HLT 143. See Note 2
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 21    


  1. Students applying for January admission must complete (with a minimum grade of “C” or better) or be enrolled in the first five prerequisites to APPLY to the Nursing Program. Students applying for August admission must have completed (with a grade of “C” or better) the first five prerequisites by the end of the spring semester (see Nursing Eligibility requirements for more details).
  2. Students should consult their selected four-year university and their nursing faculty advisor for guidance.

2016-2017 College Catalog & Student Handbook

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Nursing Education Center: 804-622-8700

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