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Pre-Nursing

Career Studies Certificate

PURPOSE: The Pre-Nursing Career Studies Certificate (CSC) is designed to help prepare students for admission to the Nursing AAS degree.

Students enrolled in this CSC are not yet accepted into the Nursing AAS degree, but are completing their general education and prerequisite courses. After completing this CSC, students will need to apply for admission to the Nursing AAS degree.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: This program is designed to prepare students to succeed in the Nursing AAS degree.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: This program takes new students in the spring, summer, and fall semesters of each year. Students must declare their plan as Pre-Nursing CSC (code 221-156-02) and will be assigned the AAS in Nursing (code 156). The Nursing program is competitive, and completion of the Pre-Nursing CSC does not guarantee placement in the Nursing AAS degree. Students enrolled in this CSC are encouraged to meet with their program advisor after completing the first semester of courses.

COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: Students in this program will meet the college’s computer competency requirement by successfully completing ITE 115 or CSC 155. Students can also meet this requirement by passing the college’s computer competency exam, administered in the testing centers on each campus, in which case they will receive college credit for ITE 115 or CSC 155. Those students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam only once.

CURRICULUM:

COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

0

1

ITE 1151

Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts

3

0

3

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

0

3

___ ___2

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

0

3

MTH 126

Mathematics 
for Allied Health

3

0

3

BIO 141

Human Anatomy 
& Physiology I

3

3

4

BIO 142

Human Anatomy 
& Physiology II

3

3

4

PSY 230

Developmental Psychology

3

0

3

SOC 200

Principles of Sociology

3

0

3

TOTAL

25

6

27

Total Minimum Credits for Career Studies Certificate in Pre-Nursing 27

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1 CSC 155 can be substituted for ITE 115.

2 A list of approved general education electives (humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, mathematics, science, and personal wellness) is provided in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design.