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Pre-Practical Nursing

Career Studies Certificate

PURPOSE: The Pre-Practical Nursing Career Studies Certificate (CSC) is designed to help prepare students for admission to the Practical Nursing Certificate. Students enrolled in this CSC are not yet accepted into the Practical Nursing Certificate, but are completing their general education and prerequisite courses. After completing the CSC, students will apply for admission to the Practical Nursing Certificate.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: This program is designed to prepare students to succeed in the Practical Nursing Certificate.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: Students interested in the Practical Nursing program should review the information on the program in the College Catalog. Students must declare their plan as the Pre-Practical Nursing Career Studies Certificate (code 221-157-02) and will subsequently be assigned the Practical Nursing Certificate (code 157). Admission to the Practical Nursing Certificate is competitive, and completion of the Pre-Practical Nursing CSC does not guarantee placement in the program.

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 and Concepts

3

0

3

HLT 105

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

1

0

1

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

0

3

BIO 141

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3

3

4

BIO 142

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

3

3

4

PSY 230

Developmental Psychology

3

0

3

TOTAL

17

6

19

Total Minimum Credits for Career Studies Certificate in Pre-Practical Nursing 19

06.01.14

1 CSC 155 will substitute for ITE 115.