Students must meet specific admission requirements for this program:
This option is for current high school seniors or high school graduates who apply to the program within two years of high school graduation. Please Note: Deadlines for submission of applications may be obtained from the admissions or counseling offices.
- Complete college application(s).
- Composite score of 21 or higher on the American College Test (ACT) or combined score of 1400 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
- Complete high school algebra, chemistry, and biology with a "C" grade or better.
- An overall high school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent.
- Meet with the program director and counselor to review program prerequisites and requirements.
Upon successful completion of the above criteria, the applicant will be admitted into the program. Students must complete HLTH 1210 (Medical Terminology) with a "C" grade or better prior to enrolling in their first health technology course.
This option is for students who do not qualify for admission under Option 1.
Please Note: Deadlines for submission of applications may be obtained from the admissions or counseling offices.
- Complete college application(s).
- Submit high school transcript as well as any college transcript(s)
- Successful passing score on the required program pre-admission test.
- Meet with a counselor to review program prerequisites and requirements
The following courses, or equivalent courses at other regionally accredited colleges, must be completed with a "C" or better and have a minimum cumulative GPA in program applicable courses of 2.5 or better.
- HLTH 1210 Medical Terminology
- BIOL 2210 Anatomy & Physiology I
NOTE: Students must meet one of these requirements to take BIOL 2210:
- High school biology within last five years and high school chemistry.
- High school biology within last five years and CHEM 1100 Elementary Chemistry.
- Biology 1200 Fundamentals of Biology for the Health Technologies.
Students are required to take the Math Placement Test and be placed into MATH 1550 or complete MATH 0950 with a "C" grade or higher.
Histology students must have abilities and skills as follows:
- Observation: The applicant/student should be able to characterize color, odor, clarity and viscosity of biologicals, reagents or chemical reaction products. Therefore, the student must possess functional use of the senses of smell, vision and somatic sensation.
- Communications: The applicant/student must be able to communicate effectively and sensitively orally and in writing with all members of the healthcare team. The student must have the ability to read and comprehend written material in order to correctly and independently perform laboratory test procedures.
- Psychomotor Skills: The applicant/student must possess gross and fine manual dexterity sufficient to handle specimens or reagents and perform analytical procedures requiring the use of small, delicate tools, equipment and instruments. The applicant/student must possess vision and dexterity which allows him/her to focus and view specimens using a binocular microscope.
- Intellectual/Conceptual and Cognitive Abilities: The applicant/student must be able to measure, calculate, reason, analyze and synthesize, integrate and apply information. The applicant/student should be able to use sufficient judgment to recognize and correct performance and problem solve unexpected observations or outcomes of laboratory procedures.
- Behavioral and Social Attributes: The applicant/student must possess the emotional health required for full utilization of his or her intellectual abilities, the exercise of good judgment, and the prompt completion of all responsibilities attendant to the performance of laboratory testing. Candidates must also be able to tolerate taxing workloads, function effectively under stress, adapt to a changing environment, display flexibility and function independently in the face of uncertainties or problems that might arise.
- Ethical Standards: The applicant/student must demonstrate professional demeanor or behavior and must perform in an ethical manner in dealing with peers, faculty, staff and patients.
- Academic Performance: The applicant/student must be able to obtain relevant information from lectures, seminars, laboratory sessions or exercises, clinical laboratory practicums and independent study assignments.
- Reasonable accommodations for persons with documented disabilities will be considered on an individual basis, but a candidate must be able to perform in an independent manner. There will be no discrimination in the selection of program participants based on race, creed, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, or physical or mental disability, providing mandatory standards can be met.