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Allied Health Preparation

Career Studies Certificate

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Gainful Employment Disclosure for Career Studies in Allied Health Preparation

Purpose: This curriculum is designed to provide educational preparation for individuals who plan to apply to a health career program.

Occupational Objectives: Completion of this certificate will prepare individuals to further their education in a health career program.

Admission Requirements: Admission requirements include a high school diploma or GED and satisfactory completion of the College placement tests in algebra, writing, and reading. Students who do not meet required placement levels must enroll in developmental studies courses. A student may complete developmental courses while being in the certificate program. Students intending to apply to the Nursing Programs should be taking the required nursing program prerequisites of algebra, biology, chemistry, and computer literacy in addition to the minimum requirements of the career study certificate.

Graduation from the Allied Health program does not guarantee admission into the GCC Associate in Applied Science Nursing program or the Certificate Program in Practical Nursing or other Health Career Programs.


  • Provide part-time students with certification for their educational efforts.
  • Provide a feeder path for the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing or the Practical Nursing Certificate Program, the NVCC/GCC Dental Hygiene Program, or other health career programs.


Program RequirementsCredits

SDV 100College Success Skills1

ENG 111College Composition I3

ENG 112College Composition II3

HumanitiesAny course from ART, ENG (Literature), HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, or Foreign Language3

BIO 141Human Anatomy and Physiology I4

BIO 142Human Anatomy and Physiology II4

BIO 149Microbiology for Allied Health1

PSY 230Developmental Psychology3

SOC 200Principles of Sociology3

Total Minimum Credits25


SDV 1001

ENG 1113

PSY 2303

BIO 1414

Humanities Elective3

Total Credits14


ENG 1123

BIO 1424

BIO 1491

SOC 2003

Total Credits11