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 or home school diploma or GED. All students will be required to demonstrate college readiness through assessment and/or transcript review and may be required to take placement tests in math, writing, and reading to aid in placing students in the appropriate courses.  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 Questions

For specific questions about this program or to get appropriate information contact admissions@germanna.edu

Allied Health Preparation Curriculum:

Total Minimum Credits 25
Program Requirements Courses Credits
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
Humanities Any course from ART, ENG (Literature), HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, or Foreign Language 3
BIO 141 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 142 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO 150 Introductory Microbiology 4
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology 3


First Year Fall

Course Credits
SDV 100 1
ENG 111 3
PSY 230 3
BIO 141 4
Humanities Elective 3
Total Credits  14

First Year Spring

Course Credits
ENG 112 3
BIO 142 4
BIO 150 4
Total Credits 11