Entrance Requirements Health Science

  • Advising Contact Info: Location: Bladen Hall, Room 124

    Office Hours:

    Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:30am – 8:00pm; Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm Note: You must be present 1 hour before closing for full service.

    Address

    301 Largo Rd., Largo, MD 20774-2199

    Phone:

    301-322-0829

    Email us:

    advising@pgcc.edu

  • Allied Health and Nursing Programs
    Allied Health 301-322-0733 Nursing 301-322-0738
    Center for Health Studies  Room 1402

     

     

    ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS 
     

     

     1.  Submit Application for Admission

    Submit form to Admissions and Records Office, Bladen Hall Room 126 or apply online www.pgcc.edu.

    Pay $25.00 application fee.

    Prince George’s County residents are given first priority for admissions to the Allied Health and Nursing Programs. See the College Catalog for information about out-of-county admissions. Out-of-state students are only considered for admission when the available seats are not filled by qualified Maryland residents.

    Students attending the college on a non-domiciliary visa will not be considered for admission in any of these programs. In order to participate in clinical education courses, all students accepted into any of these programs must have a social security number.

     

    2.  Complete Appropriate Placement Tests   

    Required for all first time college students after admissions application is submitted.

    Michigan Test required for those students whose native language is not English.

    Students transferring from other institutions may be exempt from all or part of this test battery, provided they bring proof of successful prerequisite completion. Consult an Academic Advisor if you are not sure.

     

    3.  College Credits Transferred to PGCC and Transfer Credit Evaluation

    Submit Request for Evaluation of Transfer Credit form at the Admissions & Records office (otherwise transcript will not be evaluated for program of interest).

    Request that each of your previous colleges send official transcripts to the PGCC Admissions and Records Office.   Failure to have transcript(s) sent to PGCC in a timely manner could delay your eligibility to complete the required qualifying prerequisites and admission to a Health Science program.  

    Foreign Coursework: Transcripts from colleges and universities outside the United States must have a full course-by-course evaluation completed by a recognized credential evaluation service. Call 301-322-0820 or email transfercredit@pgcc.edu for information.

    Address: Prince George’s Community College, Admissions and Records, 301 Largo Road, Largo, MD, 20774-2199.

     Meet with an Academic Advisor with your completed official transcript evaluation.

     LPN to RN Transition students must have a current Maryland LPN license or Compact License from another state.

     Paramedic to RN Transition students must have a current Maryland license as a paramedic and National Board of Registry Certification (NREMT/P). Must be a graduate from an accredited program with 3 years paramedic experience.

     

    4.  Meet with an Advisor Each Semester and Bring Your Academic Program Evaluation and Planning Guide 

    To sequence your courses correctly and keep informed of all procedures.

    Advising Services, Bladen Hall Room 124. Phone 301-322-0829 or ADVISING@pgcc.edu.

     

    5.  Health Sciences Contact Person

    Allied Health Program Directors – CHS 1402; 301-322-0733

    HIM and Medical Coding/Billing:    Tasha Green (301-322-0735; email greente@pgcc.edu)

    MAS:   J. David James (301-336-6000 x-6779; email jamesjd@pgcc.edu)

    NUM:   Nancy Meman (301-341-3026; email memannp@pgcc.edu)

    PMD:   Joyce Lockwood (301-386-7589; email lockwoje@pgcc.edu)

    RAD:   Jo Beth Linzy (301-322-0569; email linzyjx@pgcc.edu)

    RST:    Nina Lewis (301-322-0740 email lewisnl@pgcc.edu)

    Nursing Chair – CHS 1402, 301-322-0738

    LPN, RN, LPN to RN Transition, Paramedic to RN Transition: Cheryl Dover, Nursing, Chair (301-322-0738;

    email dovercd@pgcc.edu)

     

    6.  Complete Developmental/ESL Courses if Required

    Complete these preparatory courses prior to entry into the prerequisite courses.

     

    7.  File a Petition Form with Admissions and Records Office

    File the Petition when all criteria have been met or while attending your last qualifying prerequisite(s) classes.

    Meet with an Academic Advisor to request and complete the Petition Form.

    PETITIONING DEADLINES:

    Nursing:

    RNApril 1 for Fall, November 1 for Spring (NOTE: All students enrolled in NUR 1010 will petition in class.)

    LPNApril 1 (NOTE: All students enrolled in NUR 1000 will petition in class.)

    LPN to RN March 1  for Fall and October 1 for Spring

    Paramedic to RN Paramedic to RN petitioners must make an appointment with the Nursing Chair no later than April 1 for summer entry.

    Allied Health:

    HIM and Medical Coding/BillingJuly 1, 2014 for fall 2014; May 1, 2015 for fall 2015

    MAS – December 1. MAS petitioners must meet with Program Director.

    NUMNovember 1

    PMDMay 1 fall admission or October 1 spring admission. PMD petitioners must meet with Program Director.

    RADMay 1

    RSTMay 1

    Take the completed Petition Form to the Admissions and Records Office, Bladen Hall, Room 126.


    RANKING CRITERIA: Students should be aware that the courses and grades indicated below are the minimum standard to be met for program consideration. If there are more petitioners than seats in a class, students will be ranked according to their cumulative GPA in all general education courses required by the program in question, not just those which are required to petition. Students with the best GPAs for the greatest number of required general education courses will be admitted first, followed by those with lower GPAs and fewer completed courses, until the class is filled. Please note: There will be changes to the selective admission process and ranking criteria beginning in spring 2015. Please refer to the Health Sciences Division website for details.

    PREREQUISITE REPEAT POLICY: Students may repeat a prerequisite course only once to achieve the required grade, and W and Q grades each count as one attempt.

     

    PROGRAM

     

    QUALIFYING PREREQUISITE CLASSES

     

      NURSING 

    Nursing (RN) A.S.

    Sequence of clinical courses begins twice a year in spring and fall

     

    NUR 1010 (NUR 1010 prerequisites are EGL 1010, BIO 1010, BIO 2050 and MAT 1120 or higher completed with a “C” or better grades and a minimum 2.5 GPA overall in these four courses; BIO 2060 and PSY 1010 completed or concurrent.), EGL 1010, MAT 1120 or higher, BIO 1010, BIO 2050, BIO 2060 and PSY 1010 completed with no grade below a C and a minimum 2.5 GPA overall in these seven courses.

     

    Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Certificate

    Sequence of clinical courses begins once a year in fall

    NUR 1000 (NUR 1000 prerequisites are EGL 1010, BIO 1010, and BIO 2050 completed with a “C” or better grade and a minimum 2.5 GPA overall in these three courses and eligibility for MAT 1120 or higher; BIO 2060 and PSY 1010 completed or concurrent.), EGL 1010, BIO 1010, BIO 2050, BIO 2060 and PSY 1010 completed with no grade below a C and a minimum 2.5 GPA overall in these six courses to qualify for competitive ranking. Must be eligible for college-level math, MAT 1120 or higher.

    Nursing (LPN to RN Transition) A.S.

    Sequence of clinical courses begins twice a year in spring and fall

    EGL 1010, MAT 1120 or higher, PSY 1010, BIO 1010, BIO 2050, BIO 2060 and BIO 2010 completed with no grade lower than a “C” and a minimum 2.5 GPA overall in these seven courses. Must have an active, unencumbered Maryland LPN license or Compact license from another state.

    Nursing (Paramedic to RN Transition) A.S.

    Sequence of clinical courses begins once a year in summer

    EGL 1010, MAT 1120 or higher, PSY 1010, BIO 1010, BIO 2050, BIO 2060, and BIO 2010 completed with no grade below a C and a minimum 2.5 GPA overall in these seven courses. Must have current Maryland paramedic license, 3 years experience as a paramedic, National Board of Registry Certification (NREMT/P), and be a graduate from an accredited program.

     ALLIED HEALTH  

    Health Information Management A.A.S.

    Sequence of clinical courses begins once a year in fall                                 Web site: www.ahima.org

    INT 1010, BIO 1010, BIO 2050 completed with “C” grade or higher, 2.0 GPA overall in these three courses. Eligibility for MAT 1140 and EGL 1010.


    Medical Coder/Billing Specialist Certificate

    Sequence of clinical courses begins once a year in fall                                 Web site: www.ahima.org

    INT 1010, BIO 1010, BIO 2050 completed with “C” grade or higher, 2.0 GPA overall in these three courses. Eligibility for MAT 0104 and EGL 1010.

    Medical Assisting A.A.S.

    Sequence of clinical courses begins once a year in spring

    Curriculum revisions for the Medical Assisting program are pending final approval. Please see the Medical Assisting Program Director for information regarding prerequisite courses and petitioning deadlines.

    Nuclear Medicine Technology Certificate and A.A.S.

    Sequence of clinical courses begins once a year in spring

    Web site: www.snm.org

    BIO 1010, BIO 2050, BIO 2060, CHM 1010, MAT 1350, PHY 1010, HIM 1800, PSY 1010, EGL 1010, EGL 1020, SPH 1090 completed with “C” grade or higher, 2.5GPA overall in these eleven courses. Note: License or certification in Radiography, Respiratory Therapy, Medical Technology, Radiation Therapy, or Nursing required for admission to the certificate program.

    Paramedic Certificate and A.A.S.

    Sequence of clinical courses begins once a year in fall                                 Web site: www.naemt.org

    EMT-B Certification and affiliation required. Potential enrollees must be eligible for EGL 1010, MAT 0104 or higher and BIO courses. See Paramedic Program Director for information.

    Radiography A.A.S.

    Sequence of clinical courses begins once a year in fall          Web sites: www.arrt.org and www.asrt.org

    EGL 1010, Math 1120 or higher, BIO 1010, BIO 2050, and BIO 2060 completed with “C” grade or higher and a minimum 2.5 GPA overall in these five courses.

    Respiratory Therapy A.A.S.

    Sequence of clinical courses begins once a year in fall                                    Web site: www.aarc.org

    BIO 1010, BIO 2050, BIO 2060, MAT 1120, and PSC 1150 or CHM 1010 completed with no grade below a “C” and a minimum 2.5 GPA overall in these five courses; Eligibility for EGL 1010.

    NOTES: The criteria listed above are the minimum requirements for consideration. There is no guarantee of admission to any of these programs based solely upon meeting the minimum standard. Student is responsible for completing all prerequisite program and graduation requirements.A criminal background check, drug screen and health insurance are required of all students in the health science clinical programs. Your social security number will be verified as part of the background check. Continued participation in each program is contingent upon a satisfactory response on the background check and drug screen. All information on the background check and drug screen remains confidential and is only shared with the requesting clinical agencies. If a clinical agency denies clinical placement for a student because of the background check or drug screen, that student may not be able to complete the clinical program.




     

     

     

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