HEALTH SCIENCES

HEALTH SCIENCE PROGRAM PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS

Certain Health Science programs have a competitive admission process which may include cumulative admission testing, Grade Point Average, aptitude testing, a written or verbal interview, and/or verifiable work experience in patient care. A Health Science core has been implemented to afford students who qualify for the opportunity to earn progression into a more advanced Health Science technical certificate, diploma or associate degree program.

Students are subject to a background check and/or drug screening based on the respective clinical/medical facility’s requirements. If the clinical/medical facility finds the student’s background check or drug screening to be unsatisfactory, the student will be prohibited from participating in clinical activities and will be unable to complete his/her program of study.

Students should educate themselves as to which core courses are required for the Health Science program of choice. Students must successfully complete all Health Science core courses in order to remain in a Health Science program and progress to the next level. Please see each specific program description for additional information.

Preference will be given to students who complete the Health Science Core and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher. However, slots are filled from the highest grade point averages (4.00) downward until the maximum enrollments are reached. There is no guarantee that a 3.00 or higher GPA will progress within a particular semester as all slots are competitive.

Successful completion of a course requires that students receive a passing grade. It is vital to the success of the students to maintain passing grades in all courses for all programs. To pass, students must make an A, B, or C in each course taken.

A 90-100 4.00
B 80-89 3.00
C 70-79 2.00

Unsuccessfully completing a course would mean any grade of D, F, U, W, WP or WF.

D 60-69 1.00
F 0-59 0
WF   0

Should a student receive an unsuccessful grade in any course work, in any Health Science program, s/he may be suspended from that program.

Students wishing to re-enter a Health Science program after suspension must submit an application for readmission by the deadline date for each semester. Students wishing to return into an upper level course will be selected on space availability and grade point average from all courses that apply to that particular major.

WITHDRAWAL FROM ANY COURSE AT ANY LEVEL MAY AFFECT PROGRESSION IN YOUR CHOSEN PROGRAM OF STUDY.