New Pre-Nursing Certificate Offers Essential Courses for Essential Careers

May 18, 2020

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Warner Robins, Ga. – Leadership at Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) is calling the new Pre-Nursing Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) program ‘a pathway for students into competitive nursing programs.’ But a deeper look at the program reveals that at its core, it’s essential courses for essential careers.

Competitive selection programs, such as the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree, require certain courses for admission, such as general core courses and health sciences prerequisites. Combining these courses into a specific TCC helps map students directly into competitive selection for nursing, while also providing an avenue into health sciences programs or even transition into a baccalaureate program at other institutions.

Under articulation agreements between the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and the University System of Georgia (USG), most courses are transferable to USG institutions, along with other private and public colleges and universities in Georgia.

Transferability and structure of these courses also make the certificate ideal for high school dual enrollment students.

“This new certificate at Central Georgia Technical College provides a guided course pathway for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare profession,” said Dr. Alvin Harmon, dean of Health Sciences at CGTC. “Students in the dual enrollment high school program may complete these courses, and after high school graduation be ready to apply to our highly competitive selection process for the nursing program or other allied health programs. This certificate will decrease the time and cost associated with obtaining a post-secondary degree.”

Health science careers have seen a steady growth in demand amid current public health concerns regarding COVID-19. Dr. Harmon highly encourages talented and committed students to pursue this certificate.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Pre-Nursing TCC can email