Health Science is a career choice that offers numerous opportunities. Good paying jobs are readily available to graduates in almost every part of the country. But it is not just about getting a job. As a health care provider, you will make a difference in the lives of your clients and their families everyday. Various certificate programs are also available in many other short-term and concentrated fields of study.
Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to a specific health science program of study, as these programs have additional requirements that must be met. Students should carefully review the specific programs of study to determine the requirements and/or the academic course prerequisites. Also, the ACT test will be required for entry to the nursing program. An ACT score of 18 or higher is required for admission to the Nursing program.
Certain clinical facilities utilized by the Health Science programs require drug screening and criminal background checks declaring that the student has no positive drug screens and no criminal history. Therefore, a background check will be required prior to enrollment in the Health Science programs and drug screens will be conducted prior to assigned clinicals as well as randomly during assigned clinicals. The cost of the background check and drug screens related to cause will be the responsibility of the student.
The College is committed to maintaining an environment that contributes to its educational mission, as well as the safety, health, and well being of all students and other persons on campus. Therefore, students and organizations are obligated to abide by the rules and policies established by the College. It is assumed that students enrolling in the College are mature and have a desire for constructive learning. Common courtesy and cooperation are expected of all students. Interference, injury, or the intentional attempt to injure or interfere with the personal or property rights of any person—whether a student, visitor, faculty or staff member or the College itself is strictly prohibited.
Programs of study within the Health Sciences Division require specific essential mental and physical capabilities if the student is to be successful. Essential functions for each Health Science program of study are available in each program director’s office.
The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., 3433 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326 or www.nlnac.org; telephone number (404) 975-5000. The program received continuing accreditation in July 2009 with next reaffirmation of accreditation visit in Spring 2025.
The Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., 3433 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326 or www.nlnac.org; telephone number (404) 975-5000. The program received continuing accreditation in July 2009 with next reaffirmation of accreditation visit in Spring 2025.
The EMT-Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088; telephone 214-703-8445. The program received initial accreditation in April 2000 and reaffirmation in January 2018.
The EMS Parmadic Program will have it's next comprehensive evaluation of the program, including an on-site review, is scheduled to occur in 2023.
The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; telephone number 727-210-2350. The program received initial accreditation April 2002 and is scheduled for a reaccreditation visit in 2015.