Health Sciences Admissions
Health Sciences programs have special admissions requirements. These requirements are in addition to those completed for the College. Until you complete the special admission requirements and are accepted into your intended program of study, you will be enrolled as an Associate in General Education (AGE) major.
For more information or to apply for admission to a health sciences program, contact Health Sciences Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-493-7473.
Health Sciences admissions policies are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between Pitt Community College and students. Pitt Community College reserves the right to change any provisions or requirements at any time. Every effort will be made to minimize the inconvenience such changes create for students.
Students admitted to health sciences programs are required to complete a clinical practicum. Clinical facilities may require criminal background checks, drug screenings, credit checks, professional license checks, and/or proof of US citizenship prior to or during participation in the clinical portion of a program. Any expenses associated with these requirements are the responsibility of the student. Pending the outcome, clinical facilities may deny a student the opportunity to complete the clinical portion of a program. A student who is unable to complete the clinical portion of a program will not be able to graduate.
Criminal background checks, drug screenings, credit checks, professional license checks, and/or proof of US citizenship may also be required after graduation by examination boards, state licensing boards, and employing agencies. Pending the outcome, a graduate may be disqualified from examination eligibility, state licensure, and/or employment.
Distance Education Requirements
An internet course is a course offered totally online. A hybrid course is a course where a portion is online and a portion is face-to-face. Internet courses include the label "IN" at the end of the course section number. Hybrid courses include the label "HY" at the end of the course section number.
The following health sciences programs offer one or more courses in either an internet or hybrid format:
CT/MRI, Emergency Medical Science, Health Information Technology, Mammography, Medical Assisting, Medical Dosimetry, Nuclear Medicine, Occupational Therapy Assistant, PET, Polysomnography, Radiation Therapy, and Radiography.
Health sciences programs not identified above will use various electronic means (i.e., email, MOODLE) to communicate with students. For example, instructors may use MOODLE to post announcements, syllabi, course schedules, course materials and assignments, grades, etc. Students may also be required to submit electronic assignments, respond to email, etc.
Students considering applying for health sciences programs should review the Distance Education Department's Frequently Asked Questions to learn the processes and requirements for online education.