Health Sciences Admissions
Health Sciences programs have special admissions and/or enrollment requirements. Until you complete these requirements and are accepted into your intended program of study, you will be enrolled as an Associate in General Education (AGE) major or special credit student.
Students may learn more about admission to a health sciences program by reviewing the Health Sciences Essential FAQs or contacting Health Sciences Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-493-7473.
Distance Education Requirements
A traditional course is a course offered face-to-face in a classroom or clinical setting. An Internet course is a course offered totally online. Hybrid and blended courses are courses where a portion is face-to-face and a portion is online (hybrid courses have 50% or more of the instructional hours offered online and blended courses have less than 50% of the instructional hours offered online). Traditional courses include the label “TR” at the end of the course section number. 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. Blended courses include the label “BL” 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: Advanced Medical Coding, CT/MRI, Emergency Medical Science, Health Information Technology, Mammography, Medical Assisting, Medical Dosimetry, Nuclear Medicine, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Positron Emission Tomography, Polysomnography, Radiation Therapy, and Radiography.
Associate Degree Nursing, Cardiovascular Sonography, Dental Assisting, Medical Sonography, and Respiratory Therapy offer no online instruction, but 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, 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.
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 employment agencies. Pending the outcome, a graduate may be disqualified from examination eligibility, state licensure, and/or employment.
Students admitted to health sciences programs are required to have a physical examination to determine if they are physically and emotionally capable of performing the essential functions of the program and must submit a completed medical form. A record of immunizations, including, but not limited to, an annual Influenza vaccine and the COVID-19 vaccine must be included with the medical form. A medical or religious exemption for vaccines must be approved by the clinical site(s). PCC does not grant vaccine exemptions in lieu of the clinical site(s) and does not guarantee vaccine exemptions will be approved by the clinical site(s).
Programs at PCC that prepare students for professional licensure are designed to prepare a student to apply for applicable licensure in North Carolina. In order to ensure whether the program meets requirements for professional licensure outside North Carolina, PCC recommends the student contact the program director prior to enrolling in the program.
It is the policy of PCC not to discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, handicap, religion, age, or national origin in the recruitment and admission of students; the recruitment, employment, training, and promotion of faculty and staff; and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by federal laws and regulations. PCC is an equal-opportunity institution.
Health Sciences admissions policies are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between PCC and students. PCC 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.