TEAS Boot Camp Registration is Underway

PCC's Health Sciences Division will open its doors to prospective students later this month to let them explore health care career options and the programs to prepare for them.

WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College is registering students for a course designed to help prospective health sciences students prepare for the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).

The “TEAS Boot Camp,” according to PCC Health Sciences Admissions Specialist Kristi Walters, will feature five sessions — each focused on a specific topic covered in the TEAS, which is a standardized multiple-choice exam many colleges require for admission to allied health programs. She says PCC instructors will be on hand to help students sharpen their test-taking skills and strategies, reading, math, science (combination of anatomy, physiology, biology and chemistry), and English/language usage.

“PCC health sciences curricula are rigorous, and we expect the best from our students as they prepare to work in health care,” Walters said. “The TEAS helps ensure that we select the most qualified applicants for the seats we have available in our highly-competitive nursing, radiography, respiratory therapy, cardiovascular sonography, medical sonography and occupational therapy assistant programs.”

Boot camp sessions will take place Wednesdays (May 29 and June 5, 12, 19 and 26), from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the college’s William E. Fulford Building (Room 153). The cost is $40, which includes the “Official ATI TEAS Study Manual.”

Students can register for the course by visiting the PCC website and typing “TEAS” in the “search for sections” window. The deadline to register is May 10 at 5 p.m.

Prospective students may contact Walters at klwalters373@my.pittcc.edu for additional course information and registration assistance.