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Health Science Transfer Certificate

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This certificate provides the general education competencies students need as a basis on which to build technical knowledge and skills in a variety of health care careers.

By working closely with an advisor, students can select options in Occupational Therapy Assistant, Medical Laboratory Technology, Physical Therapy Assistant or Dental Hygiene. Successful completion of the core certificate and the selected advising option will qualify students to be considered for a one-plus-one program leading to an Associate in Applied Science degree at Greenville Technical College.

Program Location: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens County, McCormick, Newberry, Saluda

Program Options: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy Assistant, Dental Hygiene, Medical Laboratory Technology

Contact Information: Lenette Thompson

 

Required Courses

Additional Program Information

 

Occupational Therapy Advising Option: Piedmont Technical College offers the first year (Phase I) of the associate degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant program through an articulation agreement with Greenville Technical College. The student receives a certificate from Piedmont Technical College for the completion of the general education courses of Phase I. The OTA student must attend a Career Talk at Greenville Technical College (Greer Campus) within the semester declaring OTA as their major. AHS 106 (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) is required during Phase I. BIO 210 and BIO 211 courses must not be greater than 5 years old. If the Biology courses are over 5 years old, then the student may take OTA 200 to validate an expired Biology course.

Phase II covers Occupational Therapy Assistant content and can be taken only on the Greenville Technical College campus. Applications are submitted to Greenville Technical College during the spring semester. All Phase I courses must be completed, or will be completed prior to submitting the application. A minimum of 2.50 technical GPA is required to submit the application.

Students must complete FAFSA forms if completing the Phase I program by May 1 at Greenville Technical College.

Students will be required to have a 10-panel drug screening and a criminal background check completed for admission to any of the Health Science Transfer Options.

It is recommended for the OTA student to complete 50 volunteer hours in a health care facility.

Additional courses that can be taken as part of Phase I: BIO 101, BIO 102, CHM 110, CHM 111, Literature Humanities ENG 200 Level), SOC 101, PSY 203.

Day Program

FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
BIO 112 Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
MAT 110 College Algebra
or MAT 120 Probability and Statistics
3.0
PSY 201 General Psychology 3.0
AHS 102 Medical Terminology 3.0
     
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
BIO 210 Anatomy and Physiology I 4.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
ENG 102 English Composition II 3.0
  Elective Humanities
(ART 101, MUS 105, PHI 110, THE 101, or REL 103. Students who choose to take SPA 101 as a Humanity elective will be required to take SPA 201 to receive the Humanities credit.)
3.0
     
THIRD SEMESTER Credit Hours
BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology II 4.0
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3.0
PSY 212 Abnormal Psychology 3.0
     
Total Credit Hours: 39.0/40.0
 

 

Physical Therapy Assistant Advising Option: Piedmont Technical College offers the first year (Phase I) of the associate degree in Physical Therapy Assistant program through an agreement with Greenville Technical College. The student receives a certificate from Piedmont Technical College for the completion of the general education courses of Phase I. The PTA student must attend a Career Talk at Greenville Technical College during the spring semester. All Phase I courses must be completed or will be completed prior to submitting the application. A minimum of 2.0 technical GPA is required to submit the application, however, weighted admission score points are only given for students obtaining a 3.0 GPA or higher on required Phase I courses. Completed Weighted Admission forms and the Letter of Intent form must be submitted along with the application. It is recommended that the PTA student complete 50 volunteer hours in a health care facility.

Students must complete FAFSA forms if completing the Phase 1 program by May 1 at Greenville Technical College.

Student will be required to have a 10-panel drug screening and a criminal background check completed for admission to any of the Health Science Transfer Options.

The PTA student is encouraged to take BIO 150 (Kinesiology) online at Greenville Technical College as part of Phase I.

Courses that can be taken to add additional Weighted Admission Bonus points: ENG 102, PSY 212, Literature Humanities (ENG 200 Level), BIO 101, BIO 102, CHM 110, PHY 201, PHY 202.

Day Program

FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
BIO 112 Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics 3.0
PSY 201 General Psychology 3.0
AHS 102 Medical Terminology 3.0
     
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
BIO 210 Anatomy and Physiology I 4.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
  Elective Humanities
(ART 101, MUS 105, PHI 110, THE 101, or REL 103. Students who choose to take SPA 101 as a Humanity elective will be required to take SPA 201 to receive the Humanities credit.)
3.0
     
THIRD SEMESTER Credit Hours
BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology II 4.0
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3.0
PSY 203 Human Growth and Development 3.0
     
Total Credit Hours: 36.0/37.0
 

 

Dental Hygiene Advising Option: Piedmont Technical College offers the first year (Phase I) of the associate degree in Dental Hygiene program through an articulation agreement with Greenville Technical College. The student receives a certificate from Piedmont Technical College for the completion of the general education courses of Phase I. The DH student must attend a Career Talk at Greenville Technical College (Main Campus-Dental Building) within the semester declaring DH as their major. AHS 106 (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) is required during Phase I. BIO 210 and BIO 211 courses must not be greater than 5 years old.

BIO 240 (Nutrition) is a Phase I course that must be taken at Greenville Technical College in the third semester.

Phase II covers DH content and can be taken only on the Greenville Technical College campus. Applications are submitted to Greenville Technical College during the spring semester. All Phase I courses must be completed or will be completed prior to submitting the application. A minimum of 2.50 technical GPA is required to submit an application.
Completed Weighted Admission forms and the Letter of Intent form must be submitted along with the application. It is recommended that the DH student complete 50 volunteer hours in a health care facility (preferably a dental office).

Students must complete FAFSA forms if completing the Phase I program by May 1 at Greenville Technical College.

Student will be required to have a 10-panel drug screening and a criminal background check completed for admission to any of the Health Science Transfer Options.

Courses that can be taken to add additional Weighted Admission Bonus Points: ENG 102, PSY 203, SOC 101, Humanities/Arts, Literature Humanities (ENG 200 Level), BIO 101, BIO 102, CHM 110, CHM 111.

Day Program

FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
BIO 112 Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics 3.0
PSY 201 General Psychology 3.0
     
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
BIO 210 Anatomy and Physiology I 4.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3.0
AHS 102 Medical Terminology 3.0
     
THIRD SEMESTER Credit Hours
BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology II 4.0
BIO 225 Microbiology 3.0
PHI 110 Ethics 3.0
     
Total Credit Hours: 36.0/37.0
 

 

Medical Laboratory Technology Advising Option: Piedmont Technical College offers the first year (Phase I) of the associate degree in Medical Laboratory Technology program through an articulation agreement with Greenville Technical College. The student receives a certificate from Piedmont Technical College for the completion of the general education courses of Phase I. The MLT student must attend a Career Talk at Greenville Technical College which is online within the semester declaring MLT as their major. AHS 106 (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) is required during Phase I. BIO 210 and BIO 211 courses must not be greater than 5 years old.

Phase II covers Medical Laboratory Technology content and can be taken only on the Greenville Technical College campus. Applications are submitted to Greenville Technical College during the spring semester. All Phase I courses must be completed or will be completed prior to submitting the application. A minimum of 2.50 technical GPA is required to submit an application. Completed Weighted Admission forms and the Letter of Intent form must be submitted along with the application. It is recommended that the MLT student complete 50 volunteer hours in a health care facility.

Students must complete FAFSA forms if completing the Phase I program by May 1 at Greenville Technical College.

Student will be required to have a 10-panel drug screening and a criminal background check completed for admission to any of the Health Science Transfer Options.

Courses that can be taken to add additional Weighted Admission Bonus Points: ENG 102, PSY 203, Literature Humanities (ENG 200 Level), SOC 101, BIO 101, BIO 102, CHM 110, CHM 111.

Day Program

FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
BIO 112 Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
MAT 110 College Algebra
or MAT 120 Probability and Statistics
3.0
PSY 201 General Psychology 3.0
     
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
BIO 210 Anatomy and Physiology I 4.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3.0
AHS 102 Medical Terminology 3.0
     
THIRD SEMESTER Credit Hours
BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology II 4.0
CHM 100 Introductory Chemistry
or CHM 110 College Chemistry I
4.0
  Elective Humanities
(ART 101, MUS 105, PHI 110, THE 101, or REL 103.)
3.0
 
Total Credit Hours: 37.0/38.0
 

Updated 4/8/2013

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement – The Health Science Transfer Certificate provides students a sequence of courses meeting the program general education requirements prior to the student’s admission into a health science or nursing program.

Program Student Learning Outcomes: (General Education Student Learning Outcomes)

1. Communicate effectively.

A. Read with Comprehension

B. Write with standard English

2. Apply mathematical skills appropriate to an occupation.

A. Apply mathematical skills to solve problems

B. Perform computational skills

C. Read and interpret and draw conclusions.

3. Employ effective processes for resolving and making decisions.

A. Integrate information to solve problems.

B. Summarize information and draw conclusions.

4. Demonstrate the basic computer skills necessary to function in a technological world.

A. Located and retrieve information in digital environments.

B. Adapt, apply, and construct information in electronic environments (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) 

 

 

Gainful Employment Information

Advisement Information

  • Career Talk flyer - at Greenville Technical College

  • Students interested in a Health Science Transfer Certificate need not attend the mandatory health science information session at PTC.

  • Getting into the Greenville Technical College phase is an application process, not guaranteed admission. GTC programs will determine which students are accepted based on a weighted admission process at GTC. Programs at GTC have very limited enrollment.

  • Students should contact Lenette Thompson as soon as possible (during their FIRST semester at PTC) to schedule an appointment to receive the Career Talk information packet. Students must attend the next available Career Talk at GTC upon being coded as a 1+1 student. Career Talks are only good for 2 years. After that, the student must attend a new session.

  • A drug screening and background check will be conducted on all students entering GTC's Phase II.

  • Physical Therapy Assistant students should complete MAT 120 instead of MAT 110. Additionally, BIO 150 at must be taken at GTC during Phase I.

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant students should complete MAT 120 instead of MAT 110. Additionally, OTA 200- Introduction to Kinesiology, must be taken at GTC during Phase I.

  • Dental Hygiene and Medical Laboratory Technician require CHM 100 from PTC before attempting the higher level CHM courses at GTC.

  • Humanities that will be accepted: ART 101 or 105; MUS 105; THE 101; PHI 110; REL 101 or 201. NOTE: SPA 101 will no longer be accepted! GTC will accept SPA 201 only, which is not offered at PTC.

  • Students must complete the FASFA if completing the Phase I Program by May 1 at GTC.

  • The Physical Therapy Assistant and Occupational Therapy Assistant students must attend the Hospital Orientation before they can complete observation hours. This orientation is conducted by various community hospitals once or twice per year. The student will need to contact Lenette Thompson for these dates.

  • CPT 101 must be taken within 5 years of a student's proposed graduation date at GTC. If over, student will need to retake CPT 101.

  • To apply for the Phase II coursework at GTC, student must submit an application to GTC no later than March to be considered. This means that all Phase I coursework must be completed by the end of the Spring semester (end of May) to be considered for admission. The weighted admission form and letter of intent must be submitted with the application.

  • Students are to write letters of intent to submit with program application to GTC. The criteria is explained during the Career Talk at GTC.