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2 Enrollment Procedures and Program Requirements Effective starting fall 2012 for program entry (Turn on your speakers. Use headphones if you are in a computer lab.)

3 Click here to view and print a Health Science and Nursing Information Session Student Packet. You will need to refer to this during the session.

4 ... Registered Nurse ... Cardiovascular Technician ... Radiologic Technician ... Respiratory Therapist ... Veterinary Technician ... Practical Nurse ... Surgical Technician ... Medical Assistant ... Pharmacy Technician ... Patient Care Technician ... Massage Therapist ... Phlebotomist

5 Complete an online application for admission to Piedmont Technical College. Begin the Financial Aid process by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Submit your high school transcripts or GED to the Admissions Office. Attend a Health Science and Nursing Information Session. Take the placement test unless waived by college personnel. Submit college transcripts to the Student Records Office for evaluation, if applicable. You are here!

6 Completing all the program-ready courses required for your program and meeting the required program-ready GPA.* This will also include, meeting the minimum test score requirement for Nursing and Respiratory programs only. * Refer to Health Science and Nursing Packet for complete details. All students must complete coursework with a “C” or better and have an overall college GPA of 2.0 minimum.

7 HOBET  Students wanting to enter the Associate Degree Nursing or the Practical Nursing programs must meet the required minimum score on HOBET in order to apply for program entry.  Any student wishing to apply with the Merit Application may take HOBET in order to gain additional Merit points.  More information about the HOBET can be found in the Health Science and Nursing Information Session Packet.  Test dates and times can be found on the Health Science and Nursing Resources website. WorkKeys  Students wanting to enter the Respiratory Care program must meet the required minimum score on WorkKeys in order to apply for program entry.  More information about the WorkKeys can be found in the Health Science and Nursing Information Session Packet.  Test dates and times can be found on the Health Science and Nursing Resources website.

8 Associate Degree Programs Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) Cardiovascular Technology Certificate Programs Patient Care Technician Massage Therapy Diploma Programs Practical Nursing Radiologic Technology Respiratory Care Veterinary Technology Surgical Technology Medical Assisting Pharmacy Technology Phlebotomy Technician

9  Enrollment Limitations: 32 students accepted Fall and Spring semesters  Program-Ready courses:  Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO 210)  English Composition I (ENG 101)  Intermediate Algebra (MAT 102) or Probability & Statistics (MAT 120)  General Psychology (PSY 201)  GPA requirement: 2.5  grades from the Program-Ready courses are used to calculate  Testing requirement: Minimum score of 65% in mathematics and reading sections of the HOBET within four years of application  Additional general education courses:  Anatomy & Physiology II (BIO 211)  Humanities or Fine Arts Elective  A special “Transition Nursing Program” is available for current Licensed Practical Nurses who want to earn their Associate Degrees in Nursing. See the PTC website for more information on this program.  Students who want to take additional coursework while awaiting ADN program entry may complete the requirements for the Lander University Nursing Transfer Track, ADN to BSN to get a jumpstart on a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. See the Academic Catalog for course requirements.

10  Enrollment Limitations: 20 students accepted Spring semester  Program-Ready courses:  Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO 210)  English Composition I (ENG 101)  Intermediate Algebra (MAT 102)  General Psychology (PSY 201)  Medical Terminology (AHS 102)  GPA requirement: 2.5  grades from program-ready courses are used to calculate  Additional general education courses:  Anatomy & Physiology II (BIO 211)  Humanities or Fine Arts Elective Students will decide whether to track invasive or non-invasive upon completion of the first semester CVT courses.

11  Enrollment Limitations: Up to 20 students accepted Fall semester  Program-Ready courses:  Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO 210)  English Composition I (ENG 101)  Intermediate Algebra (MAT 102) or Probability & Statistics (MAT 120)  General Psychology (PSY 201)  GPA requirement: 2.5  grades from program-ready courses are used to calculate  Additional general education courses:  Anatomy & Physiology II (BIO 211)  Introduction to Computers (CPT 101)  Humanities or Fine Arts Elective

12  Enrollment Limitations: 22 students accepted Fall semester  Program-Ready courses:  Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO 210)  English Composition I (ENG 101)  Intermediate Algebra (MAT 102) or Probability & Statistics (MAT 120)  General Psychology (PSY 201)  GPA requirement: 2.5  grades from program-ready courses are used to calculate  Additional general education courses:  Anatomy & Physiology II (BIO 211)  Humanities or Fine Arts Elective

13  Enrollment Limitations: 24 students accepted Fall semester  Program-Ready courses:  Biological Science II (BIO 102)*  English Composition I (ENG 101)  Intermediate Algebra (MAT 102)  General Psychology (PSY 201)  GPA requirement: 2.0  grades from program-ready courses are used to calculate  Additional general education courses:  Basic Microbiology (BIO 115)*  Humanities or Fine Arts Elective This program is conducted on the Newberry campus. *BIO 101 is not a prerequisite for BIO 102. *BIO 115 may be taken with first semester clinical courses.

14  Enrollment Limitations: 32 students accepted Fall and Spring semesters  Program-Ready courses:  Basic Anatomy & Physiology (BIO 112)  English Composition I (ENG 101)  Contemporary Mathematics (MAT 155)  General Psychology (PSY 201)  GPA requirement: 2.5  grades from the Program-Ready courses are used to calculate  Testing requirement: Minimum score of 65% in mathematics and reading sections of the HOBET within four years of application Student accepted for fall term will have class and labs conducted on the Greenwood campus and students accepted for spring term will have class and labs conducted on the Laurens campus. Students who plan to pursue the LPN to ADN Transition Nursing program upon completion of their PN license must meet the additional biology, math, and humanities/fine art requirements required for the ADN program.

15  Enrollment Limitations: 20 students accepted Fall semester  Program-Ready courses:  Medical Terminology (AHS 102)  Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology (BIO 112)  English Composition I (ENG 101)  Algebra Competency (as demonstrated by test scores) or Elementary Algebra (MAT 152)  General Psychology (PSY 201)  GPA requirement: 2.0  grades from the Program-Ready courses are used to calculate  Additional general education course  Introduction to Computers (CPT 101)* *If placement scores indicate a prerequisite need prior to CPT 101, students must take CPT 141 before taking CPT 101. CPT 101 should be completed prior to program entry but can be taken with first semester courses.

16  Enrollment Limitations: 25 students accepted Fall semester  Program-Ready courses:  Pharmacological Anatomy & Physiology (PHM 202)  English Composition I (ENG 101)  Intermediate Algebra (MAT 102)  Medical Terminology (AHS 102)  GPA requirement: 2.0  grades from the Program-Ready courses are used to calculate  Additional general education courses:  Introduction to Computers (CPT 101)*  Patient Care Relations (AHS 116) *If placement scores indicate a prerequisite need prior to CPT 101, students must take CPT 141 before taking CPT 101. CPT 101 should be completed prior to program entry but can be taken with first semester courses.

17  Enrollment Limitations: 20 students accepted Fall semester  Program-Ready courses:  Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO 210)  English Composition I (ENG 101)  Algebra Competency (as demonstrated by test scores) or Elementary Algebra (MAT 152)  Medical Terminology (AHS 102)  GPA requirement: 2.5  grades from the Program-Ready courses are used to calculate  Additional general education courses:  Anatomy & Physiology II (BIO 211)

18  Enrollment Limitations: 24 students accepted Fall semester  Program-Ready courses:  Developmental Math (MAT 032)  Critical Reading (RDG 100)  Introduction to Composition (ENG 100)  Note: Students may demonstrate knowledge and competency for the required above program-ready courses through placement test scores or completion of higher level English and math courses.  GPA requirement: 2.0  grades from the Program-Ready courses are used to calculate  Additional general education courses:  Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology (BIO 112)* *Recommend students to take Medical Terminology (AHS 102) before taking BIO 112 or either during the same semester for greatest chance of success.

19  Enrollment Limitations: 25 students accepted Fall semester  Program-Ready courses:  Medical Terminology (AHS 102)  English Composition (ENG 101)  Algebra Competency (as demonstrated by test scores) or Elementary Algebra (MAT 152)  GPA requirement: 2.0  grades from the Program-Ready courses are used to calculate  Additional general education courses:  Basic Anatomy and Physiology (BIO 112) This program is conducted on the Newberry campus.

20  Enrollment Limitations: 15 students accepted Fall and Spring semesters  Program-Ready courses:  Medical Terminology (AHS 102)  English Composition (ENG 101)  Algebra Competency (as demonstrated by test scores) or Elementary Algebra (MAT 152)  GPA requirement: 2.0  grades from the Program-Ready courses are used to calculate  Additional general education courses:  Introduction to Computers (CPT 101)* *If placement scores indicate a prerequisite need prior to CPT 101, students must take CPT 141 before taking CPT 101. CPT 101 should be completed prior to program entry but can be taken with first semester courses.

21  Transfer Students:  Biology and Computer coursework over 5 years old will not transfer to PTC.  Additional general education coursework over 10 years old will not transfer unless the student has completed an Associates degree or higher.  Readmit Students: (PTC students who are inactive for three or more semesters)  Coursework must be reevaluated if it exceeds the five and ten year limits and may not be honored. The same rules apply as they do for transfer students.

22  Biology Attempt Policy: Biology courses may only be repeated once to earn a grade of “C” or higher. This includes Biology 102, 112, 210, 211, and PHM 202.  A withdrawal is considered an attempt.  This policy also applies to transfer courses.  If the course attempt is over 5 years old, the student will be granted a third attempt.  Program Attempt Policy: Completion of a health science or nursing program will be limited to two attempts per specific program and three total attempts overall.  The Nursing programs only allow students to repeat one course within the overall program to achieve a passing grade. Two unsuccessful attempts will result in dismissal from the program.  Withdrawing from a course or program is considered an attempt.  Attempts at previous colleges count in your total number of attempts at Piedmont Technical College.  A positive drug screening counts as an attempt and students must forego their right to a third attempt.

23 Prioritized by the student’s “priority date” Program- Ready Application Prioritized by the total number of verified merit points Merit Application Applications are only available twice a year at specified times. Refer to the Health Science and Nursing Resources website for the specified acceptance dates and to access the applications.

24 I was NOT accepted into the program! Now what? 1 Attend the Program Acceptance Meeting and submit a deposit to hold your seat in your program. 2 Complete and submit the required Health Assessment and immunizations. 3 Attend Program Orientation 1 Complete any oustanding general education courses. 2 Work to increase your Merit score. 3 Apply again at your next opportunity.

25  Review the following policies listed in the Health Science and Nursing Information Session Packet  Misrepresentation of Information  Age and Medical Requirements  Background Checks and Drug Screening  Physical and Mental Standards  Be sure to read the FAQ at the end of the packet!

26 1. Submit a college application 2. Submit transcripts 3. Apply for Financial Aid (if applicable) 4. Attend Info Session 5. Complete Placement Test (if applicable) 6. Register for classes 1. Complete all Program-Ready courses 2. Meet the required GPA 3. Take the entry test requirement and meet the minimum required score (if applicable) 1. Submit a Program- Ready or Merit Application during the designated application period.

27  Admissions Office (864)   Student Records Office (864)  office office  Financial Aid Office (864) 

28  Career Tracks  Find career information such as salary and economic outlook about your major  tracks tracks  Health Science and Nursing Resources  Locate resources helpful to any student seeking entry into a clinical program   Teaching and Learning Center  Discover resources like tutoring and basic technology assistance 

29  Please click on the link below titled “Verification Form.” This will direct you to a form that must be completed entirely. Submission of this form will indicate to us that you have completed this online session and carefully listened to the information that was presented. If you have further questions or need clarification, it is your responsibility to ask. Our college personnel can assist you!  A confirmation will be sent to the address that you provide. Please keep this confirmation for your records. Verification Form


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