WSCC: Sessions provide information on Health Science programs

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Wallace State Community College will hold information sessions Feb. 29 and April 3 for anyone interested in learning more about Health Science programs offered at the college. (Wallace State)

HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State Community College’s Health Science programs will soon begin accepting applications for Fall 20204 admission. To answer any questions potential students may have about the programs, information sessions will be held on Thursday, Feb. 29, and Wednesday, April 3, from 1-3 p.m. in room 116 of the Tom Bevill Health Science Building. 

“With over a dozen health science programs, Wallace State has a lot of opportunities for anyone wishing to enter the medical field,” said Lisa German, vice president for learning and dean of health sciences. “Some of the career options are well known, such as Nursing or Diagnostic Imaging, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography, but there are other programs that many may not know about but that would be a very good fit for their future.” 

The information sessions will provide details about the types of jobs available by major, typical places of employment, examples of working conditions and more. There will be opportunities to meet with faculty and visit program classrooms and labs. To sign up for a session, visit https://forms.office.com/r/SkyRN81BCN.

Applications will open March 1 for most programs, with a June 1 deadline for Fall 2024 admission. The Department of Nursing Education will accept applications for its program options from March 15 to May 15. Minimum application requirements vary by program.  

Programs accepting applications and their minimum application requirements include: 

  • Child Development requires a GPA of at least 2.0, no ACT is required. 
  • Dental Assisting requires a GPA of at least 2.3 and a minimum ACT of 16; eligible for ENG 101 or have completed ENG 101. 
  • Dental Hygiene requires a GPA of 2.5 and a minimum ACT of 18; pre-requisite courses should be completed before applying. 
  • Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Therapy require a minimum ACT of 19; 2.5 GPA on pre-requisite courses that should be completed before applying. 
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography requires a minimum GPA of 2.5 and a minimum ACT of 19; pre-requisite courses should be completed before applying. 
  • Emergency Medical Services requires the student be able to enroll in English 101 and Math 100 courses and a minimum ACT of 17. 
  • Health Information Technology requires a GPA of 2.5 and minimum ACT of 17; pre-requisite courses should be completed before applying. 
  • Medical Assistant requires a 2.0 GPA and a minimum ACT of 17; no pre-requisite courses are required. 
  • Medical Laboratory Technician requires a 2.5 GPA and a minimum ACT of 18; pre-requisite courses should be completed before applying; the two-semester Medical Lab Assistant option requires a 2.0 GPA, but an ACT score is not required. 
  • The Nursing program offers a number of pathways for students, including a new evening option for the first three semesters of the traditional ADN/PN option at the main campus starting this fall and day classes for the same at the Oneonta Academic Center. 
  • Traditional ADN/PN and Mobility options for Nursing require a minimum ACT of 18 to apply, a minimum GPA of 2.0 at native institution or 2.0 cumulative at institution from which the student is transferring and 2.5 GPA for nursing required academic courses. A minimum GPA of 2.5 high school cumulative from high school is required for students without prior college courses (GED will be used if applicable).  
  • The UAB/WSCC Nursing Joint Enrollment and Joint Enrollment Mobility require a minimum ACT of 20, a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA on all college work as well as a 2.5 GPA on nursing required academic core courses. All academic courses must be completed before the application deadline. Joint Enrollment and Joint Enrollment Mobility students must be admitted to both UAB and WSCC. 
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant requires a GPA of 2.5 and a minimum ACT of 20; pre-requisite courses should be completed before applying. 
  • Physical Therapist Assistant requires a GPA of 3.0 and a minimum ACT of 20; pre-requisite courses should be completed before applying. 
  • Polysomnographic (Sleep Lab) Technologist requires a 2.0 GPA and a minimum ACT of 17; no pre-requisite courses are required. 
  • Respiratory Therapy requires a GPA of 2.5 and a minimum ACT of 18; pre-requisite courses should be completed before applying. 

Students may apply to more than one health science program, but it is suggested they apply to no more than three.

To review Health Science Division programs, visit www.wallacestate.edu and click on the Programs link.