Health Care Science
The Health Care Science Technical Certificate of Credit is a program that provides academic foundations at the degree level in communications, mathematics, and human relations, as well as health care technical fundamentals. Program graduates are trained in the underlying fundamentals of health care delivery including Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Infection Control/ Blood-borne Pathogens, Vital Signs and Basic emergency care/first aid and triage. These graduates are well prepared for employment as health care support workers and subsequent upward mobility.
This program also provides foundational academic preparation for students opting to apply for admission into certain allied health associate degree programs and serves as a pathway into the following associate degree programs of study: Associate Degree in Nursing; Dental Hygiene, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology, and Surgical Technology. These associate degree programs have additional rigorous general education and science core courses. For program entry, a highly competitive admission process is required.
Minimum Program Length: 2 Semesters
Estimated Program Cost: $3,934
- Must be 17 years of age;
- Completion of high school diploma or GED and submission of official transcripts required to apply; Official high school or GED transcripts and/ or official college transcripts from all colleges attended in the past; transfer of previous post-secondary credits will be determined by the registrar.
- Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English and Math;
- Transfer of previous post-secondary credits will be determined by the registrar. A grade of "C" or better has been earned for each course to be transferred; Science and Math courses must have been taken in within five years of the date of the transfer request.
- For students using the Healthcare Science as a foundation and pathway to apply to the associate degree programs, please note that those programs have a minimum requirement of a "B" grade in the credits that will be transferred.
Blood and Airborne Pathogens: Students enrolled in Category I and II programs at Atlanta Technical College will be performing tasks in which there is a normal occurrence for exposure to blood, other potentially infectious body materials, and airborne pathogens. These tasks will be performed in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical activities for each occupational training program/course. Students will be required to present documentation of Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis immunizations as a result of potential occupational exposure. Students should contact their program directors for more information. Policies and procedures regarding blood and airborne pathogens may be reviewed at www.tcsg.org/tcsgpolicy/menu.html.
This student success course is designed to transition, connect, and acclimate new students to Atlanta Technical College. The course creates an awareness of various campus resources and holistic skill sets necessary to achieve educational and career success. Through the nurturing of academic, personal, social, occupational, and technological talents, students develop the academic and professional skills necessary to be successful in college and the global community.