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Healthcare and Nursing Preparation

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Our Healthcare and Nursing Preparation degrees help you grasp of the types of knowledge you’ll need to compete and excel in Nursing and Health Science programs at OCtech or at a four-year college.

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Program Models
One degree. Two paths.
There are two types of Prep degrees.

Both prepare you to enter our Associate Degree Nursing, Practical Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant or Medical Assisting programs.

Nursing Preparation and Clinical Studies is for students who plan to enter one of OCtech’s programs. Along the way, you will earn Certified Nursing Assistant and Emergency Medical Technician certificates. You can add Phlebotomy and ECG certifications as well with the right electives.

Healthcare Preparation and Clinical Studies is for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college. You can earn a Certified Nursing Assistant certification with careful selection of electives.

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Program Cost*

Paying for college is not as hard as you may think. Many of our students attend for little to no tuition cost.

Nursing Preparation and Clinical Studies

$2,886 per semester

Healthcare Preparation and Clinical Studies

$2,886 per semester

Applicable fees and approximately $750 for books and supplies. Your actual cost may vary.

*Based on 2021-22 full-time / in-county tuition

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Dr. Stefanie G. Brown

Dr. Stefanie G. Brown

Dean, Health Preparation and Workforce