Health Science and Nursing Careers Preparatory/University Transfer – Associate Degree
About the Program
The Associate in Science in Health Science and Nursing Careers Preparatory program prepares students to enter an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant program, or the Licensed Practical Nursing or Medical Assisting diploma program.
This degree is not designed for transfer to a four-year institution.
This program requires the use of a laptop computer.
Students may purchase one from the OCtech Bookstore or provide their own device. A laptop may be purchased using financial aid or scholarship funds. Students are also encouraged to purchase a support package, extended warranties and/or accidental coverage for their device.
If you have your own laptop, it must
• have a USB port
• be capable of adding a second browser, such as Chrome, Edge or Firefox
• be capable of downloading a free Office 365 license provided by OCtech
• be capable of playing and recording audio and video
Students will earn a professional Certified Nursing Assistant certification.
"You don't feel like you're just waiting around to get in the program, and it gives you a good introduction to nursing. You learn how to take care of people, how to talk to patients. You have experience that you can use no matter what."