Health Sciences Advising Information
Advising for Health Science Students
FCC offers degrees and certificates in high-demand healthcare fields like Nursing (Practical Nursing Certificate, Associate Degree in Nursing, and Transition-to-RN), Respiratory Care (AAS), Surgical Technology (AAS), and Medical Assistant (AAS or Certificate). Beginning in 2022, FCC will offer a Physical Therapy Assistant AAS.
Interested in FCC’s Nursing, Respiratory Care, or Surgical Technology Programs? There is a lot to know and understand about pre-admission course work, admission criteria, application deadlines, and how applicants are selected into each program.
For full details, attend one of our monthly information sessions.
The Pre-Health Professions AS Degree prepares students to:
- Apply to FCC's selective admissions program, including:
- Apply directly to a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, or for FCC Associate Degree in Nursing Program students, one of FCC's dual-admission RN-to-BSN partnerships.
- Transfer to articulated programs, including:
- University of Baltimore's Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management
- Salisbury University's Bachelor of Science in Community Health
Health and Exercise Sciences
The Health and Exercise Sciences Area of Concentration provides students with the first two years of course requirements leading to a Bachelor Degree in in Exercise Science or Kinesiology.
FCC’s Fitness/Personal Trainer Certificate program program prepares students for a career in personal training and allows students to enter the workforce directly after earning the certificate. Students can earn multiple certifications through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) or National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). The Fitness/Personal Trainer Certificate can be earned alone or as part of the Health and Exercise Sciences Associate Degree.
The Medical Assistant AAS and Medical Assistant Certificate are non-selective admission programs that prepare graduates to service as entry-level assistants who perform administrative and clinical procedures in doctors' offices, insurance offices, hospitals, clinics, and government agencies.
To review health science programs and build your academic plan, schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor – Health Sciences. Advisors are assigned based on the first initial of your last name.