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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.


Information Sessions


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.


Pre-health Professions Orientation & Information Sessions


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Pre-Health Professions: Pre-Nursing, Pre-Surgical Technology, Pre-Respiratory Care
The Pre-Health Professions AS Degree prepares students to:


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 physical education.


FCC’s Fitness/Personal Trainer Certificate program prepares students for a career in personal training and allows students to enter the workforce directly after earning the certificate.  Certification is through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). The Fitness/Personal Trainer Certificate can be earned alone or as part of the Health and Exercise Sciences Associate Degree.


Medical Assistant


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.


Helpful Resources


Advising Appointments


To review health science programs and build your academic plan, schedule an appointment with a Health Science advisor.


Jennifer McAninley Jennifer McAninley
Health Sciences Advisor


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