Healthcare Program Admission

BC3 has four selective admissions programs in the Nursing and Allied Health Division which include:

Applicants must meet eligibility criteria and complete a separate application for admission to their program of choice.

 

Applications and Guidelines

Nursing (R.N.)

Nursing (R.N.), Associate in Applied Science Degree

Application Opens
July 1st – General Applicants
March 1st – Advanced Standing Applicants (LPN to RN) or Transfer Applicants

Application Deadline
October 31st – General Applicants
Download the Fall 2018 Nursing Program Application

Early Acceptance Program
Prospective Nursing students who have a 3.25 GPA minimum in addition to Anatomy and Physiology I and II completed with a “B” or better grade, and 6 Pre-Nursing support credits at the time of application may be eligible for Early Acceptance to the Nursing Program.

Notification
Mid-to-late February for the following fall semester – General Applicants
Mid-June for the following fall semester – Advanced Standing Applicants (LPN to RN) or Transfer Applicants

Special Admission Requirements

  • 2.80 GPA minimum
  • Chemistry with a lab in the last 5 years at high school or college level passed with a "C" or better. (Suggested BC3 course: CHEM 112 – Descriptive Chemistry)
  • Biology with a lab in the last 5 years at high school or college level passed with a "C" or better. (Suggested BC3 course: BIOL 101-General Biology or BIOL 131 – Anatomy and Physiology I)
  • Advanced Standing Applicants ONLY -  Must have a valid Pennsylvania Practical Nursing license with eligible work experience at the time of application or coursework/clinical experience comparable to NURS 101 at BC3

Number of seats available
70 seats at Main Campus only

Please contact 724.284.8501 to inquire about the Nursing Program or make an appointment with an advisor. Nursing Information Sessions will be scheduled 1-2 times a month when the general application opens again on July 1.

Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant, Associate in Applied Science Degree

Application Opens
January

Application Deadline
Priority consideration will be given to those who apply on or before May 11, 2018.

Special Admission Requirements

  • 2.80 GPA minimum
  • High School or College Level Biology and Algebra
  • 20 hours of shadowing experience with a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation: One from a PT or PTA and the other from an Employer or Teacher

Number of seats available
30 seats at Main Campus only

Note: Biology 131 (Anatomy and Physiology I) and Biology 132 (Anatomy and Physiology II) are highly encouraged when making an application.

Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant, Certificate or Associate of Applied Science Degree

Application Opens
January

Special Admission Requirements

  • 2.50 GPA minimum
  • Introduction to Microcomputing – COMP 210 or exemption prior to or during first semester

Number of seats available
22 seats at Main Campus and 12 seats at BC3 @ Lawrence Crossing, New Castle

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy, Certificate or Associate of Applied Science Degree

Application Opens
January

Special Admission Requirements

  • 2.50 GPA minimum
  • Biology with a lab in the last 10 years at high school or college level (Suggested BC3 courses: BIOL 101 – General Biology, AHEA 125/BIOL 115 – Basic Human Structure, or BIOL 131 – Anatomy & Physiology I)
  • Students who have completed BIOL 131 - Anatomy & Physiology I with a “C” or higher will have priority consideration

Number of seats available
22 seats at Main Campus

Radiologic Technology

Technical Trades: Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Technical Trades: Radiologic Technology degree is a partnership between BC3 and the affiliated health care systems of Armstrong County Memorial Hospital and Sharon Regional Health System: A Steward Family Hospital.

Students receive their clinical and didactic training hours at the hospital, which culminates in 30-33 credits transferred to BC3 and in addition, they complete 27-31 academic credits at the college. In combination, BC3 awards the Associate in Applied Science degree required for graduates to sit for their ARRT national certification examination.

Taking credits at BC3 does not guarantee acceptance in to the highly competitive radiography programs. Those interested in these partnerships should visit the following websites for further information on the hospital’s admissions criteria, application procedures, and deadlines.

Contact Information:

 

Questions

All questions about healthcare program admission can be directed to:

Morgan Rizzardi
Associate Director of Admissions
724.287.8711 Ext. 8274