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, 2018 – General Applicants for Fall 2019 for main campus and BC3 @ Brockway.
March 1st, 2019 – Advanced Standing Applicants (LPN to RN) or Transfer Nursing Student Applicants at the main campus.
Download the Fall 2019 Nursing Program Application

Application Deadline
October 31st, 2018 – General Applicants for Fall 2019 for main campus and BC3 @ Brockway.
May 10th, 2019 – Advanced Standing Applicants (LPN to RN) or Transfer Applicants (priority consideration) for Fall 2019 at the main campus and BC3 @ Brockway.

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
General applicants - Mid-February for the following fall semester
Advanced Standing applicants - Early June for the following fall semester

Special Admission Requirements

  • 2.80 cumulative 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: LPNs ONLY - Must have a valid Pennsylvania Practical Nursing license with eligible work or clinical experience within one year of application
  • Advanced Standing Transfer Applicants: from another Nursing Program ONLY - Coursework and clinical experience comparable to NURS 101 at BC3 within one year of application

Please contact BC3 Admissions by phone at (724)284-8501 or by email at admissions@bc3.edu to inquire about the Nursing Program or make an appointment with an advisor.

Physical Therapist Assistant - PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant, Associate in Applied Science Degree

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

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

Apply Today!

There are 30 seats available for this program at the Main Campus. Priority consideration will be given to those who apply on or before May 11, 2018.

Please print the PTA application and complete the form below to receive envelopes for your Letters of Recommendation.

 

Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant, Certificate or Associate of Applied Science Degree

Requirements

  • 2.50 GPA minimum
  • Productivity Applications – COMP 210 or exemption prior to acceptance or before program completion.

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy, Certificate or Associate of Applied Science Degree

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 – Human Biology , or BIOL 131 – Anatomy & Physiology I)
  • Students who have completed BIOL 131 - Anatomy & Physiology I with a “C” or higher will have priority consideration

Apply Today

There are 22 available seats at the Main Campus for this program. The application deadline is July 13, 2018

To apply to the Massage Therapy program, please print the application (PDF).

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