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

Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant, Certificate or Associate of Applied Science Degree

Requirements

  • 2.50 GPA minimum.
  • COMP 210 - Productivity Applications or exemption test.

 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.

 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

 Radiologic Technology

Questions

All questions about healthcare program admission can be directed to:

Morgan Rizzardi
Associate Director of Admissions
724.287.8711 Ext. 8274