Pre-health science advisors in the Advising and Success Center serve students prior to their admission to the health science programs offered at Isothermal Community College. These programs include:
All health science programs have competitive entry, therefore students are first enrolled in a pre-major program.
The General Occupational Technology-Dental Degree (A55280D) is the program for students planning to apply to the Dental Assisting program. Students enrolled in this program can begin taking the general education courses required for the dental assisting program while waiting for the program application deadline. The Dental Assisting program is located on our Polk county campus.
Deadline date for Dental Assisting is August 1, 2022
Optional PSB Exam
Letters of Acceptance: June 16, 2022
Mandatory New Student Orientation: June 29, 2022
The Associate in General Education – Nursing (A1030N) is the program for students planning to apply to the Associate Degree Nursing, Practical Nursing, or the Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing programs at Isothermal Community College. Students enrolled in this program can begin taking the general education courses required for a nursing program while waiting for the nursing program application deadline.
All nursing programs at Isothermal Community College require students to have their Certified Nursing Assist I (CNA) license in order to participate in Isothermal’s Practical Nursing or Associate Degree Nursing program. These licenses must be on the NC registry by the first day of the nursing students' program of Associate Degree Nursing (A45110) or Practical Nursing (D45660).
For more information about the nursing health sciences programs
The General Occupational Technology- Health Transfer Degree (A55280H) is for students who want to get their general education courses completed at Isothermal Community College before moving on to their competitive major at another institution. For specific information, contact the pre-health science advisor.
Isothermal Community College has an articulation agreement with Western Carolina University for the Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) program. Students can graduate in four years with two degrees: an associate degree in nursing (ADN) and a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN). To see if you meet the qualifications to apply to this program contact the pre-health sciences advisor.
For more information about the RIBN program, click the links below.
Isothermal Community College also has a partnership with Fayetteville State University ($10K- Degree Pathway) for an RN to BSN online program.