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Health Sciences Pathway

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Health Sciences

Transfer Programs

Medical Laborator Technology

Medical laboratory technicians search for clues about the presence, extent and causes of disease. They use their knowledge of how diseases affect test results to provide an accurate and complete picture of a patient’s condition. MLTs analyze blood and body fluids for a wide variety of chemical changes, using the latest biomedical instruments. They culture and identify bacteria that cause disease and examine blood to detect anemias, leukemias and infections, ensuring that donor blood is safe for transfusion.

Kellogg Community College and JC jointly offer an Associate of Applied Science degree program in medical laboratory technology. This program allows students to take the specified general education courses identified in this agreement at JC and complete their program by taking the occupational specific courses at Kellogg Community College. These courses may be taken concurrently provided students are formally admitted to the program at Kellogg Community College and all prerequisite course requirements are adhered to. Consult an academic advisor for more information.

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Allied Health option with Siena Heights University offers a unique degree program for JC students with training and/or experience in diagnostic medical sonography, emergency medical services, medical assistant, nursing and related fields. This career-oriented degree for graduates of the JC two-year programs is structured on an inverted major concept. All the courses needed to earn a bachelor’s degree is available on CC’s central campus through the Siena Heights University degree completion center.

Dental Hygiene

Dental hygienists work under the direction or supervision of a licensed dentist, and must be licensed by the state in which they practice. Clinical responsibilities of the dental hygienist in Michigan includes oral examination; scaling and polishing teeth; exposing, processing, mounting and interpreting x-rays; taking impressions and preparing diagnostic models; and other activities related to the oral health of the patient. JCC offers only prerequisite and general education courses that can be transferred to a dental hygiene program. Five colleges/universities offer a dental hygienist program. Some offer an associate degree and others a bachelor’s degree. Consult an academic advisor for more information on transfer options available.

Medical Sciences (Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dental, Pre-Pharmacy)

The medical sciences major is designed for pre-professional students who are interested in graduate training in human medicine. Students have a variety of areas of specialization within the field of medicine available to them at the postgraduate level. They may pursue medical, osteopathic or dental school, graduate level pharmacy programs and physicians assistant or pathology assistant programs.

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year, Fall Semester
First Year, Winter Semester
First Year, Spring Semester
Second Year, Fall Semester
Second Year, Winter Semester
  • CEM 242
  • PHY 232
  • MACRAO humanities course
  • program-specific course requirement

Physical Therapy

Physical therapists provide clients, infants through elderly adults, with services at the preventive, acute and rehabilitative stages directed toward achieving increased functional independence and decreased functional impairment. Physical therapists interact and practice in collaboration with a variety of health professionals.

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year, Fall Semester*
First Year, Winter Semester
Second Year, Fall Semester
Second Year, Winter Semester

Pre-Veterinary

Veterinarians play a major role in the health care of pets, livestock, and zoo, sporting, and laboratory animals. Veterinarians also use their skills to protect humans against diseases carried by animals, and conduct clinical research on human and animal health problems.

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year, Fall Semester
First Year, Winter Semester
Second Year, Fall Semester
Second Year, Winter Semester
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* You may meet this prerequisite based on your course placement, ACT score or successful college coursework. Visit our web site for current assessment options and requirements.

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