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Articulated Credit (Not a complete listing; these are the most commonly articulated courses available to recent graduates of Texas public high schools. See a counselor or advisor for more details.) Course Title HS Class Min. HS Avg. SCH ITSC 1309 Integrated Software Applications I BEGBCIS 80 (2 sem.)* 3 POFI 1401 Computer Applications I BEGBCIS 80 (2 sem.)* 4 *Student must have completed the BEGBCIS class for two semesters at a Texas public high school with an overall average of 80. ITSC 1309 is a local articulation. POFI 1401 is the statewide articulation for BEGBCIS. Articulated credits at LC are free to students pursuing technical degrees. Others pay the per credit hour fee ($10/credit hour). Other LC Course Title Exam Type Min. Score SCH ENGL 1301 English Composition I THEA 300# 3 Certified Professional Secretary Test POFT, ACNT CPS Passing 15 (see p. 17) Enrollment Into Special programs Allied health and nursing Student Admission Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program and the Vocational Nursing Program is by application and is based on each candidate's personal and academic records. The application processes for these programs are explained in Chapter 5: Degree and Certificate Plans, Nursing. Contact the Nursing Office for the most recent admission requirements. no application will be accepted without documentation of required immunizations. Students in institutions of higher education enrolled in health-related courses (nursing), which involve direct patient contact, must meet the following immunization requirements. 1. One dose of Tetanus/Diphtheria toxoid Acellular/Pertyssus (Tdap) within the past 10 years. 2. Students who were born on or after January 1, 1957 must show, prior to patient contact, acceptable evidence of vaccination of two doses of measles containing vaccine administered since January 1, 1968. 3. Students must show, prior to patient contact, acceptable evidence of vaccination of one dose of rubella vaccine. 4. Students born on or after January 1, 1957 must show, prior to patient contact, acceptable evidence of vaccination of one dose of mumps vaccine. 5. Acceptable documentation of varicella (chicken pox) vaccination is serologic testing for the presence of varicella antibodies or a positive medical history of varicella disease. 6. Students must receive a series of Hepatitis B vaccines prior to the start of direct patient care or show serologic confirmation of immunity to Hepatitis B virus. 20 note: The Texas Department of Health and CDC defines "acceptable evidence" as official documentation from a health care provider of serologic confirmation (a blood test) or serologic evidence of infection (actually having the three diseases). Self-report or confirmation from parents or other persons will not be accepted. note: Uninsured and underinsured adults (age 19 and older) may now get some of their state health services mandated vaccines at state-affiliated health departments for an administrative fee. Check the website: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us /immunize/adult/. A physical examination, inclusive of laboratory work, is required prior to clinical in the Nursing Programs, the Health and Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Services, and Health and Medical Administrative Services Programs. Students in the Nursing Programs must submit clinic- or physician-validated results of tuberculosis skin test (Mantoux) administered within three months of beginning the first clinical rotation and yearly thereafter. A current CpR card for the professional Rescuer is required prior to clinical for nursing students and must be renewed as required thereafter. A current standard Red Cross first aid card is required prior to the first clinical rotation for nursing students and must be renewed every three years. Students who have been admitted to the ADN and VN Nursing Programs should consult the Nursing Office prior to registration. Students will not be allowed to attend clinical until proof of immunizations, physical examination, paperwork, CpR, and first aid cards are provided.

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