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Core Prerequisites

FACTORED PreREQUISITES must be completed before applying to the Nursing Program. Each course must be successfully passed with a grade of “B” or higher. You must have no more than two attempts in a five year period. Unsuccessful attempts more than five years old are disregarded. There is no expiration date for prerequisites. These attempts include all academic withdrawals listed as W. This also includes “I, WI, V and Z” as well as grades “B-” and below.

  • CHEM& 121 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry
    Prerequisite: CHEM& 110 or high school chemistry
  • BIOL& 241 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    Prerequisite: CHEM& 110 and BIOL& 160
  • BIOL& 242 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    Prerequisite: BIOL& 241
  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I
    Prerequisite: ENGL/ 095
    or ENGL& 102 or ENGL& 103 may be substituted for ENGL& 101, but two total attempts in a five year period rule stated above still applies.
  • PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology
    Prerequisite: PSYC& 100
  • BIOL& 260 General Microbiology
    Prerequisite: CHEM& 121 and either BIOL& 160 or BIOL& 222. Recommended: CHEM& 131.

ASSIGNING GRADE VALUES TO ADVANCED PLACEMENT TEST SCORES. The college awards credit to students who have tested in AP courses coming out of high school. Test scores received by students will be used to calculate a grade point value as follows:

Numerical GradeAP Testing Score

NON-FACTORED PreREQUISITES must be completed with a "C" or higher. There is no course attempt requirement.

  • CMST& 101 Introduction to Communication
    CMST& 110 Multicultural Communication
    OR CMST& 210 Interpersonal Communication
  • MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics

Degree Requirements - Non-Nursing Courses

You must take a statistics course and a communication course to be eligible for the Associate in Applied Sciences Nursing Transfer Degree (AAS-T). These two courses are non-nursing courses and are considered non-factored prerequisites that must be completed prior to admissions.

Coursework completed at other colleges must be evaluated by TCC Enrollment Services office. After applying to TCC, applicants should submit official transcripts from the originating college to TCC. Do not send transcripts directly to the nursing program.

Courses within the Washington Community and Technical College system with "&" in the course title are universally accepted from college to college.

If you have questions about prerequisites and how courses transfer in please call our advising department at 253-566-6091 and make an appointment with a pre-nursing advisor.

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