2023-2024 EGCC Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Jun 20, 2024  
2023-2024 EGCC Catalog and Student Handbook

Admissions


Eastern Gateway Community College’s open admissions policy provides guaranteed acceptance to students with equal access to quality educational programs. Guaranteed acceptance is awarded once the college application is completed. As part of the application process, students must provide proof of high school completion by submitting either a high school transcript, high school equivalency (GED), proof of associate degree, or self-certification acknowledgement.

The self-certification is the student’s acknowledgement that they completed high school or obtained a high school equivalency (GED) that can be used in lieu of the transcript or diploma.

For those degrees that have program requirements, each student must provide proof of an adequate background to enter the program or complete placement testing (Accuplacer). Eastern Gateway Community College offers introductory courses which provide the opportunity to develop sufficient background and subsequently enter the desired course/program. This can be established via multiple measures which include placement testing, submission of previous college credit for evaluation, SAT/ACT scores. Placement testing is recommended prior to registering for courses. The test is offered both in seat and virtual.

Assessment testing is optional for students. Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is the official assessment test used by the college and is offered in seat and virtual. The TABE test is a diagnostic test that determines deficient areas in math and language. Students may opt in or out of assessment testing at different intervals of the admissions and registration process.

Applications for admission can be obtained at www.egcc.edu/admission/. The application is to be completed and submitted to the Admissions Office.

 

The applicant is responsible to supply truthful and complete information throughout the admissions process and on all documents submitted. If the College determines that financial aid or some other service was provided to the student based upon inaccurate information provided, the student may be denied further consideration for the service and/or may be required to reimburse any financial aid overpayment resulting from the use of the invalid information

High School Transcripts/Equivalency

To enroll and receive financial aid, and/or declare a degree or certificate at Eastern Gateway Community College, a student must provide proof of high school graduation or equivalency (POG) or complete the self-certification acknowledgement. A copy of a transcript or equivalency can be mailed or electronically sent directly from the issuing institution to Eastern Gateway Community College’s Admissions Office. Electronic transcripts are also accepted if they come from the issuing institution or the institution’s approved third-party provider.

Eastern Gateway Community College will consider the following appropriate documentation of high school graduation or equivalency:

 

  1. Copy of the final high school transcript with graduation date. Any electronically sent transcripts must be legible.
  2. Original GED certificate and scores or GED transcript directly from the Department of Education of the state in which the test was taken. If a student is able to log into an online account to access GED scores we will accept a printout.
  3. Certificate of completion of an approved home school program signed by the program principal.
  4. An official college transcript of an associate degree or higher, from an accredited institution.
  5. Copy of high school diploma with date of graduation and official signature.
  6. Self-certification acknowledgment completed as part of the admissions application and/or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  7. Foreign high school diplomas/transcripts are acceptable; see section, “Foreign Transcripts” on the following page.

All credentials submitted for admissions become the property of the College and are not returnable or transferable.

Self-Certification Acknowledgment - Students may self-certify on the FAFSA and/or the admissions application that a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate has been received or secondary school through homeschooling as defined by state law has been completed. If information is conflicting, registration for courses will be restricted until clarification is provided.  In some cases, EGCC may require the submission of official copies of the diploma, transcript, or high school equivalency to resolve the conflict. Official copies of POG take precedence over any self-certification acknowledgment.

GED - 2014 GED test scores for each test subject range from 100-200. Test-takers must earn a minimum of 145 in each test area in order to earn high school equivalency. Students can also test college-ready, meaning they do not need to take placement testing. The chart below reflects the scoring equivalency.

 

145-164

Pass/High School Equivalency

165-174

College Ready

Proof of Graduation Validity Confirmation - Following submission of an enrollment application, students will meet with an academic advisor to be approved for course registration and to verify validity of proof of graduation documentation.  If EGCC has reason to believe official POG credentials submitted, or listed on the self-certification acknowledgment, are not valid or were not obtained from an entity that provides secondary school education in accordance with 34 C.F.R. § 668.16(p), a registration hold will remain on the student’s account until the information provided is validated.  Validation will require submission of an official POG copy and a transcript showing all courses taken along with the graduation date.  Alternatively, EGCC may verify validity by checking with the high school to confirm the validity of the diploma AND confirming with the relevant department or agency in the state in which the secondary school is located that the secondary school is recognized as a provider of secondary school education.  When validity is confirmed, the student will be permitted to register for courses. 


Foreign Transcript

Students who have successfully completed secondary school outside the United States must have their transcript evaluated by a transcript evaluation agency (see below list of, “Approved and Accepted International Verification Agencies”). The cost of the evaluation is the responsibility of the student. In most cases, the student must submit documents issued by the school, the ministry of education, the government, or official office responsible for issuing school records. The evaluation must demonstrate that the foreign secondary school credentials are equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma. The agency should send the evaluation directly to the EGCC Admissions Office.

Self-certification that a student has completed a foreign high school (or equivalent) education is only acceptable if:

  • On the FAFSA, the student is selected for verification tracking groups V4 or V5 in which the student must provide proof of high school completion; and
  • It is impossible for a refugee, asylee, or victim of human trafficking to obtain documentation of his or her completion of a secondary school education in a foreign country.

 

In these cases, the student must:

  • Present their entry status documentation that demonstrates their current or prior status as a refugee, asylee, or victim of human trafficking who entered the U.S. after the age of 15; and
  • Provide proof of their attempt to obtain documentation of their completion of a secondary school education in a foreign country (i.e., a copy of an email or letter, with proof of mailing).

Students who have completed college level coursework outside the United States must have their transcript evaluated by a transcript evaluation agency (see below list of, “Approved and Accepted International Verification Agencies”). The cost of the evaluation is the responsibility of the student. If the evaluation confirms that an equivalent to a U.S. Associates degree or higher was completed, this will meet the high school requirement. The agency should send the evaluation directly to the EGCC Admissions Office.

 

 

Approved and Accepted International Verification Agencies

Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc.

American Education Research Corporation

Foreign Credential Evaluations, Inc.

Foreign Credentials Service of America

Scholaro (Foreign Credits, Inc.)

Globe Language Services, Inc.

International Evaluation Services

SDR Educational Consultants

Uredo

A2Z Evaluations, LLC

Academic Evaluation Services, Inc.

Center for Applied Research, valuations, & Education, Inc.

E-ValReports

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.

Educational Perspectives, nfp.

Educational Records Evaluation Service, Inc

Evaluation Service, Inc.

Foreign Academic Credential Service, Inc.

Foundation for International Services, Inc.

Global Credential Evaluators, Inc.

International Academic Credential Evaluators, Inc.

International Consultants of Delaware, Inc.

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. International Education Consultants

SpanTran: The Evaluation Company

Transcript Research

World Education Services, Inc.

Association of International Credentials Evaluators, Imc.

International Academic Credential Evaluators, Inc.

World Educational Credential Evaluators

Education Consultants & Evaluators International

Worldwide Education Evaluators, Inc.

International Education Evaluations, Inc

 

International Students:  International or foreign transient students should contact Michael Conrad at mconrad@egcc.edu for further information.

Placement Testing Policy

The College administers a computerized placement test, free of charge, which identifies students’ academic strengths and weaknesses in the areas of writing, reading, and mathematics.

A photo ID must be supplied in order to take placement testing. A scientific calculator may be used for the math portion of the test unless it is provided during the test (electronically). Depending upon major, a student may also elect to take an anatomy or chemistry placement test specifically designed by EGCC. All test results will be used to determine whether a new student will register for college-level coursework, introductory course work, or developmental coursework. Scores will be acceptable for placement for four years. One retest will be permitted in each subject area within a four-year period.

All degree-seeking students placing into a developmental English and/or math will be required to enroll in at least one developmental course in the first semester. The student must then continue the course sequence in consecutive semesters until all needed for the selected major have been completed with a “C’ or better. Placement testing may be waived for persons presenting an unofficial college transcript or grade report showing successful completion, within the last five years, of coursework equivalent to that required by Eastern Gateway in the subject areas tested. Placement testing may also be waived for persons presenting official ACT/SAT sub-scores received within the past five years for English and mathematics. Prior coursework and sub-scores may be used alone or in conjunction with the College’s placement test to determine the correct placement for a student.

The ACT is not administered at Eastern Gateway but there are local offerings throughout the year. The chart below outlines the scores needed to enroll in the corresponding course.


Admissions Placement Chart


Math Placement


Compass


**We will accept scores until August 1, 2020**

Pre-Algebra


Algebra


College Algebra


Trigonometry


Accuplacer Classic


**We will accept scores until August 1, 2023**

Arithmetic


Elementary Algebra


College Level Math


Accuplacer


***NEXT GENERATION***

Arithmetic


Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra & Statistics (QAS)


Advanced Algebra & Functions (AAF)


ACT


Math


SAT


Math


English Placement


Compass


**We will accept scores until August 1, 2020**

Accuplacer Classic


**We will accept scores until August 1, 2023**

Composite


Sentence Skills


Reading Comprehension


Accuplacer


***NEXT GENERATION***

Writing


Reading


ACT


SAT


Local Proficiency Tests


Anatomy


Chemistry


Placement test preparation:

Anyone 18 or older can participate in the free Bridge program at EGCC which is made possible my ASPIRE. The program helps students develop the skills needed to improve placement scores. It is offered during the summer semester and students who complete the program will be allowed to retest before registering for courses. The program has been successful in increasing scores which can lead to tuition dollars saved and fewer courses required. You may contact ASPIRE at (740) 266-9903 for more information.

Student Housing

Eastern Gateway Community College does not offer residential housing.

Entering Dates

Students may enter Eastern Gateway Community College at the beginning of any regular enrollment period. This does not mean, however, that the courses usually taken in the first semester of a given curriculum sequence will be offered each semester and courses with prerequisites may not be open to the new student. As a result, the length of time required for completion of most programs may be lengthened by entering the College at a time other than the fall semester.

Program Admission Standards

Students who are pursuing degrees or certificates leading to application for professional licensure or certification, and/or who will be participating in clinical placements, internships, or practicums through their program, should be aware that their host facility may require a criminal background check, finger printing, or drug screening. In such situations, each student is responsible for obtaining and paying for the background check or other screening process and for delivering required documentation to the facility. Although the College will make reasonable efforts to place admitted students in field experiences and internships, it will be up to the host facility to determine whether a student will be allowed to work at that facility. Host facilities may consider expunged convictions in placement decisions. Students shall further be aware that a criminal record may jeopardize licensure by the state certification body. Students should consult the licensing or certification body corresponding to their intended occupation for more details. Successful completion of a program of study at the College does not guarantee licensure, certification, or employment in the relevant occupation. Standards may change during a student’s program of study.

College Credit Plus

Eastern Gateway Community College participates in Ohio’s College Credit Plus program where students can earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses from EGCC. The purpose of this program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide a wide variety of options to college-ready students. With College Credit Plus, classes at public colleges or universities are free. That means no cost for tuition, books or fees. Classes may be offered at the college campus, online or in the high school. Students seeking admission into the program should be responsible, independent, open-minded and mature with the ability to manage high-level, rigorous material at a fast pace.

Tech Prep/Career Articulation

The College has agreements with secondary and adult education programs to allow credits to be granted for courses taken within their program.

Transfer Credit

Eastern Gateway Community College requires submission of official transcripts from all previously attended institutions of higher education prior to registering for courses.

An official transcript waiver form is available to students who do not wish to submit an official college transcript for registration puroses.  The waiver form can be requested from Enrollment Services or the Registrar’s office.

Transfer students must comply with all admission procedures for Eastern Gateway Community College and its program delivery partners. An official evaluation of transfer credit will be completed as the college receives official transcripts from previously attended institutions.

An official transcript is one that has been received directly from the issuing institution. Records that have been opened or have been in the hands of the student (i.e. student copies of transcripts, grade reports, diplomas) are not considered official documents.

Eastern Gateway Community College translates satisfactory or credit as the equivalent of the student having passed the class. If a student attended an institution that was based on a quarter system, then the credits will be converted to a semester system. Quarter hours will be multiplied by 0.67 to establish semester hours. If not equivalent to the credits associated with the class at Eastern Gateway, no credit will be given.

The grades earned at other institutions will not be averaged with the grades earned at Eastern Gateway. Only credits and hours are transferable; transfer grade point averages and/or grades do not replace Eastern Gateway grades on the official Eastern Gateway transcript. Transfer credit is granted for college level and some technical courses earned atinstitutions of higher education for which students receive a grade of “C” or higher and will be designated with a grade of “TC” on the student’s academic transcript. Credit received on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory or credit/no credit basis will be evaluated using the same process as graded courses.Eastern Gateway translates satisfactory or credit as the equivalent of the student having passed the class. Credit from other institutions will be evaluated by the appropriate transcript evaluator, academic dean or faculty,

All Eastern Gateway students who wish to complete course work at another institution and have credit from such course work accepted by Eastern Gateway should first seek approval from their Advisor prior to registration at the other institution

Important note: A minimum of 18 credits must be earned at EGCC.

Transcript Evaluation process:

  1. Complete all Eastern Gateway admission procedures prior to the evaluation of college level and/or military transcripts.
  2. You are required to request an official transcript from the appropriate official of each separate institution of higher education attended. This includes:
    • In-state college transcripts
    • Out-of-state college transcripts
    • International transcripts
    • Military transcripts
    • AP/CLEP transcripts
  3. You will receive an e-mail when your evaluation is complete. Your evaluation becomes part of your permanent student file.

Transcript Time Limit Policy:

Eastern Gateway Community College’s transfer policies are designed to maximize the value of your prior education. We accept as many credits as we can. Previously earned credit will be awarded, when applicable, to meet content distribution areas and degree specific requirements. This means that where possible, credits that may not be applied directly to program of study may be accepted and applied as elective credit.

Time limits exist in some programs to ensure that transfer credits meet present-day academic standards and to ensure that students are working with the most up-to-date knowledge base possible. This establishes a solid foundation of academic quality and rigor for students as they begin the process of learning with EGCC. General guidelines for time limit on transfer credit are noted below.

All Degrees -

  • Information (Research) literacy: EGCC will not consider credits earned more than 20 years prior to the date of enrollment.
  • Computer literacy: EGCC will not consider credits earned more than 5 years prior to the date of enrollment.
  • Computer specializations/software or hardware specifications: EGCC will not consider credits earned more than 2 years prior to the date of enrollment.

General Education courses- 20 years

English - English 101 must demonstrate a sufficient amount of academic rigor and include a research project (per state of Ohio requirements). 20 years

Business:

  • Undergraduate business component: Effective enrollments on or after July 1, 2016 we will not consider business core courses earned more than 20 years prior to the date of enrollment.
  • Undergraduate Business courses that meet Foundation Cores of Marketing, Business Ethics, Economics, Organizational Behavior and Quantitative Analysis will not be considered if earned more than 20 years prior to the date of enrollment.
  • Specialized Accounting: EGCC will not consider credits earned more than 20 years prior to the date of enrollment.

Medical Studies (core courses)

  • EGCC will not consider credits earned more than 5 years prior to the date of enrollment toward the program core component in any medical studies program.
  • In the rapidly changing field of Health Information Technology, EGCC will not consider credits earned more than 2 years prior to the date of enrollment toward the program core courses.

Nursing (Core Courses)

  • EGCC will not consider credits earned more than 5 years prior to the date of enrollment toward program core.

Science

  • Advanced science courses will only be considered if taken within the last 5 years prior to enrollment.

Electrical/Electronics (Core Courses)

  • Basic foundational core courses (i.e. Electronic Circuits, AC/DC, General Instrumentation, PowerDistribution, etc.) will be considered if taken within the last 10 years prior to enrollment
  • Advanced core courses (i.e. Programmable Logic Controllers, Digital Computer Systems, Industrial Controls, etc.) will only be considered if taken within the last 2 years prior to enrollment.

**In special cases, if a student is using content professionally on a daily basis they may appeal the evaluation of certain courses that were not accepted**

Appeals Process for Transfer Courses:

If a student believes that his or her credit was not transferred properly, he or she is encouraged to discuss the situation with their Enrollment Specialist. The Enrollment Specialist will contact the appropriate transcript evaluator and in most cases the issue can be resolved at this level.

If the student is not satisfied with the decision, they must complete the following steps:

  1. The student may appeal in writing to the dean of the division.
  2. If the issue is not resolved to the student’s satisfaction, the student needs to contact the office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs and provide a copy of the appeal.
  3. If the request is denied, the written correspondence to the student will outline the process for appealing to the state level Articulation and Transfer Appeals Review Committee of the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Transferring Out of Eastern Gateway Community College:

If a course is refused by another institution, the student may also appeal to that institution, although this process depends on the location of the institution, whether or not the institution is public or private, and the type of agreements in existence between Eastern Gateway and that institution.

Transcript Requests

Eastern Gateway Community College partners with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) for ordering of EGCC official transcripts. Transcript requests can be made through the college’s website at:

 https://egcc.edu/academics/general-information/transcript-request/.

 

  Transcript Requests:

Type

Method

Delivery

Cost

Processing Time

Electronic/PDF Transcript

 

Online via NSC

Email is sent to recipient to download pdf transcript. The retrieval link will

expire in 30-days.

$11.25

1-3 business days

Paper Transcript

Online via NSC

USPS

$10.25

1-3 business days for processing.

Allow delivery

time through USPS

Paper

Transcript/Pick up at Campus

 

Online via NSC

Pick up at campus

(Steubenville or Youngstown)

$10.25

1-2 business days

 

  • Students with a financial hold on their account cannot have an official transcript released. Please contact EGCC’s Business Office to set up a payment plan (800-682-6553 ext 1625).If a student has a Business/Financial hold on their account, the transcript order will be canceled. Once hold is cleared, a new order must be placed.

 

  • Current students can request transcripts be processed at a future date, so the current term’s GRADES are posted. Official transcript requests denoted with Hold for Grades on the order will not be processed until 7 days after the end of the semester.

 

  • This electronic transcript will be sent as a PDF. Your recipient will receive 2 emails: one with a passcode unique to your transcript; a second email contains a link to a secure server to download your transcript. The electronic transcript is not sent as an email attachment.

 

  • Once you place your order refunds are not issued; please check the recipient mailing address/email address for accuracy prior to submitting your order.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

What is prior learning assessment? Prior learning assessment allows you to fast track your future by having some of your previous work and life experiences turned into college credit.

A student applying for credit for life experience has several options. Eastern Gateway Community College awards credit for verified learning resulting from prior experience. This credit can be awarded when the learning is college equivalent, possessing value in and of itself and contributing to the personal career development of the learner in the concentration identified in the degree approval. This includes training classes and courses taken at non-accredited technical institutions. The PLA advisor will assist the student in identifying learning outcomes and to ascertain how well those outcomes match those in a particular course or program at Eastern Gateway Community College.

Portfolio Based Credit

If a student has relevant training or work experience that can be directly linked to an existing course at Eastern Gateway, course credit may be granted upon the presentation of a portfolio documenting the work the student completed. If the learning is not closely aligned to an existing course but has significant value and of college level, special topics credit may be granted. Applicants are advised to take the portfolio course, PLA 100 , offered at Eastern Gateway to help them more effectively present the documentation of their work experience.

Credit by Exam

The purpose of this examination is to permit students who believe they are qualified through education, training, and/or work experience the opportunity to not take certain courses that would normally be required before taking more advanced course work. To do this, students have the option to request a proficiency examination which is comprehensive enough to represent the entire content of a course that is offered during any semester

Students desiring to take the proficiency examination must apply to and enroll in Eastern Gateway Community College through the PLA advisor. Upon approval, the student must pay the appropriate fee to the Business Office for each proficiency examination taken. The student will then return the form to the examiner. The examiner will administer the examination and record the grade. If the challenge course requires a manual proficiency, the student must complete all components of the manual examination to the satisfaction of the examiner. The PLA advisor will make the recommendation to the Registrar’s Office that the credits passed by the examination become a part of the student’s permanent record. A student is not eligible to take a proficiency examination more than once for each course, nor is a student eligible to take a proficiency examination for a course the student has previously taken.

No more than three (3) proficiency exams will be permitted. If additional exam(s) are requested, an approval by the Academic Dean would be required. If the request is denied by the Academic Dean, the request could be appealed to the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs. The decision by the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs will be final.

Military Training and Experience

Eastern Gateway Community College is committed to the acceptance and awarding of college credit for training and experience in the United States Armed Forces or National Guard, as long as it has been approved by the American Council on Education (ACE) or a regional accrediting institute such as The Higher Learning Commission. A student interested in receiving this type of credit will follow the same process for transcript evaluation listed under Transfer Credit in the catalog.

ACE (American Council on Education) 

ACE credits must comply with all admission procedures for Eastern Gateway Community college and its program delivery partners. An official evaluation of ACE credit will not be completed until the student has been admitted to Eastern Gateway and has submitted official transcripts.  ACE credits will be reviewed based on the recommendation of the agency and Eastern Gateway Community College policies.  

CLEP Testing

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a national testing program administered by the College Board designed to measure student academic proficiency gained through nontraditional educational experiences such as correspondence courses, military training, and on-the-job training programs. Detailed information about CLEP testing is available in the Admissions Office or from the PLA advisor. A student can be granted college credit at Eastern Gateway Community College for selected courses based on the results of CLEP testing. To receive credit, the student must achieve or exceed the American Council on Education (ACE) recommended minimum score.

Persons desiring to achieve credit through CLEP testing should have official copies of test scores sent to the registrar. The College will accept only scores less than six years old, and only exam scores for which there are equivalent courses offered at Eastern Gateway Community College. It is also the decision of the department dean to determine if that CLEP exam credit will count toward graduation. Individuals who desire to take CLEP exams should make arrangements with Franciscan University of Steubenville, Youngstown State University or Kent State University, which are national CLEP testing centers.

How Do I Begin the PLA Process?

Students will schedule an appointment to meet with the PLA advisor. Students should be prepared to discuss experiences, certifications and non-credit coursework to determine the next steps in gaining credit. The PLA advisor will work with the student on the method of assessment to pursue. A qualified expert faculty will also review all final work. A student can earn up to 30 hours of credit for portfolio, the military transfer and credit by exam.

The credit awarded may be applied to the student’s chosen degree program at Eastern Gateway, or students may choose to enroll in one of two specialized degree programs for adults with varied experiences and education. The Associate of Technical Study Type B degree awards a degree to a student in a technical major not covered by current programs at Eastern Gateway. The Associate of Individualized Study degree is a program designed to award a degree to a student in a specialized area not already covered in Eastern Gateway degree programs or by the Associate of Technical Study Type B degree. Both degrees are awarded for the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 60 semester credit hours in an individually planned program, which may include credits awarded by the College for courses completed or training received by a student at other post-secondary institutions, vocational centers and/or other education enterprises judged by the institution to be of college level, and credit given for life experience.

If approved for an Associate of Technical Study degree (Type B), Associate of Individualized Study degree, or for any other degree program at Eastern Gateway, the candidate must complete no less than 18 semester credit hours of course work under the supervision at Eastern Gateway.

A maximum of 42 credit hours can be recognized by Eastern Gateway for course work and/or training completed in other public, private, or proprietary post-secondary institutions, vocational centers, and/or schools conducted by business and industry, credit-for-life experience prior to the declaration of candidacy for either the Associate of Individualized Study or the Associate of Technical Study degrees. A student is not eligible to take a proficiency examination more than once for each course, nor is a student eligible to take a proficiency examination for a course the student has previously taken.

Advanced Placement (AP) Credits

The state of Ohio, working through the University System of Ohio, has initiated policies to facilitate the ease of transition from high school to college as well as between and among Ohio’s public colleges and universities.

  1. Students obtaining an Advanced Placement (AP) exam score of 3 or above will be awarded the aligned course(s) and credits for the AP exam area(s) successfully completed.
  2. General education courses and credits received will be applied towards graduation and will satisfy a general education requirement if the course(s) to which the AP area is equivalent and fulfills a requirement.
  3. If an equivalent course is not available for the AP exam area completed, elective or area credit will be awarded in the appropriate academic discipline and will be applied towards graduation where such elective credit options exist within the academic major.
  4. Additional courses or credits may be available when a score of 4 or 5 is obtained. Award of credit for higher score values varies depending on the institution and academic discipline.
  5. In academic disciplines containing highly dependent sequences (Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics-STEM) students are strongly advised to confer with the College advising staff to ensure they have the appropriate foundation to be successful in advanced coursework within the sequence.
  6. Students interested in getting college credit for Advanced Placement should have their scores sent to the Admissions Office for evaluation.

Transient Students

If you are seeking a degree at another institution and wish to take a course at EGCC for transfer credit, you will be considered a transient student. You must complete a general admission application and indicate transient as your major. If the course in which you wish to enroll does not have a prerequisite you will simply need to contact admissions after your application has been submitted in order to enroll. If the course in which you wish to enroll does have a prerequisite, you must have written permission (Transient Student Form) or an unofficial transcript from your home college or university to waive the prerequisite. EGCC recommends all transient students receive written permission from the home institution to guarantee transfer of credit even if EGCC does not require it to waive a prerequisite.

International Students

International or foreign transient students should contact Eastern Gateway Community College’s Registrar’s Office at registrar@egcc.edu for further information.

Health Sciences Programs Admissions Criteria

Summary of Program Application/Admission Criteria for 2022-2024

  Medical
History
Health
Insurance
Verification
High School Transcript or GED score of 45 or Certificate of Homeschool Courses to be scheduled based on placement scores/prerequisites Successful completion of program pre-entrance exam/requirements and/or professional credential/minimum of 2.0 cumulative GPA Maximum
class size
             
Dental Assisting Required Required Required ENG 095 ,or MTH 070     18
EFDA Required Required Required   Dental Assistant Certified by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB), Registered Dental Assistant by American Medical Technologists (AMT) or the Ohio Commission on Dental Assistant Certification (CODA); a registered dental hygienist who has graduated from an accredited dental hygiene program or a graduate of an unaccredited dental college located outside of the United States 8
Medical Assisting Required Required Required     25
Nursing-AD Required Required Required BIO 107 , Algebra I (high school/college equivalent), Chemistry (high school /college equivalent) Successful Completion of TEAS Entrance Exam 30
Nursing-AD (LPN to ADN) Required Required Required BIO 107 , BIO 108 , ENG 101 , PSY 101 , Chemistry (high school/college equivalent) Current Ohio LPN License; Successful Completion of TEAS LPN to ADN Entrance Exam 30
Nursing-AD (Health Care Worker to ADN) Required Required Required BIO 107 , BIO 108 ENG 101 , PSY 101 , Chemistry (high school/college equivalent) Current Certification or Registry as Medical Assistant, Respiratory Therapist or paramedic; successful completion of TEAS Entrance Exam 30
Nursing-Practical (LPN) Required Required Required HSC 102 HSC 108 ENG 101 , MTH 095   Successful completion of TEAS Entrance Exam; current STNA certification 30
Paramedic Required Required Required ENG 070 , or MTH 070   EMS Exam; current Ohio EMT or A-EMT license 16
Radiology Technology Required Required Required ENG 095 , MTH 095 , Successful completion of TEAS Entrance Exam 16
Respiratory Therapy Required Required Required ENG 095 , MTH 099     21
Veterinary Technician Required Required Required CSS 106 , ENG 101 , MTH 105 , CHM 101 , HSC 101   Minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA; 40 hours of field experience 25

It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit completed program prerequisites to the Dean of Health, Science and Public Service office.

ACT/SAT Scores:

  • ACT - English 18, Math 22
  • SAT - Writing 480, Math 530
HEALTH, SCIENCE AND PUBLIC SERVICE
HEALTH REQUIREMENTS MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE STARTING CLINICALS

 

HEALTH

PROGRAMS

 

Dental Assisting

Prior to DAS 110  

EFDA

Prior to DAS207

EMT

Advanced-EMT

Paramedic

30 DAYS from start of program

Medical Assisting

Prior to Practicum

Medical History

 

X

 

X

X

Physical Exam

 

X

 

X

X

Dental Exam

 

X

 

 

 

TDAP (every 10 years)

 

 

 

X

X

Tuberculosis Detection

   

   X *(or 2-step Mantoux)

   X *(or 2-step Mantoux)

   X *

   X *

Hepatitis B Vaccine Series

 

        X ***

        X ***

X

X

MMR Vaccines I & II

 

 

 

     X **

     X **

Varicella Vaccines I & II (if no documented Hx of Chicken Pox) or Positive Titer

 

X

X

X

X

Verification of Antibody Status

 

 

 

X

X

Influenza Vaccine

 

 

 

             X

10 Panel Drug Screening

 

 

 

  X Paramedics only

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Health Insurance

 

X

X

X

X

CPR Card

 

          X ****

          X ****

            X *****

            X *****

BCI & I and FBI Background Check

 

X

X

          X  

         X 

Technical Standards

 

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

Health Programs

Phlebotomy

Technician

Prior to the start of the program

Practical

Nursing

Prior to Clinical

 

ADN

and

ADN HCW to ADN

LPN to ADN

Prior to Clinical

Radiology

Technology

Prior to Clinical

Respiratory

Therapy

Prior to Clinical

Medical History

X

X

X

X

X

Physical Exam

X

X

X

X

X

Color Blindness Testing

X

 

 

 

 

TDAP (every 10 years)

X

X

X

X

X

Tuberculosis Detection

   X *

   X *

   X *

   X *  

  X*

Hepatitis B Vaccine Series

X

X

X

X

X

MMR Vaccines I & II

     X **    

     X **

     X **    

     X **

     X **

Varicella Vaccines I & II (if no documented Hx of Chicken Pox) or Positive Titer

X

X

X

X

X

Verification of Antibody Status

X

X

X

X

X

Influenza Vaccine

             X

X

X

X

X

10 Panel Drug Screening

X

X

X

X

X

Health Insurance

X

X

X

X

X

CPR Card

 

            X *****

           X *****

            X *****

            X *****

BCI & I and FBI Background Check

X 

X

X

X        

         X 

Technical Standards

X

X

X

X

X

 

X Required

*  Options: QuantiFERON Gold blood test required unless otherwise noted(Chest x-ray only accepted if positive PPD)

** Titer if MMR prior to 1979z

*** Dental Assisting and EFDA students are only required to complete the Hepatitis B Vaccine Series- Antibody status not required

**** Course/Certification must be from a DANB-Accepted CPR Provider; These CPR, BLS and ACLS course providers are accepted by DANB as meeting certification and recertification rquirements.  Courses much include CP and a hands-on exam must be taken.

  • The American Red Cross (ARC)
  • The American Heart Association (AHA)
  • The American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI)
  • American CPR Care Associates
  • American CPR Training
  • American Environmental Health and Safety
  • American Health Care Academy
  • Canadian Red Cross
  • Emergency Care and Safety Insititue
  • Emergency First Response
  • Emergency Medical Training Associates
  • Emergency University
  • EMS Safety Services
  • Medic First Aid
  • Medical Training Associates
  • Military Training Network
  • National Safety Council
  • Pacific Medical Training
  • ProCPR

EFDA - Registered Dental Assistant by American Medical Technologists (AMT)

***** Course/Certification must be American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider (Online certificates will not be accepted)

▲ - May be required at specific clinical sites

▲▲ - Pennsylvania background checks, Acts 33, 34, and 73 may be required for specific clinical sites

Criminal Records Check/Fingerprinting:

Electronic fingerprinting will be performed prior to the student gaining entrance into these programs. Both civilian and federal background checks (BCI: Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and FBI: Federal Bureau of Investigation) will be conducted.

  • Depending on the nature of the results, clinical sites may prohibit a student from providing patient care or entering the clinical facility.
  • Depending on the nature of the results, licensure, registry or certification examinations may be prohibited.
  • Positive results are to be resolved by the student prior to clinical experience or licensure application.
  • Students are responsible for paying for the background checks PRIOR to admittance into the program.