The most frequently asked questions (FAQs) are asked regarding admission to Sinclair and specifically into the PTA program. Additional questions should be directed to the Life and Health Science counselors at extension 512-3700, or the PTA program administrative assistant at extension 512-5355.
The admissions process affords anyone successfully completing the prerequisites of the program the opportunity to be audited for entry into the program. Once accepted, the students advance through a progressively difficult curriculum, building skills at all levels including cognitive, psychomotor, affective and perceptual. Students are expected to be competent and accountable in reaching their career goals. Faculty and counseling resources are made available to assure success in keeping with the mission of Sinclair Community College of providing affordable education to a diverse population.
- Meet with a Life and Health Science (LHS) counselor in room 11-346 on the main campus or with an advisor at one of the learning centers or the Courseview Campus Center in Mason.
- Indicate PTA as your program of study at time of application to the college or after meeting with an academic advisor.
- Complete all college required testing and developmental classes.
- It is recommeneded that the student concentrate on completing the pre-requisite courses to facilitate admission to the next available class.
- Complete BIO 1121, PTA 1106, ALH 1101, Physics 1106 and HIM 1101 with a grade of a "C" or better and an overall GPA of 2.5 (reflects the program grading scale requirement of C=77%).
- Official transcripts of all courses to be transferred from other colleges to meet the general education and curriculum requirements must be submitted to Registration & Student Records by direct mailing from the originating college. Once they are received you will be notified and must meet with an LHS counselor to set the courses in your SCC transcript. We do not accept high school Physics to meet the admission requirement.
- BIO 1121 or the equivalent cannot be more than 5 years old at the time the student begins the program.
- After all developmental courses and one biology prerequisite have been completed meet with an Academic Advisor to see if eligible to take TEAS EXAM. This exam must be completed before being audited for the PTA Program.
- Also admission requirements periodically change. It is the responsibility of the student to maintain contact with the PTA office to remain current on the admission requirements.