Pre-Nursing - Associate in Science

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Science
Office Contact
School of Health and Human Services: 313-845-9877,, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-132
Faculty Contact
Julie Fountain: 313-317-6807,, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-203B

Program Description


Provides students with the general academic background to be successful in their chosen health care field. For students pursuing admission to the Nursing program, please follow these steps:

  1. Complete the program admission requirements including NAT exam
  2. Apply to the Nursing program
  3. Complete the remaining Nursing program admission requirements
  4. This degree does not have to be completed to be eligible for admission/entry to the Nursing program
Program Goals

Intended to prepared candidate for admission to HFC Nursing program or transfer to another academic institution.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Civil Society and Culture: Compare and contrast the United States globally with other nations or regions, addressing one or both of the following: (1) social, economic, political and cultural issues or (2) patterns of diversity or inequality, including racial, ethnic, religious or gender differences.
  2. Communication: Effectively communicate ideas appropriate to their discipline using Standard English, through written and verbal communication.
  3. Computer Technology: Demonstrate skills for computer technology, including internet, network and advanced file operations. Skills will include organizing, managing, and presenting data using office productivity software. Students will also identify security and integrity threats and identify unethical actions within their social or professional environments.
  4. Critical Thinking/Information Literacy: Demonstrate the ability to analyze and evaluate information and identify the need for research to draw conclusions, formulate inferences, solve problems and make decisions. Students will also demonstrate information literacy skills by locating, evaluating, selecting, organizing, synthesizing, and ethically documenting information from multiple sources using both informal and formal formats, as appropriate for diverse writing situations.
  5. Quantitative Literacy: Apply quantitative skills to analyze situations and make decisions in a variety of contexts.
Career Opportunities

Intended to prepare candidate for admission to the HFC Nursing program or transfer to another academic institution to fulfill education requirements that allow students to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX), leading to career opportunities as a Registered Nurse.

General Education

It is recommended that students interested in the Pre-Nursing Program make an appointment with the Nursing Student Success Navigator, to review options for applying to the Nursing program at HFC, and the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).

Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts
Complete any two, from different disciplines from two different disciplines (subjects), excluding studio and performance courses, from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list.
Credit Hours

See General Education for Transfer Degrees for details.

Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2023 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.