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Pre-Professional Programs

Pre-Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a system of mechanical therapeutics focused on how the nervous system affects overall health and wellness.  A chiropractor adjusts the spinal column and other parts of the body to prevent disease and correct problems.  The chiropractor will examine and treat patients in the office, advise them as to diet and exercise, use heat and therapy treatment, x-ray, and other medical equipment.  Successful completion of two years of college prior to admission to chiropractic college is required.

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Pre-Dental Hygiene

Pre-Dental Hygiene is a transfer program for students who plan to complete an associate in science degree at HCC and then transfer to another institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Dental hygienists perform a variety of clinical and instructional duties in preventive dental health, such as preparing solutions and mixes, cleaning and polishing teeth, developing x-rays, and assisting in the treatment of patients.

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Pre-Dentistry

Pre-Dentistry is a transfer program for students who plan to complete an associate in science degree at HCC and then transfer to another institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Dentists diagnose and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums.  Dentists can work in general practice or specialize in areas such as orthodontics, periodontics, pedodontics, or oral surgery.

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Pre-Engineering

Pre-Engineering is a transfer program for students who plan to complete an associate in science degree at HCC and then transfer to another institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree.  Engineers apply the theories and principles of science and mathematics to the solution of practical or technical problems.  Note that MAT 104 College Algebra and MAT 105 Trigonometry must be taken prior to starting this program in order to complete course work in two years.  The beginning course in mathematics for this curriculum is Calculus I.

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Pre-Forestry

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Pre-Medicine

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Pre-Nursing

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Pre-Optometry

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Pre-Pharmacy

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Pre-Physical Therapy

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Pre-Respiratory Therapy

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Pre-Veterinary Medicine

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