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Career Exploration: Plan and Act


Plan and Act...Know the Education Plan

Use the various documents to guide you to graduation and take the steps toward completing the courses.

Goal-setting process

Write down your goals. Consider your work or family commitments when planning your schedule: how many courses you can handle in a semester? Will you attend summer school or not? When you might need tutoring or blocking out time in your calendar to study. Know the dates for dropping or adding a course, etc.

Pre-requisite awareness

Be sure to check all of your courses to determine if there is any prerequisite required. You can find this information in the College Catalog.

Sequence courses over several semesters

A helpful way of planning is to use your degree documents and make a pencil draft on paper of which courses you need/want to take each semester, and possibly through to expected graduation. This will allow you to re-arrange the courses based on prerequisites and availability.

Once this is completed, you can access My Planner in MyTMCC to select the various courses (up to a year in advance) and keep in your shopping cart until you need to enroll in a particular semester. Academic Advisement can assist you in this process.

Academic progress report

Once you have determined your program of study or degree, you will want to meet with an academic advisor in Academic Advisement to determine the courses you will need to graduate. You can track the courses you have taken, and the ones remaining to graduate,​ through MyTMCC​.

Program requirements for admission to Health Science programs

  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Emergency Medical Service
  • Nursing
  • Paramedic
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Veterinary Technician

Admission to any of these programs is limited and requires special procedures. In order to be considered for selection into any of these programs, the applicant must satisfy certain requirements and submit the necessary application forms to the specific departments. Detailed information about admission to these programs may be obtained from the Sciences Division, the College Catalog, or visit the program's website.

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