In partnership with Saint Paul College, the Institute offers financial and academic support to a select group of students who take Anatomy & Physiology (HLTH 1420) for 4 credits. This course is a requirement for respiratory therapy, LPN Diploma, and several other programs. Applicants who are accepted, successfully complete the “bridge” course (below), and continue in HLTH 1420 will receive a grant that covers course tuition and fees.
Anatomy & Physiology (A&P) courses are considered “credible predictors” for success in many medical training programs. In other words, departments look at a student’s grades in this course as an indication of how successfully s/he would complete a medical training program. FastTRAC provides the extra support that many students need in this very challenging course.
The next tuition-free FastTRAC Anatomy & Physiology course has two parts:
- A “bridge” course. This is a short, free course that prepares students to do well in the anatomy & physiology course that will follow. Participants learn medical terminology, practice note taking, reading, and memory skills, and learn to navigate the Saint Paul College system. The class will meet at the college on July 29, 30, 31, and August 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15 for a total of 12 days from 1 – 4 p.m.
- HLTH 1420 accredited course. August 27 – December 20, 2013, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Saint Paul College:
- 1:00-3:00 p.m. Twice weekly 2-hour anatomy & physiology classes. AND
- 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Twice weekly 1-hour Academic Support class. Students review vocabulary & key concepts and get the personal support they need to ensure success in the course.
In order to apply, applicants must:
- Complete an application form and brief interview
- Achieve a standard Accuplacer score of 38+ in reading (60+ is preferred)
- Achieve a TABE score of at least 8 in reading comprehension and/or have been required to complete ESL/ESOL and/or college developmental courses
For more information or to apply for this FastTRAC course, please contact Merle Greene.
This program is funded by FastTRAC, a new model in Minnesota workforce development that assists under-served populations. It is a partnership between the International Institute, Saint Paul College, Roseville Adult Basic Education, and Ramsey County Workforce Solutions.