OTC Bioclinical Sciences Department

The mission of the Bioclinical Sciences Department is to help students gain knowledge in the basic human sciences. Courses in our department include:

Courses for Gen Ed students:

  • BCS 115 – Essentials of Human Biology

Courses for pre-Health Sciences students:

  • BCS 102 – Navigating Bioclinical Science
  • BCS 132 – Allied Health Nutrition
  • BCS 165 – Human Anatomy
  • BCS 200 – Microbiology
  • BCS 205 – Human Physiology
  • BCS 210 – Pathophysiology

For more information on these courses, please check out the course descriptions in the OTC catalog.


After completing our courses, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the normal structure and function of the human body through various lectures and laboratories
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the disease process and infectious agents that cause disease
  3. demonstrate higher order thinking skills as applied to common healthcare situations


We are a diverse group of instructors with expertise in a variety of biological and public health areas. We work closely with OTC’s Health Sciences Division as many of our students go on to seek a Health Sciences degree. Since most Health Sciences programs have a selective admissions process, students awaiting acceptance are placed into our AA.BCS Degree. This allows them to study relevant topics while maintaining degree-seeking status for financial aid purposes.


Not sure if BCS is right for you?  Please check out our FAQ section below, reach out to the Chair using the contact information in the Our Team section, or work with your assigned Admissions Counselor or College Navigator.

last updated 1/31/2023