OTC Bioclinical Sciences Department

The OTC Bioclinical Sciences Department provides coursework designed to provide students with the foundational knowledge and skills they will need to be successful in pursuing an applied health sciences degree. We are a diverse group of instructors with expertise in a variety of biological and public health areas. Courses in our department include:

  • BCS 102 – Intro to Bioclinical Science
  • BCS 115 – Survey of Anatomy & Physiology (A&P)
  • BCS 132 – Allied Health Nutrition
  • BCS 165 – Human Anatomy
  • BCS 200 – Microbiology
  • BCS 205 – Human Physiology
  • Pathophysiology

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

 

We work closely with OTC’s Allied Health Division as many of our students go on to seek an Allied Health degree. Since most Allied Health programs have a selective admissions process, students awaiting acceptance are placed into our AS.BCS Degree. This allows them to study relevant topics while maintaining degree-seeking status for financial aid purposes.

Minimum Qualifications for Faculty

Applicants can meet the minimum credentials threshold for Bioclinical Sciences either through earned Academic credentials or Tested Experience.  

 

Minimum Academic Credentials Required for Biological Clinical Science courses:

  • An earned Master’s degree in Biology from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
  • Or an earned Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with at least 18 graduate credit hours in a combination of the following qualifying fields:
    • Biology
    • Biochemistry
    • Biomedicine
    • Bio-Tech
    • Cell and Molecular Biology
    • Marine Biology
    • Microbiology
    • Natural and Applied Science
    • Nursing
    • Virology
    • Zoology

Meeting the above academic credentials qualifies you to teach all courses in the BCS department.

 

 Minimum Tested Experience Requirements for specific Bioloclinical Science courses

For all courses:

      • A current license to practice medicine (such as a D.O., D.D.S., D.C.M., D.P.T., D.V.M., M.D., M.S.N., M.Ph., N.P., or P.A.)

For BCS 132, 165 & 205:

      • An earned Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in Exercise Science with graduate course work in Anatomy and Physiology OR

For BCS 132:

      • An earned Bachelor’s degree from regionally accredited institution of higher education and a minimum of 2 years’ experience practicing as a licensed professional in a related health care field (such as R.N., R.D., etc.) OR
      • An earned Master’s degree in Nutrition from a regionally accredited institution of higher education

For BCS 165:

          • An earned Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education and a minimum of 2 years’ experience practicing as a licensed radiology technician

For BCS 200:

      • An earned Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education and a minimum of 2 years’ experience practicing as a licensed Medical Laboratory Technician OR
      • An earned Master’s Degree in Epidemiology from a regionally accredited institution of higher education

For BCS 210:

      • An earned Master’s Degree in Public Health from a regionally accredited institution of higher education

 

last reviewed January 2021