You should always follow the standards outlined in the “Policies & Procedures Related to Student Conduct” in OTC’s Student Handbook when participating in your BCS courses.
Please also see your course syllabus for any information your instructor may give you on how these standards specifically apply to their classroom.
Did you know that some of OTC’s selective admissions Health Sciences program require you to submit a reference form from one or more of your BCS faculty?
These include all LPN programs, MLT, OTA, Paramedicine, RST (AS and BS), and SUR.
What can you do to improve your chances of getting a good recommendation?
Below are the criteria your instructors will be rating you on. So, as you participate in your BCS courses, be sure you are working hard at demonstrating the following:
If you have any questions about how you are doing on any of these criteria and/or how you can improve your skills in these areas – just ask! Your instructor will be glad to help!
Whether you are a returning student or a brand new student, everyone needs a little help with refreshing their study skills. Please take a look at some of our resources to help you!
- Are you just beginning your academic journey? Would you like to be sure you are headed in the right direction? Consider taking our BCS 102 Navigating Bioclinical Science course.
- Are you having troubles with your Bioclinical Courses? Let our wonderful Tutoring Center help you out!
- Proper study skills are important in all of your classes. The Learning Strategies Center at Cornell University will set you on your path.
- Has it been a while since you have taken a science course? Check out these science specific study skills tips from Piedmont Technical College and Dartmouth’s Academic Skills Center
- Even more study tips are found at Youtube! For instance, the 9 Best Study Tips and 7 Tips to Beat Test Anxiety are excellent videos on studying tips.
- If you are having more personal issues, the Counseling Services at OTC will be a great asset to help you on your journey.
Free Resources for OTC Students
Click Sign Up and create a Visible Body account to access on mobile or desktop. Once you create an account, download the mobile app (Apple App Store or Google Play) and sign in using your new Visible Body account login to access the Human Anatomy Atlas 2023+. You must create a Visible Body account on the website before you can access the app. Includes comprehensive anatomical atlas, Visible Biology module, anatomy and physiology study module, muscle pathology models, and physiology animations.
Clinical decision support for allied health and nursing, providing best practices, patient information, drug information, and clinical calculators. Create a log in to be used when downloading the mobile app (available for Android and iOS).
last updated 1/31/2023