Allied Health Courses

Pierce County Allied Health Courses

Bates makes it easier for you to tackle your general education requirements for most Pierce County community college nursing programs. 

How to get started

Call us at 253.680.7002 and schedule an appointment with any career advisor. You will need to bring your COMPASS or Accuplacer test scores, or an unofficial transcript and verification of funding to your appointment. Tuition and fees are due at registration. Your career advisor will register you for classes and answer any questions about your specific educational requirements. Each class is five credits.

Course Offerings



10:40 - 11:40 a.m. (Mon-Fri)

PSYC& 100 General Psychology (Item #6851)

Noon - 1 p.m. (Mon-Fri)

ENGL& 101 English Composition (Item #6743)

1:20 - 3:30 p.m. (Wed, Thu and Fri*) - Lecture
3:35 - 5:40 p.m. (Mon or Tue) - Lab

BIOL& 160 General Biology (Item #'s 6856/6857)

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.* (Mon, Tue and Fri*) - Lecture

3:35 - 5:40 p.m. (Wed or Thu) - Lab

CHEM &121 Chemistry (Item #'s 6830/3832)

*Class meets only four Fridays/TBA by instructor 

Do you need to take your general education prerequisite courses before you begin your nursing coursework at Bates? 

You can tackle the required courses for Bates' program in just four quarters. Those who successfully complete the required coursework with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 for each course are automatically enrolled in the Practical Nurse program, after their application fee is paid.

What's your advantage?

Students are conditionally enrolled in the Practical Nurse program their first quarter. Normally, students must wait until after all of the required courses are completed-and enter into the Practical Nurse program at the next entry point.

For more information and to start the application process, call 253.680.7008.

Course Offerings

Quarter One (Fall) -15 credits  Quarter Two (Winter) - 15 credits Quarter Three (Spring) -15 credits Quarter Four (Summer) -15 credits

7:45 - 9:45 a.m.

CHEM& 121

BIOL& 160
General Biology
(prereq to BIOL& 241)

BIOL& 241
& Physiology 1

BIOL& 242
Anatomy &
Physiology 2

10:15 - 11:30 a.m.

MATH 098
(prereq to MATH& 146)

PSYC& 100
General Psychology
(prereq to PSYC& 200)

CMST& 210

BIOL& 260


12:15 - 1:30 p.m.

ENGL& 101

PSYC& 200
MATH& 146
Intro to Statistics
1:30 - 4 p.m.* CTNA 101 Nursing
Assistant Certified














*Five days of clinical: 2 - 10 p.m.
**Can be taken during the nursing program.