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PTA prerequisite courses

English Composition I (3 credits)
English Composition II (3 credits)
American History (3 credits)
American Government (3 credits)
General Psychology (3 credits)
Intro to Physics (4 credits)
Anatomy & Physiology* (4 credits)
Medical Terminology** (3 credits)

Special notes for prerequisite courses

*Anatomy & Physiology

  • At NEO, the Anatomy & Physiology course requires a science laboratory course.
  • The Anatomy & Physiology course must be a biology-based course with the corresponding prefix.
  • If you are transferring Anatomy & Physiology from another college or university which require 2 semesters, then BOTH semesters must be completed in order to fulfill this prerequisite.
    • Anatomy & Physiology I and Anatomy & Physiology II are both required if the course name is not just Anatomy & Physiology.
    • Human Anatomy course and Human Physiology course are both required to fulfill the prerequisite.

**Medical Terminology

  • This course is a 3 credit hour course at NEO. If you have taken a Medical Terminology course at another college or university that was a 1 or 2 credit hour course, you may sit for NEO’s Advanced Standing credit exam. If you pass this test, you will receive credit for your Medical Terminology course. Contact for information regarding this exam.

Recommended Course Sequence

Associate in Applied Science
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