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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 dawn.smathers@neo.edu for information regarding this exam.

Recommended Course Sequence

Associate in Applied Science
Program Course Schedule (PDF)

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