Pre-Dental · Pre-Med · Pre-Pharmacy · Pre-Veterinarian
Medical professionals — including doctors, dentists, pharmacists and veterinarians — are helping transform the lives of their patients through the diagnosis, treatment and care of a variety of health conditions. Within pre-medical professions, LLCC offers pre-med, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy and pre-veterinarian tracks. These tracks outline recommended core courses and general education classes that prepare students for a seamless transfer to a four-year university and subsequent studies at a professional school. LLCC graduates have continued their educations and achieved such careers as chiropractors, veterinarians, plastic surgeons, hospitalists, obstetrician/gynecologist, dentists, physician assistants and pharmacists.
The medical field continues to grow, and there are many career options within it. Those who continue on with their medical education at four-year universities and subsequent professional schools, have good prospects in job availability and salary. The U.S. Department of Labor shows 2016 median annual salaries for veterinarian, pharmacist, dentist, physician and surgeon jobs range from $88,770 to $206,920. Growth in all of these job areas is expected from 2014 to 2024. Jobs for veterinarians are projected to see the greatest percentage of job growth with an increase of 19 percent.
The pre-medical profession tracks have been carefully developed to prepare students for national entrance examinations, which are often taken during the junior year of college. For instance, in developing the pre-med track, faculty looked closely at what the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) recommends, so that students get a strong freshman and sophomore background for taking the MCAT. Similarly, the pre-pharmacy track prepares students for the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) — the standardized exam many pharmacy schools use to help evaluate the strength of their applicants.
LLCC provides students taking these tracks flexibility in choice of program area in which to earn a degree. The tracks allow students the ability to earn an associate of science degree with a program emphasis in such areas as chemistry, biology or liberal arts.
Learn more about each of the tracks in pre-medical professions offered at LLCC:
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Courses in the pre-medical professions tracks have a standard tuition rate. For the 2017-2018 academic year, these courses have an in-district rate of $121 per credit hour. Fees are $11 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.
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