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Accelerated Anatomy Physiology classes in CA?

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Hi everyone!

In the process of getting prereqs done for ABSN programs. Does anyone know of any accelerated Anatomy/Physiology programs at any community colleges in CA? Ideally an accelerated summer session to get both classes done in one summer. I know TMCC in reno used to offer this, but they are changing their schedule this summer. Havent been able to find anything in CA yet. All ideas welcome!

 

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The only ones I've seen, which are accelerated, are typically offered in the Summer term at Community Colleges.  Of course, it's because summer is shorter than the other two semesters.  You just really need to look at the schedules of the CCs near you and see who has what.  Once you find that, apply to the school and send your transcripts.  The whole transcript being received, processed and getting the pre-reqs approved to take the class take time, so plan ahead!

You may run into a problem of doing both in the summer.  Most physiology courses require Anatomy in order to take it and some require Chemistry.  There are some classes which combine both in a sequence (AP1, AP2) and in order to that you would have to take 1 then 2.

I actually took Microbiology in a summer term at a CC and I know, as a fact, there were a few classes of Anatomy going on during that time as well.  The problems are these classes fill up fast because people:

1) Just want to get it over it.

2) Are in a rush to apply to schools

3) Didn't pass Anatomy or Phys or Micro the first time & are retaking

It's also been my experience that professors typically don't add a lot of people off the waitlist for these classes due to class space to safely do labs.  

Yeah, but just check all of the CCs around you.  Their schedules for Summer are definitely online right now and registration usually starts soon for those! Good luck

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Hey! It’s definitely the more expensive route, but Southern California University of health Sciences in Whittier (Orange County) offers 4-week pre-requisite classes. I took A&P I, II and Microbiology in 12 weeks and was able to apply to ABSN programs in the fall. Definitely a rigorous course load as each class is only 4 weeks, but if you give it 100% you’re definitely able to get A’s. 

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