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Applied Sciences Program Notebook

Applied Sciences Programs

The Applied Sciences Programs are about helping students, employees, and lifelong learners of all ages fulfill their career potential.

A technical education pathway is affordable and fast. In one or two years, you can receive the skills you need to get the job you have always wanted. Today, postsecondary education and training are prerequisites for jobs of the new economy. Many businesses report they are having trouble finding workers for skilled jobs in fields such as healthcare, technology and advanced manufacturing. Of the 30 fastest-growing occupations, about two-thirds require postsecondary education or training. With the average earnings of college graduates at a level that is about twice as high as that of workers with only a high school diploma, postsecondary education and training are now the clearest path to the middle class and future prosperity. (DOE-OVAE April 2012)

Applied Sciences Programs prepare students for the business, healthcare, and public service industries.  Credit courses are offered on all Blinn College campuses, and are designed, both in subject and format, to fulfill the specific technical training needs of individuals and organizations.  Most programs offer classes during the day and in the evening, giving students the ability to complete the requirements for a certificate in one year, and an Associate of Applied Science degree in two years. 

Please CLICK HERE for a listing of all Applied Sciences certificate and degree plans.

Health Sciences Programs

The Health Sciences Programs at Blinn College are unique and different in that most are competitive entry. This means that a student must fulfill additional admission criteria before being considered for entry into these programs. Health Sciences students can only register for program specific coursework after completing the application process and being accepted into their program of choice.

The first stage of the application process consists of fulfilling Blinn College’s admissions criteria, which includes the application, taking an entrance exam (or being TSI exempt), and sending in high school and/or college transcripts.  Next, a student should see the Health Sciences Programs Facilitator and discuss the application process for the individual Health Sciences Program they are interested in pursuing.

Most Health Sciences Programs begin with a series of prerequisites.  These are listed on each of the degree plans as the “prerequisite semester”, though this is not an accurate title as it may actually take several semesters to complete these courses depending on the sequencing that is required and the student’s TSI status.  For example, if the Associate Degree Nursing program lists BIOL 1406 General Biology I, BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I, and BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors as courses in the prerequisite semester, this means that students must take (or have in progress) these courses before submitting an application to the ADN program.  However, because BIOL 1406 must be completed prior to enrolling into BIOL 2401 or BIOL 2420, students cannot complete all of the Biology coursework in one semester.

Blinn College Health Sciences Programs include:

Associate Degree Nursing

Graduates with an AAS degree are eligible to take the national licensing exam to become a Registered Nurse (RN). Enrollment is limited. Prerequisite classes are required. LVN transition option available in Bryan and Schulenburg.

Dental Hygiene

Graduates with an AAS degree are eligible to take the national board exam and a regional/state clinical board exam. Enrollment is limited. Prerequisite classes are required.

Emergency Medical Services

Program offers an AAS degree, a Paramedic Technology Certificate, and a Marketable Skills Achievement Award in Emergency Medical Services - Basic.

Fire Science

Program offers an AAS degree and a certificate in Fire Science Technology. These awards are offered through a partnership with Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX).

Health Information Technology

The Health Information Technology AAS is in candidacy status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Medical Office

Program offers an AAS degree, three certificates, and a Marketable Skills Achievement Award in Patient Care Specialist, which can lead to a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA).

Physical Therapist Assistant

Graduates with an AAS degree are eligible to take the state licensing exam. Enrollment is limited. Prerequisite classes are required.

Radiologic Technology

Graduates with an AAS degree are eligible to take the national exam to become a Registered Radiologic Technologist (RT) and apply with the state of Texas to be a Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist (CMRT). Enrollment is limited. Prerequisite classes are required.

Therapeutics Manufacturing

Program offers a one-year certificate, a one-year advanced technical certificate, and two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Therapeutics Manufacturing. Graduates are prepared to enter the field of vaccine manufacturing as a technician. Enrollment is limited. Prerequisite classes are required.

Veterinary Technology

Graduates with an AAS degree are eligible to take the national (VTNE) and state regulatory examination to be a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT). Enrollment is limited. Prerequisite classes are required.

Vocational Nursing - Brenham ~ Bryan

Graduates are eligible to take the national licensing exam to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). Enrollment is limited.

Business, Information Technology, and Public Service Programs

Blinn College’s Business, Information Technology, and Public Service programs provide a supportive learning environment through in-depth instruction and an innovative use of technology in the classroom.

Blinn College Business, Information Technology, and Public Service Programs include:

Applied Business

AAS degrees and certificates are available in Accounting and Small Business Management, along with the Business Administration and Management AAS and Hospitality Management Certificate.

Child Development

Program offers an AAS degree on the Bryan Campus, a Child Care Worker Certificate in Brenham and Bryan, and Marketable Skills Achievement Awards in Early Childhood and Child Care Administration.

Computer Information Technology

Program offers an AAS degree with certificates in Microsoft Specialist, Linux Specialist, and Web Specialist, as well as a Marketable Skills Achievement Award in Computer Information Technology.

Criminal Justice

Program offers AAS degrees in Criminal Justice Technology and Law Enforcement Technology and certificates in Corrections and Basic Peace Officer Academy. The AAS degree in Law Enforcement Technology and the Basic Peace Officer Academy Certificate include a semester at the Texas Engineering Extension Service's Central Texas Police Academy where students can receive Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) certification. Program also offers a Marketable Skills Achievement Award in Judicial Practices.

Information Management

Program offers an AAS, certificate and Marketable Skills Achievement Award in Administrative Assistant and Digital Publishing, in addition to a Software Specialist Certificate.

Legal Assistant (Paralegal)

Graduates with an AAS degree are eligible to take the National Association of Legal Assistants certification exam. The Legal Office Certificate and Marketable Skills Achievement Award in Mediation are also available.

Real Estate

Certificate courses satisfy requirements of the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) for salesperson and brokers’ licenses.

Welding

Program prepares individuals to join the workforce by providing training and skills development in Welding Technology through the offering of an AAS degree, three certificates, and a Marketable Skills Achievement Award.

For a complete listing of the Applied Sciences Course Descriptions, please CLICK HERE to view the Blinn College Catalog.