Pre-Health Occupations

Start your career in the health sciences at Garden City Community College! Boasting the only cadaver lab this side of Kansas, GCCC is the right place to build your academic base in health science!



An emphasis in pre-health occupation is the smart start to working your way towards acceptance into a certificate, technician, or licensed program at another institution. This major will help you master pre-requisite courses while earning your associate in science degree

Careers in health science that relate to the pre-health occupation major include:

  • Radiology technology technician
  • Dental hygiene assistant
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Mortuary science technician
  • Physical therapy technician

GCCC is host to a human cadaver lab operated by our expert faculty, where you can get hands on with learning about the body in our human dissection class. Along with anatomy and physiology, you'll also be taking classes in chemistry, biology, mathematics, and other general education classes, which will prepare you for coursework at the institution where you will earn your certificate or license. 

Note: This major is not intended for students planning on transferring to a four year university to ultimately pursue an advanced degree such as MD, DO, PA, PT, OD, OT, DDS, DC, or PharmD. If students wish to pursue an advance degree, they should major in a program that is most directed towards their end goal such as Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Math.

Class Size 

Most science classes cap at 24 students, which means you'll get individualized attention in an up-close and personal lab or classroom. Our science faculty have decades of teaching experience and can guide and assist as you prepare for entry to a transfer university to earn your four-year degree.


Most professional schools such as medical and pharmacy schools base their admissions decisions on a variety of items such as grade point average, test scores, interviews, personal references, and professional experience. Work and volunteer experiences in health care settings is strongly encouraged. Let our science faculty guide you along your path!