Clinical Programs

These courses prepare you to work with doctors, nurses and other highly trained professionals in caring for patients. Forsyth Tech programs are compliant with state certification requirements and will prepare you to take certification examinations and qualify for entry-level positions in healthcare institutions and agencies. These entry-level positions will allow you to begin a career that could lead, with further training and education, to greater levels of skill and responsibility.



TABE Testing (no charge)

Test Reading Score Math Score
ACCUPLACER Minimum 80 Minimum 55
SAT Minimum 480 Minimum 530
COMPASS Minimum 81 Minimum 45
ACT ¹ Minimum 22 Minimum 22
ASSET Minimum 41 Minimum 41
College Courses ENG 100²
DRE 090 or Higher³
MAT 100 level²
MAT 040 or Higher²
MAT 040 or Higher³
(80 or higher)
MAT 111
(80 or higher)

¹ Scores for the reading test are accepted, not for English.
² Grade of “C” or better
³ Grade of “P” or “EP”

Required for students in:

  • Dorothy L. Lougee Nursing Assistant I Program
  • Dorothy L. Lougee Nursing Assistant I Refresher Program
  • Dorothy L. Lougee Nursing Assistant II Program
  • Medication Aide
  • EKG Technician
  • Phlebotomy


Testing Locations and Times

  • West Campus Schedule – testing is by appointment each Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., or 5:00 p.m. Students can call 336-734-7831 to make an appointment.
  • Goodwill on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m.
  • Stokes County Center: Mondays at 10:00 a.m. and the first Wednesday evening of the month at 5:30. 1165 Dodgetown Road, Walnut Cove, Call 336.593.5402 ext. 1117 or ext. 1101 for more information.

Testing Takes approximately 2 hours.


Must bring for test

  • Picture ID and Social Security Card (with matching names)


Required scores

  • Math 6th grade level
  • Reading 10th grade level


  • Students that do not meet the required scores may come to the basic skills lab to work on skills for future testing.
  • Students must retain a copy of test scores for Orientation and class registration. Test results are not kept on file in Health Ed. Test scores are good for one year.
  • Exemption: Students may be exempt from testing if a college graduate (proof of graduation required) or by providing college entrance exam scores and/or college English and Math courses to the Health Education Department for approval


Curriculum and Non-Credit Student Disclosures

Students attempting to enroll in a Health Technologies program at Forsyth Tech or other credit granting program at another institution must ensure to select a Health Education program that does not overlap with their existing schedule of courses. Furthermore, Forsyth Tech students must refer to their program’s Minimum Admission Review (MAR) packet to ensure all deadlines are properly verified and recorded.

The Health Education Department of Forsyth Tech cannot be held responsible for students who fail to meet the Medical Training Certification requirement. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure all courses and certifications are taken within an appropriate time frame. If the Health Education Department does not have a Nursing Assistant I or II course available for enrollment, students will have to find one from the list of approved programs provided in the MAR packet.

Due to regulatory standards established by the NC Department of Health Service Regulation (DHSR) and the NC Board of Nursing, once a class is full no additional students will be allowed to enroll into it and a different class from the available listing options will need to be selected. If a class is cancelled, every effort will be made to discuss with the student of alternate class dates and times.


Sponsored Student Disclosure

Students being sponsored by a third party and/or workforce partner can request to have a seat reserved for a class up to 2 weeks prior to the start date of the class, at which point the hold will be uplifted to allow other students to enroll and for the class to meet its maximum capacity. If a hold is uplifted, the student will be required to select an alternate date and time to begin the desired course of study. Extenuating circumstances will be reviewed on a case by case basis.