Westcott Courses

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Nursing & other Health Related Prerequisites
Fast-tracked & Online

Westcott Courses offers online fast-track transferable college level prerequisite courses for nursing and other health related programs such as physical therapy, pre-medicine, physician’s assistant, dental, veterinary and pharmacy school programs. 

Westcott's accelerated learning permits health care related prerequisites to be completed quickly. Students can sign up any day of the year, start that same day, and finish as soon as they are able. We like students to work on their coursework for a minimum of four weeks, but waivers are available.

All of our courses are completely online, including labs. For example, we use the University of Wisconsin's school of medicine's open source videos for our Human Anatomy labs. We use the University of Oregon's online virtual chem laboratories for our Chemistry course.

Five months of access are provided to complete the course (with a 30 day extension at the end if needed), and most students finish the science courses in 4-8 weeks. Students who know the material and just need an updated transcript, usually finish the course in four weeks.
All coursework is done from home, and only the final exam is proctored. Students can use our approved online proctor for their final exam, so they can complete the entire course online!

Our exclusive partner university is University of Massachusetts Global (UMass Global). They are regionally accredited by W.A.S.C., and awards an official transcript with semester credits for our courses. Once a student finishes a course, their grade is sent to UMass Global. Students then order their transcript directly from UMass Global's records office. Since Westcott Courses is the teacher, we do not appear on the transcript. The official transcript from UMass Global will show our course the same way it would show a traditional class taken on their campus, and it does not say the course was online.

All of the courses at Westcott Courses have been designed by a qualified college instructor who holds at least a master's degree in their field of study, or a related field. All of our teachers either currently teach or have taught the exact same course on either a California Community College campus or a California State University campus.


There are no application fees, just fill out the one page form and you will be enrolled in the course.  Each course and lab is entirely online and a free textbook is included. To enroll in a course, use the "ENROLL NOW" link inside the pages below. Please call 415-603-4088 for free academic advising or help enrolling.
  • Human Anatomy
  •   WITH Laboratory
      WITHOUT Laboratory
  • Human Physiology
  •  WITH Laboratory
      WITHOUT Laboratory
  • Microbiology
  •   WITH Laboratory
      WITHOUT Laboratory
  • Principles of Chemistry
  •   WITH Laboratory
      WITHOUT Laboratory
General Biology, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Introduction to Statistics and Probability, English Composition, Introduction to Psychology

Textbook-Free Courses

Textbook prices are rising! Most publishers release new editions of textbooks that add little value, and each time a new edition comes out, colleges decide to use it, rendering the old edition useless. This makes it next to impossible for students to save money by buying used books or selling them.

All of our science courses use open source textbooks from Rice University, as well as open source materials for the laboratories. Thus, there are no textbook fees for our health-related courses.

Westcott Courses is the content publisher of the Omega Math(TM) courses. For these courses, we have written and software engineered all the lessons, homework, solution manuals, quizzes and tests. Our content has many more examples than a regular textbook, and thus the student is unattached from a traditional textbook.

We have a few remaining courses that require a textbook, but we are working on getting those textbook free as well!

Featured Courses

English Composition
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Intermediate Algebra
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Human Anatomy with Laboratory
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Introduction to Psychology
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