Allied Health Professions

nursingBecause NCC's Allied Health programs are more academically challenging, it's vital that you begin with a strong foundation of courses and/or experience related to the major. Please review the requirements for the program you are interested in to determine if you are ready for admission.

Dental Hygiene (preferred deadline February 1 - Fall start only)

Requirements for Acceptance

  • High school Chemistry and Biology with labs and grades of B or better and a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. (College courses can be substituted for missing high school requirements.)
  • For those with more than 12 college credits - college level Chemistry and Biology courses can be a B- or better and the grade point average requirement is 2.70 or higher.
  • Career Assessment Form

Requirements After Acceptance

  • Medical and Dental Forms
  • Health Insurance
  • CPR and First Aid Training

Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Associate's Degree (preferred deadline February 1 - Fall start only)

Requirements for Acceptance

  • High school Biology with a lab and a grade of B or better, Algebra I and II with grades of C or better and a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. (College courses can be substituted for missing high school requirements.)
  • Career Assessment Form
  • Information session and interview (qualified applicants will be notified of date)

Requirements After Acceptance

  • Medical and Dental Forms
  • Health Insurance
  • Criminal background check
  • CPR for the Health Care Provider certification
  • Written verification that the Essential Functions/Technical Standards can be met (form provided after admission)

Funeral Services (preferred deadline February 1 - Fall start only)

Requirements for Acceptance

  • High school Chemistry and Biology with labs and grades of C or better and a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. (College courses can be substituted for missing high school requirements.)
  • For Accelerated Program - completion of all general education credits with an overall college grade point average of 2.5 or higher

Requirements After Acceptance

  • Medical Form
  • Health Insurance
  • Student Trainee Form

Medical Assistant (preferred deadline February 1 - Fall start only)
Requirements For Acceptance

  • One year of high school biology or NCC equivalent (BIOS105, 107, 115) with a grade of C or better
  • One year of high school algebra or NCC equivalent (MATH022) with a grade of C or better
  • English 101 eligibility

Requirements After Acceptance

  • Criminal background check
  • Physical examination forms and immunization history
  • Documentation of recent hepatitis B vaccination or relevant titer

Nursing - RN / Nursing - LPN (preferred deadline February 1 for Fall start and September 15 for Spring start)


Requirements for Acceptance

  • RN: High school Chemistry and Biology with labs and grades of B or better, Algebra I and II with grades of C or better and a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. College courses can be substituted for missing high school requirements.
  • Advanced Placement RN: RN requirements above, 3.0 in college level courses applicable to the program, completed specified RN general education core with C or better, current LPN license, passed the required Excelsior exams
  • LPN: High school Algebra I and Biology with grades of C or better and a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. College courses can be substituted for missing high school requirements.
  • All: Attend a Mandatory Information Session. Applicants will be contacted with dates of sessions.

Requirements After Acceptance

  • CPR certification
  • Felony statement
  • Criminal and child abuse background check
  • Health insurance
  • Medical and Dental Forms

Radiography (preferred deadline February 1 - Fall start only)

Requirements for Acceptance

  • High school Biology with lab and Algebra I and II with grades of C or better and a 2.5 grade point average or higher. (College courses can be substituted for missing high school requirements.)
  • Career Assessment Form
  • Interview (qualified applicants will be notified of date)

Requirements After Acceptance

  • Medical and Dental Forms
  • Health Insurance
  • Criminal background check
  • CPR for the Health Care Provider certification
  • Written verification that the Essential Functions/Technical Standards can be met

Sports Medicine (deadline of February 1 - Fall start only)

Requirements For Acceptance

  • Completion of high school Chemistry with a grade of B or better or NCC's CHEM 135
  • High school biology or NCC equivalent BIOS 107, 115 with a grade of C or better.
  • English 101 eligibility

Requirements After Acceptance

  • Criminal background check
  • Physical examination forms and immunization history
  • Documentation of recent hepatitis B vaccination or relevant titer

Veterinary Technician (preferred deadline February 1 - Fall start only)

Requirements for Acceptance

  • High school Biology with a lab and a grade of B or better, Algebra I and II with grades of C or better, and a 2.5 grade point average or higher. (College courses can be substituted for missing high school requirements.)
  • Interview (qualified applicants will be notified of date)

Requirements After Acceptance

  • Medical Form

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