More complete information is mailed to all applicants in these programs.

Computer Forensic Analyst: Hero, Special Diploma

Admission to NCC's Computer Forensic Analyst: HERO (Human Exploitation Rescue Operation) program is restricted to individuals who are enrolled in the current Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS/ICE) HERO program cohort. 

Dental Hygiene

(preferred deadline Feb. 1 - Fall start only)

Before Admission

  • High school Chemistry and Biology with lab, with B or better, overall grade point average of 3.0. (college courses may 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, minimum 2.7 overall and program science specific grade point average
  • Career Assessment Form

After Admission

  • Medical form
  • CPR certification: BLS for Healthcare Providers
  • Health Insurance
  • First Aid Certification
  • State and Federal Criminal Background Checks
  • PA Child & Elder Abuse History
  • Felony Disclosure Form

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

(Associate in Applied Science - AAS; preferred deadline February 1 - Fall start only)

Before Admission

  • High school Algebra I and II with "Cs" or better, high school Biology with lab with a "B" or better (college courses may be substituted), at least 3.0 GPA, submission of Career Assessment Form, interview by invitation

After Admission

  • Medical Form
  • Health Insurance
  • Drug Screen
  • State and Federal Criminal Background Checks
  • Child Abuse History Clearance
  • CPR Certification for the Health Care Provider
  • Written verification that the Essential Functions/Technical Standards can be met (form provided after admission)
  • Signed Student Release of Information Form for Allied Health Clinical Sites

Funeral Service Education

Acceptance into the Funeral Service Education program is competitive and you will need to meet certain prerequisites to be considered for admission.  These admission criteria include:

Before Admission

  • High school graduates and non-traditional student applicants: will need to have completed high school Biology and Chemistry (with labs) with a grade of C or better AND have an overall high school G.P.A. of 2.5 or better.
  • Transfer student applicants:  Grades of C or better in each course being transferred in; achieved minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 for any college-level work completed.

After Admission

  • Complete Student Trainee License Application and pay $25 fee
  • Complete TIMMS application and send official transcripts to Department of Education

Funeral Service Education core courses (courses with the prefix FUNS) may only be taken by those students who have completed the 60 hours of general education requirement. See prerequisites for grade requirements.

Massage Therapy

(Certificate program; preferred deadline February 1 for Fall; possible Spring start, depending on demand, with September 15 preferred deadline)

Before Admission

  • High school diploma or GED
  • At least 18 years of age before beginning program
  • High school Biology (or NCC BIOS 107 or 115) with a grade of C or better
  • Eligible to enroll in English 101
  • Overall high school or college GPA of at least 2.5 (most recent GPA)

After Admission

  • Criminal History Record Information (CHRI)
  • Child and Elder Abuse History Clearance
  • State and FBI Clearance
  • Certification in Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers
  • Felony Disclosure Form

Medical Assistant

(Diploma Program; preferred deadline February 1 - Fall start only)

Before Admission

  • High school diploma or GED, high school biology with a lab with a C or better, high school Algebra I with a C or better (college courses can be substituted for missing high school requirements), placement into college level English

After Admission

  • State and Federal Criminal Background Checks
  • Physical examination forms
  • Immunization history
  • Documentation of recent hepatitis B vaccination or relevant titer
  • Child and Elder Abuse Clearance forms
  • Health Insurance
  • Felony Disclosure Form
  • Certificate in Basic Life Support for healthcare providers

Nursing

(preferred deadline Feb. 1 for Fall start and Sept. 15 for Spring start)

Before Admission

  • RN - completion of high school diploma or equivalent, high school Chemistry and Biology with lab with B or better, two years of Algebra with a C or better (college courses can be substituted for missing high school requirements), placement test into college level English and Math, overall college grade point average of 3.0 or higher, proficient rating on TEAS assessment with Adjusted Individual scores in Reading, Math, Science and English at or above the national mean
  • Advanced Placement RN - RN requirements grade point average 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, proficient rating on TEAS assessment with Adjusted Individual scores in Reading, Math, Science and English at or above the national mean
  • LPN (Fall start only) - completion of high school diploma or equivalent, high school Algebra I and Biology with C or better (college courses can be substituted for missing high school requirements), overall college grade point average of 2.5 or higher

After Admission

  • CPR certification
  • State and Federal Criminal Background Checks
  • Health insurance
  • Child Abuse Background Check
  • Medical forms and Immunization records
  • Felony Disclosure Form
  • TEAS assessment (PN only)
  • Drug screen
  • Student Release of Information Form for Allied Health Clinical Sites
  • Hospital Orientation and Paperwork Seminar

Radiography

(preferred deadline Feb. 1 - Fall start only)

Before Admission

  • Completion of high school diploma or equivalent
  • High school biology with lab with "C" or better (Or BIOS 115 with "C' or better) and two units of Algebra (Or MATH 022 and MATH 026, Or MATH 028) with "C" or better
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.5
  • Complete Career Assessment Form (CAF) after virtual shadowing in radiography
  • Information session and interview for competitive applicants

After Admission

  • Medical forms
  • Documentation of relevant immunizations and/or titers
  • State and Federal Criminal Background Checks
  • Child Abuse Background Check
  • Health insurance
  • CPR certification for Health Care Provider
  • Written verification that the Essential Functions Technical Support Standards can be met
  • Signed Student Release of Information Form for Allied Health Clinical Sites
  • Drug screen

Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences

(preferred deadline Feb. 1 - Fall start only)

Before Admission

  • Completion of high school diploma or equivalent
  • High school Chemistry with lab with "B" or better (or CHEM 135 with "B" or better), high school Biology with lab with "C" or better (or BIOS 115 with "C" or better), one year of high school Algebra with a "C" or better (or MATH 022 with a "C" or better), and eligibility to take English I.

After Admission

  • State and Federal Criminal Background Checks
  • Medical forms and vaccinations

Veterinary Technician

(preferred deadline Feb. 1 - Fall start only)

Before Admission

  • Completion of high school diploma or equivalent
  • High school Biology with lab with B or better, Algebra I and II with C or better (college courses can be substituted for missing high school requirements)
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Placement into college level English and math 
  • Interview (qualified applicants will be notified of date)
  • Career Exploration Form and completion of 20 hours of observation in a veterinary facility within the past year

After Admission

  • Medical form
  • Health Insurance

Other Requirements

Before Admission

  • Culinary Arts - Placement into English I by testing or transfer course
  • Theatre - Audition during first semester

After Admission

  • Applied Psychology - State and Federal Criminal Background Checks, Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Automotive - Auto dealership sponsorship, valid driver's license, meeting with program director
  • Culinary Arts - Medical form and Immunization Records
  • Early Childhood Education - Medical form, State and Federal Criminal Background Checks, Child Abuse History Clearance, 2 letters of reference
  • Middle Level Education - State and Federal Criminal Background Checks, Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Secondary Education - State and Federal Criminal Background Checks, Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Secondary Education Math/Science - State and Federal Criminal Background Checks, Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Special Education - State and Federal Criminal Background Checks, Child Abuse History Clearance