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Interested in CNA, EKG, Phlebotomy, or PCT Certification?
Attend one of our upcoming online information sessions:

 Monday     November 29          11:00 a.m.
 Wednesday      December 8 10:00 a.m.

To receive your Zoom meeting link, please email healthprofessions@collin.edu with the meeting date you would like to attend.

ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS: The Health Professions Department includes the Health Professions Certificate and Degree Programs, the Health Science Academy in Plano, and Dual Credit Health Science courses.

Clinical programs are available in the following tracks: 

Students may pursue academic awards (AAS, Level 1 Certificate, and/or Occupational Skills Award [OSA]) in any of the five Health Professions tracks. The awards are stackable, and many courses are available online, so students may choose to start with an OSA and continue to their AAS.

(**Please note: Due to the COVID pandemic, our clinical rotation options are extremely limited at this time. If clinical site hours are not available, students will be provided with simulated clinical experiences and/or lab experiences to allow them to practice the skills required for certification.**) 


 READY TO APPLY? PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!!

*NOTE:  There are a few spots available in our 7-week CNA class that begins in mid-October . This will be an evening class that runs Monday through Thursday, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Collin College Technical Campus. Please apply using our current process if you are interested in participating in this program.*

Students who are ready to apply for admission to both CREDIT and CONTINUING EDUCATION sections of one of the Health Professions clinical programs (CNA, EKG, PCT, or Phlebotomy) should carefully read and follow ALL steps listed below. (For information and enrollment in the EMT program, please visit the EMS department's EMT information page.) 

*NOTE: All Health Professions programs are offered as Credit or Continuing Education programs EXCEPT for the EKG program. Students interested in the EKG program MUST apply as a Credit student.


APPLICATION DEADLINES
Spring 2022
Spring Application Window = September 1st, 2021 - December 10th, 2021
Application Deadline = December 10th, 2021
Registration Permits emailed to qualified students* = December 17th, 2021
Course Registration Deadline = January 7th, 2022
* = Students will be permitted for enrollment on a first-come, first-served basis until the course is full. Any additional applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

**PLEASE NOTE: Students should register for their courses as soon as possible after receiving their course registration information.  Any student who does not register AND pay for their courses by end of business on Friday, January 7th will forfeit their spot in the program and be moved to the waiting list.**

Summer 2022
Summer Application Window = February 1st, 2022 - May 6th, 2022
Application Deadline = May 6th, 2022
Registration Permits emailed to qualified students* = May 13th, 2022
Course Registration Deadline = May 27th, 2022
* = Students will be permitted for enrollment on a first-come, first-served basis until the course is full. Any additional applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

**PLEASE NOTE: Students should register for their courses as soon as possible after receiving their course registration information. Any student who does not register AND pay for their courses by end of business on Friday, May 27th will forfeit their spot in the program and be moved to the waiting list.**

Fall 2022
Spring Application Window = April 1st, 2022 - July 15th, 2022
Application Deadline = July 15th, 2022
Registration Permits emailed to qualified students* = July 22nd, 2022
Course Registration Deadline = August 5th, 2022

* = Students will be permitted for enrollment on a first-come, first-served basis until the course is full. Any additional applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

**PLEASE NOTE: Students should register for their courses as soon as possible after receiving their course registration information. Any student who does not register AND pay for their courses by end of business on Friday, August 5th will forfeit their spot in the program and be moved to the waiting list.**


10-STEP HEALTH PROFESSIONS ENROLLMENT PROCESS:

**NOTE: The steps below apply to General Population, Concurrent Enrollment, and Continuing Education students ONLY. If you are a Dual Credit student taking classes through your school district, DO NOT fill out this application form. Please follow the specific qualification and enrollment process for your school district. If you are a Dual Credit student wanting to enroll in a general population courses, then please follow the steps below.**

  • STEP 1 - Apply to Collin College.
    • Select either "Credit" or "Continuing Education" and complete the application.
    • It will take approximately 3-5 business days for you to receive an email with your college ID and email information.
  • STEP 2 - Complete ALL admission requirements.
    • Remove all holds from your account.
    • If you are having any issue with holds or your student account in general, please email studentsuccess@collin.edu or visit your nearest Collin College campus and go to the One-Stop Shop for assistance.
  • STEP 3 -Complete the Health Professions Application Form. (<-- CLICK HERE)
    • As part of your application form, you will be required to complete five short answer questions and submit a link for a 1-2 minute video essay. 
    • Please read ALL questions and directions CAREFULLY to avoid any scheduling errors or delays in processing your application.
  • STEP 4 - Purchase your Immunization Tracker Account through CastleBranch. (<-- CLICK HERE)
    • Click on the link above to visit the CastleBranch website.
    • In the top right corner of the screen, enter the Health Professions package code - "OI22im" (that is a capital "O" a capital "I" the number "22" and lower case "im").
    • Follow the steps and directions on the website to complete your enrollment and upload all of your program requirements.
  • STEP 5 - Purchase your Background Check through CastleBranch. (<-- CLICK HERE)
    • Click on the link above to visit the CastleBranch website. 
    • In the top right corner of the screen, enter the Health Professions package code - "OG44ver3" (that is a capital "O" a capital "G" the number "44" lower case "ver" and the number "3").
      Follow the steps and directions on the website to complete the purchase of your background check.
  • STEP 6 - Pay for your Drug Testing. (<-- CLICK HERE)
    • Click on the link above to visit the Clinical Readiness website.
    • Fill in the information for option "1. Health Sciences On-Site Drug Testing Only."
    • Pay for your drug test via paypal.
    • You will receive a receipt of your payment via email. Upload this receipt to your CastleBranch Immunization Tracker account.
  • STEP 7 - WAIT for an email on your Collin email account from Dr. Westcott, Mr. Snyder, or the Health Professions Administrative Assistant, Melissa Carmody, stating that your application has been received and is complete. 
    • Please be aware that due to the high volume of applications we receive, you may not receive email confirmation of your application for 7-10 business days.
    • If it has been over two weeks since you applied and you have not received confirmation, please feel free to follow up by sending an email to healthprofessions@collin.edu.)
  • STEP 8 - REVIEW the Application Deadlines (above) and WAIT to receive your program acceptance letter on the specified date.
    • On the designated date for registration permits to be issued, students will receive a message on their Collin email account with course numbers and registration information OR will be notified of their position on the waiting list.
    • If you have received a confirmation of your application being complete and DO NOT receive any registration or waiting list information within 48 hours of the date listed above, please send an email to healthprofessions@collin.edu.)
  • STEP 9 - Register and pay for your classes on CougarWeb.
    • Once you receive your registration information, please complete your course registration AS SOON AS POSSIBLE via your CougarWeb account.
    • Students who do not register and pay for their classes BEFORE the Registration Deadline at 5:00 p.m. Central Time will lose their registration permits and be placed on the waiting list for their program.
  • STEP 10 - Get prepared for your first day of class!!

If you have any further questions about the enrollment process for the Health Professions programs, please feel free to reach out to us at healthprofessions@collin.edu. Thank you for your interest in our programs! We look forward to seeing you soon.

- Dr. Westcott and the Health Professions Team

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