Frequently Asked Questions

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this program offered as Continuing Education (CE) or Credit?


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

What is the difference between Credit and Continuing Education (CE)?


  • Credit courses are generally taken as part of a degree program and provide college credits. These course grades are listed on your college transcript and will affect your Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • Noncredit courses (Continuing Education) are offered to provide a purposeful and systematic process of acquiring and recording lifetime learning for individuals. These courses are not listed on your college transcript with traditional letter grades, nor, will they affect your GPA.

What is the difference in an AAS, Level 1 Certification and/or Occupational Skills Award (OSA)?


Health Professions - Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree: Consists of 60 credit hours. AAS degree is listed on your college transcript, and with completion, you are eligible to participate in graduation.

 

Health Professions Level 1 Certification: Consists of 18-30 credit hours, depending on your program of choice. Level 1 Certification is listed on your college transcript, and with completion, you are eligible to participate in graduation.

 

Health Professions Occupational Skills Award (OSA): Consists of 12-14 credit hours, depending on your program of choice.  OSA is not listed on your transcript but is a marketable skill that can be listed on your resume.

 

Please view our Health Professions Program Options.

Where and what times are classes offered?


(course availibility is subject to student enrollment)

Summer 2024

Technical Campus - Allen

CNA - OPTION #1 - FULL, Waitlist Only

NURA 1301/1001 Class/Lab: 6/3/24-7/7/24 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs 9:00 am-12:30 pm

NURA 1160/1060 Clinical: 7/8/24-8/11/24 Tues, Wed, Thurs 9:00 am-12:15 pm

 

CNA - OPTION #2 - 1 seat available

NURA 1301/1001 Class/Lab: 6/3/24-7/7/24 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs 4:30 pm-8:00 pm

NURA 1160/1060 Clinical: 7/8/24-8/11/24 Tues, Wed, Thurs 4:30 pm-7:45 pm

 

CNA - OPTION #3 - OPEN

NURA 1301/1001 Class/Lab: 6/3/24-7/7/24 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs 5:00 pm-8:30 pm

NURA 1160/1060 Clinical: 7/8/24-8/11/24 Tues, Wed, Thurs 5:00 pm-8:15 pm

 

Phlebotomy - FULL, Waitlist Only

HPRS 2310/2010 Class/Lab: 5/13/24-5/28/24 Wed 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

PLAB 1323/1023 Class/Lab: 6/3/24-7/7/24 Mon, Wed, Thurs 1:00 pm-4:15 pm

PLAB 1260/1060 Clinical: 7/8/24-8/11/24 (Days and Times will vary based on each facility's availability.  Each student will obtain the required 100 clinical hours. Most clinical hours are M-F 8-5, limited to no weekend/night availability)


 

(course availibility is subject to student enrollment)

Summer 2024

Wylie Campus

 

CNA - OPEN

NURA 1301/1001 Class/Lab: 6/3/24-7/7/24 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs 9:00 am-12:30 pm

NURA 1160/1060 Clinical: 7/8/24-8/11/24 Tues, Wed, Thurs 9:00 am-12:15 pm


 

(course availibility is subject to student enrollment)

Fall 2024

Technical Campus - Allen


CNA

NURA 1301/1001 Class/Lab: Mon, Wed, Thurs 12:30 pm-3:50 pm (1st 8 weeks)

NURA 1160/1060 Clinical: Mon, Wed, Thurs 1:30 pm-3:30 pm (2nd 8 weeks)

 
Phlebotomy - OPTION #1

HPRS 2310/2010 Class/Lab & PLAB 1323/1023 Class/Lab: (1st 8 weeks) Mon, Tues, Wed 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

PLAB 1260/1060 Clinical: (2nd 8 weeks) - (Days and Times will vary based on each facility's availability.  Each student will obtain the required 100 clinical hours. Most clinical hours are M-F 8-5, limited to no weekend/night availability)


Phlebotomy - OPTION #2

HPRS 2310/2010 Class/Lab & PLAB 1323/1023 Class/Lab: (1st 8 weeks) Mon, Tues, Wed 5:30 pm-8:30 pm

PLAB 1260/1060 Clinical: (2nd 8 weeks) - (Days and Times will vary based on each facility's availability.  Each student will obtain the required 100 clinical hours. Most clinical hours are M-F 8-5, limited to no weekend/night availability)

 

EKG

DSAE 2303/2003: (1st 8 weeks) Tues. 6:00 pm-9:00pm

ECRD 1211/1011 (2nd 8 weeks) Tues, Thurs. 6:00pm-9:00pm

(DSAE 1340/1040 & HPRS 1160/1060 are taken in the Spring 2025 semester to complete the program)

 


(course availibility is subject to student enrollment)

Fall 2024

Wylie Campus

 

CNA 

NURA 1301/1001 Class/Lab: Mon, Wed 5:00 pm-9:30 pm (1st 8 weeks)

NURA 1160/1060 Clinical: Mon, Wed 5:15 pm-8:15 pm (2nd 8 weeks)

 
Phlebotomy

HPRS 2310/2010 Class/Lab & PLAB 1323/1023 Class/Lab: (1st 8 weeks) Mon, Wed, Thurs 9:45 am-1:00 pm

PLAB 1260/1060 Clinical: (2nd 8 weeks) - (Days and Times will vary based on each facility's availability.  Each student will obtain the required 100 clinical hours. Most clinical hours are M-F 8-5, limited to no weekend/night availability)

 


(course availibility is subject to student enrollment)

Fall 2024

Celina Campus

 

CNA 

NURA 1301/1001 Class/Lab: Tues, Thurs 5:00 pm-9:30 pm (1st 8 weeks)

NURA 1160/1060 Clinical: Tues, Thurs 5:00 pm-8:00 pm (2nd 8 weeks)

 

PCT

HPRS 2310/2010 (1st 5 weeks): Mon, Wed 5:00 pm-9:00 pm and Sat 8:30 am-1:30 pm

DSAE 1340/1040 (2nd 5 weeks): Mon, Wed 5:00 pm-9:00 pm and Sat 8:30 am-1:30 pm

PLAB 1323/1023 (3rd 5 weeks): Mon, Wed 5:00 pm-9:00 pm and Sat 8:30 am-1:30 pm

(NURA 1301/1001, NURA 1160/1060, and NUPC 1320/1020 are taken in Spring 2025 and NUPC 1160/1060 is taken in the Maymest 2025 to complete the program)

Which immunizations are required?


Proof of immunization (either an immunization record or positive titer) for the following items is required:

  • Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (TDaP) = One dose within the last 10 years
  • Hepatitis B Series = Completed traditional 3-dose series OR Two-dose accelerated Heplisav-B series (this option is only available to age 18+) OR positive blood titer results
  • Measles(Rubeola)/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) = Completed two-dose series OR positive blood titer results
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) = Completed two-dose series OR positive blood titer results (history of disease is not applicable)
  • Bacterial Meningitis (exempt if student is at least 22 years old) = one dose required (Only required for students who attend courses on a Collin College campus, this is completed upon admission to the college)
  • Current Flu Shot (available from September - May of each year), not required for the summer semester.
  • Proof of Negative Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Test or Negative Chest X-ray (PPD Skin Test, Quantiferon-Gold, or T-Spot Blood Test accepted), must be dated within the last 12 months and valid through the end of your clinical course.

 

Also, please review the question below regarding other clinical requirements for our programs.

What are the other requirements for a Health Professions Clinical Program?


Students entering a Health Professions Clinical Program must also have the following two items:

  • Proof of Personal Health Insurance (Insurance card must contain student's name to be accepted. If student name is not on the card, a verification of coverage letter from the insurance company is required. Front and back copies of the insurance card are required.)
  • Proof of Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Card (ONLY American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers are accepted. No other training will satisfy this requirement.) Collin College does offer American Heart Assoc. BLS courses through continuing education (CE).  These can be found be clicking >>HERE 

Is the Covid vaccine required?


Collin College does NOT mandate or require the COVID Vaccine for any of our students or staff. HOWEVER, due to the recent government mandate for all Medicare/Medicaid-funded medical facilities, our clinical partner organizations DO require students to provide verification of COVID vaccination in order to participate in clinical rotations at their locations. Students who elect not to provide the COVID vaccination verification risk being unable to receive clinical placement and therefore failing to complete the clinical requirements for certification.

Do you offer BLS courses?


Collin College does offer American Heart Assoc. BLS courses through continuing education (CE).  These can be found be clicking HERE 

Do I have to take the TSI?


Students who are ONLY enrolling in Health Professions courses and not transfer courses (E.g., English, Math, or Science) do NOT need to take the TSI exam.To earn an Associate's Degree in Health Professions, students will eventually need to take the TSI (unless exempt) in order to complete their core course requirements. Visit our degree page for more information about the Associate's Degree tracks in Health Professions.

Are there any prerequisites for these clinical programs?


There are currently no pre-requisite courses for the entry level Health Professions clinical programs. Take a look at the other Health Professions Degree courses for other possible course options that could assist in building your foundational knowledge in healthcare.

Where do I buy my scrubs?


Programs: CNA, EKG, Phlebotomy, PCT: We offer WonderWink Pro V-neck style scrubs in the Collin College Bookstore.  The color is Pewter which is a dark charcoal grey. 

Scrubs sold from the Collin Bookstore come with the Health Professions patch affixed to the left arm.  

Scrub pants are offered via the bookstore in a variety of styles and sizes.  

Please be sure your pants and top are the same dark charcoal/pewter color.

If you purchase scrubs off-campus from a separate scrub store, please make sure you purchase the same style and color as sold in the bookstore.  

 

When purchasing off-campus, you will also be required to purchase the Health Professions patch as pictured below from the bookstore. (Color name will vary by brand, please ensure you purchase the dark grey color, NOT light grey)

Scrubs are offered through the Allen Technical, Wylie, McKinney, and Farmersville campus bookstores.

You may only try them on at the McKinney campus at this time.  

 

**Note: Dual Credit High School Students may be provided alternate scrubs from their home district, please check with your school before purchasing your program scrubs.

What books/supplies do I need?


Your instructor will provide this information to you on the first day of class.

Do I need to go somewhere to take my drug test?


No. Please do not take a drug test on your own.  Our drug tests are administered on a randomly-selected date during your lecture/lab class. If you submit drug test results on your own, they will not be valid. Please be aware you are still responsible for paying for our drug test and providing a sample while tests are being administered during class.

If I have a CastleBranch immunization tracker from a previous semester, do I need to purchase Complio?


No, if you were a student with Health Professions prior to Summer 2022 and have a CastleBranch immunization tracker, please DO NOT purchase the Complio account.  Instead, please update any missing or non-compliant clinical requirements.

Will transportation be provided to clinical sites?


No. All students are responsible for their own reliable transportation to their assigned clinical facilities.

Do you have an advisor to help guide me?


Yes. Advising is available on the Technical Campus in Allen. Advising is located in Building A, 1st Floor.

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT HERE

Where can I find information about renewing my CNA license?


CNA licenses are managed by Texas Health and Human Services. For information regarding license renewals please visit the Texas HHS Nurse Aid Registry, HERE.

How do I upload my video to YouTube?


Please watch this simple video on how to upload your video from your phone or PC to YouTube.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtF2AgFSLAw


Please make sure to set the video Privacy to "Public" or "Unlisted" so that it is viewable to staff with the link provided in the application.