General Requirements for ALL
health technology programs:Applicants must
have the following requirements completed
before they can be considered for admission
into any of the health technologies programs.
Applicants are encouraged to meet with the
Director of Admissions or a college counselor
regarding admission criteria.
All students enrolled in a
nursing and allied health program/certificate
must complete a criminal
background check. Students with
a criminal record may be ineligible to participate
in a clinical course/rotation/practicum,
receive a professional licensure/registration,
or obtain employment in the health field.
Some of the following forms
are available in PDF format, which allows
you to view and print the form from most
computers. Adobe Acrobat reader is required
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- An official copy of high
school transcript or GED certificate
forwarded to the Admissions Office.
- Transfer students should
also submit official transcripts of
all colleges and universities attended.
Enrollments in the health technology programs are limited.
Applicants must meet specific
program admission requirements. Students
should contact the Counseling Office for
The health programs are designed
to commence in the fall quarter. However,
this does not preclude students entering
Lakeland in other quarters and taking general
education courses or prerequisite courses.
Only those students who are formally accepted
into the health programs can take the technical
Students are encouraged to take the Asset
Placement Tests as early as possible to determine
his/her placement in the mathematics and
A complete physical examination is required
after acceptance and prior to formal entry
into the programs. The student is responsible
for the expenses of the physical examination.
Students in the health
technology programs are required to maintain
a grade of "C" or above in all technical
and support science courses to continue
in the program.
Students who are pursuing degrees
or certificates leading to application for
professional licensure or certification,
and/or who will be participating in clinical
placements, internships, or practical through
their program, should be aware that their
host facility may require a criminal background
check, finger printing, or drug screening.
In such situations, each student is responsible
for obtaining and paying for the background
check or other screening process and for
delivering required documentation to the
facility. Although the College will make
reasonable efforts to place admitted students
in field experiences and internships, it
will be up to the host facility to determine
whether a student will be allowed to work
at that facility. Host facilities may consider
expunged convictions in placement decisions.
Students shall further be aware that a criminal
record may jeopardize licensure by the State
certification body. Students should consult
the licensing or certification body corresponding
to their intended occupation for more details.
Successful completion of a program of study
at the College does not guarantee licensure,
certification, or employment in the relevant
occupation. Standards may change during a
student’s program of study.
ALLIED HEALTH AND
The health program’s curricular criteria
and academic standards for courses and program
achievement require students to complete
clinical assignments and training at clinical
sites. In accordance with our clinical affiliations,
all students present at a hospital/clinical
affiliation site must complete criminal background
check. A criminal record may make you ineligible
to participate in a clinical assignment.
The resulting reports will be disclosed to
field placement agencies, hospitals, and
clinicals. Clinical affiliations may also
require that students pass a drug screening
before accepting them. Any and all cost associated
with the aforementioned screenings will be
borne by the Student. Further, all fees paid
for criminal record checks are non-refundable.
Failure to comply with procedures will result
in termination of program sequencing and
dismissal from the nursing and allied health
program or certificate.
Questions, please contact:
Deborah L. Hardy, Dean, Science and Health
Lakeland Community College
request form [PDF]