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Several academic programs at CCCC are limited enrollment programs, meaning that these programs can only accept a certain number of students per year making the academic program competitive to pursue. This requires the Office of Admissions to determine the most qualified candidates for these limited enrollment programs through a selective admissions process.

A student is able to apply for the academic program once the Minimum Admissions Criteria (MAC) have been met. Students can obtain an admissions application from their assigned Admissions Specialist and submit the application by the deadline. The admissions application will allow a student to select a second choice and third choice program in the event the student doesn't get accepted to their first choice program. In this scenario, the student would be considered for the second or third choice program once all candidates that indicated that program as a first choice have been considered.

The decision on entry is made by an admissions committee which selects the students based off of the admissions criteria and points through the approved candidate rating sheets. Notification of acceptance or denial will be sent to all candidates on a specified Notification Date. See application deadlines and notification dates below.

Application/Notification Dates/Number of Students Accepted

Program Applications Due Notification Date Students Accepted Per Year Maximum Competitive Points
Associates Degree Nursing 2/3/20 2/28/20 40 460
LPN to RN Bridge 2/3/20 2/28/20 10 460
Practical Nursing 2/3/20 2/28/20 60 400
Medical Sonography 2/7/20 3/13/20 8 434
Dental Hygiene 2/17/20 3/16/20 18 469
Dental Assisting 3/2/20 3/30/20 18 369
Veterinary Medical Technology 2/28/20 4/3/20 64 408
Medical Assisting 3/27/20 4/10/20 50footnote 1 306
Health Information Technology 3/25/20 4/17/20 36footnote 2 Degree: 302
Diploma: 266
Certificate in Esthetics 12/2/19 12/9/19 15footnote 3 75

Dental Programs

Interested in pursuing the Dental Programs?

Register to attend our Group Advising Session on
Tuesday, November 5, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Health Information Technology Program

Interested in pursuing the Health Information Technology Program?

Register to attend our Group Advising Session on
Tuesday, October 29, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
OR
Tuesday, November 12, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

LPN to RN Bridge Programs

Interested in pursuing the LPN to RN Bridge Program?

Register to attend our Group Advising Session on
Monday, November 18, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Medial Assisting Program

Interested in pursuing the Medical Assisting Program?

Register to attend our Group Advising Session on
Wednesday, October 23, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
OR
Wednesday, November 20, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Medical Sonography Program

Interested in pursuing the Medical Sonography Program?

Register to attend our Group Advising Session on
Thursday, November 21, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Nursing Programs

Interested in pursuing the Practical Nursing or Associate Degree Nursing Program?

Register to attend our Group Advising Session on
Monday, November 4, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Veterinary Medical Technology Program

Interested in pursuing the Veterinary Medical Technology Program?

Register to attend our Group Advising Session on
Thursday, December 19, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Footnotes

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  2. footnote 2 18 Full-Time, 18 Part-Time back to footnote 2 content
  3. footnote 3 20 seats Full-Time and Part-Time Day (15 seats available for Spring 2020), 20 Seats Part-Time Evening. The Full-Time program enters students in Fall and Spring.back to footnote 3 content

General Admissions Standards and Procedures

To be accepted to CCCC, students must complete the admissions and enrollment steps listed on our website. The admissions and enrollment steps can be viewed online.

Learn More About Your Academic Program

The first step is to view the Information Session for your chosen academic program to learn more about the admissions process.

Additionally, it's important that you take some time to explore your academic program's website. Click below to navigate to the website to review your academic program of study, additional information about the career pathway, and much more.

Want more information on the Dental programs? View our recent Online Group Advising Session

Make An Appointment

Each student will work with an Admissions Specialist who will serve as Academic Advisor until the student is accepted into the program, provide guidance and recommendations as the student prepares to apply, and much more. Remember to make an appointment with one of the Admissions Specialists in order to review admissions requirements, advising and registration, to verify if you have met Minimum Admissions Criteria in order to apply, and to get all your questions answered.

Schedule The TEAS

To schedule the TEAS, you will need to first be in touch with your Admissions Specialist to receive a permission form that will allow you to take the test.

The ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills is a multiple-choice assessment of your basic knowledge in the areas of Reading, Math, Science, and English. Your score from the Reading section will be used when determining points toward competitive admission. Students may take this exam up to three times in a three-year period. The best Reading score from the two most recent attempts will be used. There is no minimum score required for entry into this program.

Students who need to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) should adhere to the following guidelines and receive permission from a Health Sciences Admissions Specialist. It is recommended that students have appropriate high school GPA, placement test scores, other test scores or all developmental courses completed with a "P" grade prior to taking the ATI TEAS.

  • You can purchase an ATI TEAS study guide in each campus bookstore or check out a copy from the campus libraries. Also, you can purchase a study guide and/or practice test through the ATI Testing Website (click on online shop).
  • Testing accommodations for students with a medical diagnosis or disability must be approved prior to scheduling an appointment for the ATI TEAS test. Please contact the Student Accessibility Services Coordinator for approval at (919) 718-7416.

Cancellation/Late Arrivals Policy

Students may reschedule their ATI TEAS test prior to 48 hours (2 Business Days) from the start time of the test. If it is within 48 hours (2 Business Days) of the test start time, the fee already paid will be forfeited and the student must start the process over again by obtaining a new testing voucher and repaying the testing fee. Late arrivals forfeit ATI TEAS testing fee and must obtain a new testing voucher, repay testing fee and schedule a new test date.

Testing Locations

  • Lee Main Campus
    (919) 718-7471
    Bell Welcome Center (Building #8)
  • Harnett Main Campus
    (910) 814-8863
    OR
    (910) 814-8867
    Student Services Suite, Miriello Building (Building #33)

Need to send your TEAS scores to CCCC?

If selected for admittance, all students are required to complete the following steps to finalize acceptance:

  • Log in to your ATI Account and request your scores be sent to "Central Carolina Health Sciences".

Central Carolina Community College only accepts scores from TEAS 6th Edition exam.

Schedule Nursing Bridge Exams

Students pursuing the LPN to RN Bridge Program will be required to take a series of three exams: NUR111, NUR112 and NUR113. Each exam will need to be completed with a 78% or higher in order to progress to the next exam.

  • Students are allowed 75 mins per exam.
  • Students are allowed three attempts per exam, one attempt per exam date.
  • When students are approved by Derek Lewis or Ashlee Dockery to take the Bridge Exam they then are able to schedule to take the exam with Derek Lewis, Ashley Dockery or Mary Brown.
  • Students must schedule or cancel within 24 hours of the exam date.
  • Students will need to access Blackboard in order to take the exams. Please test your log in information before your scheduled exam, so that there are no issues logging in to Blackboard on your exam date.
  • If you need assistance with logging into your Blackboard account please contact the IT Dept for assistance: (919) 718-7529 or blackboard@cccc.edu

Additional Documents

As a candidate you may want to submit additional documentation for additional points. You can submit documents at one of our three main campuses at the Admissions Office. (You do not need to meet with your Admissions Specialist in order to submit documents)

Accepted? Now What? (Health Science Programs Only)

If selected for admittance, all students are required to complete the following steps to finalize acceptance:

  • STEP 1 - Mandatory Program Orientation.
    • An orientation hosted by your program will be held during the summer semester. Attendance is required.
    • The date will be provided in your acceptance letter.
  • STEP 2 - Complete a physical examination, background check, drug test, and submit medical forms.
    • You are required to have a physical examination conducted by a physician. This exam must be conducted in the same year as the consideration and no later than 30 days prior to the start of the semester.
    • You're also required to provide evidence of up-to-date immunizations before the start of the program. A list of required immunizations will be provided on the medical forms in your acceptance packet.
    • A criminal background check and drug screening will be conducted via a third-party organization of the college's choosing. More information will be provided in your acceptance packet regarding this requirement.
  • STEP 3 - Transportation and additional course materials agreement.
    • Health Science students are responsible for their own transportation to off-campus clinical/learning sites.
    • Materials other than textbooks will be required and are purchased at the student's expense. Materials include (but are not limited to): uniforms, lab coats, lab kits, and clinical supplies.
  • STEP 4 - Technical Standards & Disability Statement
    • Health Science programs can be physically demanding. Students will be expected to perform lifting, pushing, pulling, and carrying tasks to successfully practice in a lab setting, complete clinical affiliations, and/or safely treat patients. The college has a legal obligation to provide appropriate accommodations for students with documented disabilities.
    • If you have a documented disability and are seeking accommodations, you should contact Student Accessibility Services. It is your responsibility to initiate this process as soon as possible.
  • STEP 5 - Academic Standards
    • Students must be in good academic standing upon applying to health science programs. Good academic standing is defined as having a 2.0 GPA in the most recent semester attempted as well as maintaining a 2.0 cumulative GPA. These GPA requirements must be maintained at the time of entering the program from a secondary or post-secondary institution. Additional points are awarded towards an applicant's point total based on cumulative GPA from the past five years.
    • Upon official acceptance, Health Science students are required to maintain the GPA requirements necessary for admission between the time they are accepted and the first day of classes. This means you cannot be placed on academic suspension during this timeframe.
    • Health Science students are also expected to successfully complete their program-specific courses with a grade of "C" or higher in order to remain enrolled in their program.

      Note: This does not mean you can withdraw from a course due to poor performance in order to avoid penalty. A withdrawal counts as an unsuccessful completion of a course and will result a withdrawal from the Health Science program.