What are my first steps to get into a program at the Health Occupations Center?

The majority of our programs require an orientation and testing to qualify. Visit our "How to Get Started" page for information on our enrollment process!

A handful of our courses don't require an orientation. Please refer to individual course pages to see if orientation is listed as a prerequisite.  


If I miss orientation and testing can I still register for a class? 

Generally, if you miss an orientation or testing for a class that requires it, then no. You will need to check our website in early December to see if we'll be holding a final orientation for your program of choice. If we are not, then your next opportunity to attend orientations will be in May 2020 to enroll in Fall semester classes (beginning in August 2020).  Please refer to the "How to Get Started" page for more details!


Do I have to register for orientation and testing?

Yes. Please see the "How to Get Started" page and sign up. 


Does the Health Occupations Center have a Registered Nurse (RN) program?

No, but we do have an RN Refresher program.  RNs who hold a current and active license without probationary status, attached reports, or filed accusations are eligible.  Here is more additional information


What is the total cost of the class I'd like to take?  

To find out what a course costs, visit the HOC Courses page, then click on the course you're interested in.  You'll see the registration cost (you'll pay this in full in December) as well as an approximate total for any additional costs (things like books, background check fees, licensing exam fees, etc.).   


Does the Health Occupations Center accept financial aid?

Sorry, we aren't able to accept financial aid.


To apply for the Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) Program do I have to be a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)?

Yes, to apply to for our LVN program you must have your CNA certification no later than the LVN application due date (February 2020).  Sorry, but we are not able to substitute other certifications such as Medical Assistant or Phlebotomy to fulfill this state-mandated requirement.  


What is the difference between an RN and an LVN?

Please click here for a comparison!  https://www.nurseregistry.com/blog/difference-between-rn-and-lvn/