Selective Admissions Programs

JCCC has a number of selective admission programs. These programs of study have specific deadlines, prerequisites and other admission criteria. Learn more about the selective admission programs and admission requirements at JCCC below.


Admission to the college does not guarantee enrollment in any specific course or program. Selective admission programs have a limited number of openings each year and have specific entry-level admission requirements that must be met before selection for admission to the program. If you are interested in any of the following programs, obtain an admission packet from the Success Center, second floor of the Student Center. The packet provides the specific up-to-date selection criteria. In addition, you should meet with a JCCC counselor as early as possible.

Admission to each of the selective admission programs is highly competitive. Therefore, you should request and submit an application packet as early as possible.

Articulation of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN to RN Bridge)
Maximum number selected: based on the number of available positions in NURS 221
Application deadline: Jan. 15
Classes begin: summer session

Dental Hygiene
Maximum number selected: 30
Application deadline: Dec. 1
Classes begin: fall semester

ASL - English Interpreter Preparation Program
Maximum number selected: 30
Application deadline: Feb. 15 (Should any positions be available after Feb. 15, applications will be accepted until the program is full or July 29.)
Classes begin: fall semester

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Day Program
Application deadline: March 15
Classes begin: fall semester

Evening/Weekend LPN Program
Application deadline: Oct. 15
Classes begin: spring semester

Mobile Intensive Care Technician (Paramedic)
Maximum number selected: 26
Application deadline: Oct. 3
Classes begin: spring semester

Paralegal
Application deadline: First priority April 1, second priority July 1
Classes begin: fall semester

Application deadline: first priority Oct. 1, second priority Dec. 1
Classes begin: spring semester

Registered Nurse
Maximum number selected: 64
Application deadline: Jan. 15
Classes begin: fall semester

Programs with Departmental Admission Requirements

Cosmetology, Esthetics and Nail Technology

Fire Science
Application deadline: July 1 for fall classes, Dec. 1 for spring classes

Health Care Interpreting Certificate

Health Information Systems

  • Associate of Science with Emphasis in Health Information Systems
  • Certificate in Health Information Systems Workflow Management and Training Specialist
  • Certificate in Health Information Systems Implementation and Support Specialist

Legal Interpreting 

Neurodiagnostic Technology
Application deadline: March 15
Classes begin: fall semester

Pastry/Baking Certificate
Maximum number selected: 15
Application deadline: Jan. 15

Police Academy
You must be employed as a full-time law enforcement officer of an agency we serve before you may enter the Police Academy.

Respiratory Care
Maximum number selected: 18
Application deadline: New application posted in July with October deadline TBA
Classes begin: fall session

RN Refresher
Maximum number selected: 24