Health Program Petition Process | Northcentral Technical College

Health Program Petition Process

We use a competitive admissions process for five different health programs: Dental Hygienist, Medical Laboratory Technician, Nursing, Radiography, and Surgical Technologist. The petition process is how you gain acceptance into the core classes for these health programs. Petitioning happens only during specific times during the year, but applications are accepted for programs with petition requirements at any time. When you are ready to get started in program specific courses and have met petition eligibility requirements, you will submit a petition and take the HESI A2 exam. Your score on the exam will determine your admittance to your program.

Petition Prerequisites

To be eligible to petition, you must be enrolled in or have completed any petition prerequisites for your program:

Nursing

  • CNA with a grade of “C” or better
  • Thinking Critically & Creatively with a grade of “C” or better (requirement waived with Bachelor's Degree)
  • General Anatomy and Physiology with a grade of “B” or better. A grade of “B-” does not meet grade requirements
  • Submit official high school transcript with graduation date listed

Dental

General Anatomy and Physiology with a grade of “C” or better.

Medical Laboratory Technician, Surgical Technologist, and Radiography

There are no prerequisites to petitioning for these programs, however, we do recommend completion of General Anatomy and Physiology to prepare for HESI A2 exam completion.

Ready to Petition?

The petition process happens once or twice per year, depending on your program. To begin the process you will need to complete the online form. The online form will only be available on this page during the times listed below.

Dental Hygiene

  • Next petition form available: January 22 – February 2, 2018
  • HESI A2 Exam: Thursday, March 1 or Saturday, March 3, 2018

Medical Laboratory Technician

  • Next petition form available: January 22 – February 2, 2018
  • HESI A2 Exam: Thursday, March 1 or Saturday, March 3, 2018

Nursing

  • Next petition form available: January 22 – February 2, 2018
  • HESI A2 Exam: Thursday, March 1 or Saturday, March 3, 2018

Radiography

  • Next petition form available: January 22 – February 2, 2018
  • HESI A2 Exam: Thursday, March 1 or Saturday, March 3, 2018

Surgical Technologist

  • Next petition form available: January 22 – February 2, 2018
  • HESI A2 Exam: Thursday, March 1 or Saturday, March 3, 2018

What’s Next?

We’ll review your form submission and make sure you meet all of the petition requirements. Then we will send you a letter outlining your next steps including confirmation of your exam date and location.

Questions?

Email healthpetition@ntc.edu or call 715.675.3331, Ext. 5860.

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