FAQ


ProgramCost
Dental Hygiene $20,000
Medical Assistant $6,500
Mortuary Science $10,000
Nursing $10,000
Occupational Therapy Assistant $10,000
Physical Therapy Assistant $11,000
Radiologic Technology $14,000
Respiratory Therapy $13,000
Surgical Technology $4,000

*There may be additional costs for books, equipment, immunizations, background checks, drug screening, etc. Please see the admissions page specific to the program you are interested in. Costs subject to change. Does not include any prerequisite courses

ProgramLengthSemesters taught
Dental Hygienist 4 semesters Fall, Spring, Fall, Spring
Medical Assistant 3 semesters Fall, Spring, Summer
Mortuary Science 4 semesters Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring
Nursing 4 semesters Fall, Spring, Fall, Spring
Occupational Therapy Assistant 4 semesters Fall, Spring, Fall, Spring
Physical Therapy Assistant 4 semesters Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall
Radiologic Technology 5 semesters Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring
Respiratory Therapy 4 semesters Spring, Fall, Spring, Fall
Surgical Technology 2 semesters Fall, Spring

*Please see the Health Science Admissions/Application Deadlines page for important dates. Applications can open 8 months before the program begins and be open for 2-3 months. Check for your program’s application period several months before the program begins so you do not miss it.

  • Dental Hygienist – AAS
  • Medical Assistant – Certificate
  • Mortuary Science – AAS
  • Nursing – AAS
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant – AAS
  • Physical Therapy Assistant – AAS
  • Radiologic Technology – AAS
  • Respiratory Therapy – AAS
  • Surgical Technology – Certificate

*There is an option to earn an AS in Health Sciences for the Dental Hygiene, Mortuary Science, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Radiology programs but there are additional courses required. Please see your academic advisor for specifics.

* There is also an option to continue your education here at SLCC and receive a BS in Health Education and Promotion through USU. Please see below for details:

The Health Education and Promotion - Health Science emphasis is intended for students who plan to pursue further study in a health or medical field or anticipate health-related employment not specific to a particular health discipline. The School of Health Sciences, Allied Health Division at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) and the College of Education & Human Services, Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Utah State University (USU) have developed this partnership to encourage students to further pursue their education. Students need to complete either an Associate of Science (AS) or Associate of Applied Science from the School of Health Sciences.

SLCC Advisor
801-957-6215

USU Advisor
Tayler Mountford
Granite Education Center Salt Lake City
385-646-5570
tayler.mountford@usu.edu

We prefer students to meet with an advisor to discuss transfer coursework.

Yes, prerequisites need to be complete with a grade before you apply for a program.

* There may be exceptions based on number of applicants or specific program, please contact the admissions office for details at HealthSciencesAdmissions@slcc.edu or 801-957-6253

Yes, please see specific admissions requirements for the program you are interested in.

* These could include immunizations, essays, interviews, observation hours, etc.

Please see specific admissions requirements for the program you are interested in. You may also call the Health Sciences Admissions office at 801-957-6363 for more information

  • Titer – a titer is a blood draw to test for immunity to MMR (Measles, Mump & Rubella), Varicella (chickenpox), and Hep B. Some programs require titers for MMR and Varicella, some have the option of doses or the titer. All programs required a Hep B titer. Titer results must be positive (reactive), not in the equivocal range. Some programs will allow a negative titer to be uploaded while a student works on getting repeat doses of the vaccine but then a repeat titer with a positive result will need to be uploaded in order to be compliant
  • Hep B – All programs require a positive titer(blood draw to test for immunity), some also require documentation of the three dose series. There are a very limited number of applicants that may have three doses of Hep B, a negative titer, three repeat doses of Hep B and a repeat negative titer. Please check with the program you are interested in to see if you can be accommodated for a clinical placement if this is the case for you.
  • MMR – Two doses as a child and a booster as an adult or a positive titer are required for all programs except Mortuary science. If you did not have any MMR immunizations as a child then you will need to have the two dose series as an adult.
  • TB – a 2-step PPD (skin test) or a Quantiferon/T-Spot (blood test) is required for all programs (some programs will only accept the Quantiferon/T-spot (blood test) and will not accept the PPD (skin test) so please check the specific requirements for the program you are interested in), this is an annual test and will need to be done every year you are in a program. If you choose to do the PPD (skin test) please know that it is a 2-step test. A 2 step PPD means 3 – 4 office visits - 1. Test is administered 2. Test is read 3. 2nd test is administered 4. Test is read. The first and second test should be 1 – 3 weeks apart. If both tests are negative then the annual test is a 1 step. If either of the tests are positive or a student has had a positive test in the past a chest x-ray will be required. Chest x-ray results are good for 3 years.
  • Influenza – some programs require this vaccine and for others it is optional, please check the specific requirements for the program you are interested in. For medical or religious reasons an applicant may request a declination of this vaccine. Please contact us for a copy of the declination form. You will need to make sure that the program you are interested in accepts influenza declinations.

Yes, here are step-by-step instructions to forward your bruinmail

We will email you at your bruinmail account if we find something missing in your application. This could include a missing entrance exam, a prerequisite, etc. If you are not sure if your application is complete, please email HealthSciencesAdmissions@slcc.edu or call 801-957-6253.

The Program Advisor is going to be the best person to advise about a program. It is important to make an appointment with an advisor early, before applying to a program, so that you are informed about the admissions process, any prerequisites or other items needed, etc. We highly recommend making an appointment with the program advisor as soon as possible.

Deron Hutchinson

  • Nursing

Jordan Health Sciences Center, 047
3491 W. Wight’s Fort Road
West Jordan, UT 84088
801-957-6215

Schedule Appointment

Danielle Mills

  • Mortuary Science
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Surgical Technology

Jordan Health Sciences Center, 047A
3491 Wight's Fort Rd
West Jordan, UT 84088
801-957-6407
danielle.mills@slcc.edu

Schedule Appointment

Angela Harvey

  • Dental Hygiene
  • Health Information Technology
  • Medical Assistant
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Respiratory Therapy

Jordan Health Sciences Center, 047
3491 Wight's Fort Rd
West Jordan, UT 84088
801-957-2689
angela.harvey@slcc.edu

Schedule Appointment

Health Sciences Admissions can provide information about the admissions process.
801-957-6253
healthsciencesadmissions@slcc.edu

Program Coordinators can provide very specific information about a program. You can find out who the program coordinator is by going to the program’s page and selecting “Contact Us” on the gold sidebar.

Some of our programs have limits on the age of prerequisite courses and others do not. Check the admissions page for your specific program for more information.

Dental Hygiene BIOL 2060/2026, BIOL 2320/2325, BIOL 2420/2425, CHEM 1110 & CHEM 1115 must be completed within the past five years and require a C+ grade or better. The remaining prerequisite courses require a C grade or better.
Medical Assistant All prerequisites courses require a C grade or better.
Mortuary Science All prerequisite courses require a grade of C or better. Though not required, we strongly encourage you to take BIOL 2320/2325 Human Anatomy before applying to the program. This credit cannot be more than 5 years old at the time of application to the program.
Nursing Each course and lab must be completed, with a C grade or better. Courses that have not been completed with a C grade or better will not be considered.
Occupational Therapy Assistant BIOL 2320, BIOL 2325, and OTA 1020 must be completed with a grade of B or better within the past five years; limited to two attempts per course. The remaining prerequisites must be completed with a C grade or better.
Physical Therapy Assistant All prerequisite courses have a limit of two attempts every 5 years. BIOL 2320 & 2325 must be completed with a B grade or better within the past 5 years. PTA 1010 & PTA 1500 must be completed with a B grade or better. The remaining prerequisites must be completed with a C grade or better.
Radiologic Technology You must earn a grade of B- or better in BIOL 2320/2325, and it may be taken only twice and must have been completed within the last five years. The other prerequisites must be completed with a C grade or better. All prerequisites have a limit of two attempts every 5 years. Repeated courses may decrease your possibility of acceptance.
Respiratory Therapy You must earn a grade of C or better in all prerequisite courses. If planning on transferring to a Bachelor’s degree program, be prepared to take additional courses in Life Sciences (BIOL 1610, lab 1615, BIOL 2320, lab 2325, BIOL 2420, lab 2425). There may also be additional Math requirements for a BS degree.
Surgical Technology You must earn a grade of C+ or higher in BIOL 2320/2325, and it may be taken only twice and must have been completed within the last five years. The other prerequisites must be completed with a C grade or better.