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  • I’ve been accepted into Academic Transfer – Associate of Science and want to start taking classes toward my intended program. What’s next?

    Students accepted into Academic Transfer – Associate of Science will be contacted by the College to register for classes and complete New Student Orientation. Class registration typically begins six to eight weeks prior to the start of the term. It is important that students obtain a copy of their Program-Advising Sheet. These sheets include detailed requirements for the intended health program. Forms can be found online at

    Do I need to be a Certified Nursing Assistant to apply?

    The Practical Nursing program requires applicants to have completed the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course and be active on the Nebraska State Registry prior to being admitted to the program. The Associate Degree Nursing program requires the CNA to be completed prior to starting the core nursing courses. Other programs such as Respiratory Care recommend, but do not require, applicants to be a CNA.

    Is job shadowing required prior to entering the health programs?

    Respiratory Care and the Physical Therapist Assistant programs require job shadowing prior to enrolling in their programs. More information about job shadowing can be found on each Program-Advising Sheet.

    What if I am transferring credit to SCC?

    Students who have earned college credits at another institution should have an official transcript from their previous institution sent to SCC Admissions Office, 8800 O St., Lincoln, NE 68520, if they would like to apply those credits toward their degree.

    Copies of transcripts or those issued to students will not be accepted. Students will be notified if any of their previous credit is accepted for transfer.

    What else will I need to do to apply to my health program?

    All Health Science programs require an applicant to complete a Student Health Statement, a Criminal Background Check, a Drug Screening and be BLS Provider CPR certified. Based on the outcome of the background check and drug screening, a student may be prevented from taking certain courses, accessing certain laboratory experiences or completing the program. A non-refundable fee of $45 will be assessed for the Criminal Background Check and a non-refundable fee of $35 will be assessed for the Drug Screening. Please note: Misdemeanor or felony convictions may prevent a graduate from acquiring a state license.

    What do I do once I have completed my requirements?

    Students should meet with the Pre-health Advisor to ensure requirements have been met. After the requirements have been met, students will submit an Application for Admission and their Program-Advising Sheet to the Admissions Office. The Admissions Office will then notify applicants of their admission status once the admissions process is complete.

    Who can I contact with questions?

    Michele Saucier, Health Science Advisor
    Admissions Office at
    Lincoln 402-437-2600 or
    Beatrice 402-228-8214