Prospective Students Please Read...
Prospective students should be aware that upon admission to a health science program with a clinical component, criminal background checks and or drug testing may be required by the clinical facilities used for clinical sites. Criminal background checks are handled through a designated third party vendor. McDowell Technical Community College is an open door college and will not refuse admission to anyone based on a criminal record. However, the clinical site reserves the right to refuse someone with a criminal record, positive drug test, and/or visible tattoo the use of its facility. If a student does not complete the clinical portion, he or she will not be able to successfully complete a health science program at McDowell Technical Community College. 

MTCC offers several programs in the Nursing Department:

Nurse Aide I Refresher Course:
Nurse Aide I and II- Certificate:
Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)- Foothills Nursing Consortium:
Associate Degree Nursing
Associate Degree Nursing (Advanced Placement)
Practical Nursing-Diploma:
Phlebotomy- Certificate: (through Continuing Education Department)
Student Medical Form(s):
Character Reference Form(s):
Students are considered General Education majors until they are accepted into a health science program. Belinda Foster, Health Science Advisor, provides advising to students planning to pursue an Associates Degree in Nursing or a Diploma in Practical Nursing. Students applying for Surgical Technology, and NA I and II will be assigned an advisor from the Health Science Department.

Nursing Information Meetings are held for those who want to learn more about the nursing programs or have specific questions. These meetings are held periodically to avoid interference with regular academic classes.

ADN/PN program: Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) preparation information: