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Application Process

Most KCC health career programs use a competitive-entry admission process. To enroll in a competitive entry program:

  1. Complete all steps for admission to KCC.
  2. Meet the program's minimum records, residency, and academic eligibility requirements. To review program eligibility, please review the downloadable PDF's below. 
  3. Receive​ clearance from a health career advisor to take the HESI A2 exam once all program eligibility requirements are completed. To make an appointment to meet with a health career advisor, please call Student Services​ at 815-802-8500.
  4. ​An applicant must then pass the HESI A2 exam with a comprehensive score of 70% or higher prior to the HESI A2 testing deadline in order to be considered for acceptance. RN and RN OPT I applicants must pass the HESI A2 exam with a comprehensive score of 75% or higher prior to the HESI A2 testing deadline in order to be considered for acceptance. This is effective for Fall 2018 applicants.

Deadlines and requirements of the Health Career programs

Information on Health Career programs 2018-2019 (PDF)

Eli​gi​bility ​worksheets

PDFs for each program  

Emergency Medical Technician ​Paramedic Registered Nursing​
Medical Laboratory Technology Physical Therapist Assistant​ Registered Nursing, advanced placement
Medical Laboratory Technology
Opt 1
Licensed Practical Nursing Respiratory Therapist
Nursing Assistant Radiography

Essential physical capabilities and functions

PDFs for each program

Medical Laboratory Technician Radiography
​​Nursing ​​Respiratory
​Physical Therapist Assistant


For more information, visit the Health Careers Division or contact a health careers advisor​​​