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Admission Information and Procedures

Johnston Community College operates under the open-door admission policy. Any high school graduate or non-graduate who is 18 years of age or older and can benefit by pursuing further education may be admitted to the College, provided the person completes both the application and admission process.

It is the policy of Johnston Community College to encourage individuals to complete their high school education before seeking admission to the College. Counseling and guidance are provided as a part of the admission process to help the applicant establish educational goals and select a program of study appropriate to the applicant’s interests, aptitudes, and career objectives.

Applicants for admission are accepted and placed in a program of study based upon general admission standards. For certain programs of study, applicants are required to also meet specific program admission standards, as described in this section under the Admission Standards heading.

Admission policies and standards are established upon recommendation of the respective admissions committees and administration and approval of the Board of Trustees. The vice president of student services is responsible for admission of curriculum students and administration of admission policies.

The College is a Service-members Opportunity College serving the voluntary higher education needs of military students.

Students with a felony conviction may have limited certification and employment opportunities.

General Admission Standards
General admission standards for curriculum programs of study are as follows:

  • Age. Applicants for all general, technical, and vocational education programs, basic skills programs, and continuing education courses must be at least 18 years of age or be a high school graduate. However, a basic skills program applicant who is 16 and 17 may be considered for enrollment under special circumstances and may be admitted to an appropriate program of study in accordance with policy established by the State Board of Education. Students entering Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) must be at least 20 years of age.
  • Education. An applicant’s general level of education should be sufficient to make possible reasonable progress in the program of study. Applicants for associate degree programs must be high school graduates or equivalent, as recognized by the state. The College will only recognize high school diplomas from regionally accredited schools or home schools registered with the state. Students not completing such a program must complete the high school equivalency diploma program through an accredited institution.

Specific Program Admission Standards
Admission standards for specific curriculum programs of study are as follows:

  1. Applicants for admission to the following programs are required to meet the above general admission standards in terms of age and education: accounting; air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration technology; associate in arts; associate in engineering; associate in general education; associate in science; bioprocess technology; business administration; community Spanish interpreter; heavy equipment and transport technology; industrial systems technology, computer-integrated machining technology; medical office administration; information technology; office systems technology; paralegal technology; and welding technology. Specific program admission requirements are not applicable to the above programs of study.
  2. Health Programs. Students accepted to health programs (associate degree nursing, cardiac and vascular sonography, computed tomography, emergency medical science, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography, medical assisting, medical sonography, pharmacy technology, radiography, and therapeutic massage) will submit to criminal background checks and initial and random drug screening as directed by affiliating clinical agencies. Clinical agencies require criminal background checks and drug screening every six months while enrolled in the program. Clinical agencies also require documentation of health insurance coverage while enrolled in the program. Clinical agencies reserve the right to deny students access based on criminal background. This denial will result in the inability of the student to successfully complete the program.
  3. Specific program admission requirements in addition to age and education are applicable to the following programs of study:

  4. Associate Degree Nursing

    Admissions Policy Fall 2019

    The Associate Degree Nursing program at Johnston Community College is a 2-year program that runs over 5 semesters. Students are admitted in the Fall semester of each year. The Associate Degree Nursing program has a limited enrollment number and meeting the admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

    Applicants are admitted under provision of the admission policies of Johnston Community College and the Associate Degree Nursing Program as specified in the Johnston Community College Catalog. The guidelines, deadline dates, and admission policies apply to all applicants equally. Applicants are selected on the basis of academic records, admission testing, and the maximum number of seats available as approved by the State Board of Nursing.

    A student with two previous attempts in an Associate Degree or Baccalaureate Degree Nursing program or practical nursing program is ineligible to apply to the JCC Associate Degree Nursing Program. However, a student who has not been enrolled in a nursing program for 36 consecutive months may request consideration for re-evaluation. A student who exits the JCC program for any reason (and has not been enrolled in a LPN or Associate Degree Nursing program previously) may re-enter the JCC nursing program one time.

    Applicants interested in Fall 2019 admission will have an opportunity to submit the Nursing Intent to Apply form for early decision beginning August 27 through October 5, 2018 with notification of acceptance to the program in January. Applicants can continue to submit the Nursing Intent to Apply form to apply until March 1 of the admitting year for regular admission.

    Please note: JCC does not have an evening/alternative program. Clinical days vary each semester based on clinical site availability, therefore clinical rotations may include Saturday.

    Applicants must meet the College's admission requirement and additional admission requirements for the Associate Degree Nursing program.

    1. Johnston Community College Application: Applicants must complete the Residency and College application on-line at: www.johnstoncc.edu.
    2. Official high School or official high school equivalency transcript and official transcripts of all Colleges attended on file in Student Services. Official transcripts must be in a sealed envelope or sent electronically directly to the College.
    3. Have graduated or will graduate from high school or the equivalent as recognized by the State of North Carolina before entering the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
    4. Complete the College placement test (if required) or meet test exemption requirements.
    5. Complete a JCC Admissions Connect Session in the Office of Enrollment and Student Success.
    6. Biology Course: Show completion of one unit of high school or college level general biology course (with a lab component) or equivalent with a grade of C or higher. Anatomy & Physiology does not meet the biology requirement.
    7. Chemistry Course: Shown completion of one unit of high school or college level chemistry or equivalent with a grade C or higher.
    8. Algebra Course: Shown completion of one unit of high school algebra I or II with a grade C or higher and/or completion of required developmental courses.
    9. Placement: Applicants must place into ENG 111 and complete or place out of DMA 065.
    10. Applicants must have a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average.
    11. BIO course (BIO 168, 169, and 175) must be completed within the last five (5) years by the point of entry into the program. BIO courses over 5 years must be retaken. BIO courses (168, 169, 175) may be completed as co-requisites in the semester required as outlined in the program of study, and are not required as pre-requisites for admission into the program.
    12. Attend a MANDATORY Health Science Information Session (session dates posted on JCC's website). The Nursing Intent to Apply form is provided upon attendance to a Health Science Information Session prior to application deadline for the nursing program.
    13. Nursing Assistant I: Complete or show enrollment in a North Carolina state approved Nurse Aide I course and current (active) listing on the NCNA registry by June 15th of the admitting year with no substantiated findings of resident abuse, resident neglect, or misappropriation of resident property in a nursing facility. Note: A copy of the certificate of completion OR transcript OR registration form showing current enrollment in an approved program OR a letter (on official letterhead) from the NCNA showing completion of an approved program must be submitted with the Nursing Intent to Apply form. An approved program will have classroom, laboratory, and clinical components.

      Challenging the Nurse Aide I examination will not meet this requirement. Completion of a high school Medical Careers I & II course with a grade of C or higher and current employment may be used to meet this requirement. A letter from your employer (on company letterhead) stating you are currently employed as a CNA, and length of employment will be required. Both course must have been completed and work experience current.
    14. ATI TEAS: Applicants are responsible for ensuring all required materials and documents including the Nursing Intent to Apply form has been submitted to the Office of Enrollment and Student Success by the deadline date. If the deadline date falls on a weekend, all materials and documents are due the Friday before the deadline. Only completed packets can be processed.

      A TEAS TESTING TICKET will be issued when the Nursing Intent to Apply form has been submitted to the Office of Enrollment and Student Success. The TEAS TESTING ticket issued via e-mail allows you to view and schedule a testing date. Applicants are allowed twice (2) per academic year with a thirty (30) day interval between testing dates at any testing location. JCC offers the TEAS however; the College does accept transfer TEAS scores from ATI. Applicants must achieve a score of exemplary, advanced or proficient to be considered. TEAS scores are valid for two (2) years and must be completed by February 28th of the admitting year. View the JCC and ATI website for additional information.
    15. Ranking and Notification: Only courses completed by the deadline date will be used in the point ranking of applicants. A grade of A or B earned on the first attempt in courses will be used in the point ranking. NOTE: Points will only be awarded for BIO 168, 169 and 175 if they were completed within the last five (5) years from the date of point of entry into the program. Points will ONLY be given for BIO 168 and 169 if the two courses have been taken at the same college. Points for BIO 168 and 169 will ONLY be given to seated or face-to-face laboratory instruction, not an online lab component (documentation may be required to award points).
    16. Qualified applicants are ranked according to the highest to the lowest points. Applicants accepted to the program depends upon availability of seats. If two or more applicants have the same number of points, ATI TEAS scores will determine the ranking. Applicants are notified in late May. Applicants may be placed on an alternate list (for the current admitting year only) or not accepted. Applicants not accepted may schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss other educational opportunities or continue with college course work and reapply the next year. Applicants must submit the Nursing Intent to Apply form each year to be considered. Johnston Community College does not create a waiting list for the Associate Degree Nursing program.
    17. Acceptance: Applicants accepted in the Associate Degree Nursing Program must:
      • Return acceptance to the Office of Enrollment and Student Success within five (5) days of the date of the letter.
      • Attend a mandatory 2-day program orientation on the designated dates (accepted applicants should plan to attend the 2 days of orientation during the second week of June and the last week of June).
      • Provide documentation of satisfactory physical and emotional health and current immunizations after receipt of conditional acceptance and prior to final admission into Associate Degree Nursing program. The physical form will be provided by the college.
      • Required Immunizations: 2 MMR VACCINES (measles, mumps, rubella), plus a positive antibody titer for Rubella (lab report required) OR positive antibody titer for Measles, Mumps and Rubella (lab report required); 2 Varicella Vaccines OR positive antibody titer (lab report required); 2-step Tuberculosis skin test; T-dap within the last 10 years (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis); Hepatitis B- 3 vaccinations required OR positive antibody titer (lab report required) OR declination waiver; annual influenza immunization (due in the fall).
      • CPR certification- Provide evidence of current CPR certification by the American Heart Association at the Healthcare Provider level (adult, child, & infant) and maintain certification throughout the NUR course sequence.
      • Background Check and Drug Screen: Submit to criminal background checks and initial and random drug screenings as directed by affiliation clinical agencies. Criminal and background checks and drug screenings must be completed through the College's designated service provider and the student incurs cost. Clinical agencies may require criminal background checks and drug screenings every six months while enrolled in the program. Information obtained from the criminal background checks and drug screening could jeopardize the student's ability to participate in clinical experiences and will result in the inability of the student to complete the program.
      • Provide evidence of individual medical insurance coverage.
      • Submit two (2) current passport style photos (2x2) to the Nursing Department during orientation.

      The application for licensure examination with the North Carolina Board of Nursing contains questions as to whether or not the applicant has ever been convicted of a misdemeanor/felon excluding minor traffic violations. If the answer is "yes" the applicant is asked to provide an explanation. The question is asked because of the legal requirements for becoming licensed as a registered nursing in North Carolina similar requirements exist in other states.

      The Nursing Practice Act, Article 9 Chapter 90 of the General Statutes of North Carolina states that the North Carolina Board of Nursing may deny an application for licensure if the Board determines that the applicant:

      • Has given false information or has withheld material information from the Board in procuring or attempting to procure a license to practice Nursing; Has been convicted of or plead guilty or nolo contendere to any crime which indicates that the nurse is unfit to practice nursing; Or that the nurse has deceived or defrauded the public.

      The College reserves the right to change any restrictions or program requirements at any time. Every effort is made to prove a one year notice however, changes or revisions that occur as t. result of accreditation or approval body standards and criteria may be implemented with limited notice. Revised 2/18

    READMISSION to JCC NURSING

    Fall 2018

    A student who is academically ineligible to continue in the Nursing Program or who has exited the program for any reason (personal or academic or withdrawals), may apply for re-entry to the JCC program only one time. A student who has not been enrolled in the nursing program for 36 consecutive months may request consideration for reevaluation.

    The student who wishes to re-enter the nursing program must:

    1. apply within one year of their exit date,
    2. must have completed all courses (including nursing and related courses) in the Program Plan of Study to the point of re-entry,
    3. BIO course (BIO 168, 169, and 175) must be completed within the last five (5) years at the point of entry into the program. BIO courses over 5 years must be retaken. BIO courses (168, 169, 175) may be completed as co-requisites in the semester required outlined in the program of study, and are not required as pre-requisites for admission into the program.
    4. must complete Phases I and II below.
    5. must complete the NURSING ACA 111 study course offered in the summer session prior to readmission.

    The student who wishes to re-enter the nursing program in any course beyond NUR 111, in addition to 1 - 3 above must:

    1. Must pass a competency exam based on previously learned content and up to the point of re-entry into the program.
    2. Must pass a dosage calculations exam on previously learned content and up to the point of re-entry into the program.

    *Students who do not successfully pass the competency and dosage calculation exam will not be considered for readmission.

    Utilization of point ranking may be required for readmission to the program in the second year depending upon the number of vacancies in the program. The utilization of point ranking for readmitting second level students may also include audit courses.

    All applications are due by March 1st for fall and July 15 for spring at 5 pm of the admitting year.

    Application and Admissions Process:

    Phase I:

    1. Meet with a Counselor to verify College admission requirements are valid and on file. The interview must be completed no later than one week prior to the program application deadline date.
    2. Have a current cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher.
    3. Attend a MANDATORY Health Sciences Information Session - dates and times available on the College website at www.johnstoncc.edu. (Please bring a copy of the Program Admission Policy to the session.) The Nursing Intent to Apply form is provided upon attendance to a Health Science Information Session prior to application deadline for the nursing program.
    4. Complete OR show enrollment in a North Carolina state approved Nurse Aide I course and current (active) listing on the NCNA registry by June 15th with no substantiated findings of resident abuse, resident neglect, or misappropriation of resident property in a nursing facility. Applicants should maintain active CNA listing throughout the nursing program.

    Applicants must complete all of Phase I to progress to Phase II of the admission process.

    Nursing Intent to Apply form and Health Occupations Test

    PHASE II:

    Applicants are responsible for ensuring all required materials and documents have been submitted to the Office of Enrollment and Student Success by the deadline date. If the deadline date falls on a weekend, all materials and documents are due the Friday before the deadline. Incomplete packets cannot be processed.

    Submit the Nursing Intent to Apply form (can only be received by attending the Information Session in Phase I). All requirements in Phase I must be met to submit the program specific application.

    The following forms must be submitted to the Office of Enrollment and Student Success: Program specific application and

    1. Copy of CNA program certificate of completion or transcript showing completion of an approved program or registration form showing enrollment in an approved program
    2. Copy of the Nurse Aide listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry.
    3. Verify record of or complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS sixth edition). Please visit the website www.atitesting.com for additional information.

    The testing fee will be paid at the Cashiers Office prior to testing. A Teas Testing Ticket is required to schedule the test and is obtained by submitting the program specific application. Applicants are allowed to test twice per academic year (August to July of the following year) with a thirty (30) day interval between testing dates at any location. Applicants should allow three and one half hours to complete this computer-based test. The TEAS cannot be taken until PHASE I is completed. Testing can be done at JCC however, the College does accept transfer scores from ATI. Test scores are valid for two (2) years. Applicants are strongly encouraged to prepare in advance for the ATI TEAS test. Visit the Academic Enrichment Center for information on a free ATI TEAS prep course. Additionally, study materials may be purchased in the College Bookstore or on line at www.atitestinq.com.

    Ranking and Notification of Admission Status

    PHASE III:

    Only applicants who score exemplary, advanced, or proficient on the ATI TEAS (sixth edition) will be considered in the point ranking.

    All applicants will be ranked according to the highest to the lowest points. The number of applicants accepted to the program depends upon availability of seats. In the case where two or more applicants have the same number of points, TEAS scores will determine point ranking. Test scores are valid for two (2) years.

    Applicants may be placed on an alternate list or not accepted at this time. The alternate list is for the current admitting year. All lists and program specific materials are destroyed after Fall classes begin - no waiting list is maintained. Applicants not accepted at this time may continue with college course work or schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss other educational opportunities.

    If admitted, your program code will be changed by the Enrollment and Student Success staff.

    Acceptance

    Phase IV:

    Students accepted to the Associate Degree Nursing Program must:

    1. Return acceptance to the Admission Office within five (5) days of the date of the letter.
    2. Applicants applying for readmission beginning fall semester will attend a mandatory day program orientation on the designated dates (accepted applicants should plan to attend the 2 days of orientation during the second week of June and the last week of June).
    3. Applicants applying for readmission beginning spring semester will attend a mandatory orientation session on the designated dates as determined by the Nursing Program. Information will be provided upon readmission into the program.
    4. Show documentation of physical and emotional health by the student's primary care provider. (College approved forms will be distributed at orientation).
    5. Show evidence of current Healthcare Provider CPR certification (infant, child and adult through the American Heart Association.
    6. Submit to repeat criminal background checks and initial and random drug screenings directed by affiliating clinical agencies. Criminal background checks and drug screening must be completed through the College's designated service provider. The student will incur the cost of the criminal background checks and drug screenings. Clinical agencies may require criminal background checks and drug screenings every six months while enrolled in the program.
    7. Provide documentation of required immunizations including: 2 MMR VACCINES (measles, mumps, rubella), plus a positive antibody titer for Rubella (lab report required) OR positive antibody titer for Measles, Mumps and Rubella (lab report required); 2 Varicella Vaccines OR positive antibody titer (lab report required); 2-step Tuberculosis skin test; T-dap within the last 10 years (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis); Hepatitis B- 3 vaccinations required OR positive antibody titer (lab report required) or declination waiver; annual influenza immunization (due in the fall).
    8. Provide evidence of individual medical insurance coverage.
    9. Submit two (2) current passport style photos (2x2) to the Nursing Department during orientation.
    10. The student is readmitted under the College Catalog and Nursing Student Handbook record.

    *Students admitted to the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Johnston Community College will submit to criminal background checks and drug screening upon admission to the program and random drug screening as directed by affiliating agencies. Information obtained from the criminal background check could jeopardize the student's ability to participate in clinical experiences and would result in the inability of the student to complete the program.

    The application for licensure examination with the North Carolina Board of Nursing contains questions as to whether or not the applicant has ever been convicted of a misdemeanor/felony excluding minor traffic violations. If the answer is "yes" the applicant is asked to provide an explanation. This question is asked because of the legal requirements for becoming licensed as a registered nurse in North Carolina. Similar requirements exist in other states.

    The Nursing Practice Act, Article 9 Chapter 90 of the General Statutes of North Carolina states that the North Carolina Board of Nursing may deny an application for licensure if the Board determines that the applicant:

    • Has given false information or has withheld material information from the Board in procuring or attempting to procure a license to practice nursing; Has been convicted of or plead guilty or nolo contendere to any crime which indicates that the nurse is unfit to practice nursing; or that the nurse has deceived or defrauded the public.

    The College reserves the right to change any restrictions or program requirements at any time. Every effort is made to provide a one year notice however, changes or revisions that occur as the result of accreditation or approval body standards and criteria may be implemented with limited notice. 10/87, Revised 3/14, 4/15, 9/15, 3/16, 5/17, 2/18; Reviewed 8/17

    Advanced Placement Policy

    (LPN to ADN Option)

    Spring 2019

    Johnston Community College Associate Degree Nursing offers an advanced placement admission option for students who possess a current North Carolina, unrestricted license as a practical nurse (LPN). The advanced placement student shall meet the following admission criteria. (Nursing credits will not transfer; related course credit transfer will be determined by the Registrar)

    Applicants are admitted under provision of the admission policies of Johnston Community College and the Associate Degree Nursing Program as specified in the Johnston Community College Catalog. The guidelines, deadline dates, and admission policies apply to all applicant equally. Applicants are selected on the basis of academic records, admission testing, and the maximum number of seats available as approved by the State Board of Nursing.

    A student with two previous attempts in an Associate Degree, Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Program, or Practical Nursing Program is ineligible to apply to the JCC Associate Degree Nursing Program. However, a student who has not been enrolled in a nursing program for 36 consecutive months may request consideration for re-evaluation. A student who exits the JCC program for any reason (and who has not been enrolled in a nursing program previously) may re-enter the JCC nursing program one time.

    In order for a student to be considered for admission to the Nursing Program, the applicant must complete Phases I and II below.

    Applications are due by July 15 by 5 pm for the upcoming year's spring admission.

    Application and Admission Process

    Phase I:

    The student must complete and/or have the following:

    1. Johnston Community College Application: Applicants must complete the Residency a College application on-line at: www.johnstoncc.edu.
    2. Current unrestricted license as a practical nurse (LPN) in North Carolina.
    3. Official transcripts from high school/ GED scores and all colleges attended on file in Student Services. Official transcripts must be in a sealed envelope or sent electronically directly to the College.
    4. Have a current cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher.
    5. Complete the College placement test (if required) or meet test exemption requirements.
    6. Complete an interview with a counselor in the Office of Enrollment and Student Success.
    7. Biology course: Show completion of one unit of high school or college level general biology course (with a lab component) with a grade of "C" or higher. Anatomy & Physiology does not meet this biology requirement.
    8. Chemistry course: Show completion of one unit of high school or college level chemistry course (with a lab component) with a grade of "C" or higher.
    9. Algebra course: Show completion of one unit of high school algebra I or II with a grade of "C" or higher and/or completion of required developmental math courses (see #1 ).
    10. Placement: Place into ENG 111 and complete or place out of DMA 065.
    11. BIO courses (BIO 168, 169, and 175) must be completed within the last five (5) year by the point of entry into the program. Any BIO course completed over five (5) years from the point of entry into the program must be retaken. BIO course (168, 169, 175) may be completed as co-requisites in the semester required as outlined in the program of study, and are not required as pre-requisites for admission into the program.
    12. Attend a MANDATORY Health Sciences Information Session - dates and times available on the College website at www.johnstoncc.edu. (Please bring a copy of the Program Admission Policy to the session.) The Nursing Intent to Apply form is provided upon attendance to a Health Science Information Session prior to application deadline for the nursing program.

    (Applicants must complete all of Phase I to advance to Phase II)

    Nursing Intent to Apply form, Health Occupations Test, and Pharmacology Requirement

    Phase II:

    Applicants are responsible for ensuring all required materials and documents have been submitted to the Office of Enrollment and Student Success by the deadline date. If the deadline date falls on a weekend, all materials and documents are due the Friday before the deadline. Incomplete packets cannot be processed.

    Submit the Nursing Intent to Apply form ( can only be received by attending the Information Session in Phase I). All requirements in Phase I must be met to submit the program specific application- Nursing Intent to Apply form.

    The following forms must be submitted to the Office of Enrollment and Student Success:

    1. Nursing Intent to Apply form.

    2. Complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS sixth edition). Please visit the website www.atitesting.com for additional information. The testing fee will be paid at the Cashiers Office prior to testing. An ATI Teas Testing Ticket is required to schedule the test and is obtained by submitting the Nursing Intent to Apply form. Applicants are allowed to test twice per academic year (August to July of the following year) with a thirty (30) day interval between testing dates at any location. Applicants should allow three and one half hours to complete this computer-based test. The ATI TEAS cannot be taken until PHASE I is completed. Testing can be done at JCC however, the College does accept transfer scores from ATI. Test scores are valid for two (2) years. Applicants are strongly encouraged to prepare in advance for the ATI TEAS test. Visit the Academic Enrichment Center for information on a free TEAS prep course. Additionally, study materials may be purchased in the College Bookstore or on line at www.atitesting.com.
    3. Pharmacology Course Information: Applicants desiring advanced placement admission for the spring semester must pass a pharmacology competency exam based on content from Pharmacology- NUR 117 with a C or higher. Applicants will also be required to pass a dosage calculations exam with a B or higher. Both exams will be administered by the Nursing Department. Examination dates will be given to applicants by the admissions coordinator for the Nursing Department. Applicants who do not pass the pharmacology and dosage calculation exam will be required to successfully complete Pharmacology-NUR 117 with a grade of C or higher in the fall semester prior to admission into the spring semester.

    Ranking and Notification of Admission Status

    Phase III:

    Only applicants who score exemplary, advanced, or proficient on the ATI TEAS (sixth edition) will be considered in the point ranking.

    Only courses completed by the deadline date will be used in the point ranking of applicants. grade of A or B earned on the first attempt in courses will be used in the point ranking. Points will only be awarded for BIO 168, 169 and 175 if they were completed within the last (5) years from the date of point of entry into the program. Points will ONLY be given for BI 168 and 169 if the two courses have been taken at the same college. Points for BIO 168 an 169 will ONLY be given to seated or face-to-face laboratory instruction, not an online component (documentation may be required to award points).

    All applicants will be ranked according to the highest to the lowest points. The number of applicants accepted to the program depends upon availability of seats. In the case where two or more applicants have the same number of points, TEAS scores will determine point ranking. Test scores are valid for two (2) years. Notification will be sent to applicants applying for advanced placement to spring semester in mid-December. Applicants may be placed on an alternate list or not accepted at this time. alternate list is for the current admitting year. All lists and program specific materials are destroyed after Spring classes begin - no waiting list is maintained. Applicants not accepted at this time may continue with college course work or schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss other educational opportunities.

    If admitted, your program code will be changed by the Enrollment and Student Success staff Applicants not accepted and desiring to be considered for next year must attend the Information Session, submit the program specific application (Nursing Intent to Apply form), submit evidence of additional points and may elect to retake the Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS sixth edition).

    (Applicants not accepted at this time must reapply each year)

    Acceptance

    Phase IV:

    Students accepted to the Associate Degree Nursing Program must:

    1. Return acceptance to the Enrollment and Student Success Office within five (5) days If the date of the letter.
    2. Attend a mandatory orientation on the designated dates as determined by the Nursing Program. Information will be provided upon admission into the program.
    3. Show documentation of physical and emotional health by the student's primary care provider. (College approved forms will be distributed at orientation).
    4. CPR certification- Provide evidence of current CPR certification by the American Heart Association at the Healthcare Provider level (adult, child, & infant) and maintain certification throughout the NUR course sequence.
    5. Submit to a criminal background check, and initial and random drug screenings as directed by affiliating clinical agencies. Criminal background checks and drug screenings must be completed through the College's designated service provider. The student will incur the cost of the criminal background checks and drug screenings. Clinical agencies may require criminal background checks and drug screenings every six months while enrolled in the program.
    6. Provide documentation of required immunizations including: 2 MMR VACCINES (measles, mumps, rubella), plus a positive antibody titer for Rubella (lab report required) OR positive antibody titer for Measles, Mumps and Rubella (lab report required); 2 Varicella Vaccines OR positive antibody titer (lab report required); 2-step Tuberculosis skin test; T-dap within the last 10 years (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis); Hepatitis B- 3 vaccinations required OR positive antibody titer (lab report required) or declination waiver; annual influenza immunization (due in the fall). All immunizations and medical related information will be required prior to beginning the spring semester. Admitted applicants will be provided information to access the designated service provider and upload all required immunizations/medical related information prior to the spring semester.
    7. Provide evidence of individual medical insurance coverage.
    8. Submit two (2) current passport style photos (2X2) to the Nursing Department during orientation.

    *Information obtained from the criminal background checks and drug screenings could jeopardize the student's ability to participate in clinical experiences and will result in the inability of the student to complete the program.

    The application for licensure examination with the North Carolina Board of Nursing contains questions as to whether or not the applicant has ever been convicted of a misdemeanor/felo y excluding minor traffic violations. If the answer is "yes" the applicant is asked to provide an explanation. This question is asked because of the legal requirements for becoming licensed as a registered nurse in North Carolina. Similar requirements exist in other states.

    The Nursing Practice Act, Article 9 Chapter 90 of the General Statutes of North Carolina state that the North Carolina Board of Nursing may deny an application for licensure if the Board determines that the applicant:

    • Has given false information or has withheld material information from the Board in procuring or attempting to procure a license to practice nursing;
    • Has been convicted of or plead guilty or nolo contendere to any crime which indicates that the nurse is unfit to practice nursing; or that the nurse has deceived or defrauded the public.

    The College reserves the right to change any restrictions or program requirements at any time. Every effort is made to provide a one year notice however, changes or revisions that occur a the result of accreditation or approval body standards and criteria may be implemented limited notice. 10/87, Revised 3/14, 4/15, 9/15, 3/16, 6/17, 2/18

  5. Basic Law Enforcement Training

    Admissions Policy

    • Complete the personal history questionnaire.
    • Submit a copy of motor vehicle driver’s record and a copy of court record from every county of residence since 18 years of age.
    • Complete the medical history statement and obtain a medical physical indicating physician’s approval for participation.
    • Must take the reading component of a nationally standardized test within one year prior to admission of BLET and the individual must score at or above the tenth grade level or equivalent.
    • Meet minimum standards for law enforcement employment as contained in Chapter 9 of the Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards, North Carolina Administrative Code, Title 12.
    • Be interviewed by the BLET director.
  6. Cardiac and Vascular Sonography

    Admissions Policy

    Fall 2019

    The Associate Degree in Medical Sonography and Associate Degree in Cardiac & Vascular Sonography programs at Johnston Community College are a 2 year program that runs over 5 semesters. Students are admitted to begin Fall semester of each year. Both the Associate Degree in Medical Sonography and Associate Degree in Cardiac & Vascular Sonography have a limited enrollment number and meeting the admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants are admitted under provision of the admission policies of Johnston Community College and the Associate Degree Medical Sonography or Associate Degree Cardiac & Vascular Sonography Programs as specified in the Johnston Community College Catalog. The guidelines, deadline dates, and admission policies apply to all applicants equally. Applicants are selected on the basis of academic records, admission testing and the maximum number of seats available as determined by CAAHEP/JRCDMS.

    Phase I-A, B and II are completed by the applicant and must be completed by the specified deadline dates. If the deadline date falls on a weekend, all materials and documents are due the Friday before the deadline.  Incomplete packets cannot be processed.

    Phase III is completed by the College and only accepted will complete Phase IV.

    PHASE I-A: Admission Requirements

    Deadline Date: College Acceptance - February 20 5:00 pm

    • Current application for admission to the College on file
    • Official transcripts from high school/GED scores and all colleges on file in the Office of Enrollment and Student Success

    All foreign transcripts (secondary and post-secondary) must be evaluated by a JCC recognized evaluation company at the student’s expense. For specific details, see International Transcript information in the College catalog.

    • Completed the College placement test or met test exemption requirements if required.
    • Completed an interview with a Counselor in the Office of Enrollment and Student Success.
    • Have a current cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at last attended high school or college.
    • Graduated or will graduate from high school or the equivalent, as recognized by the State of North Carolina, before entering the Associate Degree Medical Sonography or Cardiac & Vascular Sonography program.
    • Place into ENG 111 and MAT 143 or MAT 171.
    • Attend a MANDATORY Health Science Information Session dates and time available on the College web- site. (Please bring a copy of the Program Admission Policy to the session). Multiple sessions are conducted prior to the application deadlines. Applicants MUST attend one session – no exceptions. The Sonography application will be received at the Health Science Information Session.


    Phase I-B

    Deadline: Courses May 15th
    Official transcript on file in the Office and Enrollment and Student Success May 20th-5:00 pm  Prerequisites: Must be completed by May 15th of the admitting year with a minimum grade of “C” or better. Applicant must show proof of current enrollment in the final required prerequisites when submitting the program application. An official transcript must be on file in the Office of Enrollment and Student Services by 5:00 pm on May 20th.

    • BIO 163 – Anatomy & Physiology or BIO 168 & BIO 169
    • PHY 110 & PHY 110A – Conceptual Physics & Lab or college level physics with lab
    • COM 231 – Public Speaking
    • MAT 152 – Statistical Methods I or a college level statistics course or college algebra
    • CNA I Certification with current listing on the NCNA (Certified by June 1 of admitting year)
      • Complete a North Carolina state approved Nurse Aide I course to include theory, lab, and clinical components. Challenging the NA I examination will not meet this requirement.
        • Current (active) listing on the NCNA registry by June 1 with no substantiated findings of resident abuse, resident neglect, or misappropriation of resident property in a nursing facility.
        • CNA is not required for applicants holding an Associate Degree or Bachelor Degree in Nursing or an Allied Health Degree* and are currently certified or applicants currently enrolled in the final semester of a Nursing or Allied Health Profession*. Applicants enrolled in the final semester of a nursing or allied health program must provide a letter from the program director verifying enrollment and anticipated graduation date. Note: State-approved high school Nurse Aide training programs meet the same standard as all other state-approved Nurse Aide I training programs in North Carolina.

    *Eligible Allied Health Profession Degree: Nursing, Radiography, Respiratory Therapist, Physical Therapist, Sonography, Paramedic, A.A.S. Nuclear Medicine, A.A.S Surgical Technologist, LPN, and Certified CMA. Additional healthcare professions with direct patient care will be evaluated on an individual basis.


    PHASE II: Program Application and Health Occupations Test:

    Deadline Date: Regular Program Acceptance – February 28 by 12:00 noon

    Applicants are responsible for making sure all materials, documents, and steps in Phase I-A have been completed. If the deadline date falls on a week-end all materials are due the Friday before the deadline. Incomplete application packets will not be processed.

    Application Packet (submitted to the Office of Enrollment and Student Success):

    • Sonography program application
    • CNA certificate of completion or registration form showing registration for a class or if enrolled in a final semester of an Allied Health program a letter from the Program Director verifying program enrollment. If graduated from an eligible allied Health Profession program (see above program selection) current copy of licensure
    • Copy of Nurse Aide listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry.
      • Complete the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS)

    The TEAS TESTING TICKET will be issued via e-mail upon receipt of the application packet. The TEAS TESTING TICKET allows you to view and schedule a testing date.

    • The testing fee is paid at the Cashiers Office.
    • An academic preparedness level of exemplary, advanced, or proficient is required for consideration.
    • Applicants are allowed to test twice per academic year (August to March of the following year) with a thirty (30) day interval between all testing dates by the deadline date of February 28 of admitting year.
    • TEAS scores are valid for two years.
    • Testing is offered at JCC however, the College does accept transfer scores from ATI.
    • Visit the Academic Enrichment Center for information on TEAS TESTING. Study materials may be purchased in the College Bookstore or online at www.atitesting.com.

    PHASE III: Ranking and Notification of Admission Status

    • All applicants will be ranked according to the highest to the lowest points. The number of applicants accepted to the program depends upon availability of seats. In the case where two or more applicants have the same number of points, TEAS scores will determine point ranking.
    • Only courses that have been completed, with a grade of A, B, or C, will be used in the point ranking process.
    • Additional points will be given on the point ranking for applicants who have completed a medical terminology curriculum course or a HSC course with a grade of “C” or better.
    • Notification will be sent to those who completed the ranking review in late May.
    • Applicants may be placed on an alternate list or not accepted at this time. The alternate list is for the current admitting year. All list and program specific materials are destroyed after fall classes begin-no waiting list. Applicants not accepted at this time may continue the college in the current program or schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss other educational opportunities.
    • If admitted, your program will be changed by the Office of Enrollment and Student Success Staff. If a student changes programs after accepting a seat in sonography, the student is responsible for changing their program of study code with the Enrollment and Student Success Office.
    • Applicants not accepted and desiring to be considered for next year must complete the information session, submit program specific application, submit evidence of additional points, and may elect to complete the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS).

    PHASE IV – Acceptance

    The student accepted to the Associate Degree Sonography Program must:

    • Return acceptance to the Admission Office within five (5) days of the date on the letter.
    • Attend a mandatory program orientation on the designated date
    • Show documentation of physical and emotional health by the student’s primary care provider. (College approved forms will be distributed at orientation).
    • Show evidence of current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR certification (infant, child, and adult) through the American Heart Association.
    • Submit to criminal background checks and initial and random drug screenings as directed by affiliating clinical agencies. Criminal background checks and drug screenings must be completed through the College’s designated service provider. The student will incur the cost of the criminal background checks and drug screenings. Clinical agencies may require criminal background checks and drug screening every 6 months while enrolled in the program. (College approved forms will be distributed at orientation). Information obtained from the criminal background checks and drug screenings could jeopardize the student’s ability to participate in clinical experiences and would result in the inability of the student to complete the program. The application for certification examination with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) contains questions as to whether or not the applicant has ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony excluding minor traffic violations. If the answer is “yes” the applicant is asked to provide an explanation. The certification application also asks if a student has received sanctions that are result of a violation of academic honor codes. The ARDMS may deny an application for certification based on these questions. If a student has question of their eligibility for certification, a pre-application process is available by the ARDMS. Information obtained from the criminal background checks and drug screenings could jeopardize the student’s ability to participate in clinical experiences and would result in the inability of the student to complete the program.

    The College reserves the right to change any restrictions or program requirements at any time. Every effort is made to provide a one year notice however, changes or revisions that occur as the result of accreditation or approval body standards and criteria may be implemented with limited notice.

  7. Computed Tomography (CT)

    Admissions Policy

    Candidates for admission must be registered or registry-eligible by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in radiography, radiation therapy or nuclear medicine technology. Nuclear medicine technology applicants may also be registered or registry eligible by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).

    Regardless of the supporting imaging program, applicants who have completed a supporting imaging program must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on all program course work. Students enrolled in a supporting imaging program at the time of application must have a 2.5 GPA on all course work through the fall term of their final year. Program participants must show evidence of supporting program certification to receive their CT certificate.

    Applicants applying for the fall term must submit all documents listed in Step I by March 1. Applicants applying for the spring term must submit all documents in Step I by October 1. 

    Step I: Application Process

    Submit:

    • Online ECC application for admission
    • Completed program application (CT)
      • Fall Application: Due March 1
      • Spring Application: Due October 1
      • Applicant Information Form
    • Official high school transcripts or equivalency
    • Official transcripts of all prior college course work (current)
    • Verification of ARRT/other registration (if applicable)

    Step II: Ranking

    Eligible applicants are ranked based on the categories listed on the “Applicant Points Explanation Sheet.” Eligibility is based on GPA and availability of all supporting documentation required in Step I.

    Step III: Conditional Acceptance

    Eligible applicants will receive a letter of conditional acceptance, a medical form, drug screen, background screen, and Healthcare Provider CPR instructions.

    • Accept or reject the seat in writing to the CT/MRI Admissions Counselor
    • Complete the medical form, background, drug screen, and CPR requirements by the deadlines

    Step IV: Clinical Placement & Final Acceptance

    Applicants who meet the clinical agency’s employee health standards, background and drug screen requirements will be notified of final acceptance.

  8. Cosmetology

    Admissions Policy

    • Meet health standards specific to the occupation.
    • Must place into at least DRE 097.
    • A cosmetology student transferring to Johnston Community College from another cosmetology art school must complete at least 500 hours at JCC.
  9. Early Childhood Education

    Admissions Policy

    • Students must complete the placement test during the admission process and must h • ve placed out of DRE 096 before they can enroll in EDU courses with the exception of ED 119.
    • Students may be required to submit a certified criminal history check from the Clerk o Superior Court's Office and a completed fingerprint card for submission to the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) for a criminal history check (Section 2700 of Subchapter 3U- Child Day Care Rules on Criminal Records Check). The student will incur the cost of the criminal background checks.
    • Students may be required to submit to initial & random drug screenings as directed b affiliating practicum and volunteer sites. The student will incur the cost of the drug screenings.
    • JCC Early Childhood Education students are required to take EDU practicum courses a JCC. These courses cannot be transferred from other colleges.
    • The student may be required to furnish a statement signed by a licensed physician th t indicates the student is emotionally and physically fit to care for children and an initial\ test showing the student to be free of active tuberculosis as well as other requiremen before observing, volunteering or completing practicum in a licensed childcare progra or public school.
    • Information obtained from the criminal background checks, health records, and drug screenings could jeopardize the student's ability to participate in volunteering and practicum experiences in an early childhood setting and would result in the inability of the student to complete the program.

    Students with a felony conviction may have limited certification and employment opportunities in the field and may not be able to complete the early childhood education degree.

  10. Emergency Medical Science

    Admissions Policy

    Applicants are admitted under provision of the admission policies of Johnston Community College and the Associate Degree Emergency Medical Science Program as specified in the Johnston Community College Catalog. Applicants are selected on the basis of their achievement potential through the use of previous academic records and based on the number of available seats in the program.

    In order for a student to be considered for admission to the EMS Program, the applicant must complete Phases I and II below. Applicants can test for the NC Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) certification after successfully completing the first semester.

    Advanced Placement
    A certified EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate, completed by transfer credit or through certification can apply for spring admission if they have completed all required courses in the fall semester as outlined in the JCC EMS program of study. Applicants applying to the Bridging option must hold a current North Carolina EMT-Paramedic certification. Applicants from out of state who hold a National Registry Paramedic certification must obtain a North Carolina Paramedic credential through the North Carolina Office of EMS reciprocity process.

    PHASE I: Application and Admission Process

    • Submit a completed application to Johnston Community College
    • Official transcripts from high school or GED scores and all colleges sent to the College.
    • Have graduated or will graduate from high school or the equivalent, as recognized by the State of North Carolina, before entering the Associate Degree EMS Program
    • Complete the College placement test or met test exemption requirements.
    • Have attained a minimum grade of "C" in a general biology course at the high school or college level.
    • Maintained a 2.0 or higher grade point average
    • Place into ENG 111 and MAT 143.
    • Complete an interview with an admissions counselor after completing the College placement test and or all official College transcripts have been received by the College. All transcripts must be on file to complete the interview.

    (Applicants must complete all of Phase I and meet admission requirements to advance to Phase II)

    PHASE II: Program Application and Notification and Acceptance

    • Submit a program specific application by May 1 of the admitting year. The college reserves the right to extend the application deadline when warranted. Program specific applications are available beginning September 1 of the prior admitting year in the Student Services Office. Twenty-five students are admitted each fall on a first-come, first served basis. Applications must be submitted to the Admissions Office with the following items listed:
    • Copy of counselor interview summary
    • Applicants are notified by mail of their acceptance.
    • Must attend a program orientation in July of the admitting year by the Program Director or designee. You will receive a letter providing additional information in late May. Due to the demand of health science programs, students are encouraged to complete advising and registration at the program orientation. To secure their position in the program students are encouraged to have met their financial obligations to the College after registering for classes.
    • Show documentation of physical and emotional health by the student's primary care provider. (College approved forms will be distributed at orientation).
    • Medical, criminal background checks and drug screening are due in the first semester.
    • Show evidence of health insurance coverage and maintain such coverage while enrolled in the emergency medical science program.


    *Students admitted to the Associate Degree Emergency Medical Services Program at Johnston Community College will submit to criminal background checks and drug screening upon admission to the program and random drug screening as directed by affiliating agencies. Information obtained from the criminal background check could jeopardize the student's ability to participate in clinical experiences and would result in the inability of the student to complete the program. Clinical agencies may require criminal background checks and drug screening every 6 months while enrolled in the program.

    The application for certification examination with the North Carolina Office of EMS inquires whether or not the applicant has ever been convicted of a misdemeanor/felony including minor traffic violations. If the answer is "yes" the applicant is asked to provide an explanation. This question is asked because of the legal requirements for becoming a certified EMT or Paramedic in North Carolina. Similar requirements exist in other states. Individuals applying for an EMS certification in the state of North Carolina are subject to the provision of the North Carolina general Statues on EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AND TRAUMA RULES found in section 10A NCAC 13P.

    Note: Having a criminal history, including felony conviction, does not necessarily preclude an individual from applying for or receiving a North Carolina EMS certification. The NC Office of EMS will evaluate individuals on a case by case basis, but only AFTER that individual has completed an approved educational course, passed a state certification exam and applied for certification.

    The College reserves the right to change any restrictions or program requirements at any time. Every effort is made to provide a one year notice however, changes or revisions that occur as the result of accreditation or approval body standards and criteria may be implemented with limited notice.

  11. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

    Admissions Policy

    Candidates for admission must be registered or registry-eligible by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in radiography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine technology, or sonography. Nuclear medicine technology applicants may also be registered or registry eligible by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB). Sonography applicants may also be registered or registry eligible by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).

    Regardless of the supporting imaging program, applicants that have completed a supporting imaging program must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on all program course work. Students enrolled in a supporting imaging program at the time of application must have a 2.5 GPA on all course work through the fall term of their final year. Program participants must show evidence of supporting program certification to receive their MRI diploma.

    Applicants must submit all documents listed in Step I by March 1.

    Step I: Application Process

    Submit:

    • Online ECC application for admission
    • Completed MRI program application
    • Official high school transcript or equivalency
    • Official transcript from an approved Radiography/Imaging Program that includes the fall semester of your senior year
    • Official transcripts supporting all other college courses
    • Verification of ARRT/other registration (if applicable)
    • Applicant Information Form

    Step II: Ranking

    The MRI program has a points based acceptance process. Applicants will be ranked based on the categories listed on the applicant points explanation sheet. In order to receive points in a category, applicants must send supporting documentation with the other documents required in Step I.

    Step III: Conditional Acceptance

    Eligible applicants will receive a letter of conditional acceptance, a medical form, drug screen, background screen, and Healthcare Provider CPR instructions.

    • Accept or reject the seat in writing to the MRI Admissions Counselor
    • Complete the medical form, background, drug screen, and CPR requirements by the deadlines

    Step IV: Clinical Placement & Final Acceptance

    Applicants who meet the clinical agency’s employee health standards, background and drug screen requirements will be notified of final acceptance.

  12. Mammography

    Admissions Policy

    The Mammography program at Johnston Community College is a two (2) semester certificate that will provide a registered radiologic technologist the didactic and clinical experience to become a registered mammographer. This program will be offered online with the exception of lab and clinical hours. A limited number of applicants will be admitted under the provision of the admission policies of Johnston Community College and the Mammography Certificate program. The guidelines, deadline dates, and admission policies apply to all applicants equally. Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic records and the maximum number of seats determined by clinical space availability on a first come first serve basis. All applicants must maintain a 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average.

    At the completion of the Mammography program, graduates will meet the Mammography Quality Standards Act training requirements and are eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification in Mammography.

    PHASE I: Admission Requirements

    Deadline date: College Acceptance-June 1 by 12 noon

    • Current application for admission to the College on file in Student Services.
    • Official transcripts from high school/GED scores and all colleges on file in Student Services Office
    • Must hold an Associate Degree in Radiography and ARRT certification in Radiography or enrolled in the last semester of an accredited Radiography program. Applicants in the last semester of the Radiography program must provide a letter from their Program Director and be ARRT certified prior to August 1 of admitting year.
    • Complete an interview with a counselor in the Office of Enrollment and Student Success.
    • Have a current cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

    PHASE II: Program Application

    Deadline Date: Regular Program Acceptance: June 15 by 12:00 noon

    Applicants are responsible for ensuring all required materials and documents have been submitted to the Office of Enrollment and Student Success by the deadline date. If the deadline date falls on a week-end all materials are due the Friday before the deadline.

    Submit program specific application. All requirements in Phase I must be met to submit the program specific application.

    The following forms must be submitted in the application packet to the Office of Enrollment and Student Success:

    • Program specific application.
    • Copy of current ARRT certification card or proof of applying for certification.
    • Documentation of a confirmed clinical site placement for clinical affiliate sponsor if choosing your own clinical affiliate.

    PHASE III: Ranking and Notification of Admission Status

    • Notifications will be sent to applicants in late June.
    • Applicants may be placed on an alternate list based on application submission date. The alternate list is for the current admittance year.
    • If admitted, your program will be changed by the Enrollment and Student Success Staff. If a student changes programs after accepting a seat in mammography, the student is responsible for changing their program of study code with the Enrollment and Student Success Office.
    • Applicants not accepted and desiring to be considered for next year must reapply to the Mammography program.

    PHASE IV: Acceptance

    The student accepted to the Mammography Certificate Program must:

    • Return acceptance to the Enrollment and Student Success Office within five (5) days of the date on the letter.
    • Attend a mandatory program orientation on the designated date in August.
    • Show documentation of physical and emotional health by the student’s primary care provider.
    • Show evidence of current Healthcare Provider CPR certification (infant, child, and adult) through the American Heart Association.
    • Show evidence of Health Insurance coverage and maintain such coverage while enrolled in the radiography program.
    • Submit to criminal background checks and initial and random drug screenings as directed by affiliating clinical agencies. Criminal background checks and drug screenings must be completed through the College’s designated service provider. The student will incur the cost of the criminal background checks and drug screenings. Clinical agencies may require criminal background checks and drug screening every six months while enrolled in the program.

    Information obtained from the criminal background checks and drug screenings could jeopardize the student’s ability to participate in clinical experiences and would result in the inability of the student to complete the program.

    The application for certification examination with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) contains questions in regards to the following:

    • Has the applicant ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony excluding minor traffic violations (including convictions of similar offenses in a military court-martial)?
    • Has the applicant ever had disciplinary actions from a certification board or regulatory in regards to a professional license, permit, registration or certification?
    • Has the applicant ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony excluding minor traffic violations (including convictions of Has the applicant ever been suspended, dismissed, or expelled from an educational program that you attended in order to meet ARRT certification requirements?

    If the answer is yes to any of these questions, the ARRT may deny an application for certification based on these questions. If a student has question of their eligibility for certification, a pre-application process is available by the ARRT.

    The College reserves the right to change any restrictions or program requirements at any time. Every effort is made to provide a one year notice however, changes or revisions that occur as the result of accreditation or approval body standards and criteria may be implemented with limited notice. Rev. 2/18

  13. Medical Assisting

    Admissions Policy

    Applicants are admitted under provision of the admission policies of Johnston Community College and the Medical Assisting Program as specified in the Johnston Community College Catalog. Applicants are selected on the basis of their achievement potential through the use of previous academic records based on the number of available seats in the program. The Medical Assisting program offers a Diploma and an Associate Degree option during the day. 

    In order for a student to be considered for admission to the Medical Assisting Program, Phases I must be completed prior to 5:00 p.m., March 24 (application deadline) of the year of application entrance. If the deadline date falls on a weekend, all materials  and documents are due The Friday before the deadline.

    The College reserves the right to extend the application deadline when warranted.

    PHASE I: Application and Admission Process

    Deadline date: March 24, noon.

    • Submit a completed application to Johnston Community College
    • Official transcripts from high school and all colleges sent to the College.  Have graduated or will graduate from high school or the equivalent, as recognized by the State of North Carolina, before entering the Medical Assisting Program.
    • Complete the College placement test or met test exemption requirements.
    • Place into ENG 111 and MAT 110.
    • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
    • Complete interview with a counselor in Student Services.
    • Attend a mandatory Health Science Information Session (Please bring a copy of the Program Admission Policy to the session). Please view the Medical Assisting website Information Session for dates and times.


    (Applicants must complete all of Phase I to advance to Phase II)

    PHASE II: Program Application, Point Ranking and Notification of Acceptance

    • Submit a program specific application (can only be received by attending/ (information session in Phase I) Program specific applications are available beginning September 1 of the prior admitting year. The following forms must be submitted to the Admissions Office no later than 12:00 noon on April 1 (in a packet):

      • Program Specific Application
      • Copy of counselor interview summary
      • Copy of CNA certificate of completion (optional, to obtain points).
      • Copy of North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry listing (optional, to obtain points).
      • Incomplete Packets cannot be processed
      • Applicants will be admitted to the Medical Assisting based on a point ranking system. Applicants can receive points by completing related course work in the Medical Assisting program and/or completing an approved CNA class (optional).


    To qualify for CNA points: Applicants must have successfully completed a Certified Nurse Aide I Program. Additional points can be earned by currently listed on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry with no substantiated findings of resident abuse, resident neglect or misappropriation of resident property in a Nursing Facility. The Certified Nurse Aide I Training Program must include theory, lab, and clinical components. The applicant must provide a copy of the certificate of completion from an approved program. Applicants must be listed on the registry by April 1 (optional, only to obtain additional points). Points are given for completing the class and additional points for listed currently on the North Carolina Nursing Aide I Registry.

    • All applicants will be ranked according to the highest to the lowest points. The number of applicants accepted to the program depends upon availability of seats. In the case where two or more applicants have the same number of points, grade point average will determine point ranking. Only courses that have been completed, with a grade of A, B, or C, by the deadline will be used in the point ranking process.
    • Receive notification of provisional acceptance by mail to those who completed the ranking review in late May or early June. Applicants not admitted will be placed on stand-by.
    • The student accepted to the Medical Assisting Program must:
      • Return acceptance to the Admission Office within five (5) days of the date of the letter.
      • Attend a mandatory program orientation on the designated date.
      • Show documentation of physical and emotional health by the student’s primary care provider. (College approved forms will be distributed at orientation).
      • Show evidence of current Healthcare Provider CPR certification (infant, child, and adult) through the American Heart Association prior to entering the Medical Clinical externship, Summer semester.
      • Show evidence of health coverage and maintain such coverage while enrolled in the medical assisting program.
      • *Submit to criminal background checks and initial and random drug screenings as directed by affiliating clinical agencies.  Criminal background checks and drug screenings must be completed through the College’s designated service provider.  The student will incur the cost of the criminal background checks and drug screenings.


    * Information obtained from the criminal background checks and drug screenings could jeopardize the student’s ability to participate in clinical experiences and would result in the inability of the student to complete the program.

    The application for certification examination with the AAMA contains questions as to whether or not the applicant has ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony excluding minor traffic violations. If the answer is “yes” the applicant is asked to provide an explanation. The certification application also asks if a student has received sanctions that are result of a violation of academic honor codes based on these questions.

    The College reserves the right to change any restrictions or program requirements at any time. Every effort is made to provide a one year notice however, changes or revisions that occur as the result of accreditation or approval body standards and criteria may be implemented with limited notice.

  14. Medical Sonography

    Admissions Policy

    Fall 2019

    The Associate Degree in Medical Sonography program at Johnston Community College is a 2-year program that runs over 5 semesters. Students are admitted to begin Fall semester of each year. The Associate Degree in Medical Sonography has a limited enrollment number and meeting the admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

    Applicants are admitted under provision of the admission policies of Johnston Community College and the Associate Degree Medical Sonography Program as specified in the Johnston Community College Catalog. The guidelines, deadline dates, and admission policies apply to all applicants equally. Applicants are selected on the basis of academic records, admission testing and the maximum number of seats available as determined by CAAHEP/JRCDMS.

    Phase I and II are completed by the applicant and must be completed by the specified deadline dates.
    Phase III is completed by the College and only the accepted will complete Phase IV.

    PHASE I-A: Admission Requirements
    Deadline Date: College Acceptance - February 20 5:00 p.m.

    • Current application for admission to the College on file.
    • Official transcripts from high school/GED scores and all colleges on file in the Office of Enrollment and Student Success.
    • Completed the College placement test or met test exemption requirements if required.
    • Completed an interview with a Counselor in the Office of Enrollment and Student Success.
    • Graduated or will graduate from high school or the equivalent, as recognized by the State of North Carolina, before entering the Associate Degree Medical Sonography program
    • Have a current cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • Place into ENG 111 and MAT 171 or MAT 143.
    • Attend a MANDATORY Health Science Information Session dates and time available on the College Web site. (Please bring a copy of the Program Admission Policy to the session). Multiple sessions are conducted prior to the application deadlines. Applicants MUST attend one session – no exceptions.


    Prerequisites
    Must be completed by March 1 with a minimum grade of "C"

    •  BIO 163 – Anatomy & Physiology or BIO 168 & BIO 169
    • PHY 110 & PHY 110A – Conceptual Physics & Lab or college level physics with lab
    • COM 231 – Public Speaking
    • MAT 152 – Statistical Methods I or a college level statistics course or college algebra
    • CNA I Certification (Certified by June 1)
    • Complete a North Carolina state approved Nurse Aide I course to include theory, lab, and clinical components. Challenging the NA I examination will not meet this requirement.
    • Current (active) listing on the NCNA registry by June 1 with no substantiated findings of resident abuse, resident neglect, or misappropriation of resident property in a nursing facility.
    • CNA is not required for applicants holding an Associate Degree or Bachelor Degree in Nursing or an Allied Health Degree* and are currently certified or applicants currently enrolled in the final semester of a Nursing or Allied Health Profession*. Applicants enrolled in the final semester of a nursing or allied health program must provide a letter from the program director verifying enrollment and anticipated graduation date.


    *Eligible Allied Health Profession: Nursing, Radiography, Respiratory Therapist, Physical Therapist, Sonography and Paramedic.

    Note: State-approved high school Nurse Aide training programs meet the same standard as all other state-approved Nurse Aide I training programs in North Carolina.

    PHASE I-B

    Deadline: Courses May 15

    Official transcript on file in the Office and Enrollment and Student Success May 20 5:00pm.

    Prerequisites: Must be completed by May 15 of the admitting year with a minimum grade of "C" or better. Applicant must show proof of current enrollment in the final required prerequisites when submitting the program application. An official transcript must be on file in the Office of Enrollment and Student Services by 5:00pm on May 20.

    • BIO 163 – Anatomy & Physiology or BIO 168 & BIO 169
    • PHY 110 & PHY 110A – Conceptual Physics & Lab or college level physics with lab
    • COM 231 – Public Speaking
    • MAT 152 – Statistical Methods I or a college level statistics course or college algebra

    PHASE II: Program Application and Health Occupations Test:
    Deadline Date: Regular Program Acceptance – February 28 by 12:00 noon

    Applicants are responsible for making sure all materials have been submitted to the Office of Enrollment and Student Success by the deadline. If the deadline date falls on a weekend all materials are due the Friday before the deadline. Incomplete application packets will not be processed.

    The following forms must be submitted in the application packet to the Office of Enrollment and Student Success:

    • Program Specific Application (can only be received by attending the Information Session in Phase I). All requirements in Phase I-A and 1-B must be met to submit the program specific application.
    • Copy of CNA program certificate of completion or a transcript showing completion or registration form showing registration for a class.
    • Copy of Nurse Aide listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry
    • A letter from the program director verifying program enrollment and anticipated date of graduation (if in an Allied Health Program*)
    • Complete the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS). Please visit the web-site (www.atitesting.com.) for additional information.
    • The testing fee will be paid at the Cashiers Office prior to testing. A Teas Testing Ticket is required to schedule the test and is obtained by submitting the program specific application.
    • Applicants are allowed to test twice per academic year (August to March of the following year) with a thirty (30) day interval between testing dates and testing locations.
    • Applicants should allow three and one half hours to complete this computer-based test. The ATI TEAS cannot be taken until PHASE I is completed.
    • Testing can be done at JCC however, the College does accept transfer scores from ATI. Applicants are strongly encouraged to prepare in advance for the ATI TEAS test. Visit the Academic Enrichment Center for information on a free ATI TEAS prep course. Additionally, study materials may be purchased in the College Bookstore or on line at www.atitesting.com.


    *Eligible Allied Health Profession: Nursing, Radiography, Respiratory Therapist, Physical Therapist, Sonography and Paramedic.

    PHASE III: Ranking and Notification of Admission Status

    • All applicants will be ranked according to the highest to the lowest points. The number of applicants accepted to the program depends upon availability of seats. In the case where two or more applicants have the same number of points, TEAS scores will determine point ranking.
    • Only courses that have been completed, with a grade of A, B, or C, will be used in the point ranking process.
    • Additional points will be given on the point ranking for applicants who have completed a medical terminology curriculum course or a HSC course with a grade of "C" or better.
    • Notification will be sent to those who completed the ranking review in late May.
    • Applicants may be placed on an alternate list or not accepted at this time. The alternate list is for the current admitting year. All list and program specific materials are destroyed after fall classes begin-no waiting list. Applicants not accepted at this time may continue the college in the current program or schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss other educational opportunities.
    • If admitted, your program will be changed by the Office of Enrollment and Student Success Staff. If a student changes programs after accepting a seat in sonography, the student is responsible for changing their program of study code with the Enrollment and Student Success Office.
    • Applicants not accepted and desiring to be considered for next year must complete the information session, submit program specific application, submit evidence of additional points, and may elect to complete the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS).


    PHASE IV: Acceptance

    The student accepted to the Associate Degree Medical Sonography Program must:

    • Return acceptance to the Admission Office within five (5) days of the date on the letter.
    • Attend a mandatory program orientation on the designated date
    • Show documentation of physical and emotional health by the student's primary care provider. (College approved forms will be distributed at orientation).
    • Show evidence of current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR certification (infant, child, and adult) through the American Heart Association.
    • Submit to criminal background checks and initial and random drug screenings as directed by affiliating clinical agencies. Criminal background checks and drug screenings must be completed through the College's designated service provider.

      The student will incur the cost of the criminal background checks and drug screenings. Clinical agencies may require criminal background checks and drug screening every 6 months while enrolled in the program. Information obtained from the criminal background checks and drug screenings could jeopardize the student's ability to participate in clinical experiences and would result in the inability of the student to complete the program.

      The application for certification examination with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) contains questions as to whether or not the applicant has ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony excluding minor traffic violations. If the answer is "yes" the applicant is asked to provide an explanation. The certification application also asks if a student has received sanctions that are result of a violation of academic honor codes. The ARDMS may deny an application for certification based on these questions. If a student has question of their eligibility for certification, a pre-application process is available by the ARDMS. Information obtained from the criminal background checks and drug screenings could jeopardize the student's ability to participate in clinical experiences and would result in the inability of the student to complete the program.


    The College reserves the right to change any restrictions or program requirements at any time. Every effort is made to provide a one year notice however, changes or revisions that occur as the result of accreditation or approval body standards and criteria may be implemented with limited notice.

  15. North Carolina Truck Driver Training School

    Admissions Policy

    • Have a completed DOT physical examination form and commercial driver’s license permit.
    • Have the state department of motor vehicles forward a copy of the applicant’s seven-year motor vehicle record.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien.
  16. Pharmacy Technology

    Admissions Policy

    The pharmacy technology program offers diploma and associate degree options. Applicants are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. The pharmacy technology program is offered during the day and begins fall semester of each year.

    In order for a student to be considered for admission to the pharmacy technology program, Phase I must be completed by May 1st. The college reserves the right to extend the application deadline when warranted.

    PHASE I: Application and Admission Process

    • Submit a completed application to Johnston Community College.
    • Submit official transcripts from high school and all colleges to the Student Services Office.
    • Have graduated or will graduate from a high school or the equivalent, as recognized by the State of North Carolina before entering the pharmacy technology program.
    • Have earned a minimum grade of "C" in one unit of biology or one unit of chemistry or the equivalent.
    • Complete the College placement test or met test exemption requirements.
    • Place into ENG 111 and MAT 110.
    • Be interviewed by a counselor after completing the College placement tests (if required) and/or after all official transcripts have been received by the College.


    Phase II: Program Application and Notification of Acceptance

    • Applicants must have met all admission requirements and submitted program specific application by the May 1st deadline to be considered for admission into the Pharmacy Technology program. Applicants are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. The College reserves the right to extend the application deadline when warranted.
    • Receive notification by e-mail from the College.
    • Attend a mandatory program orientation by the program director or her designee on designated dates.
    • Show College approved documentation of physical and emotional health by the student's primary care provider.
    • Show evidence of current Healthcare Provider CPR certification (infant child and adult) through the American Heart Association.
    • Show evidence of personal health insurance and maintain while enrolled in the Pharmacy Technology program.
    • Submit to criminal background checks and initial and random drug screenings as directed by affiliating clinical agencies. Criminal background checks and drug screenings must be completed through the College's designated service provider. The student will incur the cost of the criminal background checks and drug screenings. Clinical agencies may require criminal background checks and drug screening every 6 months while enrolled in the program.


    Information obtained from the criminal background checks and drug screenings could jeopardize the student's ability to participate in clinical experiences and would result in the inability of the student to complete the program.

    The College reserves the right to change any time. Every effort is made to provide a one year notice; however, changes or revisions that occur as the result of accreditation or approval body standards and criteria may be implemented with limited notice.

  17. Radiography

    Admissions Policy

    Fall 2019

    The Associate Degree Radiography program at Johnston Community College is a two-year program that runs over five semesters. Students are admitted in the Fall semester of each year. The Associate Degree Radiography program has a limited enrollment number and meeting the admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

    Applicants are admitted under provision of the admission policies of Johnston Community College and the Associate Degree Radiography Program as specified in the Johnston Community College Catalog. The guidelines, deadline dates, and admission policies apply to all applicants equally. Applicants are selected on the basis of academic records, admissions testing, and the maximum number of seats available as approved by the JRCERT.

    Phase I and II are completed by the applicant and must be completed by the specified deadline dates. If the deadline falls on a weekend, all materials and documents are due the Friday before the deadline. Incomplete packets cannot be processed.

    Phase III is completed by the College and only accepted will complete Phase IV.

    PHASE I: Admission Requirements
    Deadline date: College Acceptance-February 20 by 5:00 p.m.

    • Current application for admission to the College on file in Student Services
    • Official transcripts from high school/GED scores and all colleges on file in Student Services Office.
    • All foreign transcripts (secondary and post-secondary) must be evaluated by a JCC recognized evaluation company at the student's expense. For specific details, see International Transcript information int he College catalog.
    • Complete the College placement test or met test exemption requirements
    • Complete an interview with a counselor in the Office of Enrollment and Student Success.
    • Have a current GPA of 2.0 or higher
    • Have graduated or will graduate from high school or the equivalent, as recognized by the State of North Carolina, before entering the Associate Degree Radiography Program.
    • Show completion of 2 of the following science courses:
      • High school or college level general biology course or equivalent with a grade of "C" or higher and/or
      • High school or college level chemistry course with a grade of "C" or higher and/or
      • High school or college level physics course with a grade of "C" or higher.
      **The Anatomy and Physiology courses in the Radiography program of study will not satisfy this course requirement.**
    • Place into ENG 111 and MAT 143.
    • Attend a MANDATORY Health Science Information Session-dates and time available on the College Web site. (Please bring a copy of the program Admission Policy to the Session). Multiple sessions are conducted prior to the application deadlines. Applicants MUST attend one session – no exceptions. The Radiography application will be received at the Health Science Information Session.
    • Applicants are highly encouraged to complete either job shadowing or a North Carolina approved Nurse Aide I course and current listing on the NCNAR for additional points on the point ranking. Additional points can also be received for completing an approved college level medical terminology course.
      • Job Shadowing: Applicants may complete eight hours (8)(documented) job shadowing in the summer or early fall prior to applying to the program. Job shadowing experience for extra points in Radiography is required to be completed at a hospital or free-standing imaging facility.
      • Nursing Assistant I (CNA): Complete a North Carolina state approved Nurse Aide I course and current listing on the NCNA by March 1 of the admitting year with no substantiated findings of resident abuse, resident neglect or misappropriation of resident property in a Nursing Facility. An approved program will have classroom, laboratory and clinical components. Challenging the Nurse Aide I examination will not meet this requirement. Completion of a high school Medical Careers I & II courses with a grade of C or higher and current employment may be used to meet this requirement. A letter from your employer (on company letterhead) stating you are currently employed as a CNA, and length of employment will be required. Both courses must have been completed.


    PHASE II: Program Application and Health Occupations Test
    Deadline Date: Regular Program Acceptance: February 28 by 12:00 noon
    Applicants are responsible for ensuring all required materials, documents and steps in Phase I have been completed. If the deadline date falls on a week-end all materials are due the Friday before the deadline.

    A TEAS TESTING TICKET will be issued when the Radiography application has been submitted to the Office of Enrollment and Student Success. The TEAS TESTING ticket issued via e-mail allows you to view and schedule a testing date.

    • The following forms must be submitted in the application packet:
      • Program specific application
        The following must also be included with the program specific application to obtain points on the point ranking, but not required for program application:
        • Job Shadowing Verification Documentation signed by the clinical facility.
          or
        • CNA CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION or a transcript showing completion of an approved program.
      • Complete the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) once you have received the TEAS test ticket and scheduled your test.
        • The testing fee is paid at the Cashiers Office.
        • Applicants are allowed to test twice per academic year (August to March of the following year) with a thirty (30) day interval between all testing dates and testing locations by the deadline of February 28 of admitting year.
        • Testing is offered at JCC however, the College does accept transfer scores from ATI.
        • Visit the Academic Enrichment Center for information on TEAS TESTING. Study materials may be purchased in the College Bookstore or on line at www.atitesting.com.


    PHASE III: Ranking and Notification of Admission Status

    • All applicants will be ranked according to the highest to the lowest points. The number of applicants accepted to the program depends upon availability of seats. In the case where two or more applicants have the same number of points, ATI TEAS scores will determine point ranking.
    • Notifications will be sent to applicants in late May.
    • Applicants may be placed on an alternate list or not accepted at this time. The alternate list is for the current admittance year. All list and program specific materials are destroyed after fall classes begin-no waiting list. Applicants not accepted at this time may continue with college course work or schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss other educational opportunities.
    • If admitted, your program will be changed by the Enrollment and Student Success Staff. If a student changes programs after accepting a seat in radiography, the student is responsible for changing their program of study code with the Enrollment and Student Success Office.
    • Applicants not accepted and desiring to be considered for next year must complete the information session, submit program specific application, submit evidence of additional points and may elect to retake the ATI TEST of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS).


    PHASE IV: Acceptance
    The student accepted to the Associate Degree Radiography Program must:

    • Return acceptance to the Enrollment and Student Success Office within five (5) days of the date on the letter.
    • Attend a mandatory program orientation on the designated date in June.
    • Show documentation of physical and emotional health by the student's primary care provider.
    • Show evidence of current Healthcare Provider CPR certification (infant, child, and adult) through the American Heart Association.
    • Show evidence of Health Insurance coverage and maintain such coverage while enrolled in the radiography program.
    • Submit to criminal background checks and initial and random drug screenings as directed by affiliating clinical agencies. Criminal background checks and drug screenings must be completed through the College's designated service provider. The student will incur the cost of the criminal background checks and drug screenings. Clinical agencies may require criminal background checks and drug screening every six months while enrolled in the program.


    Information obtained from the criminal background checks and drug screenings could jeopardize the student's ability to participate in clinical experiences and would result in the inability of the student to complete the program.

    The application for certification examination with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) contains questions in regards to the following:

    1. Has the applicant has ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony excluding minor traffic violations (including convictions of similar offenses in a military court-martial)?
    2. Has the applicant ever had disciplinary actions from a certification board or regulatory in regards to a professional license, permit, registration or certification?
    3. Has the applicant ever been suspended, dismissed, or expelled from an educational program that you attended in order to meet ARRT certification requirements?

    If the answer is "yes" to these questions, the ARRT may deny an application for certification based on these questions. the applicant is asked to provide an explanation. If a student has question of their eligibility for certification, a pre-application process is available by the ARRT.

    The College reserves the right to change any restrictions or program requirements at any time. Every effort is made to provide a one year notice however, changes or revisions that occur as the result of accreditation or approval body standards and criteria may be implemented with limited notice.

  18. Therapeutic Massage

    Admissions Policy

    Applicants are admitted under provision of the admission policies of Johnston Community College and the Therapeutic Massage program as specified in the Johnston Community College Catalog. Applicants are selected on the basis of achievement potential through the use of previous academic records and based on a first come first served system. The college offers a full-time Certificate I & II, Diploma & Degree Program during the day.

    In order for a student to be considered for admission to the Therapeutic Massage Program, the applicant must complete Phase I. Program acceptance begins March 1st and continues until the cap is reached. The college reserves the right to close applications when the cap is reached.

    PHASE III: Ranking and Notification of Admission Status

    • Submit a completed application to Johnston Community College.
    • Official transcripts from high school and all colleges sent to JCC.
    • Have graduated or will graduate from high school or the equivalent, as recognized by the State of North Carolina, before entering the Therapeutic Massage program.
    • Must complete the college placement test or meet the test exemption requirements.
    • Current grade point average of 2.0 or higher
    • Must place into DRE 098 or ENG 111.
    • Complete a mandatory information session on-line http://www.johnstoncc.edu/programs/health-sciences/therapeutic-massage/information-session-on.aspx
    • Complete an interview with an admissions counselor after completing the college placement test and or all official transcripts have been received by the College.


    Phase II: Program Application and Notification and Acceptance

    • Submit a program specific application (available online & Student Services Office- Wilson Bldg) and a copy of counselor interview summary after completion of Phase I. Submit e-mail verification of completion of the on-line Information Session. Applicants are admitted on a first-come first serve basis. Program specific applications are available beginning September 1 of the prior admitting year. Applicants are notified by mail of their acceptance.
    • Must attend a program orientation held by the Program Director or her designee. You will receive a letter providing additional information in late May. Due to the demand of health science programs, students are encouraged to complete advising and registration at the program orientation. To secure their position in the program students are encouraged to have met their financial obligations to the College after registering for classes.
    • Must show documentation of physical and emotional health by the student and primary care provider. Health Forms provided online.
    • Must show evidence of current HealthCare Provider CPR through the American Heart Association by the first day of class.
    • Receive two one-hour massages for field of study (Swedish & Energy). Massage documentation form provided online.
    • Show evidence of Health Insurance coverage and maintain such coverage while enrolled in the Therapeutic Massage program.
    • Must submit to criminal background checks and initial & random drug screenings as directed by affiliating clinical agencies. Criminal background checks and drug screenings must be completed through the college's designated service provider. The student will incur the cost of the criminal background checks and drug screenings. Clinical agencies may require criminal background checks and drug screenings every 6 months while enrolled in the program.
    • Information obtained from the criminal background checks and drug screenings could jeopardize the student's ability to participate in clinical experiences and would result in the inability of the student to complete the program.


    The North Carolina Board of Massage & Bodywork Therapy requires a criminal history check on all license applicants. (See § 90-629.1. The North Carolina Massage & Bodywork Practice Act) Prospective students should be advised that if the NC Board deems the applicant's criminal history to be in question, that applicant may be denied a license to practice in North Carolina.

    The College reserves the right to change any restrictions or program requirements at any time. Every effort is made to provide a one year notice: however, changes or revisions that occur as the result of accreditation or approval body standards and criteria may be implemented with limited time notice.

Career and College Promise Admissions

Career and College Promise provides educational opportunities for eligible North Carolina high school students in order to accelerate completion of college certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees that lead to college transfer or provide entry-level job skills. Johnston Community College will offer the following three Career and College Promise pathways aligned with the K-12 curriculum and career and college ready standards adopted by the State Board of Education:

  1. College Transfer Pathway – students are afforded up to 34 semester hours of community college credits towards the Associate of Arts Degree, Associate of Science Degree, or Associate of Engineering Degree tuition free.
  2. Career and Technical Education Pathway – students earn community college course credits towards a job credential, certificate, or diploma in a technical career, tuition free.
  3. Cooperative Innovative High School Pathway – students begin earning community college course credits as a high school student by attending an approved Cooperative Innovative High School, tuition free. (Early College Academy or Career and Technical Leadership Academy).


College Transfer Pathway

  1. The College Transfer Pathway affords students up to 34 semester hours (from the Associate of Arts Degree, Associate of Science Degree or Associate of Engineering Degree) of transfer courses to a NC public or participating private college or university, tuition free.
  2. To be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must meet the following criteria:
    1. Be a high school junior or senior;
    2. Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 (or higher) on high school courses; and
    3. Demonstrate college readiness on an approved assessment or placement test. College readiness tests may include PLAN, PSAT, PreACT, ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer/NCDAP. A student must demonstrate college readiness in English, reading, and mathematics.
    4. Students must be enrolled in at least one high school course.
  3. To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must
    1. Continue to make progress towards high school graduation, and
    2. Maintain a 2.0 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses.
  4. With approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s Vice President of Instruction, a student may:
    1. Continue to earn college transfer credits leading to the completion of the Associate of Arts Degree, Associate of Science Degree or Associate of Engineering Degree, if he/she completes a College Transfer Pathway while still enrolled in high school.
    2. Enroll in both a College Transfer Pathway and a Career Technical Education Pathway.
    3. A student may change his/her pathway of study, at the completion of a semester.

Career and Technical Education Pathway

The Career and Technical Education Pathway allows students to earn community college course credits towards a job credential, certificate, or diploma in a technical career, tuition free.

To be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a high school junior or senior;
  • Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 (or higher) on high school courses OR a weighted 2.0 – 2.99 with a written recommendation from his/her principal or designee;
  • Student must have taken an approved assessment placement test, or college readiness test which may include the PLAN, PSAT, PreACT, ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer/NCDAP.
  • Student must be enrolled in at least one high school course.
  • Meet the prerequisites for the career pathway.
  • To maintain eligbility for continued enrollment, a student must:
  • Continue to make progress towards high school graduation, and
  • Maintain a 2.0 in college coursework after completing two courses.
  • A student must enroll in one Career and Technical Education Pathway and may not substitute courses in one pathway for courses in another pathway.
  • A student may change his/her pathway of study, at the completion of a semester.
  • Career and Technical Education Pathway courses may be used to provide partial or full fulfillment of a four unit career cluster.

Cooperative Innovative High School Programs

  • Cooperative Innovative High School Programs are located on the college campus, enroll 100 or fewer students per grade level, and students begin earning community college course credits to complete an associate’s degree or earn up to two years of college credit as a high school student, tuition free.
  • Eligibility requirements for Cooperative Innovative High School Programs are established jointly by the Johnston County School Board of Education and the Johnston Community College Board of Trustees


Listed below are the pathways offered in the three Career and College Promise programs:

  • College Transfer Pathways:
    Associate of Arts
    Associate of Engineering
    Associate of Science
  • Career and Technical Education Pathways:
    Accounting
    Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology
    Bioprocess Technology
    Business Administration
    Community Spanish Interpreter
    Computer Integrated Machining Technology
    Cosmetology
    Criminal Justice Technology
    Criminal Justice-Latent Evidence
    Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology
    Early Childhood Education
    Emergency Medical Science - Seniors only
    Fire Protection Technology
    Industrial Systems Technology
    Information Technology
    Medical Assisting
    Medical Office Administration
    Nurse Aide (student must be 16 1/2)
    Office Administration
    Paralegal Technology
    Pharmacy Technology (seniors only)
    Phlebotomy (seniors only)
    Welding Technology
  • Cooperative Innovative High School Programs:
    Johnston County Early College Academy
    Johnston County Career and Technical Leadership Academy

Applications may be found online on the Johnston Community College website. Applicants who need help completing the online application may come to the Enrollment and Student Success department in the Wilson Building. All correspondence may be sent to:

Student Services
Johnston Community College
P.O. Box 2350
Smithfield, NC 27577

Telephone: (919) 209-2128
Fax: (919) 989-7862
jccadmissions@johnstoncc.edu

Applicants wishing to be admitted to the College need to complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the NC Residency Determination process and receive an RCN number.
  2. Submit a complete application for admission through CFNC.
  3. Submit all required transcripts.
  4. If needed, complete placement testing through the NC-DAP test

All Applicants are now required to complete documentation for the North Carolina Residency Determination Service (NCDS). Residency determination establishes if students should have in-state or out-of-state tuition. Applicants must complete the NC Residency Determination forms before completing a college application through CFNC. After completing the RDS process, applicants will receive a Residency Determination Number (RCN) that will be needed to complete the JCC Admissions Application through College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC).

The application for admission, along with the applicant’s official high school transcript, should be submitted as soon as possible within one year prior to admission. Accurate and complete information on the application form and supporting information is required. Applicants are notified when they have been accepted for admission and when to report for registration. Falsification, misrepresentation, or omission of information on the application may result in revocation of admission.

A student who desires to enter a particular program of study but is not accepted to pursue that program may be accepted for admission to an alternate program. This may involve admission to

  1.  Another program of study,
  2.  Developmental courses,
  3.  Individualized programmed instruction, or
  4.  A combination of these approaches designed to help the student overcome academic limitations.

Following receipt of the application for admission and all transcripts, the applicant is invited for placement testing (if needed). Applicants must also submit transcripts from previously attended post-secondary educational institutions if they:

  •  Wish to receive transfer credits from another institution
  •  Plan to apply to a Health Science program
  •  Applied for Veterans Benefits
  •  Plan to play an intercollegiate sport for Johnston Community College

If a student graduated with an associate’s degree or higher, the official transcript from the awarding institution may serve as the official transcript on record. The official high school transcript would not be needed for admission to the college unless they plan to apply to a Health Science program and apply for Veterans Benefits or plan to play an intercollegiate sport for JCC. Applicants are also required to complete @ JCC admissions connect session.

The purpose of the connect session is to provide information, clarify the applicant’s goals, and confirm educational career plans. The applicant is encouraged to consider the full range of educational programs and services available and to evaluate probability for success in relation to the individual’s educational preparation, interests, aptitudes, and career objectives. Placement tests are used to assess educational preparation in the areas of reading, grammar, composition, and mathematics. The tests are given for guidance in the admission and placement of students in programs.

Accuplacer

Johnston Community College uses an online computerized placement test (CPT) called ACCUPLACER, which delivers the NC Diagnostic and Placement test (NCDAP). On rare occasions, applicants who are not yet comfortable using a computer may be administered a paper-and-pencil placement test called COMPANION. These students should notify the Admissions Office prior to being scheduled for testing. Students with other special needs must make testing arrangements with admissions and counseling staff. The College accepts COMPASS and ASSET placement scores earned at another institution only when accompanied by actual course placement.

Exemption from Placement Testing

Multiple Measures
Students who enroll at Johnston Community College may be exempt from English, reading and math placement testing if all of the following criteria are met:

  • The applicant is admitted and registered for classes within five (5) years from the high school graduation date.
  • The applicant has an unweighted high school GPA of 2.6 or greater.
  • The applicant has successfully completed four (4) high school math courses including three (3) Core Mathematics Courses and at least one higher level math course* as recognized by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
  • Placement for students who apply before graduation from high school will be based on their high school GPA at the end of the fall term of their senior year.

SAT/ACT Scores

Students who enroll at Johnston Community College may be exempt from English, reading and/or math placement testing if the following SAT or ACT scores are met:

SAT Scores

  • Writing: 500 OR Reading: 480
  • Math: 530

ACT Scores

  • English: 18 OR Reading: 22
  • Math: 22

Other Exemptions from Placement testing

Students who enroll at Johnston Community College may be exempt from English, Reading and/or Math placement testing with:

  • Successful completion (a grade of C or higher) of a college-level math and /or English course from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Successful completion of a developmental level course in English and/or Math from another North Carolina Community College
  • Appropriate Advanced Placement (AP) scores
  • Appropriate College Level Exam Program (CLEP) scores
  • Appropriate ACCUPLACER, COMPASS or ASSET scores

Students, who qualify for a placement test waiver in math or English but not both, will need to complete the ACCUPLACER for the skill area not exempted. Student must present all documentation when requesting a waiver.

Core Mathematics Courses:

  • Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II; OR
  • Common Core Math I, II and III; OR
  • Integrated Math I, II and III

PLUS, a fourth mathematics course from the list below:

Approved Math Courses (4th Math):

  • Advanced Functions and Modeling*
  • Discrete Mathematics*
  • Pre-Calculus*
  • Integrated Mathematics IV*
  • AP Statistics*
  • AP Calculus (AB)*
  • AP Calculus (BC)*
  • Analytical Geometry
  • Integrated Mathematics
  • Mindset
  • Probability & Statistics
  • Trigonometry

*Will also meet UNC mathematics requirements.

NC-DAP Retest Policy

A student may take the placement test twice in a five-year period, retest each section only once, and must adhere to a minimum 10 day waiting period between tests. Before retesting, students are highly encouraged to utilize all available study resources to include the College's transition programs. During registration, first-time testers will have priority over retest students.

TEAS

TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is an assessment used as part of the admissions process for nursing, radiography, medical sonography, and cardiac and vascular sonography. The computerized assessment contains four parts: reading, math, science, and English. There is a fee to take this assessment. Students are scheduled after a program-specific application or intent to apply form is submitted and the student has met all program admission requirements.

If you require services/accommodations for testing due to a hearing, visual or physical impairment or another disability, please contact our Disability Services Coordinator prior to testing. The Academic Skills Center offers a free preparatory program for the TEAS.

CLEP

CLEP (College Level Examination Program) offers testing for course credit through an online computerized assessment. Johnston Community College is a national test center for the program. The exam allows a student to receive credit and exemption for a course if a minimum score is obtained.

DSST

DSST (Dantes Subject Standardized Test) is a nationally recognized test program that offers opportunities for students to receive college credit for learning acquired outside the traditional college classroom.

Students who wish to obtain credit for a course not offered through CLEP and DSST testing should refer to the Credit by Examination or Credit by Experience policies.

CRC

The Career Readiness Certification is a portable credential that promotes career development and skill attainment for the individual, and confirms to employers that an individual possesses basic workplace skills in reading, applied math, and locating information – essential skills required by the vast majority of jobs today. The CRC Certificate confirms to employers that you possess basic workplace skills in Reading For information, Applied Mathematics, Locating Information. There is a cost associated with each WorkKeys Assessment.

Proctored Testing for Other Colleges and Universities

Johnston Community College offers test proctoring for students enrolled at other colleges and universities. Test proctoring is offered through the Academic Skills Center for a fee of $15 per test. To ensure availability of a proctor, students are encouraged to contact the Academic Skills Center at least two weeks prior to the desired testing date.

Special Arrangements for Students with Disabilities

If an individual has a disability that will prevent him/her from taking the test under standard conditions, contact the disability services coordinator at (919) 209-2543 prior to reserving a testing time. ADA accommodations that require special testing environments should be scheduled well in advance of the start of the term. Requests in the four weeks prior to the start of the term may not be possible to schedule.

Applications for readmission of former students are received and processed by the Admissions Office. Students applying for readmission to a curriculum program who have not attended for two or more consecutive semesters must enroll under the current College catalog.

Prior disciplinary records may be considered when students seek admission or readmission to the College. The College reserves the right to refuse admission to any student whose enrollment or continued presence is considered a risk for campus safety or a disruption of the educational process.

Admission/readmission policies and standards are administered by the vice president of student services. Appeals of application or admission decisions are heard by the Student Success Committee. Appeals must be submitted to the chair or secretary of the Student Success Committee in writing within 10 days following the date of the initial decision.

Information regarding admission to continuing education courses may be found in the Continuing Education catalog section.

Information concerning persistence and graduation rates is available upon request from the Student Services Office, on the College’s Web site, and in other publications.

Applicants for admission as transfer students may be admitted and granted advanced standing based on acceptance of course work completed at other regionally accredited colleges, universities, or post-secondary institutions. All courses for which transfer credit is possible are evaluated in terms of the curriculum to be pursued at the College. The application for admission and all official transcripts being evaluated must be received before an application can be processed. Johnston Community College transfer students are in good standing following evaluation of courses completed with a grade of "C" or better. Transcripts are evaluated by the admissions staff for determination of transfer credit. If there is any question about the acceptability of the course, the course description and content are reviewed by the registrar who makes the final determination.

Course credits earned at other institutions will be accepted for transfer subject to the following criteria:

  1. The course work must be applicable to the program of study the student desires to pursue.
  2. A minimum grade of "C" or the equivalent must have been earned for a course to be considered for transfer.

Students who do not wish to apply for a degree, diploma, or certificate program may enroll for individual curriculum courses upon completion of an application for admission and documentation (transcripts) of prerequisite coursework, if applicable. Special credit students who later wish to enroll in a program of study must complete all admission requirements and declare a program of study.

Credits earned as a special credit student may be applied to program requirements, if appropriate. Special student enrollment status does not qualify for federal financial assistance. Special credit students are limited to 16 credit hours before they must officially choose a program of study or must be granted special permission from the Vice President of Student Services.

In accordance with regulations prescribed in the 1D SBCCC 400.2 Admission to Colleges, undocumented immigrants may enroll as outlined below.

An undocumented immigrant, any immigrant who is not lawfully present in the United States, must have attended or graduated from a United States high school, private high school or home school that operates in compliance with state or local law. An undocumented immigrant with a diploma from an Adult High School located in the United States that operates in compliance with state or local law is also eligible to be admitted. All undocumented immigrants must be admitted as out-of-state students for tuition purposes whether or not they reside in North Carolina. Undocumented immigrant students are not eligible for federal financial aid. Students lawfully present in the United States shall have priority over any undocumented immigrant in any class or program of study when capacity limitations exist.

The Developmental Studies program provides post-secondary students with instruction in basic math, English, and reading. As the point of entry for learners needing academic development, Developmental Studies is sensitive to the needs of students making the transition to a college environment. Our goal is to enable students to develop those skills and behaviors that will lead to successful academic achievement at Johnston Community College.

Initial student placement in developmental courses is based primarily on college placement scores; however, course enrollment may also be voluntary or recommended by the student’s faculty advisor. Students may take a combination of developmental and curriculum courses. Grades earned in developmental courses are not included in the grade point average and credit hours earned do not count toward graduation. The majority of developmental courses are offered every term, both day and evening.

Progression Criteria: A student taking required developmental math, reading or English courses must receive a grade of "P" (Pass) in order to progress to the curriculum program or the next pre-curriculum course level. A grade of "R" requires the student to re-enroll in the course.

Students may also be placed in transitional academic programs such as Lessons Enhancing Academic Placement (LEAP) or Successful Transition and Academic Readiness Programs (STAR). These courses are offered in a structured and supportive environment designed to increase the students’ aptitude in the subject and strengthen their preparation to pursue further education. These courses are free to registered participants and are typically offered in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. At the completion of the program, students are required to complete all assessment and testing surveys and attend a transition orientation session with the course instructor.

Federal regulations require institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). While all our programs at Johnston Community College are designed to lead to either employment or transfer, the Department of Education requires that we provide disclosure information on the specific programs listed as Gainful Employment.

The College has created a Web page to allow prospective students to research the GE programs available at the College. Prospective students will be able to find information about the program, links to occupational information, estimated cost of program, normal time for program completion, median debt at program completion, and job placement rate for program completers, if available. Please visit the Gainful Employment Web page at www.johnstoncc.edu/gainfulemployment.aspx

In order to obtain a certificate, diploma, or degree at Johnston Community College, a student will need to follow the general admissions process. If they are offered, distance education courses may be taken instead of on-campus courses. Once admitted to the College, students will be assigned an advisor who will assist in the selection of courses and in the progression of their chosen curriculum.

Notice Regarding Online Offerings
The Higher Education Act requires legal authorization for the delivery of distance education degrees, programs and courses to students whose physical presence is in a state other than North Carolina. Johnston Community College’s ability to offer distance education or correspondence education to students who reside in another state may be limited due to compliance with state authorization. If you wish to enroll in one of our online offerings and are located in a state other than North Carolina, please inquire before enrolling to determine if we have permission to offer online courses in your state. Johnston Community College is unable to enroll a student in an online course from a state for which it does not have authorization. You may direct inquiries to the admissions coordinator at (919) 209-2049.

Johnston Community College desires to resolve student complaints in an expeditious and fair manner. Students residing outside of the State of North Carolina while attending JCC who desire to resolve a grievance should follow the College’s Student Grievance Procedure. Please try to exhaust all possible avenues of complaint resolution before going outside of the College. For assistance with the grievance procedure, please contact the vice president of student services.

However, if an issue cannot be resolved internally, you may file a complaint with the appropriate agency in your state. In compliance with federal Department of Education regulations, Johnston provides a list of state agencies with contact information for each state on its Website. You may also contact our state agency, the North Carolina Community College System, Office of Propriety School Services. Johnston Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Colleges.

Johnston Community College has approval by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for attendance by international students. The application and documentation deadline for international students for the Fall term is March 30. Applicants for the Spring semester must submit application and documentation by August 30. Any applicants that have not been submitted by this date with all required documentation by August 30. Any applications that have not been submitted by this date with all required documentation will not be processed for the upcoming term. International students are treated as nonresidents of the state of North Carolina with respect to tuition and fees. The College is unable to provide financial aid to international students; therefore, international students must have sufficient funds to cover all living expenses, tuition, and fees while attending the College. Student housing is not provided by the College. International students are expected to make their own arrangements for housing.

The following items are required for admission:

  1. Application for Admission and Residence Status Application. These forms are provided by the College and should be completed and returned at least six months prior to the date of proposed admission to initiate the admission process.
  2. Academic Records. A certified copy of the original educational records, to include all previous academic experiences, is required. If the original copy of this record is written in a foreign language, a certified English translation is required.
  3. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). TOEFL scores are required of all applicants, except those from countries where English is the only official language, as evidence of adequate proficiency in English. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 550.
  4. Placement and Testing Interview. Applicants must complete placement testing and personal interviews before they can be accepted for admission.
  5. Financial Statement. A signed financial statement is required of all applicants. This should be a detailed statement of the applicant’s financial situation, including the amount of money available per year, source of income, and any other pertinent information. The availability of funds sufficient to meet expenses for the first academic year must be certified. The inclusion of any false information constitutes grounds for dismissal from the College and reporting to SEVIS.
  6. Student medical form. A student medical form, completed and signed by a physician, must be submitted on the form provided by the College. The student must have completed the hepatitis B series.
  7. Responsibility Statement. Each applicant must furnish a certified statement from a United States citizen stating that the citizen agrees to accept responsibility for sponsoring and assisting the applicant as may become necessary for the applicant to pursue his or her educational objective.

Upon receipt of all above items, the applicant’s file will be presented to the Enrollment Management Committee for the admissions decision. The applicant will be informed by mail of the committee’s decision. Form I-20 A-B, Certificate of Eligibility, will be prepared on request from applicants who have been formally accepted for admission to the College.

Some curriculum students are required to complete an individual student health questionnaire. For certain programs, students are required to secure a physical examination prior to initial registration.

Students should be in a sufficient state of health to successfully pursue the program of study chosen. Communicable disease or severe mental illness may prohibit approval to register for classes when health records indicate that attendance would be detrimental to the health and/or safety of the student or others with whom the student may come in contact while pursuing a program of study.

For certain specialized programs of study such as associate degree nursing, basic law enforcement training, cardiac and vascular sonography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging technology, cosmetology, emergency medical science, medical assisting, medical sonography, early childhood education, nurse assistant, pharmacy technology, radiography, therapeutic and diagnostic services and therapeutic massage, a student medical form and titers and immunizations (physical examination by a primary care provider) is required. The North Carolina Truck Driver Training School requires a DOT physical examination form. Early childhood education may also require physical examinations, immunizations and TB requirements. For these programs, students are required to meet health standards specific to the occupation for which they are preparing. These are generally accepted standards of physical ability to perform the requirements of the program and to engage in educational and clinical experiences in such a way as not to endanger the student, other students, or members of the public including patients, patrons, customers, minors, or other persons with whom the student will come in contact as a part of the educational program.

Students and employees of the College who may be infected with a reportable communicable disease, as defined by the North Carolina Division of Health Services, will not be excluded from enrollment or employment, or restricted in their access to College services or facilities unless medically-based judgments in individual cases establish that exclusion or restriction is necessary to the welfare of the individual, other members of the College community, or others associated with the instruction through clinical, intern, laboratory, or other such experiences, involving the general public. Persons who know or have reasonable basis for believing that they are infected are expected to seek expert advice about their health circumstances and are obligated, ethically and legally, to conduct themselves responsibly in accordance with such knowledge for the protection of others.

Persons who know that they are infected are urged to share that information with the department dean and the vice president of student services so that the College can assist in the appropriate response to their health and educational needs. Such information will be disclosed only to responsible officials of the College on a strictly limited, need-to-know basis, unless the individual consents in writing to release of the information to others.