Admission Requirements for Health Programs

The healthcare industry is one of the largest in the country, with more than 11 million jobs. Many of the occupations projected to grow the fastest will be in health care. Combining technology and the human touch, the healthcare industry administers care to millions of people -- from newborns to the elderly.

Careers in healthcare are demanding and rewarding. The health programs at Delta College provide the rigorous academic preparation needed to enter the workplace. 

Many of these programs require national licensing exams. The great news is that Delta College grads do well on these tests. Several programs have a 100% pass rate, all have pass rates higher than the national average.

Health Programs with Admission Requirements

Students must meet all the requirements for admission into their chosen program. This process is called validation.

What you should know as you consider these healthcare programs

Validation and scholarly admission

Validation is a process by which you become eligible to enroll in your clinical education. Sometimes there is a delay between when you complete your required courses for validation and when you can enroll in the program clinical courses. Check the Registration Office for the current waitlists. Scholarly admission is available for most programs and allows exceptional students to shorten the wait time between validation and clinicals. 

Health documentation and immunizations

All the health programs with validation requirements require health documents and immunizations. They may vary by program. Check your program for specific information. 

Background check, drug screening and physical skill requirements

The Nursing (all program tracks), Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiography, Respiratory Care, Sonography - Diagnostic Medical, Sterile Processing Technician, Surgical First Assistant and Surgical Technology programs all require a criminal background check and a drug screen. Check each program for specific information.

Exposure Control Manual

In a healthcare job or educational environment there are certain tasks that involve exposure, or reasonably anticipated exposure, to blood or other potentially infectious material. Exposure control manuals are available through their program.


Contact us
Make an appointment with student services departments.

1961 Delta Road
University Center, MI 48710