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Allied Health Pre-Admissions Conferences

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Applicants must attend a pre-admission conference with the program faculty. During the conference, you will receive the program application and additional information regarding the HIT program. If you have only attended a KCTCS college, photocopies of your transcripts are able to be accessed electronically. If you have attended an outside college/university please have copies of all your transcripts available for the meeting. All applications must be received by April 20th, 2023.

All pre-admission conference meetings will be held virtually and scheduled one-on-one with each student. Contact Felicia Miles-Collier for the meeting link.


Medical Assisting

All meetings will be held on the Downtown Campus in the Health Science Hall building (HSH), Room 378.

Our pre-admission conferences are online. Email Michelle Butler for an invite to the meeting.

Pre-Admission Conference Dates for Fall 2023 Admission
Date Time
Monday, February 6 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 16 12:30 p.m.
Friday, March 3 10:30 a.m.
Monday, March 13 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, March 21 2:00 p.m.
Monday, April 10 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 27 11:30 a.m.

Dates for pre-admission conference are subject to change.

If you are unable to attend one of these dates, please email the program coordinator Michelle Butler. Please include in the email your name, student ID#, and a phone number where you can be reached. You will be contacted as quickly as possible.

If you are interested in the Medical Assisting program, please email program coordinator Michelle Butler.

All pre-admission packets must be submitted by Friday, May 5, 2023 at 3:00 pm for consideration for the class starting Fall 2023. The Selective Committee Meeting is scheduled: May 12, 2023.

If you are interested in beginning the program and have missed these deadlines, please contact program coordinator Michelle Butler. If all seats are not filled at that time, you may still be allowed to apply and enter.


Medical Laboratory Technician

You must attend a pre-admission conference in order to apply to the program. Please contact the program coordinator if there is a conflict.

These will be held on the Downtown Campus in the Health Science Hall, Room 360.

Date Time
September 22, 2022 1:00 PM
October 20, 2022 1:00 PM
November 17, 2022 1:00 PM
January 18, 2023 1:00 PM
February 15, 2023 1:00 PM
March 16, 2023 1:00 PM
April 13, 2023 1:00 PM

Check with your program coordinator Connie Savells for more information. If you were unable to attend a preadmission conference and are interested in applying to the program please contact the program coordinator for an application packet.


Occupational Therapy Assistant

Sessions will meet from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM either online using Microsoft Teams or on the Downtown Campus, in Chestnut Hall, Room 229. Request to online conference dates by emailing program coordinator Pam Smithy.

Date Time Location
September 15, 2022 12:00 - 1:30 pm Online. Email for an invite to the meeting.
October 19, 2022   Online. Email for an invite to the meeting.
November 16, 2022   Online. Email for an invite to the meeting.
January 18, 2023   Online. Email for an invite to the meeting.
February 15, 2023   Online. Email for an invite to the meeting.
March 15, 2023   Online. Email for an invite to the meeting.
April 19, 2023   Online. Email for an invite to the meeting.
May 17, 2023   Online. Email for an invite to the meeting.
June 15, 2023   Online. Email for an invite to the meeting.


Paramedic Technology

For general information and to apply to the Paramedic Technology program, you should attend one of the pre-admission conferences. At these sessions, you will obtain information concerning prerequisite courses and other program requirements. Prospective students who expect to complete EMT certification training before the spring semester of 2019 are encouraged to attend.

The Jefferson Community and Technical College Paramedic program is located at the Downtown Campus, Chestnut Hall, 110 West Chestnut Street, Room B26.

Check with program coordinator Chad Scott for more information.


Physical Therapist Assistant

The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program application materials are only available to students who attend a preadmission conference. No access to applications will be granted after the last conference is held in March. All applications must be completed and submitted by April 1 to be considered for Fall enrollment.

The PTA Program utilizes a selective admission process for enrollment, which means there are specific qualifications and requirements that must be met before a student may enroll in physical therapy courses. Students interested in applying for the PTA Program must first attend a preadmission information session. Conferences will be held online in a Microsoft Teams Meeting to discuss all steps involved in the application process and allow students access to the online application form.  Please register to attend the conferences using the PTA Pre-Admission Conference form.

Date Time Location
Friday, September 16, 2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Online
Friday, November 18, 2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Online
Friday, February 17, 2023 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Online
Friday, March 10, 2023 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Online

The answer is no.

Although all general education courses may be completed online, the PTA-specific technical courses and labs are only offered in person on the downtown campus. Clinical courses are completed on-site at the assigned facility, which may be local or as far of a commute as 60 minutes from your home address.

The answer is usually yes for most general education courses. The courses must have been completed at a regionally accredited institution and match the content of the courses offered by Jefferson. The best way to tell is to check the Transfer Equivalency Database.  This will take you to a screen where you can choose your college from the drop down list and then type in the course you took. If it is not in the database you will need to contact the PTA Program Coordinator for guidance or wait until your official transcript has been evaluated for verification.

IMPORTAT NOTE FOR ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (A&P) COURSES:  For courses to transfer equivalent they must meet the minimum requirements for credit hours and content. Students must complete two A&P courses; each must have a minimum of 4 credit hours that includes a lab section. The full A&P curriculum must cover the following topics: basic chemistry, cell structure, cell physiology, metabolism, tissues, systems including integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, cardiovascular, lymphatic, digestive, respiratory, urinary. If the transfer equivalency database lists your course as equivalent to BIO 137 or BIO 139, you should be fine.  Jefferson’s Records Department will likely record the course as equivalent once your transcript has been evaluated. If the database says it is equivalent to any other criteria (such as TRN science general education, TRN elective, a different BIO course number such as BIO 135-ANA 209-PGY 206, etc.) it is NOT considered equivalent and you will need to enroll in BIO 137 and/or BIO 139 to be eligible to begin the PTA Program. Sometimes the Records Department will attach a note saying that the courses will only transfer as equivalent of the grade for the lecture and the lab are the same. If this is the case, please alert the PTA Program Coordinator to evaluate the likelihood of a course substitution. Course substitutions are RARELY approved by the administration and will be evaluated on an individual case by case basis for validity. 

The answer is no.

Regardless of prior education and experience, all students must complete the PTA-specific courses in sequence. It will take two years to complete the sequence. Students with previous courses in kinesiology, pathology, neurology, exercise or modalities (such as students of exercise science and athletic training or massage) must still complete the PTA-specific courses to meet the requirements for program accreditation. Only courses approved by CAPTE may be utilized for credit toward a PTA degree from Jefferson.

All PTA courses are scheduled Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm. The exception to this rule comes with clinical courses, where the student will be expected to follow the schedule of the supervising therapist for 4 or 5 weeks at a time. These hours may start before 8:30am and/or extend beyond 4:30pm (not to exceed a total of 40 hours per week). The student will typically be given notice of the clinical schedule at least 1 month prior to starting the clinical course to allow for personal schedule adjustments as needed (ie: childcare, ride share, etc.)

  • Semester 1:  two courses totaling 6 credit hours (PTA 101 and PTA 125). Students will be in class a total of 9 hours, typically split between two days. This allows time to enroll in concurrent general education courses, if needed.
  • Semester 2:  three courses totaling 10 credit hours (PTA 150, PTA 160, and PTA 170). Students will be in class up to 20 hours per week, five days per week. Typically two full days, two half-days, and 8 Fridays of clinical work where students are at the assigned clinic for 8 hours each week.
  • Semester 3:  three courses totaling 12 credit hours (PTA 200, PTA 220, PTA 240). Students will be in class approximately 20 hours per week, split among four days for the first 12 weeks. At week 13 of the semester students will report to their assigned clinical location and work 40 hours per week for the last 4 weeks of the semester.
  • Semester 4:  three courses totaling 12 credit hours (PTA 250, PTA 260, PTA 280). Students will be in class approximately 22 hours per week for the first 6 weeks, split over five days per week. Typically three full days and two half-days. This concludes the coursework portion of the Program. Students will then report to their assigned clinical locations 40 hours per week for the remaining 10 weeks of the semester.  


There are a limited number of facilities available to host students. The Clinical Coordinator will work with you to ensure the best educational experience for you, which may require a commute of up to 60 minutes. The Clinical Coordinator tries to avoid more than one long-distance site, but can make no guarantees.


Students are given the opportunity to list their preferred sites and types of facilities for clinical education. All students will be given an opportunity for at least one outpatient site and at least one inpatient site. From there it will vary, depending on availability and student interests. Students may ask to initiate a clinical agreement with a site not previously identified by the Program. However, it can take up to 6 months to get the contract agreements set up and the Clinical Coordinator cannot guarantee placement.  


Respiratory Care

All conferences will be held in-person in the Health Science Hall, Room 372A. No appointment needed conferences are open attendance.

Date Time
October 20 1:00 pm
November 16 1:00 pm
January 25 1:00 pm
February 22 1:00 pm
March 27 1:00 pm
Check with program coordinator Mary Beth Keffer for more information.


Surgical Technology

All meetings will be held on the Downtown campus in the Health Science Hall building (HSH), Room 269 at 9:00 am.

Dates for pre-admission Conferences can change based on scheduling conflicts, weather, and/or institutional closings. Please check the website often for updates. It is highly recommended you confirm the meeting date you plan to attend with the program director via email. Pre-admission conferences are available for anyone interested in the program; there are no requirements to attend a conference. It is also recommended any student interested in the program bring an unofficial copy of their current transcripts for reference.

Date Time
February 11 9:00 am 
March 4 9:00 am 
April 1 9:00 am
November 18 9:00 am

You only need to attend one pre-admission conference and please be on time. It is necessary to attend a pre-admission conference in order to receive an application to the program. Only students who are ready to apply to the Surgical Technology program should attend one of the mandatory conferences.

Check with program coordinator Loretta Young for more information.