Selective Programs

MWCC Dental Assisting Student, Elizabeth Mwambo

While Mount Wachusett Community College is an open enrollment college, some of our programs have additional requirements. These are called “selective” programs.

How to Apply to a Selective Program

  1. Attend a mandatory Information Session
  2. Download the appropriate application below
  3. Request transcripts from all colleges other than MWCC. (More details)
  4. Bring or mail your completed* packet to the Office of Admissions (Gardner Campus) by the application deadline

*Incomplete applications will not be accepted and will be returned with a note indicating what’s missing. Transcripts and other required documents should be attached to your application file. Deadlines and requirements are listed on the application. If something is in transit from a third party (like transcripts), please note this on your application.

View Accreditations

Two-Year Selective Degrees

Nursing

  • Program Details
  • Application
  • Advanced Standing Application (Allows students that have already completed the equivalent of MWCC’s NUR111 to immediately enter second semester nursing courses.)
  • Prepare to sit for the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). MWCC students historically achieve high pass rates.

Nursing: LPN to RN Bridge

  • Program Details
  • Application
  • For currently licensed LPNs (in good standing, with one year of work experience). Credit is given for NUR111 allowing applicants to immediately enter second semester nursing courses. Demonstrated proficiency in Maternity and Pediatrics may be considered for exemption from NUR115.
  • Prepare to sit for the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). MWCC students historically achieve high pass rates.

Dental Hygiene

  • Program Details
  • Application
  • Prepare to sit for the National Dental Hygiene Board Exam and the Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (CDCA) Clinical Exam.

Physical Therapist Assistant

Veterinary Technology

  • Program Details
  • Application
  • Prepare to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) (once AVMA accreditation is granted to MWCC).

 


 

One-Year Selective Certificates

Practical Nursing

Paramedic Technology

  • Program Details
  • Application
  • Prepare to sit for the Massachusetts psychomotor exam for paramedics and the written National Registry Exam for Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) as paramedics.

 

 


 

Other Selective Programs

Pre-Healthcare Academy

  • Program Details: High school graduates in this program who maintain a 3.0 GPA may enter the Dental Hygiene Degree, Physical Therapist Assistant Degree or Nursing Degree programs during the fall semester of their second year, allowing the opportunity to become a healthcare provider in just three years.
  • Application

STEM Starter Academy

  • Program Details: Students entering certain STEM majors at MWCC in the fall are eligible to apply for this program. Accepted students will receive a stipend of up to $1,000 and will be enrolled in up to two free college courses (book use included). Students will receive daily academic support, including tutoring and mandated study hours.
  • Application

*Please note that the following programs are still pending approval from the Massachusetts Department of Education and are not eligible for financial aid: Software Support Certificate and Paramedic Technology Certificate.