Admissions

Selective Admissions Programs

Admission to Northeast Community College does not guarantee admission to all courses or programs of study. The programs below have additional requirements to fulfill before you can begin taking classes. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office.

Auto Body Repair Technology

In addition to regular admission and application procedures, applicants for the Auto Body Repair Technology program must meet the following requirements:

Effective for the 2013-14 Academic Year

Before admission to the program, students will need to attain the following minimum entrance scores: COMPASS—Math Pre-Algebra Test 34, Reading 64, Writing 39; or ASSET—Math Numerical Skills Test 35, Reading 36, Writing 38; or ACT—Math 16, Reading 14, English 14.


Automotive Technology

In addition to regular admission and application procedures, applicants for the Automotive Technology program must meet the following requirements:

Effective for the 2013-14 Academic Year

Before admission to the program, students will need to attain the following minimum entrance scores: COMPASS—Math Pre-Algebra Test 34, Reading 64, Writing 39; or ASSET—Math Numerical Skills Test 35, Reading 36, Writing 38; or ACT—Math 16, Reading 14, English 14.


Diesel Technology - Agriculture

In addition to regular admission and application procedures, applicants for the Diesel Agriculture program must meet the following requirements:

Effective for the 2013-14 Academic Year

Before admission to the program, students will need to attain the following minimum entrance scores: COMPASS—Math Pre-Algebra Test 34, Reading 64, Writing 39; or ASSET—Math Numerical Skills Test 35, Reading 36, Writing 38; or ACT—Math 16, Reading 14, English 14.


Diesel Technology - Truck

In addition to regular admission and application procedures, applicants for the Diesel Technology Truck program must meet the following requirements:

Effective for the 2013-14 Academic Year

Before admission to the program, students will need to attain the following minimum entrance scores: COMPASS—Math Pre-Algebra Test 34, Reading 64, Writing 39; or ASSET—Math Numerical Skills Test 35, Reading 36, Writing 38; or ACT—Math 16, Reading 14, English 14.


Drafting-Architectural

Effective for the 2012-13 Academic Year

Admission to the Drafting-Architectural program is contingent upon the applicant meeting the College mandatory placement test scores for reading, writing, and mathematics as required for the program. Any student that does not meet minimum placement scores for all test areas will be admitted to the College, but must successfully complete required transitional skills courses or attain required placement test scores to be admitted to the program. Minimum Entrance Scores: COMPASS: Math Pre-Algebra Test 34, Reading 64, Writing 39; or Asset - Math Numerical Skills Test 35, Reading 36, Writing 38; or ACT - Math 16, Reading 14, English 14.


Drafting-Industrial Facility

In addition to regular admission and application procedures, applicants for the Drafting-Industrial Facility program must meet the following requirements:

Effective for the 2013-14 Academic Year

Before admission to the program, students will need to attain the following minimum entrance scores: COMPASS—Math Pre-Algebra Test 34, Reading 64, Writing 39; or ASSET—Math Numerical Skills Test 35, Reading 36, Writing 38; or ACT—Math 16, Reading 14, English 14.


Electromechanical Technology

In addition to regular admission and application procedures, applicants for the Electromechanical Technology program must meet the following requirements:

Effective for the 2013-14 Academic Year

Before admission to the program, students will need to attain the following minimum entrance scores: COMPASS—Math Pre-Algebra Test 34, Reading 64, Writing 39; or ASSET—Math Numerical Skills Test 35, Reading 36, Writing 38; or ACT—Math 16, Reading 14, English 14.


Nursing

The Nursing Program has a selective admission policy. All applicants must initially apply to Northeast as a Pre-Nursing (PRN) major. As a condition of admission to the college, students are subject to placement testing (Compass or Asset) and mandatory placement for general education courses. Required general education courses may be taken prior to acceptance in the nursing program, or concurrently once accepted into the program. All general education course work is required to have a grade of "C" or better to meet the nursing program’s standards for admission or progression. Students wishing to transfer in required courses should see a nursing program advisor for transcript evaluation. The Division Dean makes all final decisions in collaboration with the Registrar on acceptance or equivalency of transfer courses.

All nursing program applicants are required to take a nursing program Entrance Exam, provide official transcripts, and provide letters of reference per the program application packet. The GPA in required coursework and entrance score factor into an "Admission Score", by which students are selected annually for program admission.

Both PN and ADN programs have a limited number of seats available for fall admissions. It is possible that not all applicants will be admitted for a given term. Completed application packets must be received by February 1 to be considered for the fall class of that year.

Northeast sets program admission numbers annually, taking the top admission scores for nursing program admission. Students are notified of conditional program admission in the spring semester prior to the August program start. Conditional program admission is granted and contingent upon successful completion of spring/summer coursework ("C" or better in required courses and a minimum GPA of 2.7) and a criminal background check. All conditional program applicants are required to have a criminal background check before full acceptance is granted for the fall semester.

Minimum admission requirements
  • Evidence of a GED or high school diploma
  • Acceptable entrance exam score (see nursing program packet)
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.7 in required courses, including a 2.7 science GPA
  • Direct high school to program admits must have a cumulative High School GPA of 3.5 with successful completion of the highest level English, Math and Science courses
  • LPN to ADN students are required to hold an unencumbered LPN license from Nebraska or another compact state with privilege to practice in Nebraska

Nursing Program Grade & Graduation Requirements

Students enrolled in either Practical Nursing or Associate Degree Nursing coursework are held to program specific grading standards.

The Nursing Program specifies that a student must obtain the following grades in order to complete either the PN Diploma or Associate Degree in Nursing. Also, a student is eligible to take the NCLEX-PN or NCLEX-RN exam upon satisfactory completion of the following graduation requirements:

  • A "C" or better in all general education coursework
  • A "B" or better in all nursing (NURS) coursework
  • A "P" or pass grade in select NURS coursework; the "P/F" grade is reserved for laboratory or clinical coursework only; a pass grade is determined by the instructor’s evaluation of the student meeting specific course competencies and is equivalent to a "B" grade in a theory or classroom course.

Physical Therapist Assistant

PTA Admission Requirements

In addition to regular admission and application procedures the PTA program has a selective admission policy. Applicants for the Physical Therapist Assistant program must meet the following requirements:

  • All materials must be received or post-marked by October 1, 2014.
  • You may submit individual materials as you complete them.
  • Notify the PTA Program promptly of any changes in your name, address or telephone number.
  • You may be required to complete at a minimum the following general education requirements:
    PTAS 1020 Introduction to Physical Therapy, SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Communication, BIOS 2110 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I including lab, ENGL 1010 English Composition I, PTAS 1010 Medical Terminology for PTA’s, PHYS 1070 Applied Physics for Allied Health.
  • Students must have a minimum core GPA of a 2.5 and a grade of at least a “C” in the specified courses.
  • Midterm grades will be used for all required classes in the selection process when calculating the core GPA.

PTA Application Steps

  1. Indicate your program of study as Pre PTA with the Admissions Office during the application process. Contact Admissions if you still need to apply.
  2. Visit and review the PTA Admission page which provides all the materials needed to complete the application process.
  3. All application materials must be received by October 1, 2014
  4. Upon invitation, complete a personal interview with the Physical Therapist Assistant admissions committee.

Northeast Community College mailing address:

Northeast Community College
Attention:  PTA Program
801 East Benjamin Ave. P.O. Box 469
Norfolk, NE  68702-0469


Utility Line

In addition to regular admission and application procedures, applicants for the Utility Line program must meet the following requirements:

Effective for the 2012-13 Academic Year

Before admission to the program, students will need to attain the following minimum entrance scores: COMPASS—Math Pre-Algebra Test 34, Reading 64, Writing 39; or ASSET—Math Numerical Skills Test 35, Reading 36, Writing 38; or ACT—Math 16, Reading 14, English 14.


Veterinary Technology

To prepare academically for the Veterinary Technology Program, applicants are encouraged to have completed four years of high school English, three years high school math (algebra, geometry, and advanced algebra) and two years of high school science including biology and chemistry.

In addition to regular admission and application procedures, applicants for the Veterinary Technology Program must also apply for admission into the program. All applicants must complete the following:

  1. Complete and document 50 hours of observation with a licensed Veterinary Technician by October 1 of the current year. A form is provided by the Veterinary Technology Department.
  2. Successful completion of a background check.

    • Any documentation that may affect obtaining a license could prevent entry into the program.

  3. Qualify academically--there are two ways to qualify academically:

    1. If the student has achieved the following test scores: ACT Math and ACT English 22 or higher, SAT Composite 1100 or higher, Compass Reading and Writing 89 or higher, and Algebra 45 or higher.
    2. In the freshman fall semester obtain a minimum grad of 3.0 (B) in VTEC 1120 Anatomy and Physiology lecture and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the following freshmen fall course or approved course substitutes:

      • VTEC 1000 Animal Husbandry and Restraint
      • VTEC 1110 Veterinary Medical Terminology
      • VTEC 1120 Anatomy and Physiology Lab
      • BIOS 1010 General Biology and Lab
      • MATH 1025, 1045, 1140, 1200, or 2000