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Health and Legal Careers


The Division of Health and Legal Studies is home to some of El Centro College's most dynamic programs, leading to many different rewarding careers in the nursing and allied health professions as well as the Paralegal profession. The El Centro Paralegal Studies Program is the only community college paralegal program in the North Central Texas area that is approved by the American Bar Association.

We can answer many questions you may have about the wide variety of career opportunities available to you through these programs. We also have non-credit course opportunities in Health Occupations through our Continuing Education Department.

University Transfer Information
Waiver for Letter of Recommendation (Download and open in Adobe Reader to fill out PDF form)
Criminal Background & Drug Screening Information for Students (pdf - 22kb)
Testing Procedures (Powerpoint slideshow - 664kb)
Paramount Computer Lab and Testing Center Rules (Powerpoint slideshow - 646kb)

 
Trying to decide on a career?

Many of our health occupations and nursing programs may be just what you are looking for! Explore all the possibilities. You may just find a career that you never heard of or dreamed possible. We can answer many of your questions here.  
Accreditation

El Centro College is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges, the Association of Texas Colleges and Universities, and the League for Innovation in the Community College. Many individual programs also have additional accreditation and recognition. Please see each program's information page for details.

 
Paramount Computer and Testing Lab

The Paramount Computer and Testing Lab, located in the Paramount building room P112, contains many of the latest multimedia learning resources available. Students also have free Internet and e-mail access, as well as Microsoft Office software.

 
Virtual Career Network

Virtual Career Network (VCN) provides career exploration and training tools to help jobseekers prepare for a career in healthcare. The American Association of Community Colleges and its partners developed VCN through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Serving as an online agent for jobseekers, VCN provides access to everything a person needs to prepare for a healthcare career. It allows users to set up a career management account and store career preferences and information.

In addition, users can find national and local information about healthcare careers and see job listings in their area. VCN tools help users take control of their future.

Click here for more information about VCN

 
Health & Legal Studies Division Administration

Sondra Flemming - VP Health/Economic Development
(E-mail: sflemming@dcccd.edu)

LaCheeta McPherson - Executive Dean, Health & Legal Studies
(E-mail: lmcpherson@dcccd.edu)

Joan Becker, Dean of Nursing
(E-mail: jbecker@dcccd.edu)

Immunization Requirements

NEW  Medical Information and Immunizations are required of all applicants to be accepted into an El Centro College Health Profession Program.

Applicant Instructions Regarding Immunizations and Health Forms