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Health Occupations Admissions Office

Mission Statement

Utilizing our knowledge, resources, and exemplary customer service to assist students pursuing their educational goals in healthcare from inquiry to degree completion.

Our Vision

The Health Occupations Admissions Office is committed to deliver excellent customer service which fosters student success.

Welcome to the Health Occupations Admissions Office at the El Centro College Center for Allied Health and Nursing. We are located on the first floor of the Paramount Building at 301 North Market Street in the West End District of Downtown Dallas, which is one block north of the main El Centro campus.

If you are interested in a health care career and need some basic information or answers to your specific questions, you have come to the right place! Are you "shopping" and unsure of which program is the best fit for you? Our convenient online information sessions are available 24/7 with information regarding a specific program.  We also publish information packets which outline the application requirements and admission procedures for each of our programs.

Our staff takes pride in assisting students toward their goal of pursuing a career path in health care. Our graduates are in demand not only here in the Dallas/Fort Worth medical community but also throughout the state and elsewhere which makes our participation in their success all the more gratifying.

We are excited about the future of health care education at El Centro College. Are you ready for a challenging and rewarding career in health care? Get on board and take the journey with us!

"Imagine possibilities..."

Pamela Farley
Program Services Coordinator
Health Occupation Admissions

3 Year Programmatic Outcomes


Programs3 Yr Retention Rate3 Yr Completion3 Yr Job Placement Rate
2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Cardic Sonography70.00%62.50%87.50%N/AN/AN/A85.70%100.00%100.00%
Diagnostic Medical Sonography100.00%100.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A100.00%92.00%N/A
Invasive Cardiovascular Technology87.50%85.70%100.00%N/AN/AN/A71.40%83.30%100.00%
Magnetic Resonance Imaging80.00%100.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A100.00%100.00%N/A
Medical Assisting100.00%96.77%N/AN/AN/AN/A100.00%76.61%N/A
Medical Laboratory Technology100.00%93.30%N/AN/AN/AN/A92.80%73.3%*N/A
Radiologic Sciences93.00%84.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A95.00%95.00%N/A
Respiratory Care75.00%75.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A90.00%N/AN/A
Surgical Technologist100.00%100.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A85.00%75.00%N/A
NursingN/AN/AN/A77.50%62%pending90.19%95.30%100.00%
Vocational NursingN/AN/AN/A52%48%63%72.22%80.22%96%

Programs3 Yr Graduate Survey Participation3 Yr Graduate Satisfaction3 Yr Employer Survey Participation
2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Cardic Sonography71.40%80.00%83.60%100.00%100.00%100.00%83.30%60.00%63.40%
Diagnostic Medical Sonography100.00%100.00%N/A100.00%100.00%N/A75.00%82.00%N/A
Invasive Cardiovascular Technology42.90%50.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%100.00%42.90%50.00%71.40%
Magnetic Resonance Imaging100.00%100.00%N/A100.00%100.00%N/AN/AN/AN/A
Medical Assisting100.00%63.71%N/A100.00%100.00%N/A61.11%38.20%N/A
Medical Laboratory Technology30.80%50.00%N/A100.00%100.00%N/A71.40%71.40%N/A
Radiologic Sciences73.00%74.00%N/A89.00%97.00%N/A80.00%N/AN/A
Respiratory Care100.00%NAN/A100.00%NAN/A100.00%N/AN/A
Surgical Technologist100.00%100.00%N/A100.00%100.00%N/A57.00%N/AN/A
NursingN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Vocational NursingN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Programs3 Yr Employer Satisfaction3 Yr Exam Participation3 Yr Exam Pass Rate# of Graduates (3 Yrs)
2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2015-16 2016-17 2017-2018
Cardic Sonography100.00%100.00%100.00%85.70%100.00%N/A100.00%100.00%100.00%7526
Diagnostic Medical Sonography89.00%100.00%N/A100.00%92.00%N/A92.00%100.00%N/A1212N/A
Invasive Cardiovascular Technology100.00%100%100%100.00%100.00%N/A71.40%100.00%100.00%767
Magnetic Resonance ImagingN/AN/AN/A100.00%100.00%N/A100.00%100.00%N/A69N/A
Medical Assisting100.00%100.00%N/A45.54%73.12%N/A45.45%63.24%N/A2531N/A
Medical Laboratory Technology100.00%100.00%N/A100.00%73.30%N/A84.60%83.30%N/A1314N/A
Radiologic Sciences100.00%N/AN/A100.00%91.00%N/A81.00%95.00%N/A2123N/A
Respiratory Care100.00%N/AN/A90.00%NAN/A90.00%NAN/A1012N/A
Surgical Technologist100.00%N/AN/A100.00%100.00%N/A86.00%62.00%N/A78N/A
NursingN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A70.79%69.89%84.43%299289203
Vocational NursingN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A94%100%80%13138


OFFICE HOURS:
MONDAY - THURSDAY   8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
FRIDAY   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

E-mail: ECCHOAO@dcccd.edu

Phone: 972-860-5001        Fax: 972.860.5016