Health Careers
Health Careers Programs Application Deadlines

Health Careers StudentsWest Hills College Lemoore (WHCL) Health Careers Programs are dedicated to educating providers of health care to support community health care outcomes and provide safe, effective, competent care to members of the community they care for.

WHCL Health Career programs educate students to display behaviors of Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, and Responsibility and to develop a culture of Excellence in the care they provide.

The relentless pursuit of success for the student is supported through rigorous curriculum, high standards of professional practice and behavior and educational enhancement through high fidelity simulation and clinical practice.

These principles are instilled in all programs from entry level health care programs to Associate Degree Licensure programs. Programs available on the WHCL campus include

Emergency Medical Services

EMS students
  • EKG Technician 2.5 units (Self Registration refer to the Class Search feature online to see when the following classes are being offered.)
  • EMT 52- Anatomy & Physiology for EMS  6 unit course (prerequisite for paramedic program) (Self Registration refer to the Class Search feature online to see when the following classes are being offered.)
  • Emergency Medical Technician Certification 6.5 units- Completion of this program and EMT 52 qualifies for application to the Paramedic Program. (Self Registration refer to the Class Search feature online to see when the following classes are being offered.)
  • Paramedic Program-   Associate of Science Degree or Certificate Available. Successful completion of this program graduates will be eligible to sit for certification by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)


The West Hills Associate Degree Nursing Program application period is open beginning November 1, 2017 and closing February 1, 2018.  This application year will be for admission into the ADN program fall 2018 beginning August 2018.

The program will admit 24 traditional nursing students to begin the program fall 2018. 

In addition, the program may admit 6 LVN-RN advance placement students who would advance place into the 2018 class graduating spring semester 2020.

 The accepted LVN-RN Advance Placement students will tentatively attend a short 9 week skills competency/transition course offered during the last 9 weeks of the fall 2018 semester (3 units only).  This will be scheduled for October 15th 2018 through December 14th 2018, tentatively Mondays and Wednesdays. Advance Placement students would then be ready to join the class for spring 2019 semester and graduate in May 2020. See the document “LVN-RN advanced placement rotation.”

The program will not have a summer bridge program as in the past for LVN-RN students.  A smaller amount of LVN-RN students will be accepted this year for an advanced placement option only.

There will be only one application for all applicants.  Applicants who are current LVNs with an active license in good standing may indicate if they are interested in the advanced placement option, ADN full program option or both.


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Application Period and Deadlines

Description Appliciation Period Start Dates

Associate's Degree in Nursing Program

OPEN 11/1/17- 2/1/18

For selected candidates: 

August 2018

Paramedic Program CLOSED 1/3/18-8/1/18

For selected candidates: 

August 2017

EMT Program


per Semester

January and August
Nurse Assistant Training Program (NATP/CNA) Program CLOSED May 2018
Medical Assisting: Back Office CLOSED TO BE DETERMINED
EKG/ECG Technician Course Self-Registration May 2018

All questions pertaining to transferrable units and/or completion of prerequisites need to be addressed with the Health Careers Counselors. Please call (559) 925-3320 to speak with this department.

Applications are only available during the open application period and may be downloaded online or obtained from the Lemoore Health Careers Office. The application must be received by 4:00PM of the above deadline to be considered. Other important student information is available at the left link.

*Before submitting an application for ANY Health Careers Program, you must apply for admissions to WHC to obtain a Student ID Number and Student Email Address.

Health Careers Office Hours:
Monday- Friday: 8:00AM to 5:00PM