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
  • EMT 52- Anatomy & Physiology for EMS  6 unit course (prerequisite for paramedic program)
  • Emergency Medical Technician Certification 6.5 units- Completion of this program and EMT 52 qualifies for application to the Paramedic Program
  • 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)

Associate Degree in Nursing Program (ADN) Successful completion of this program prepares the student to be eligible to take the NCLEX examination.

LVN-RN Bridge Program (ADN) Successful completion of this program prepare the student to be eligible to take the NCLEX examination.

LVN- RN 30 Unit Option- This option was established and required by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN-CCR1429).  Student will receive a certificate of completion upon successful completion of the program and be eligible to take the NCLEX examination. Students choosing this option will not be granted an Associates Degree in Science and will not be a graduate of West Hills College Lemoore. The student must meet with the Director of Health Careers before deciding to choose this option.  Students choosing this option are admitted on a space available priority.

ADN Students

Application Period and Deadlines

Description Appliciation Period Start Dates
Associate's Degree in Nursing Program CLOSED

For selected candidates: 

August 2016

Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) to Assoicate's Degree in Nursing CLOSED For selected candidates:  Summer 2016
Paramedic Program OPEN

Opens: January 4, 2016, 9AM

Closes: July 15, 2016, 11AM

EMT Program


per Semester

January and August
Nurse Assistant Training Program (NATP/CNA) Program CLOSED May 2016
Medical Assisting: Back Office CLOSED TO BE DETERMINED
EKG/ECG Technician Course Self-Registration May 2016

All questions pertaining to transferrable units and/or completion of prerequisites need to be addressed with the Health Careers Counselors. Please call (559) 925-3317 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