Each applicant to the Mental Health Technician program must meet the following criteria:

1. Be a high school graduate or possess a GED certificate.

2. Meet College requirements for admission.

All first-time students are assessed in the areas of English, mathematics, and reading through administration of the ASSET® or COMPASS® and placed at the appropriate level as indicated by the assessment results. Students who are placed in developmental English, reading, and/or math by the placement exam score are advised to complete recommended courses to bring performance up to college-ready levels prior to registering for program courses.

3. Mental Health Technician students will be required to submit documentation for a physical exam, lab results, and vaccinations prior to the first term containing clinical facility attendance. The purpose of the physical exam is for evaluation of the student’s ability to perform the essential functions of the Mental Health Technician program. This record is current for one year only. Wallace Community College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990 and requests for reasonable accommodations will be considered.

Students meeting the above requirements are admitted in chronological order by date of completion of admission requirements.