Programs & Prerequisites

The EMCC program-specific prerequisites follow:

AA= Associate in Arts
AAS = Associate in Applied Science
AS = Associate in Science
CRT = Certificate
R = Required
D = Desired





Automotive Technology AAS R D D D
Automotive Technology CRT R
Building Construction AAS R D D D
Building Construction CRT R
Business Management AAS R
Career Studies AAS R
Computer Technology AAS R
Computer Repair Technology CRT R D
Criminal Justice AAS R
Corrections CRT R
Culinary Arts AAS R R R or R
Culinary Arts-Food Service Spec. CRT R D D or D
Diesel, Truck & Heavy Equipment AAS R D D D
Diesel, Truck & Heavy Equipment CRT R
Early Childhood Education AAS R
Early Childhood Education CRT R
Education (Secondary or Elementary) AAS R
Electrical & Automation Technology AAS R R D D
Electricians Technology CRT R
Emergency Medical Services AAS R R     or     R
Emergency Medical Services CRT R R     or     R
Fine Woodworking & Cabinet Making AAS R
Fine Woodworking & Cabinet Making CRT R
Fire Science AAS R
Fire Science CRT R
Health Care Secretary   CRT R
Human Services AAS R
Human Services CRT R
Liberal Studies AA R
Medical Assistant AAS R R
Medical Assistant CRT R R
Medical Office Technology AAS R
Medical Radiography AS R R R R R
Nursing AS R R ^See Below
Plumbing Technology CRT R
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning AAS R D D D
Refrigeration CRT R
Restaurant & Foods Service Mgmt AAS R
Surgical Technology AAS R R     or     R
Trade & Technical Occupations AAS R D D
Welding Technology AAS R D D D
Welding (Pipe) CRT R D

It is strongly recommended that students take physics with lab as a prerequisite for admission in the mechanical, building, electrical, and Medical Radiography programs.

*Desired: This course is not necessary for admission but is of significant value in the intended program of study. All applicants are expected to have successfully completed at least one year of math and one year of science in high school. The chart is intended for use as a guideline for students when choosing an appropriate curriculum. The Director of Admissions urges interested applicants who do not meet these requirements to call and discuss alternatives.

^COLLEGE LEVEL coursework required of applicants to the two-year Nursing program include:

  • Transferable college-level Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (EMCC’s BIO127)*^
  • Transferable college-level College Composition (EMCC’s ENG101)*^
  • NRG101-Math for Nurses* (This course is offered at EMCC as a hybrid and can be taken at a distance. While little is accepted in transfer for this course, a challenge exam is available.)
  • “Desired”  but not required academic courses relevant to the Nursing curriculum, including:
    • Transferable college-level Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab (EMCC’s BIO128^)
    • Transferable college-level Pharmacology (EMCC’s BIO251^)
    • Transferable college-level Pathophysiology (EMCC’s BIO222^)


  • Alg I = High School Equivalent Algebra I
  • Alg 2 = High School Equivalent Algebra II
  • Geom = High School Equivalent Geometry
  • Bio/Lab = High School Equivalent Biology with Lab
  • Physics = High School Equivalent Physics
  • Che/Lab = High School Equivalent Chemistry with Lab