Allied Health Department


As the college and district offices are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please follow the campus procedures for submitting and processing official transcripts from all other institutions attended.  Instructions are available at the following link:

For Allied Health Programs Admissions, applicants must upload a PDF copy of their transcripts from SDCCD or other institutions attended which demonstrate completion of prerequisite courses required for the program to which they are applying.  Final program acceptance is contingent upon verification of successful completion of all mandatory prerequisites.  

Please refer to individual program department webpages for more information regarding specific transcripts due dates, transcript evaluation requirements, and to determine whether in progress prerequisites will be accepted and specific program deadlines. 

There are nine programs within Allied Health department: Dental Assisting (DENA), Health Information Technology (HEIT) which includes a Coding Specialist Certificate, Health Information Management (HIMS), Medical Assisting (MEDA), Neurodiagnostic Technologist (NDTE), Phlebotomy (PHLB), Physical Therapist Assistant (PHYR), Radiologic Technology (RADT) and Veterinary Technology (VTAH). For more information about each, please use the links to the right.

All Allied Health Program students are required to complete a criminal background check, a 10 panel drug screen, a physical exam, provide immunization records or titers verifying immunity (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Hepatitis B, Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis)  and Tuberculosis status  prior to being placed at a clinical facility.  Some programs may also require proof of Influenza immunization during flu season.

Students are responsible for the following costs:
1. American Databank Complio Immunization Tracker - $24.00/year

2. Background Check & Drug Screen Combo package - $77.00/year, additional costs may apply if you have lived outside of the state of California.
3. Immunizations, titers, physical exams, and other health screenings-costs will vary.

Mesa College Student Health Services offers the following services:
Physical Exam at- $35.00

TB skin test- $8.00
Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap) - $45.00
MMR- $79.00
Hepatitis B Series- $62.00
Flu vaccine- Free
*Students may see their own medical provider if preferred.

Allied Health programs require clinical rotations or work experience courses with district clinical affiliates. COVID-19 vaccination verification may be required by the clinical affiliates and employers.

Properly fitted masks are required for all on-campus and clinical rotation/work experience instruction.

ATTENTION ALLIED HEALTH STUDENTS: You must complete the following required training prior to starting your DIRECTED CLINICAL PRACTICE (DCP) or Work Experience. Please complete the training prior to your program orientation and bring verification of completion to your program orientation. Please click the link below.
REQUIRED Sexual Assault Prevention Training Requirements for Community College Students

Students applying and entering Allied Health Programs are encouraged to take ALLH 048, Basic Skills for Health Care Careers, prior to starting their program.  This course will be offered in Spring 2021.

Click here for information about COMS 135: Interpersonal Communication for Allied Health Students

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All students are required to be familiar with our Allied Health Policy Manual Fall 2021

Program Information Sessions 

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, all Spring Information Sessions will be held virtually. Zoom information will be posted on department pages. 

Note: Please check this website the DAY of the session for any changes that may have been required. Reservations not required. Campus parking policies are enforced.  Parking day passes can be obtained at several parking machines located throughout the parking lots.

Spring 2022 Information Session Dates and Format of sessions will be posted in January 2022. Thank you.

  Fall Spring
Veterinary Technology (VTAH)



Information Session Zoom Link  


Dental Assisting (DENA)

Thursday September 2, 2021         7:00pm - 8:00pm


Thursday October 7, 2021                7:00pm - 8:00pm


Thursday November 4, 2021                 7:00pm - 8:00pm


Information Session Link



Information Session Link

Health Information Technology (HEIT)/Health Information Management (HIM)


Tuesday, September 14 from 5-6pm
Thursday, October 14 from 6-7pm
Tuesday, November 16 from 5-6pm


Where: Professor Renda's Zoom room: 


Where: Professor Renda's Zoom room:

Medical Assisting (MEDA)

Thursday October 7th, 5-6 pm

Tuesday December 7th, 5-6 pm

Zoom details same as Spring session >>



Where: Professor Penrod's Zoom room:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 838 7874 8585
Passcode: vN9kfn

Neurodiagnostic Technology (NDTE)

Monday  October 4, 2021

9:00am -10:00am


Friday December 3, 2021

5:00pm - 6:00pm


Zoom link.





Phlebotomy (PHLB)
 Please see the Phlebotomy page for the online information session.  




Physical Therapy Assisting (PHYR)



Tuesday September 7, 2021 5:30pm - 6:30pm


Wednesday November 3, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm 


Monday December 6, 2021 5:30pm - 6:30pm 


Information Session Zoom Link: 



Information Session Zoom Link: 


Radiologic Technology (RADT)

September 17th from 9:00 - 10:00 am


October 25th from 4:00 - 5:00 pm


December 13th from 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Zoom Link: 



The zoom link is below: