Future Health Care Professionals Program at West Fresno Center

Application Deadline Extended to March 15, 2024

Application Period: February 1-March 15, 2024


The Future Health Care Professionals Program serves a cohort of 20 students every year and is a collaborative effort between Fresno City College and Fresno area high schools. The program provides students an opportunity to receive priority admission into some of the most popular health care programs at Fresno City College.


About the Program

  • The Future Health Care Professionals Program is an accelerated pathway for completion of pre-requisite courses for Allied Health programs.

  • The FCC West Fresno Center is the primary campus with some classes at the Fresno City College campus.

  • Students who complete the admission requirements will be given priority placement into their major of choice: Dental Hygiene, Radiologic Technology, Registered Nursing, and Respiratory Care Practitioner.

  • The cohort of students will be registered by the program and will attend classes together.

  • Group tutoring, individual tutoring, and counseling services provided.  Enrichment activities for the students will be coordinated by the program.


Student Commitment

  • First semester classes are scheduled Monday-Friday starting at 8 a.m.

  • As a full-time students your academic commitment must be a priority as your class schedule will be coordinated by the program.

  • Students must be available to attend class and program activities for approximately 30 hours per week.

Students will explore and choose one of the following majors offered at Fresno City College: Dental Hygiene, Radiologic Technology, Registered Nursing, and Respiratory Care Practitioner.  They will complete the pre-requisite and general education courses for the major of choice within 2 years.  Upon completion of these requirements, students will be placed into their health care program of choice and complete 2 additional years to obtain an associate's degree and become eligible for state licensure.

2 Years:

General Education & Program Prep Courses

Additional 2 Years:

Health Care Program of Choice Courses

Total of 4 years to complete:

Associate of Science Degree at FCC

Steps to Apply - Click on the arrows for details in each step:

Complete online Fresno City College Application

All applicants to the Future Health Care Professionals Program must apply for admission to Fresno City College to obtain a SCCCD Student ID number prior to applying to the program. When applying you will be asked to declare a major, please select Pre-Allied Health.  

  • Current senior graduating from high school in the Fresno region.

  • Participated in or currently enrolled in a high school Health Care Pathway.

  • High School cumulative GPA of 2.5 (non-weighted).
  • Successful completion of at least two dual enrollment classes with FCC that lead to the Pre-Allied Health Associate of Science Degree.  Current FCC Dual Enrollment Courses that will meet this requirement: AFRAM 1, AHLTH 100, ART 2, ART 3, ART 7, CHDEV 38, CHDEV 39, COMM 1, COMM 8, COUN 53, ENGL 1A, HIT 10, MUS 12, SPAN 1, or SPAN 2.  Preferred courses to be completed are: HIT 10, ENGL 1A, AHLTH 100, POLSCI 2.

The program application is accessible only during the Application Period:

Application Deadline Extended to March 15, 2024 

Future Health Care Professionals Application

The application process will require you to upload the following documents:

  • Copy of official high school transcript

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation 
    • Letters should be from a professional who is familiar with your academic or leadership progress.  Some examples may be: a teacher, counselor, administrator, club advisor, or volunteer site supervisor.

If you have questions about how to complete the application, please email program counselor:

Monica Castillo at monica.castillo@fresnocitycollege.edu


Fresno City College utilizes a computerized statistical lottery selection process for admission into the Future Health Care Professionals Program.  The Lottery Process is used in response to more eligible applicants than enrollment.  The lottery is student driven, which means the student is responsible for supplying all transcripts and supplemental documentation required. To be included in the Lottery, the program application must be completed and documents included or it will be considered incomplete and processing will be terminated.  All qualified applications received before the stated deadline will be treated equally regardless of the submission date.

All applicants who meet the application requirements are included in the lottery.  After the lottery is complete, applications are evaluated to confirm eligibility. Applicants are then notified of selection into the program.