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.

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 Spring 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. 

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.


  Fall Spring
Veterinary Technology (VTAH)

10/16/2020 5:00-6:30 p.m.

11/13/2020 5:00-6:30 p.m.

12/04/2020 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Information Session Zoom Link  


Dental Assisting (DENA)

September 23rd, at 7:00p.m. 
ctober 21st, at 7:00 p.m.
November 17th, at 7:00 p.m.

Information Session Link


January 21st at 7:00 p.m.
February 24th  at 7:00 p.m.
March 24th at 7:00 p.m.

Information Session Link

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

Thursday, September 17 5-6pm

Wednesday, October 28 6-7pm

Thursday, December 10 5-6pm

Where: Professor Renda's Zoom room:





Thursday, January 28th, 5-6pm
Tuesday, February 16th, 6-7pm
Tuesday, March 23rd, 5-6pm
Where: Professor Renda's Zoom room:

Medical Assisting (MEDA)
 Please see the Medical Assisting page for the online information session.  


Wednesday, February 24, 2021 5-6 p.m.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 5-6 p.m.

Where: Professor Penrod's Zoom room:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 821 6171 4814
Passcode: jGEVC7

Neurodiagnostic Technology (NDTE)




Thursday May 13th, 2021 from 11:0am - 12:00pm

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




Physical Therapy Assisting (PHYR)


Wednesday October 21, 2020 6pm - 7pm
Thursday December 3, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Information Session Zoom Link: 



Monday February 22, 2021 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Thursday March 11, 2021 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Information Session Zoom Link: 


Radiologic Technology (RADT)

Zoom Link: 

Monday, September 14 from 9:00 - 10:00 am

Wednesday, October 21 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Friday, December 4 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm



The zoom link is below:


  • March 5, 2021 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm
  • April 6, 2021 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm