Vaccination against COVID-19 is required of all students admitted to any healthcare program at LCC. No currently available accommodations will allow for clinical placement of unvaccinated students, thus unvaccinated students will not be able to enroll in healthcare program cohort courses (those courses taken once admitted to a healthcare program).
Students must pass a criminal background check and drug screen before beginning medical assisting coursework.
Because LCC must comply with health care agency requirements, a positive finding in a background check or drug screen may exclude the student from enrolling or Medical Assisting. Some crimes disqualify a person from giving patient care. Clinical agencies retain the right to refuse placement to student with a history of certain offenses.
For additional information see Disqualifying Crimes.
Medical Assisting students must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to entry to the program. Fully vaccinated is defined by the CDC as 2 weeks following the second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer (3 weeks between doses) or Moderna (4 weeks between doses) vaccines, or 2 weeks after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine. To find a free vaccine near you, visit Vaccine Finder.
Current Medical Assisting students who have begun the program must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to beginning clinical courses.
Students must also provide the following documentation prior to registering. Expenses are the responsibility of the student.
* At this time, clinical agencies are recognizing full vaccination as two (2) weeks following of the these primary series dose schedules:
Currently, students are strongly encouraged to stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccination boosters per the current CDC guidance.
Bev Ylen, Health Programs Coordinator
Vicky Soladey, Program Director
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