The school does not discriminate based on of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic which that lawfully cannot be the basis for an employment decision by state, local or federal law.
A personal interview is conducted with each prospective applicant prior to enrollment. During this interview, an admissions representative will discuss the school’s programs in relation to the applicant’s career preference, individual motivation and potential for success in training and subsequent employment. Prospects who are not well matched with the program will be denied admission.
Applicants are to have 1) graduated from high school (HS), 2) received an equivalency diploma (GED), or 3) graduated from, or been accepted for admission to and have satisfactorily completed credits towards a higher education degree or diploma from an institution of higher learning accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Students having completed sufficient credits towards their high school diploma and who can reasonably be expected to graduate prior to the completion of their program at Kino College may be conditionally accepted into the program with an official letter from the high school attesting this fact. Documented proof (diploma or transcript) of HS graduation, GED or higher education acceptance and satisfactory course completion must be submitted no later than the start of Anatomy and Physiology, except in the case of students conditionally accepted, or the student will be removed from the program. Conditionally accepted students must graduate from high school or receive a GED certificate before they will be allowed to graduate from the program.
Students will be subject to both a drug screen and criminal background check as felony, domestic violence and drug-related convictions typically disqualify a graduate for employment in the medical profession. Applicants must declare any felony, domestic violence, drug-related convictions or drug-related activity before being admitted to the program. Depending on the nature of the crime, admission may be denied. If a student receives a felony, domestic violence or drug-related conviction during the program, they are to disclose this to a school official prior to attending their next class session or they may be removed from the program. Discovery of an undeclared felony, domestic violence or drug-related conviction, failure to pass a drug screen, or refusal to submit to a drug screen or criminal background check either subsequent to admission or while enrolled will result in removal from the program.
Students will from time-to-time observe procedures, interact with patients and/or demonstrate their skills within a hospital or medical practice. Accordingly, they must provide documented proof of vaccination or immunity prior to the start of Anatomy and Physiology, meet the basic entry requirements for practice in the hospital, and be able to meet the physical demands expected of a practicing medical assistant or they will not be allowed to progress with their program.