Get Started in the Health Professions Readiness Program

How to Get Started

Complete the admissions process and meet with an academic advisor at El Centro College. 


Dallas County residents pay $177 per three-hour class — that's $59 per credit hour, or just $708 for a full semester load of 12 credit hours. 

Compare that to what you'd pay elsewhere! See our tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency. 

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need. 

Accreditation and Affiliations

Find out more about accreditation and affiliations

Check out other Nursing and Health Care programs.  

Other Degree and Certificate Options

See a chart of our degree plans by college or visit the credit programs home page. 

Faculty Profiles

Our faculty have industry experience, so they can relate to the challenges you'll face at work. They work with you one-on-one, encouraging you and helping you to succeed in school and on the job. See profiles of some of our Health Professions Readiness instructors

Transfer Information

These courses are designed for direct entry into the workforce. However, if you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process. 

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Health Professions Readiness program that aren't answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.