Academic programs and services at Pueblo Community College are available to all students without regard to age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex or disability.
Disclaimer for All Students
PCC/SCCC disclaims liability of any kind for injury, illness, theft, or damage of personal property of any student as a result of participation in field trips, shop or laboratory work, or classroom activities. Every reasonable effort is made to provide safe conditions for these activities.
Background and Drug Checks
Criminal background and drug checks are required of students entering all health certificate and/or degree programs. Certain offenses will preclude you from enrolling in a health program. Students should check with the program chair for specific requirements and due dates.
Student Malpractice & Liability and/or Health Insurance
If you are enrolled in health professions and service programs, you must carry malpractice & liability insurance. Personal health insurance coverage is strongly recommended and is required by some clinical affiliates. The insurance coverage is available at a nominal cost through a group policy arranged by the College. Speak to your program advisor or the PCC/SCCC Cashier about this type of insurance coverage.
Disclaimer for Criminal Justice Majors
Many criminal justice and related agencies require certain standards of prospective employees at the application stage. Job applications uniformly ask applicants if they have ever been arrested for any offense, either misdemeanor or felony. An affirmative response or finding on the part of a prospective employer may be grounds to deny employment. A second requirement may require applicants to take psychological tests, lie detector tests, and medical tests in order to determine if applicants are suited for a particular position.
With respect to the above, the Criminal Justice Department and the Pueblo Law Enforcement Academy of PCC/SCCC advises that entrance into any CRJ course of study or subsequent graduation is no guarantee, explicit or implied, that a student is employable. Further, should a student be unable to be placed and/or remain in the course, CRJ-287, Cooperative Education/Internship, after two good faith attempts at placement, neither PCC/SCCC nor its employees accept responsibility in respect to the student’s fulfillment of this program.
In an attempt to appropriately advise prospective students, a prior arrest and/or drug and alcohol history should be discussed with a Criminal Justice advisor prior to the student’s admission into the Criminal Justice Program. Neither PCC/SCCC nor Criminal Justice advisors will be held liable for a student’s decision to continue in the program.
Disclaimer for Diagnostic Medical Sonography Majors with a Criminal History
Applicants are advised that persons with a prior felony, gross misdemeanor, or misdemeanor may be declared ineligible for registry certification. The Program assumes no responsibility for the denial or registry eligibility due to a prior criminal conviction. Applicants who have any questions concerning registration restrictions due to a prior felony, gross misdemeanor, or misdemeanor convictions are encouraged to undergo a Preapplication Review of Eligibility for Certification through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, 51 Monroe Street, Plaza East One, Rockville, Maryland, 20850-2400; Telephone – 301.738.8401 or 800.541.9754; Website – www.ardms.org.
Disclaimer for Emergency Medical Services Majors with a History of Felony
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment - Prehospital Division, which is responsible for certification of emergency medical technicians in Colorado, requires a criminal background check. Certain felonies or misdemeanors may prevent you from obtaining certification. The Emergency Medical Services Programs at PCC/SCCC assumes no responsibility for the denial of certification by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. For further information, contact the CDPHE-Prehospital Division at 303.692.2980.
Disclaimer for Nursing Majors with a History of Felony
The Colorado State Board of Nursing, which is responsible for licensing nursing personnel in Colorado, has varied restrictions which may affect persons with a history of a felony conviction. The PCC/SCCC Department of Nursing assumes no responsibility for the denial of licensure by the State Board of Nursing. Prospective students are responsible for contacting the State Board of Nursing at 303.894.2432 concerning any questions regarding their eligibility for licensure.
Disclaimer for Radiologic Technology Majors with Criminal History
Applicants are advised that persons with a prior felony, gross misdemeanor, or misdemeanor may be declared ineligible for registry certification. The Program assumes no responsibility for the denial of registry eligibility due to prior criminal conviction. Applicants who have any questions concerning registration restrictions due to a prior felony, gross misdemeanor, or misdemeanor convictions are encouraged to undergo a Pre-application Review of Eligibility for Certification through The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, 1255 Northland Drive, Mendota Heights, Minnesota 55120; Telephone – 651.687.0048; Website – www.arrt.org/ethics.
Disclaimer for Respiratory Care Practitioner Majors with a History of Felony
The State of Colorado Board of Regulatory Agencies requires licensing respiratory therapy applicants to answer questions concerning felony history. The PCC/SCCC Respiratory Therapy Program assumes no responsibility for the denial of licensure from the State of Colorado Board of Regulatory Agency. For further questions, you may contact the agency at 303.894.7851.