Tuesday – July 26, 2016

Petitioning Information

The Petition Process is the method that students follow to inform the School of Health Sciences when they are ready and prepared to begin the core technical courses in their chosen health science program. All students MUST petition and be accepted into their program before registering for core technical courses.

To petition, students need to:

  1. Apply to the college, identify their program of interest, and have an active program code
  2. Refer to the web page for the School of Health Sciences and open the Student Program Guide (pdf)
  3. Complete all items identified above the "Petition Process" box for the program
  4. Some programs require completion of a pre-admission exam as part of the petition process
  5. Upon successful completion of all items, submit an electronic petition application during the open petition window for the program.



Petition Process Documents



Pre-admission Exam FAQs, Instructions and Test Dates
Petition Process - Step by Step Diagram (pdf)


Petition Windows

1. You can access the petition form by visiting your specific program page below:


Associate Degrees

The petition window has been extended for the following programs.

Students will be notified of their petition status through their MATC Gmail address in approximately 30 days.

Anesthesia Technology
Cardiovascular Technology
Dietetic Technician
Funeral Services
Health Information Technology
Surgical Technology

Technical Diplomas

The petition window for the following technical diplomas is open throughout the year.
The system will no longer accept petition applications once the program seats are filled.

Students will be notified of their petition status through their MATC Gmail address in approximately 30 days.

Dental Assistant
Dental Technician
Health Unit Coordinator
Medical Assistant
Medical Coding Specialist
Medical Interpreter (all seats currently filled)
Pharmacy Technician
Phlebotomy (all seats currently filled)
Renal Dialysis (all seats currently filled)

2. You can access the petition form directly by visiting this link:


The petition window is open August 1st through August 31st annually for the following programs that start in January.

Dental Hygiene
Dietetic Technician
Health Information Technology
LPN - RN Educational Progression
Medical Laboratory Technician
Physical Therapist Assistant
Practical Nursing
Registered Nursing
Surgical Technology