The application deadline for the Colby Community College practical and associate degree nursing and physical therapist assistant programs is March 1.

Nursing students follow a "1 + 1" path, starting with the practical nursing (PN) program that prepares a student for the national exam to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN). The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) is an advanced study in nursing practice for preparation for the licensure exam to become a registered nurse (RN).

CCC also offers transition courses for those holding credentials as a Mobile Intensive Care Technician (MICT) or Registered Respiratory Technician (RRT) who want to obtain an Associate Degree in Nursing.

The PTA degree path is designed for students to complete prerequisite courses during their first year (pre-PTA) and then apply to the program for the second year. Admission to the program is limited, and selection is made through an interview process. Students complete the prerequisites and the PTA program in four semesters and a summer.

For more information on either program, call the Division of Health Sciences at (785) 460-4797 or email