Personal Qualifications

An applicant must be 18 years of age by October 15 of the enrolling year (except for Dental Assisting, must be 18 by Sept 1) and submit evidence of good health, emotional maturity and stability. There is no upper age limit. Sound physical health will be among the factors determining eligibility. Applicants must have the physical stamina and ability to stand, balance, lift, carry, see, hear and speak. Furthermore, applicants must be have the emotional capacity to empathize with patients and exercise self-discipline.


Educational Qualifications

Applicants must be in possession of high school diploma or its equivalent.

Those who have completed high school in another country must have that information officially translated and evaluated.  

Non-US high school qualification information


Pre-Admission Testing

All Post Secondary programs require pre-admission testing for their programs. Please refer to each individual program page for more information in reference to the testing. After each testing session has been concluded, candidates will receive their scores. The scores will be ranked by the Adult Education office and those that have met the admission testing requirements will be conditionally accepted. Candidates that have met the pretest requirements will be scheduled for a mandatory orientation, which will also give the applicant the opportunity to ask questions about the program. Non-attendance will remove you from the active list.


Health Requirements

All candidates are required to undergo a thorough physical examination upon conditional acceptance into the program. The cost of the examination and the required tests, titers and immunizations will be the responsibility of the candidate. All physical forms must be submitted within 30 days of your conditional acceptance or the first day of school. Please note that this is a lengthy process and should be started as soon as you are notified of conditional acceptance.

The physical forms are available for download under the quick access forms link on our home page.


CPR Certification

Dental Assisting, Early Childhood Development and Practical Nursing candidates must be CPR certified in Adult, Child & Infant BLS (Basic Life Saver) American Heart Association for the Health Care Professional. These are the only acceptable CPR certifications. It is the responsibility of the candidate to provide proof of certification via a copy (front and back) of the CPR card, signed by both the instructor and student before the first day of school, you will not be permitted to start school without proof of CPR certification.


Criminal Background Check

All candidates are required to complete demographic information required for a criminal background check by the district’s provider. The cost of the criminal background check is covered in your tuition. Individuals that cannot meet the background check requirements for the CMCTS district, the clinical affiliate sites or the NJ State Boards of Licensing will not be able to continue in the program and will not be entitled to a tuition refund. Direct questions relative to background checks to the Director of Adult Education.


Financial Aid may be available through the Cape May One Stop Career Center

Individuals who meet eligibility requirements may have up to $4,000.00 of their educational cost supported through a grant offered by the Cape May One Stop Center. Please note that the process to determine eligibility takes about 10 weeks to complete and it is recommended that you contact them to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. For more information about this program, please call 609-854-4740.