Program Admissions Requirements

Accounting

Accounting Assistant

Administrative Professional

Adult High School

Potential students who are interested in the program can apply for admission by completing Gateway's online Admission Application. There is no application fee required. Contact your former high school and have your official transcript mailed to Admissions, Gateway at 400 County Rd. H Elkhorn, WI 53121.

Once you have applied, make an appointment with a Gateway Adult High School Advisor to review your official high school transcripts and receive course recommendations to complete high school credits for graduation.

Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Aeronautics - Pilot Training

After acceptance and prior to petitioning: 
This program has a required admission petition. Click for details on petitioning.

  1.  Valid 1st or 2nd Class FAA Medical Certificate issued by an FAA-approved Aviation Medical Examiner (AME). Learn more about FAA medical information on their website's Medical Certification - Get a Medical Certificate page.
  2. Proof of U.S. Citizenship (certified copy of birth certificate or valid U.S. Passport).

Arboriculture/Urban Forestry Technician

Architectural – Structural Engineering Technician

Automotive Maintenance Technician

Automotive Technology

Barber Technologist

Building Trades-Carpentry

Business Management

Business Services Manager

Civil Engineering Technology – Fresh Water Resources

Civil Engineering Technology – Highway Technology

CNC Production Technician

CNC Programmer

Cosmetology

Criminal Justice Studies

Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement 720 Academy

LEA is a two-part application process

Step I - Submit the following:

  • WTCS Application for Admission
  • $30 Application Fee
  • DJLE-327 Application for Enrollment
  • Copy of valid driver’s license
  • Official HS/GED/HSED transcripts verifying completion
  • Official college transcript verifying an Associate Degree or higher in Criminal Justice or at least 60 post-secondary credits earned.
  • Students earning credits at Gateway Technical College do not need a Gateway transcript but should note the completion of credits on their applications.
  • Order Background Check ONLY (CBC).  
  • Request an abstract copy of your driving record from your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • Annotation of Birth Facts form
  • In order to be admitted to the academy candidates must pass a Physical Readiness Test administered by academy staff. This test must be completed before an interview can be scheduled.
  • All Step I application files must be completed by the given deadline. Applicants with completed Step I files by the given dates will move to Step II (interview) of the application process.

Step II- Interview:

  • Interviews will be scheduled with the LEA office. Participants will be selected for the Academy based on their interview. Selected candidates will also need to turn in a DJ-LE-332 Medical Assessment form before the first day of class.
  • This process is for those not sponsored by a police department. Sponsored individuals should apply through their department.

Required equipment and attire

Background and Health Information requirement questions?
Please contact the Admissions Office at admissionsgroup@gtc.edu.

 

Culinary Arts

Culinary Assistant

Dental Assistant

After Acceptance and Prior to Petitioning:
This program has a required admission petition. Click for details on petitioning.

  • Order Medical Document Manager ONLY (health forms/records and CPR). Upon completing your order, the required health forms and CPR requirement will be on your To-Do List. Prior to petitioning you will only be required to upload a copy of your valid CPR card. After being awarded a seat, you will be required to complete the remainder of the items in your To-Do List as soon as possible so that you can receive clearance to participate in clinicals. Please download, print, and upload the completed forms to your myCB.

Background and Health Information requirement questions?
Please contact the Admissions Office at admissionsgroup@gtc.edu.

Dental Hygiene

The Dental Hygiene program is a shared program with Milwaukee Area Technical College. Students choosing to take classes for the Dental Hygiene program at Gateway are able to complete up to 34 credits toward the degree at MATC.

Interested students should consult the MATC website for program and admission requirements. Students will be admitted to the program and receive financial aid through MATC.

For program details visit: https://www.matc.edu/health_sciences/degrees/dental-hygiene.cfm
To apply: https://www.matc.edu/apply/index.cfm

Diesel Equipment Mechanic

Diesel Equipment Technology

Dual Admission General Studies Certificate

Early Childhood Education

Electrical Engineering Technology

Electromechanical Maintenance Technician

Electronics

Electronics Technician Fundamentals

EMT - Advanced EMT

  • Application for Admission & Application Fee
  • Order the Medical Document Manager ONLY (health forms/records, CPR, Valid WI EMT license). Upon completing your order, the required health forms, CPR and Valid WI EMT license requirements will be on your To-Do List. Prior to admission, you will need to upload your signed CPR card and valid WI EMT license. Prior to participating in clinical courses, you will need to complete the remaining items listed on your To-Do List. To obtain necessary forms, download and print them from #1 on your To-Do List. Once you have completed your forms, upload them to their corresponding requirements in your myCB.

EMT - Emergency Medical Technician

EMT - Paramedic

After Acceptance

  • Login and complete the remaining items listed on your Medical Document Manager To-Do List. To obtain necessary forms, download and print them from #1 on your To-Do List. Once you have completed your forms, upload them to their corresponding requirements in your myCB.
  • Order the Drug Test. Please read the “Additional Information” section found on the review page which is the beginning part of the order process.  This will provide you with the necessary information to complete your drug test.
  • Student Instruction Form

Background and Health Information requirement questions?
Please contact the Admissions Office at admissionsgroup@gtc.edu.

Facilities Maintenance

Fire Medic

After Acceptance

  • Order Drug Test ONLY. Please read the “Additional Information” section found on the review page which is the beginning part of the order process. This will provide you with the necessary information to complete your drug test.​

Background and Health Information requirement questions?
Please contact the Admissions Office at admissionsgroup@gtc.edu.

Firefighter Technician

Foundations of Lodging and Hospitality Management

Foundations of Teacher Education

After Acceptance

Background and Health Information requirement questions?
Please contact the Admissions Office at admissionsgroup@gtc.edu.​

Gerontological and Rehabilitative Nursing Care

  • This is an Advanced Technical Certificate. Applicant must have a related associate degree (official transcript required) or equivalent work experience (documented by New Student Specialist).
  • Application for Admission

Graphic Communications

Greenhouse Operations

Health Information Technology

After Acceptance

Background and Health Information requirement questions?
Please contact the Admissions Office at admissionsgroup@gtc.edu.

Hospitality Management

Human Services Associate

Information Technology – Computer Support Specialist

Information Technology – Network Specialist

Information Technology – Software Developer

Information Technology – Web Software Developer

Interior Design

IT – Computer Support Technician

IT – Cybersecurity Specialist

IT – Data Analytics Specialist

IT – Web Programmer

Leadership Development

LPN to A.D.N. Bridge

Applicants to the LPN to ADN Bridge must be a current LPN

Additional Requirements

After acceptance and prior to petitioning:
This program has a required admission petition. Click for details on petitioning.

  • Order Medical Document Manager ONLY (health forms/records and CPR). Upon completing your order, the required health forms and CPR requirement will be on your To-Do List.  Prior to petitioning you will only be required to upload a copy of your valid CPR card.  After being awarded a seat, you will be required to complete the remainder of the items in your To-Do List as soon as possible so that you can receive clearance to participate in clinicals. Please download, print, and upload the completed forms to your myCB.
  • Order your Drug Test. During the order process, you will need to select your program location, i.e. Nursing - Associate Degree - Kenosha OR Nursing - Associate Degree - Burlington.  Please read the “Additional Information” section found on the review page which is the beginning part of the order process.  This will provide you with the necessary information to complete your drug test.​

Background and Health Information requirement questions?
Please contact the Admissions Office at admissionsgroup@gtc.edu.​

Marketing

Mechanical Design Technology

Medical Assistant

After acceptance AND prior to practicum courses:

  • Order Medical Document Manager ONLY (health forms/records and CPR). Upon completing your order, the required health forms, Medic 1st Aid Card, and CPR requirements will be on your To-Do List. Prior to petitioning you will only be required to upload copies of your valid CPR AND Medic 1st Aid Card. After being awarded a seat, you will be required to complete the remainder of the items in your To-Do List as soon as possible so that you can receive clearance to participate in clinicals. Please download, print, and upload the completed forms to your myCB.​
  • Order your Drug Test. Please read the “Additional Information” section found on the review page which is the beginning part of the order process. This will provide you with the necessary information to complete your drug test.​

Background and Health Information requirement questions?
Please contact the Admissions Office at admissionsgroup@gtc.edu.

Motorcycle, Marine, and Outdoor Power Products

Nursing

After acceptance and prior to petitioning:
This program has a required admission petition. Click for details on petitioning.

  • Order Medical Document Manager ONLY (health forms/records and CPR). Upon completing your order, the required health forms and CPR requirement will be on your To-Do List.  Prior to petitioning you will only be required to upload a copy of your valid CPR card and review the ADN Handbook. After being awarded a seat, you will be required to complete the remainder of the items in your To-Do List as soon as possible so that you can receive clearance to participate in clinicals. Please download, print, and upload the completed forms to your myCB.
  • Order your Drug Test. During the order process, you will need to select your program location, i.e. Nursing - Associate Degree - Kenosha OR Nursing - Associate Degree - Burlington. Please read the “Additional Information” section found on the review page which is the beginning part of the order process. This will provide you with the necessary information to complete your drug test.
  • If your Medical Document Manager was ordered prior to May 1, 2015, you will not have the MMR form included in under the To-Do List. Please print, complete, and upload the MMR form to your requirement if needed.

Background and Health Information requirement questions?
Please contact the Admissions Office at admissionsgroup@gtc.edu.

Nursing Assistant

After acceptance

Background and Health Information requirement questions?
Please contact the Admissions Office at admissionsgroup@gtc.edu.

Office Assistant

Ophthalmic Medical Assistant

The Ophthalmic Medical Assistant program is a shared program with Lakeshore Technical College. Students choosing to start the program at Gateway are able to complete up to 10 credits toward the degree at LTC.

Interested students should consult the LTC website for program and admission requirements. Students will be admitted to the program and receive financial aid through LTC.

For program details visit: https://gotoltc.edu/academics/programs-of-study/ophthalmic-assistant-program/index.html
To apply: https://gotoltc.edu/how-to-apply/index.html

Paramedic Technician

After Acceptance

  • Login and complete the remaining items listed on your Medical Document Manager To-Do List. To obtain necessary forms, download and print them from #1 on your To-Do List. Once you have completed your forms, upload them to their corresponding requirements in your myCB.
  • Order the Drug Test Only. Please read the “Additional Information” section found on the review page which is the beginning part of the order process.  This will provide you with the necessary information to complete your drug test.
  • Student Instruction Form

Background and Health Information requirement questions?
Please contact the Admissions Office at admissionsgroup@gtc.edu.

Pharmacy Technician

After acceptance AND prior to clinical courses

Background and Health Information requirement questions?
Please contact the Admissions Office at admissionsgroup@gtc.edu.​

Physical Therapist Assistant

After acceptance and prior to petitioning:
This program has a required admission petition. Click for details on petitioning.

  • Order Medical Document Manager ONLY (health forms/records, CPR. Upon completing your order, the required health forms and CPR requirement will be on your To-Do List. Prior to petitioning you will only be required to upload a copy of your valid CPR card. After being awarded a seat, you will be required to complete the remainder of the items in your To-Do List as soon as possible so that you can receive clearance to participate in clinicals. Please download, print, and upload the completed forms to your myCB.
  • Order your Drug Test. Please read the “Additional Information” section found on the review page which is the beginning part of the order process. This will provide you with the necessary information to complete your drug test.

Background and Health Information requirement questions?
Please contact the Admissions Office at admissionsgroup@gtc.edu.

 

Pre-School Credential

  • Background Check Request
  • Background Check
    • Directions for ordering your Background Check will be sent to the mailing address you provide on your Background Check Request. Please email your Preliminary or Final Background Check-Eligibility Letter to admissionsgroup@gtc.edu with Early Childhood Education Background Check in the subject line.

After acceptance

Background and Health Information requirement questions?
Please contact the Admissions Office at admissionsgroup@gtc.edu.

 

Professional Communications

Refrigeration, Air Conditioning & Heating Service Technician

Respiratory Therapist

The Respiratory Therapist program is a shared program with Milwaukee Area Technical College. Students choosing to start the Respiratory Therapist program at Gateway are able to complete up to 28 credits toward the degree at MATC.

Interested students should consult the MATC website for program and admission requirements. Students will be admitted to the program and receive financial aid through MATC.

For program details visit: https://www.matc.edu/health_sciences/degrees/respiratory-therapist.cfm
To apply: https://www.matc.edu/apply/index.cfm

Small Business Entrepreneurship

Supply Chain Management

Surgical Technology

After acceptance and prior to petitioning:
This program has a required admission petition. Click for details on petitioning.

  • Order Medical Document Manager ONLY (health forms/records and CPR). Upon completing your order, the required health forms and CPR requirement will be on your To-Do List. Prior to petitioning you will only be required to upload a copy of your valid CPR card. After being awarded a seat, you will be required to complete the remainder of the items in your To-Do List as soon as possible so that you can receive clearance to participate in clinicals. Please download, print, and upload the completed forms to your myCB.
  • Order your Drug Test. Please read the “Additional Information” section found on the review page which is the beginning part of the order process. This will provide you with the necessary information to complete your drug test.

Background and Health Information requirement questions?
Please contact the Admissions Office at admissionsgroup@gtc.edu.

Tool and Die Technician

Truck Driving

  • Application for Admission & Application Fee
  • Valid Wisconsin Driver's License
  • Must pass a Department of Transportation physical and drug Screen
    • Physical and drug screens are available at United Occupations Medicine, located at 9555 76th St, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158.

Urban Farming

  • This is an Advanced Technical Certificate. Applicant must have a related associate degree (official transcript required) or equivalent work experience (documented by New Student Specialist).
  • Application for Admission

Veterinary Technician

Submit the following:

After acceptance and prior to petitioning:
This program has a required admission petition. Click for details on petitioning.

  • Order your Drug Test. Please read the “Additional Information” section found on the review page which is the beginning part of the order process. This will provide you with the necessary information to complete your drug test.​
  • All accepted students must complete 20 hours of shadowing at a veterinary facility or facilities prior to the start of the program’s core courses or they will forfeit their seat and an alternate will be chosen. The shadowing requirements will not expire, if students complete this ahead of time it will be to their benefit. See the Veterinary Technician Job Shadowing Form.

Background and Health Information requirement questions?
Please contact the Admissions Office at admissionsgroup@gtc.edu.

Welding

Welding/Maintenance and Fabrication