Application & Procedure

MINIMUM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must:

  • meet general admission requirements.
  • be a high school graduate or have a satisfactory high school equivalency test score (GED or HiSET).
  • have a minimum ACT score of 18 (15 if taken before October 28, 1989) if entering college for the first time OR a minimum ACT score of 16 to 17 (12 to 14 if taken before October 28,1989) and have completed at least 12 semester hours with a “C” average or better on courses approved by the Phlebotomy program.
  • have completed a biology course within the past 5 years, either in high school or college with a grade of “C” or better. This requirement may be waived for applicants who have been employed in a healthcare capacity providing patient care for at least 6 months within the past 5 years. A letter from the employer is required for this requirement to be waived.

 

PROCEDURE

Applicants must have the following documents on file in the Health Sciences office by July 1 to be considered for admission to the fall class and by November 1 for the spring class.

  • MDCC application for admission or readmission
  • MDCC application to the Phlebotomy Program (Health Sciences Application packet).
  • An official high school transcript from an approved high school or high school equivalency test score (GED or HiSET), if not previously enrolled in college
  • An official college transcript for all colleges previously and presently attending
  • ACT score
  • One personal reference form

Students are encouraged to submit all parts of the application well in advance of the deadline

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed for admission.
When the application is available, the link located below will be active.

 

 

SELECTION

No applicant will be considered unless the minimum admission requirements are met. Admission requirements are evaluated by the use of a rating scale which includes ACT scores, GPA, healthcare work experience, and reference submitted in a timely manner. All applicants are considered on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. The number of applicants accepted is limited due to the nature of the program. Applicants will be notified by letter of their conditional acceptance or non-acceptance to the program. The conditional acceptance letter will include specific instructions regarding all requirements that must be complete prior to admission.

Admission is tentative based on:

  • satisfactory completion of Healthcare Providers CPR taught during the phlebotomy program
  • satisfactory background check (see Policy on Admission to Health Science Program)
  • health evaluation form completed by a physician or nurse practitioner indicating satisfactory health
  • proof of current immunizations including, but  not  limited to Hepatitis -B vaccination series, MMR vaccination series, Tdap booster, and TB Skin test
  • acceptable pre-admission drug screen 

To view the Rating Scale for Phlebotomy, please click here.

Applicants will be notified by letter of their acceptance or non-acceptance to the program.

 

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES

Students who are accepted into the program must:

  • attend a Health Science orientation session
  • be aware that, in addition to the regular college fees, Phlebotomy Technician students will incur expenses for such items as scrubs, books, supplies, liability insurance, physical examination, Hepatitis B vaccination series, background check, and CPR certification and national certification examination fees.  Fees are not limited to those listed.
  • be responsible for their own transportation to the college campus and clinical agencies.

 

PROGRESSION

Students are required to maintain a “C” average (grade of 75) or better in both academic and clinical aspects of the program to obtain course credit and receive a certificate of completion.

 

POLICY ON READMISSION TO HEALTH SCIENCE PROGRAMS

A student may be considered for readmission to a specific health science program one time only. This applies to courses in any respective health science program, whether at MDCC or at another institution. The only exception may be: a student who has a passing grade in the classroom and clinical setting, but was forced to withdraw due to illness, accident, pregnancy, or family crisis may be considered for a second readmission.

Each student requesting readmission into a health science program will be considered on an individual basis. The student should contact the appropriate program director/ supervisor for the readmission procedure. Space must be available in the class and clinical setting. No precedent will be set by the decision of an admissions committee.

At the direction of the Dean of Health Sciences with the recommendation of the Admission Committee, a student requesting readmission to a health science program may be required to take a challenge exam to assess placement. It may be necessary for the applicant to repeat courses.

  

For further information, contact
Janet Cooper, Director
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Maegan Applewhite, Administrative Support
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