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Health Sciences

Contacts

Patricia Kelly
Dean of Health Sciences
662-246-6417
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Application Packets

Click on the application packet of the program you are interested in.

Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)
ADN Accelerated Track
Dental Hygiene Technology
Emergency Medical Technology
Health Care Assistant

Medical Laboratory Technology
Phlebotomy
Practical Nursing
Radiologic Technology

Angie Cather
Admin. Support for 
Associate Degree Nursing

662-246-6407
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Maegan Applewhite
Admin. Support for Allied Health
662-246-6503
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TEAS Testing


TESTING DATES

November 4, 2017 (All programs)
February 23, 2018 (ADN and DHT testing)
February 24, 2018 (ADN and DHT testing)
March 23, 2018 (PN, RAD, & MLT testing)
March 24, 2018 (PN, RAD & MLT testing)

TEAS WORKSHOP DATES
TBA

Testing is conducted in Horton Room 206.  Check-in begins at 8:00 AM.  Testing will begin PROMPTLY at 8:30 AM.  Please arrive early to check in.

To register for testing, please visit www.atitesting.com.  Please follow the instructions on this TEAS Registration Guide.

Pre-Application Workshops


MOORHEAD - WORKSHOP DATES

January 17, 2018 at 1:00 PM
January 18, 2018 at 2:00 PM

These workshops will be held in Horton Room 219.

GHEC & GREENWOOD -  WORKSHOP DATES
These dates will scheduled at a later time. Please check back soon.

 

MDCC Withdrawal Policy

 

Health Science Programs

The Health Science Division is comprised of Associate Degree Nursing, Dental Hygiene Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Radiologic Technology, Practical Nursing, Emergency Medical Technician, Health Care Assistant and Phlebotomy.

Students applying for admission into health science programs must meet the general college admission requirements. In addition, each program has individual requirements. Students wishing to apply to a specific program should consult the Policy of Admission to Health Science Programs and admission requirements specific to the individual program. Due to accreditation requirements, changes may occur in the curricula, course offerings, and course content for programs. It is imperative that students seek advisement on course requirements and selection each semester.

Many students choose to take specific required academic courses prior to applying to health science programs. While this is encouraged, it does not ensure admission to the actual program. Applications to the health science programs are evaluated on a competitive basis.

Mississippi Delta Community College, Health Science Division, complies with all applicable laws regarding affirmative action and equal opportunity in all its activities and programs and does not discriminate against anyone protected by law because of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, handicap, or status as a veteran or disabled veteran.

The Health Science programs provide a variety of options for students who wish to enter the healthcare job market. Students who successfully complete Health Science programs are prepared to take national and state licensing or certification exams for practice in the designated discipline.

Allied Health Curricula

The Allied Health Curriculum is for students who wish to prepare for entrance into a health science program. A minimum ACT score of 16 (12 if earned prior to 10/28/89) is required for registration as an allied health major.

Allied health program courses provide a suggested guide for program preparation. Information on academic courses that can be taken prior to admission to a health science program can be found under each respective program. These academic courses are also transferable into various academic transfer programs of study for completion of an A.A. degree.

Policy of Admission to Health Science Programs

Applicants should obtain the appropriate application packet from the Health Sciences webpage on the MDCC website, www.msdelta.edu. All required application materials must be submitted by the specified deadline in order for the applicant to be considered for admission.

The admission process is competitive. Each program uses an objective rating scale to evaluate each applicant. Specific areas that are evaluated include (but are not limited to) ACT scores, entrance test scores, academic course work required for the major, GPA or specific course grades, and timely submission of the application.

Acceptance into a Health Science Program is conditional pending results of a physical examination indicating satisfactory health, a drug screen, and criminal background check at the applicant's expense. According to Mississippi State Law, an individual may not be eligible for employment in a health care agency if the person has ever been convicted of a felony, or plead guilty to, or plead nolo contendere to a felony of possession or sale of drugs, murder, manslaughter, armed robbery, rape, sexual battery, sex offense listed in Section 45-33-23 (f), child abuse, arson, grand larceny, burglary, gratification of lust or aggravated assault, of felonious abuse and/or battery of a vulnerable adult.  Additional requirements include CPR certification and specific summer course work, if applicable.

Applicants are notified by letter of conditional acceptance or non-acceptance into a program. Applicants who are conditionally accepted must comply with all orientation requirements in order to preserve a place in the class. Academic and career counseling is available for applicants who are not accepted into Health Science Programs.

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.

The acceptance of transfer students into health science courses is based upon the following:

  • space available in the specific course being requested
  • evaluation of the applicant's college transcript and course materials including:  appropriate grades in all course work being considered for transfer comparable content, semester hours, and clinical experiences in courses being considered for transfer
  • letter documenting good standing from administrator of the transferring program
  • ability to meet all MDCC requirements for graduation
  • individual program guidelines

 

Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant

Accreditation

The Physical Therapist Assistant program is pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Graduation from a physical therapist assistant education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone, (703) 706-3245; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Mississippi Delta Community College is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist assistant education program from CAPTE. On December 1, 2018, the program will be submitting an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the technical phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in technical courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.

Candidacy Contingency Plan
Mississippi Delta Community College has a contingency plan in place should the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program not receive Candidacy for Accreditation from CAPTE. Students enrolled in the PTA program are not eligible to start technical courses until Candidacy for Accreditation has been granted by CAPTE. If candidacy is not achieved, students will be notified of the program status and advised of other programs offered at MDCC.

Accreditation Contingency Plan
Mississippi Delta Community College has a contingency plan in place should the PTA program not receive Accreditation from CAPTE. Students who are enrolled in the PTA program will be notified if an adverse decision on accreditation is received by CAPTE, and at that point, no new students will be enrolled into the program until accreditation can be achieved.

Students enrolled in the PTA program at the time of an adverse decision on accreditation by CAPTE will be offered the option of completing their current coursework. Students will have the option of remaining in the PTA program until a final decision regarding the PTA program accreditation status is received from CAPTE. Students not opting to stay in the program will receive assistance to identify an accredited PTA program for consideration of transfer.