MDCC - Application & Admission Procedure

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Application & 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

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.

Phlebotomy Application


Applicants must:

  • meet general admission requirements for MDCC.
  • 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.

  • ALL Applicants must FIRST log on to the MDCC website at www.msdelta.edu to submit an online application for admission/readmission to the school.  Please click the APPLY button on the home page of the website and complete all required fields.  No applicant will be considered for admission into a Health Science Program without first applying to MDCC.  You may receive future correspondence from the Office of Admissions regarding your admissions status to MDCC.
    • If you've attended MDCC previously, but are not currently enrolled, you will need to complete this step first.
    • If you are currently enrolled at MDCC, then you DO NOT need to do this step. 
  • E-Script or mail OFFICIAL transcripts to the MDCC Office of Admission.  All transcripts must be on file by July 1 for fall applications and November 1 for spring applications.
  • Submit ACT scores to the MDCC Office of Admission.  (*NOTE* ACT scores are NOT recorded on transcripts from colleges or universities.  It is the student’s responsibility to submit these scores.)
  • Complete the attached “Application for Phlebotomy Program”.  Fill out ALL information.  Do not leave any question blank.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that all necessary information has been received.  This may be done via email at mapplewhite@msdelta.edu.  If all information is not received by the deadline, the applicant will not be considered for admission into the program.
  • All applicants will be notified by letter of conditional acceptance or non-acceptance after the application process is complete.  Letters of conditional acceptance will include information regarding a required orientation before school starts.
  • Applicants who receive a conditional acceptance into the program are admitted tentatively pending:
    • Acceptable pre-admission drug screen (performed by our office)
    • Satisfactory background check (performed by our office)
    • Satisfactory completion of AHA-BLS Providers CPR (taught by our office)
    • 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, Varicella immunity, and a negative 2-step TB skin test (both TB injections must be done and read within a 21 day period; unless the student has had a negative TB skin test within the last 12 months, then just a 1-step TB skin test is required)

No applicant will be considered unless the minimum admission requirements are met.  Admission requirements are evaluated by the use of a rating scale (see sample rating scale attached), which includes ACT scores, GPA, healthcare work experience, and applicable previous degrees earned.  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. 

 All applicants will be notified by letter of their conditional acceptance or non-acceptance into the program.  The conditional acceptance letter will include specific information regarding all requirements that must be completed prior to admission.  
 
Admission is tentative based on:
  • Prior to clinical, students must satisfactorily complete AHA-BLS Provider CPR taught during the Phlebotomy program
  • Satisfactory criminal background check performed by our office
  • Acceptable pre-admission drug screen performed by our office
  • Health Exam form completed and signed by a licensed health care provider indicating satisfactory health
  • A 2-step TB skin test is required for all new entering students.  The 2nd step must be completed within 21 days of 1st step.
    • The exception to this is if a returning student has had a negative TB skin test within the last 12 months.  This student will only require a 1-step TB skin test.
  • A stamped/signed Form 121 Immunization Record must be submitted.  Shots required include:
    • Tdap booster within the last 10 years
    • Series of 3 Hepatitis B vaccinations
    • Series of 2 MMR vaccinations
    • Proof of Varicella immunity (either by series of 2 Varicella vaccinations OR Positive Varicella Titer)
    • Flu vaccination (given during flu season before October 1st)
 
To view the Rating Scale for Phlebotomy, please click here.

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.

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.

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
jcooper@msdelta.edu

Maegan Applewhite, Administrative Support
mapplewhite@msdelta.edu

  

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