Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 N,
Meridian, MS 39307
601-483-8241
1-800-MCC-THE-1

Admission

REQUIREMENTS

Attain an 18 composite score on the ACT;
OR
Score a 69.5 or higher on the ACCUPLACER Reading Section and a 59.5 or above on the Arithmetic Section,
OR
Complete 12 hours or more with "C" average or above at an accredited college or university.  Six of these hours must be earned in MAT 0123 (Beginning Algebra) or a higher Math equivalent and English Comp I with a "C" or better.
AND
Have a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) or 2.00 ("C" average on all previous college coursework)
AND
Complete Anatomy and Physiology I and A&P I Lab with at least a "C".  A&P I and II must have been completed within six years prior to admission into the Health Information Technology Program.  If Microcomputers has been taken prior to admission it must have been within the past three years.
AND
Attend an HIT Information Session.  Students will receive notice from the Admissions Office about scheduling their Information Session,
AND

Observe in a Health Information Management Department and write a written summary of the visit.

APPLICANT SELECTION

*The HIT Admissions Committee will select each semester's class from the pool of applicants who meet minimum admission requirements. No applicant will be considered unless the minimum admission criteria are met.  Program admission is a competitive process. Check with the Admissions Office and/or the Health Education Advisor for selection details and deadlines.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REQUIRED AFTER ADMISSION

  • Students must provide proof of immunization for MMR.  A Mantoux Two-Step TB Skin Test will be scheduled after classes begin.   Students will be required to undergo an unannounced drug screen after classes begin.

  • All students admitted into the Program will be required to pay for fingerprinting and background checks, which will be done after admission and prior to clinical laboratories.  These fees will be attached as registration fees.  There are certain convictions that will prevent an individual being eligible to participate in clinical experiences.  If a student is unable to participate in clinical experiences, he/she will be dismissed from the Program.  For additional information, please contact the health education counselor or your advisor.

Students in the Health Information Technology Program must attend MCC full-time (12 or more semester credit hours).

*Admittance requirements are minimum standards and admission to the program is competitive.  Admittance is not guaranteed.