Admission

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Minimum admission requirements (in addition to general requirements):
Attain an 18 composite score on the National American College Test (ACT)
Or
Score a 70 or higher on the ACCUPLACER Reading Section and a 63 or above on the Algebra Section;
And
Complete Anatomy & Physiology I  with a lab and College Algebra with a "C"  or better;
And
Have a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.00 (“C” average) on all previous college coursework;
And
Be at least 18 years of age at the time of acceptance in the program
And

Complete a group self-assessment of physical characteristics necessary to perform the tasks required of a Radiologic Technologist. The tasks include:

  1. Demonstration of average or above manual dexterity.
  2. Visual demonstration of ability to detect color shades/tones such as shades of gray seen on Radiologic film and skin-tone changes detectable in cyanotic or flushed skin.
  3. Demonstration of volume and clarity of voice when giving instructions at a distance of at least nine feet.
  4. Demonstration of hearing accuracy at a distance of at least nine feet.
  5. Demonstration of physical ability to engage in lifting and maneuvering patient and X-ray equipment in excess of 50 pounds or more.

And

The RGT Admissions Committee will select each semester's class from the pool of applicants who meet minimum admission requirements. Any application with incomplete records will not be considered for admission.  The admission process is competitive and completion of minimum requirements is not a guarantee of admission.  The application deadline is April 1st.

The admission process is competitive and completion of minimum requirements is not a guarantee of admission.  Priority consideration for admission will be given as follows: 1) In-district students who complete program prerequisites and/or general education coursework at MCC; 2) Out-of-district students who complete program prerequisites and/or general education coursework at MCC; 3) Mississippi residents who complete program prerequisites and/or general education coursework elsewhere; 4) Out-of-state students. 

Students who identify as Radiologic Technology majors will receive notice from the registrar’s office about scheduling their information session. The mandatory information session will be scheduled on a Wednesday afternoon in January or February for the prospective student only after all other requirements have been met. The student will receive HESI A2 testing information at the information session. The student is responsible for the cost of the exam which must be completed by April 1.

After program admission and prior to attending clinical rotations, students must provide proof of immunization for MMR. Additionally, students are required to obtain two year healthcare provider CPR training, TB skin test and submit to drug screening after enrollment. These services will be scheduled by MCC program faculty. The student is responsible for the costs of these services.

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

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