Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 N,
Meridian, MS 39307
Minimum admission requirements (in addition to general requirements):
Attain an 18 composite score on the National American College Test (ACT)
Score a 70 or higher on the ACCUPLACER Reading Section and a 63 or above on the Algebra Section;
Complete Anatomy & Physiology I & II with a lab not more than five years before entry into the program and College Algebra with a "C" or better;
Have a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.00 (“C” average) on all previous college coursework;
Be at least 18 years of age at the time of acceptance in the program
Complete a group self-assessment of physical characteristics necessary to perform the tasks required of a Radiologic Technologist. The tasks include:
Complete and download the Rad. Tech. Application Packet or it is available for pick up at the college. Include an autobiographical essay, two references, and four 4 hour observations in at least 2 affiliated radiology departments to include the a.m. hours Monday through Friday for a total of 16 observation hours as designated by facility personnel before April 1. Observations MUST be in a hospital setting that performs fluoroscopic procedures. A clinical instructor/chief technologist/department head should be present and complete the observation forms. [Individual hospitals may require an additional orientation session prior to observation.]
Students who meet all the above qualifications may be invited to an interview session with the program faculty.
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. Check with the Admissions Office and/or the Health Education Advisor for selection details and deadlines.
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).