Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 N,
Meridian, MS 39307


Attain a 17 composite score on the ACT;

Score a 69.5 or higher on the ACCUPLACER Reading Section and a 59.5 or above on the Arithmetic Section;
Earn a "C" or above in Intermediate English(ENG0123) and a "C" or above in Beginning Algebra  (MAT 0123);
Complete 15 semester hours with a "C" average or above at an accredited college or university. Three of these hours must be earned in Beginning Algebra (MAT 0123) or a higher math equivalent with a grade of "C" or better;
Have a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.00 ("C" average) or above on all previous college courses;
Earn a "C" or higher in Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO 2514) and Anatomy and Physiology II (BIO 2524).

Attend an RCT Information Session. Students will receive notice from the Admissions Office about scheduling their Information Session.

The RCT Admissions Committee will select each semester's class from the pool of applicants who meet minimum admissions 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.

After program admission and prior to enrollment, students must provide proof of immunization for MMR and take a Drug Screening Test. A Mantoux Two Step TB Skin Test will be scheduled after enrollment.

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 Respiratory Care Practitioner Program must attend MCC full time (12 or more semester credit hours).