b"Application deadline for Fall entry programs is May 31.All test scores, transcripts, and required documentation must be received by this date.Incomplete applications will not be considered. Late applications may be considered depending upon the availability of program openings. Academic and Entry Requirements At least 18 years of age. Achieve a minimum ACT of 16 (composite) with at least 12 in Reading and Science. Meet with the Massage Therapy Program Director and submit the Massage Therapy Application. Complete the Gulf Coast Work Ready Training class.Selection Process Program openings are filled based on Selective Admission; applicants are ranked based on their individual achievement test scores and prior college course work.Student ranking for entry into the Massage Therapy program is based on a point system.Students are awarded points for their required ACT composite score.Points will also be awarded for a conferred health- related Associate Degree or a Bachelor or higher conferred degree. Program enrollment as specified by the MS Board of Massage Therapy is limited to 15 students.Students who are selected are also held to the following program policies: Massage Therapy Program Policies Once a program opening has been awarded, the student will be required to obtain a clear or acceptable Criminal Background Check from the MGCCC Campus Police at HC, JC, Perkinston, or the George County Campus/Center.MGCCC's Criminal Background Check Policy can be viewed on-line at www.mgccc.edu/programs_of_study/health_related_programs/ Upon admission to the Massage Therapy program, students must maintain a 2.0 GPA on the required courses and complete each course with a C or better.Massage Therapy Program Expenses-Non Refundable (Estimate only, cost may be subject to change) Prior to Entering Program Initial Criminal Background Check $50-$80 (MGCCC Campus Police)Once Admitted into Program Uniform, Accessories $150-$200. Additional purchase items, supplies $50-$150. Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy Exams and Initial Licensure Costs $581. Massage Therapy Certificate Semester One MGT 1111 - CPR and First Aid Credit(s): 1 MGT 1214 - Introduction to Massage Therapy Credit(s): 4 MGT 1224 - Massage Therapy I Credit(s): 4 MGT 1233 - Massage Therapy I Lab Credit(s): 3 MGT 1281 - Massage Therapy Clinical Lab I Credit(s): 1 MGT 1343 - Pathology and Medical Terminology Credit(s): 3 BIO 1513 - Principles of Anatomy and Physiology I Lecture Credit(s): 3 144"