b'2.To prepare graduates who are knowledgeable, clinically competent, and skilled in taking care of cardiopulmonary patients as performed by registered respiratory therapists. 3.To prepare students as competent and safe respiratory care practitioners capable of functioning in a variety of health care settings. 4.To provide the Mississippi Gulf Coast area with qualified practitioners to meet demonstrated market need. 5.To prepare students who will develop the proper attitude and level of professionalism necessary to maintain the ethical standard of respiratory care. 6.To provide students with the fundamental knowledge, skills and courses to foster further academic advancement and leadership roles in respiratory care.Admission Procedure 1.Make application and be accepted to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Application can be completed online. 2.Submit copies of official transcripts of all schools attended to the Office of Admissions. All transcripts must be reviewed by the Office of Admission for determination of course credits. 3.Meet all Academic Requirements (listed below) and complete any program pre-requisites or Entry Requirements. 4.After successful completion and submission of ALL academic and entry requirements (See section below), the student is eligible to complete the Respiratory Care Technology Supplemental Application for Program Admission.Fall Semester Application Submission: Between April 15th and July 1st complete and submit the online Supplemental Application. To complete and submit the online Supplemental Application: 1.Access the college\'s web page mgccc.edu 2.Click on Web Services 3.Enter the GCID (M#) and Password 4.Select Student 5.Select School of Nursing and Health Professions Supplemental Application. Thereafter, the applicant MUST read the guidelines carefully.In order to complete and submit the application, college admission and ALL pre-requisite requirements are required. Supplemental Application Deadline Dates:Fall semester - July 1 (If deadline falls on a weekend, holiday, or closing, the deadline is 5 p.m. on the next college business day). ALL required test scores, transcripts, and entry items (CBC, pre-orientation, etc.) must be completed with results placed in Banner (MGCCC\'s computer information system) by the appropriate college employee prior to the deadline. In addition, any outstanding college holds must be clear in order for the applicant to complete and submit the supplemental program application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.(MGCCC reserves the right to review additional supplemental applications following the posted deadline). Academic and Entry Requirements Achieve a minimum Composite ACT Score of 18 Have a minimum cumulative (GPA) of 2.5 on college work with no grade less than "C" on any Academic Core* courses in the current RCT curriculum. (Courses may be re-taken and highest score will be used) Complete prerequisite courses BIO 2514 - Anatomy and Physiology I Lec/Lab & BIO 2524 - Anatomy and Physiology II Lec/Lab Review the online mandatory Pre-School of Nursing and Health Professions Orientation Session prior to completing the supplemental application for program ranking.The session can be viewed anytime and 275'