The Medical Laboratory Technology program begins each Fall semester, and applications are due between April 15th and July 1st.

Download the Admissions Checklist

Admission Procedure

  1. Apply and become accepted to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. You can apply to MGCCC 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. Complete the Medical Laboratory Technology Supplemental Application for Program Admission.

Academic and Entry Requirements

Accuplacer Scores

Accuplacer testing is offered at the MGCCC Assessment Centers.

  • Achieve a minimum Accuplacer English Placement score of 175
  • Achieve a minimum Accuplacer Math Placement score of 53

Pre-requisites

You must complete the pre-requisite course BIO 2514 Anatomy & Physiology I prior to making application.

Get a Criminal Background Check

All students in a Health Science program at MGCCC must obtain a clear or acceptable Criminal Background Check from an MGCCC Campus Police Department at JD, JC, GC, or Perkinston Campus.

For testing times, dates, and more information on this policy, download the Health Sciences Division Criminal Background Check Policy and Information Sheet.

This policy is in compliance with Mississippi law requiring a Criminal Background History Check with Fingerprinting through the Mississippi Department of Health.

Orientation Session

Review the online mandatory Pre-Health Sciences Orientation Session prior to completing the supplemental application for program ranking. The session can be viewed any time and anywhere you have access to the internet. The PowerPoint presentation gives you valuable information on topics common to all health science programs at MGCCC. Even without the ability to speak directly or interact immediately with a health sciences advisor, the session speaks to frequently asked questions from program entrance to completion. In order to receive credit for viewing the session, follow the steps below. The information is approximately one (1) hour in length.To complete this requirement do the following:

  1. Visit MGCCC Web Services
  2. Enter the GCID (M#) and Password
  3. Select Student
  4. Select Health Sciences Division Supplemental Application Orientation Session.
  5. In order to receive credit, you must review the entire session.
  6. Click survey complete so that your log-in information will be recorded in the college’s BANNER system.

GPA

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 MLT curriculum. (Courses may be re-taken and highest score will be used)

*Academic Core courses include: ENG 1113, PSY 1513, MAT 1313, BIO 2514, CHE 1214 or 1314, SPT 1113, and Humanities/Fine Art Elective

MLT Supplemental Application

Fall Semester Application Submission:

Between April 15th and July 1 complete and submit the online Supplemental Application.

To complete and submit the online Supplemental Application:

  1. Visit MGCCC Web Services
  2. Enter the GCID (M#) and Password
  3. Select Student
  4. Select Health Sciences Division 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.

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 MLT program is based on a point system. Students are awarded points for their required ACCUPLACER, and given extra points based on the grade earned for successful completion of any other college credit courses which could be used to complete degree requirements. Bonus points are also awarded to those individuals who currently hold documented ASCP Certification in Phlebotomy and/or have already earned a bachelors or higher degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. Program enrollment is a floating number which can fluctuate each year based on availability of clinical rotation slots. Students who are selected are also held to the following program policies.

MLT Program Policies

  • All Health Science students are required to submit to substance testing in accordance with the substance testing policy and procedures for the Health Sciences Division. View the Health Sciences Division Substance Testing Policy.
  • A physical examination, immunization records, CPR Certification and completed health form, signed by a Medical Physician, are required prior to the first meeting of the program. View the MGCCC Health Sciences Division Pre-Entrance Health Form.
  • Upon admission to the Medical Laboratory Technology program, students must maintain a 2.0 GPA on the required courses and complete each course with a C or better.
  • Adherence to additional clinical affiliation requirements may be necessary depending on clinical rotation placement. (i.e. hospital orientation, HIPAA training, CPR certification)
  • Health Sciences Division Student Manual (PDF)