Apply for MGCCC’s Respiratory Care Technology Program

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

If deadline falls on a weekend, holiday, or college closing, the deadline is 5:00 p.m. on the next college business day.

If you have questions about the application process, contact an Enrollment Specialist.

Download the Admissions Checklist

Admission Procedure

(RCT Applications for Fall admission are now available; however, enrollment is still pending final approval of Preliminary Accreditation from CoARC)

  1. Apply to MGCCC

    Apply and become accepted to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. You can apply to MGCCC online.

    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.

  2. Orientation Session

    Review and complete the Mandatory Pre-Health Sciences Orientation Session.

    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.
  3. Prerequisites

    Complete
    BIO 2514: Anatomy and Physiology I
    BIO 2524: Anatomy and Physiology II

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

  5. ACT Score

    Achieve a minimum Composite ACT Score of 18

  6. 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.

  7. Complete the Supplemental Respiratory Care Technology Application

    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.
      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)

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 Respiratory Care Technology program is based on the GPA, and the ACT composite. Program enrollment is a floating number which can fluctuate each year based on availability of clinical rotation slots. Students are selected according to the following criteria:

  • Academic Core GPA – 20%
  • Cumulative GPA – 40%
  • ACT Composite – 40%

Respiratory Care Technology 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 Respiratory Care 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)
  • Heath Sciences Division Student Manual