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The Health Science Division is comprised of Associate Degree Nursing, Dental Hygiene Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology, Practical Nursing, Health Care Assistant and Phlebotomy.
The Health Science programs provide a variety of options for students who wish to enter the healthcare job market. Students who successfully complete Health Science programs are prepared to take national and state licensing or certification exams for practice in the designated discipline.
Traci Mascagni, RN
MDCC Health Sciences Student Navigator
To better serve students within the Division of Health Sciences, the Student Navigator is available daily. Life can bring about various challenges for today's student. The Student Navigator is available to assist with any issue that may hinder the student from being successful in their program of study.
What is counseling for Health Science programs?
- Counseling offers an opportunity to talk to someone who will listen without criticism, and who will keep what you say confidential.
- Some people come to counseling because they need an ear, or a different perspective on a problem (be it a relationship or a situation). Coming to counseling just means that you have decided to explore new ways of dealing with what life is offering you, or that you know you would benefit from some support in dealing with things.
- Counseling offers a safe space to put into words the thoughts and feelings that are inside of you and, in doing this, gain some understanding and control over them.
What you can expect from the Student Navigator...
You can expect to be:
- Supported and listened to with respect and dignity.
- Responded to honestly and respectfully.
- Receive objective and nondiscriminatory help.
- Informed about confidentiality.
- Discuss issues that are relevant and preferable to you.
- Provided with professional counseling services.
- Treated in ways respectful of, and sensitive to, cultural values, religious beliefs, gender issues and disabilities.
- Provided with referrals to other professionals if this would be of benefit to you.
Some typical concerns addressed...
- I do not think this program is for me; it can be overwhelming at times.
- I do not know how I am going to pay for school.
- I feel nervous, and my mind goes blank during the test.
- I cannot get my work done on time.
- I feel depressed, stressed, can't eat, and can't sleep.
- I am having a tough time juggling work, school, and family.
- I am in an abusive relationship and need help.
- I have thoughts about ending my life.
- I am having daycare and transportation issues.
Traci Mascagni, RN
Allied Health Building, Room 111
Monday | 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Tuesday | 12:00pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday | 8:00am - 11:30am / 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Thursday | 8:00am - 4:00pm
Horton Building, Room 222
Monday and Wednesday | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
TEAS Testing Information
The TEAS Test must be taken before the application due date and can only be taken 2 times, 45 days apart during the application year.
TEAS Tests will be offered by Remote Proctored (Virtual) or In Person on the MDCC main campus. You must meet certain technical requirements to take this exam remotely. Please ensure that you are able to meet the following technical requirements:
- Microphone: Any microphone, either internal or external
- Webcam: 320x240 VGA resolution (minimum), internal or external
- Desktop or laptop computer - NO iPads, tablets, or phones are to be used
- Google Chrome web browser
The cost of the TEAS test is $115.00 (Remote) or $105 (In Person) and is payable only by debit or credit card at the time you register. The last day to register is 72 hours before your desired test date. Due to high volume of testing please plan ahead as remote proctors may not be available on short notice and on campus testing is limited to four dates:
- February 9, 2024
- February 10, 2024
On campus testing will begin check-in at 7:30am in the Horton building on the second floor room 206. Testing will begin at 8am.
To register for testing, please visit www.atitesting.com.
Please follow the instructions on this TEAS Registration Guide.
TEAS Workshop Resources
Virtual Information Session
Curious about MDCC's health science programs? View our virtual information session below! (PowerPoint file)
For all health science applicants taking the TEAS remotely or at a different location: Send your TEAS scores to MDCC after you test. You can log into your account, select SEND TRANSCRIPT under your TEAS activity, select MS Delta CC RN or MS Delta CC PN. Either will send your transcript to all MDCC Health Science programs.
The acceptance of transfer students into health science courses is based upon the following:
- space available in the specific course being requested
- evaluation of the applicant's college transcript and course materials including: appropriate grades in all course work being considered for transfer comparable content, semester hours, and clinical experiences in courses being considered for transfer
- letter documenting good standing from administrator of the transferring program
- ability to meet all MDCC requirements for graduation
- individual program guidelines
Students applying for admission into health science programs must meet the general college admission requirements. In addition, each program has individual requirements. Students wishing to apply to a specific program should consult the Policy of Admission to Health Science Programs and admission requirements specific to the individual program. Due to accreditation requirements, changes may occur in the curricula, course offerings, and course content for programs. It is imperative that students seek advisement on course requirements and selection each semester.
Many students choose to take specific required academic courses prior to applying to health science programs. While this is encouraged, it does not ensure admission to the actual program. Applications to the health science programs are evaluated on a competitive basis.
Mississippi Delta Community College, Health Science Division, complies with all applicable laws regarding affirmative action and equal opportunity in all its activities and programs and does not discriminate against anyone protected by law because of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, handicap, or status as a veteran or disabled veteran.
REGULATION 34 CFR 668.43(A)(5)(V)
Per federal regulation 34 CFR 668.43(a)(5)(v) institutions are required to publicly disclose whether programs that are designed to lead to professional licensure or certification meet the educational requirements of all U.S. states and territories. Mississippi’s community colleges offer several programs leading to professional licensure and agreed to collaborate, where applicable, to reduce duplication of effort and to ensure system-wide compliance with federal laws, regulations, and the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement. Through reasonable and good faith effort, research has been done to determine whether or not each program meets licensure requirements, does not meet licensure requirements, or has not yet been determined for each state. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with Mississippi’s community colleges. These requirements, state laws, regulations, and policies can change at any time. If a program does not meet requirements or is undetermined, students should contact the Board in each state for more information.