Admissions InformationCareer & Technical Education (CTE)
In addition to the regular admission requirements, the following CTE programs have additional admission criteria:
The Emergency Medical Services program has a limited enrollment based on specific admission criteria. The admission criteria are as follows:
- Completed Health Sciences Division Application for admission.
- Paramedic Certificate program requires Texas Success Initiative (TSI) completion.
- Applicants must be currently certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
- Immunizations including three doses of the hepatitis B vaccine, two doses of mumps- measles- rubella (MMR) vaccine, current tetanus- diphtheria- pertussis (Tdap) vaccine, and varicella (chicken pox) disease verification or vaccine. Clinical agencies require screening for tuberculosis and the current influenza vaccine each year. All immunizations must be complete prior to the first day of class.
- Criminal background check.
- Urine drug screen.
- Interview with and enrollment permission from Department Chair
Admission requirements for the Fire Academy are as follows:
- Complete a Health Sciences Division Application for Admission.
- Firefighter Certification program requires Texas Success Initiative (TSI) completion in Reading or a minimum score of 12 on the Nelson-Denny Reading Assessment test.
- Criminal background check.
- Urine drug screen.
- Interview with and permission to enroll from Department Chair.
In order to be fully admitted into the Health Information Management AAS students must:
- Submit a Health Information Management application packet.
- Complete TSI requirements.
- Complete the following prerequisite courses with a “C” or better:
o HITT 1205, Medical Terminology I
o BCIS 1305, Business Computer Applications
o BIOL 2404, Human Anatomy and Physiology
In order to be admitted, students must provide evidence of the following:
- Completion of an approved associate in applied science degree.
- Completion of at least two of the following prerequisite courses with a grade of “C”
or better. (Applicants may be enrolled at the time of application):
o HITT 1353 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information Management
o HITT 2335 Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies
o HITT 2343 Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (for Health Information or Informatics tracks)
o ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting I (for Healthcare Administration track)
- Completed application with resume.
- Two letters of reference. Letters must be sent directly by the referring individuals to: Midland College, Health Services Management Program, 3600 North Garfield, Midland, TX 79705.
Priority in the admission process is granted for:
- Cumulative grade point average (GPA) including prerequisite courses
- Core Curriculum courses completed prior to submission of the application
- Health services management work experience
- Veteran’s status
Applications will be accepted beginning February 1 for the fall semester. Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission.
Admission Requirements - Traditional and Transition Options: After admission to Midland College, an applicant to the A.D.N. program must meet these additional requirements:
- Complete a Health Sciences Division Application for Admission (available from Division Office and Program Chair).
- Hold a high school diploma or GED.
- Applicants must provide transcripts of all college work to the nursing department.
- Obtain a minimum score of 79 on the TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
This requirement is for students born and educated through high school outside the
United States. The TOEFL score is valid for two years.
Complete requirements for the college’s Texas Success Initiative (TSI) unless an exemption has been granted.
- Obtain a satisfactory score on the nursing entrance examination, Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), most current version. The minimum acceptable score is in the academic preparedness category of Proficient. The exam can be taken once per admission cycle.
- Prerequisite courses must be completed according to the degree plan.
- All course work for the degree must be passed with a grade of “C” or better.
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I and BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II must be current within five years of program admission. See the nursing department to discuss options if either or both courses are older than the five-year limit.
- Show evidence of a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on all college coursework.
- A criminal background check will be conducted and students are required to pay the
fees associated with fingerprint analysis and the criminal background check through
the Texas BON. A person who has been convicted of or received deferred adjudication
for anything other than a minor traffic violation, has been diagnosed with mental
illness, or has a history of substance abuse should contact the Texas Board of Nursing
prior to seeking program admission. Clearance on the criminal background check must
be obtained in order to be admitted to the nursing program. Eligibility questions
can be discussed with the nursing program chair.
Transition option applicants must hold a current unencumbered license to practice nursing as an L.V.N. in the State of Texas.
- Provide a record of required immunizations. Immunizations include three doses of the hepatitis B vaccine, two doses of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, a current tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) vaccine, and varicella vaccine or proof of chicken pox illness. Clinical agencies require students to have the current influenza vaccine and tuberculosis screening each year.
- CPR training as a Professional Rescuer must be current at the time of the application deadline and maintained throughout the nursing program. Online training is not accepted.
Students must comply with all school and nursing program policies. Urine drug screening is conducted throughout the program at the student’s expense. The results must be negative to continue in the program. Professional liability insurance is required and is paid for as part of college fees. Health and accident insurance is required throughout the program.
The Vocational Nursing program has limited enrollments based on specific admission criteria. The admission criteria are as follows:
- High school diploma or GED.
- The applicant must satisfy all areas of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) either by testing or exemption.
- The applicant must complete the background check process with the Texas Board of Nursing before being accepted into the vocational nursing program.
- Applicants who were born and educated through high school outside the United States must pass the Accuplacer ESL Listening Test and score within the Advanced range.
- Admission points will be awarded if the applicant has completed the following courses
with a grade of “C” or above:
o VNSG 1320 Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health - this course must have been completed within the last five (5) years. The program chair can approve course substitutions for this course.
o HPRS 1106 Essentials of Medical Terminology - this course must have been completed within the last two (2) years.
- Additional admission points will be awarded for the following:
o EDUC 1100 Effective Learning
o Current certification as a Certified Nurse Aide
o Emergency Medical Technician or medical-related training service in a branch of the United States armed services
o PREP 0370 Basic College Study Skills
- Immunizations including three doses of the hepatitis B vaccine, two doses of mumps-measles-rubella (MMR), current tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap), and varicella (chicken pox) disease verification or vaccine. Clinical agencies require students to have the current influenza vaccine and tuberculosis screening each year. All immunizations must be complete in order for the application to be considered for admission.
Requirements for admission to the Organizational Management Program include:
- general admission to Midland College;
- an application for admission application into the Bachelor of Applied Technology/Organizational Management program;
- compliance with Texas Success Initiative requirements (TSI);
- an approved (AAS) degree from a Texas college or equivalent; and
- a GPA of 2.5 or better
Students who have been admitted to the program and are within 15 credit hours of completing their AAS degree may, with the approval of the Dean of Department Chair, enroll in no more than two (2) upper-division courses ONLY upon successfully completing the following enrollment requirements:
- ENGL 1301 and ENGL 2311 or ENGL 1302;
- Speech course selected from the Core Curriculum Course List (SPCH 1315 or SPCH 1321 recommended); and
- MATH 1324 or MATH 1325
Students who have completed an AA or AS degree may seek entrance into the BAT/OM program after having successfully completed no less than 30 hours of an approved AAS degree’s technical courses AND after having received their AAS in the field covered by those technical courses. Students may not enroll in more than six (6) credit hours of upper-division courses before completing an AAS degree or equivalent. Once admitted into the program, successful completion of upper-division courses requires a grade of “C” or better.
The Midland College Respiratory Care Program has a limited enrollment based on the following specific admission criteria:
- Complete a Health Sciences Division Application for Admission.
- Submit two official transcripts showing high school graduation (or proof of GED) and two official college transcripts. One copy should be sent to the Midland College Respiratory Care program and one to the Midland College Registrar’s Office.
- Provide evidence of a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.
- Take the latest version of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam.
- Complete BIOL 2401, Anatomy and Physiology I, and BIOL 2402, Anatomy and Physiology II, with a grade of “B” or better in each course.
- Complete the following immunizations two weeks prior to the first hospital rotation: three doses of the hepatitis B vaccine, two doses of mumps-measles-rubella (MMR) vaccine, current tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) vaccine, and varicella (chicken pox) disease verification or vaccine. Clinical agencies require students to have the current influenza vaccine and tuberculosis screening each year.
- Provide evidence of shadowing a respiratory therapist in a hospital setting.
- Provide a criminal background check. Program personnel will conduct a background check on all applicants.
- Obtain negative result on a urine drug screen scheduled by the department.
The Midland College Sonography program has a limited enrollment based on specific admission criteria. The admission criteria are as follows:
- Complete a Health Sciences Division Application for Admission (available from the Division Office and Program Chair).
- Successfully complete all areas of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) by testing or exemption.
- Take the Test of Essential Academic Skills for Nursing Exam, version V (TEAS V) and score at a minimum preparedness level of Proficient.
- Provide documentation of patient care training.
- Complete a clinical site visit.
- Complete the following courses with a minimum grade of “C” or above:
o PHYS 1415, Physical Science I, or PHYS 1401, College Physics I
o BIOL 2401, Anatomy and Physiology I
o MATH 1314, College Algebra
o HPRS 1106, Essentials of Medical Terminology
o ENGL 1301 , Composition I
- Complete immunizations including three doses of hepatitis B, two doses of mumps-measles-rubella (MMR), current tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap), and varicella (chicken pox) disease verification or vaccine must be complete in order for the application to be considered for admission. Clinical agencies require students to have the current influenza vaccine each year.
- Earn additional admission points by completing the following courses with a grade
of “C” or above:
o BIOL 2402, Anatomy and Physiology II
o PSYC 2301, Introduction to Psychology
o Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
o PREP 0370, Basic College Study Skills or EDUC 1100, Effective Learning
- Must be 18 years or older
- Copy of Driver’s License or photo ID
- Copy of Social Security Card
- Copy of High School Diploma or GED
- Copy of Resume (work experience)
- Copy of Drug Screen (student's responsibility)
- Pass Criminal Background Check-provided by HSCE
- Tetanus (Tdap or Td)-must be within last 10 years
- MMR (if born after 1957, must have 2 shots)
- Varicella (chicken pox) 2 doses
- Hepatitis B
- Meningitis (under 22)
- (TB) test (negative) - must be within last year
- Must be at least 18 years old.
- Photo ID or Driver's License, and Social Security Card – names must be exactly the same on both
- Copy of CPR Certification – within past 2 years
- Copy of Immunizations: All immunizations must be complete prior to registration.
o Tetanus (Td or Tdap) - within last 10 years
o MMR - must have 2 shots if born after 1957
o Varicella (chicken pox) - 2 doses required
o Hepatitis B series - must have all 3 shots
o Tuberculosis (TB) test (negative result) - within last 12 months
- Pass background check
- Required uniform: set of scrubs (hunter green), watch with second hand, tennis shoes
- Textbook Hartman’s Nursing Assistant Care Basics 3rd Ed.
- Blood Pressure Cuff & Stethoscope Set
Students will need to submit the following:
- High School Diploma/GED
- Midland College Policy Form - Signed (This form can be found under "General Information - Forms")
- Copy of Immunizations (all immunizations must be complete prior to registration)
o Tetanus-within last 10 years
o MMR (2)
o Varicella-chicken pox (2)
o Hepatitis B vaccine series (3)
o Tuberculosis-TB test (negative result) within past 12 months
o Influenza (Flu Shot)
- Copy of High School Diploma/GED
- Copy of CPR Certification
- Pass background check
- Required uniform: set of scrubs (red), safety glasses or eyeglasses
- Drug screen required (student's responsibility)
CTE Programs with No Additional Admission Criteria
- Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Technology
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling
- Automotive Technology
- Aviation Maintenance Technology
- Business Management
- Business Systems
- Child Care and Development
- Computer Graphics Technology
- Diesel Technology
- Energy Technology
- Law Enforcement
- Welding Technology
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