Practical Nursing (LPN)
LPN to Bridge
Paramedic Technology (EMT)
Admission Requirements for all Healthcare Education Programs
Students applying for any Healthcare Education Program must meet all General Admission Requirements of the College. In addition to the general admission requirements, each program has specific requirements for admission. All Healthcare Education Program applications must be submitted to the Office of Healthcare Education.
Associate Degree Nursing for annual fall admission: March 31
LPN to ADN Transition for annual spring admission: November 15
Practical Nursing for annual fall admission: May 1
Surgical Technology for annual spring admission: June 1
Post acceptance requirements for students selected for admission into any Healthcare Education Program are: ECCC Health Examination form (completed after acceptance prior to the beginning of class on EC Healthcare Education form), immunizations against measles, mumps, rubella (MMR, two immunizations), or rubella titer, Hepatitis B vaccine, or signed declination statement, TB skin test (2 step TB test required if not tested in previous year) and American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Course (completed in June, July or August of year of admission).
All healthcare education students are required to submit to a criminal background check according to Mississippi law prior to any clinical experience. If the person has ever been convicted of a felony, or pleaded guilty to, or pleaded no contest to a felony of possession or sale of drugs, murder, manslaughter, armed robbery, rape, sexual battery, sex offence listed in Section 45-33-23 (f), child abuse, grand larceny, burglary, gratification of lust or aggravated assault, felonious abuse and/or battery of a vulnerable adult they may not be eligible to attend clinical experience, thus forfeiting their slot in the program.
Students enrolled in any healthcare education program must submit to random drug screening at any time during the program.
Students enrolled in any healthcare education program must carry professional liability insurance provided through the college.
The student is responsible for all expenses incurred with drug screening, liability insurance and criminal background check. These fees are attached as a lab fee to the student’s account in the college business office. Transportation costs to and from clinical sites will be at the student’s expense.
The Healthcare Education programs are accredited programs.
The Associate Degree Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning.
The EMT Paramedic program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
The Practical Nursing program is accredited by the Mississippi State Board of Community and Junior Colleges.
The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA). Contact information for CAAHEP is 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, and phone number is (727) 210 2350 and fax is (727) 210 2354. Contact information for ARC/STSA is 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110, Littleton, CO 80120. Other contact information for the ARC/STSA is Phone (303) 694 9262, Fax (303) 741 3655.