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Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) 

The North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Training (“BLET”) is a State accredited program designed to prepare entry level individuals with the cognitive and physical skills to become certified police officers and deputy sheriffs. 

The requirements for admission to Basic Law Enforcement Training are:

  • In order to be eligible for admission to the BLET Academy, an individual must: 
    • be at least twenty (20) years of age 
    • complete the registration process to Mayland Community College 
    • possess a high school diploma or high school equivalency 
    • have a background check free from criminal offenses 
    • complete a DOT 10-panel urine drug screen 
    • complete all paperwork in the BLET application packet 
    • take the CASAS Reading Assessment Test 
    • be sponsored by a law enforcement agency 

Basic Law Enforcement Training Admission Information:

  • Specific Admission Requirements: 
    • Complete General College Admissions for Mayland Community College: 
    • Meet all minimum entry requirements as established in 12 NCAC 09B.0203 
    • Submit to the School Director the CASAS Reading Assessment or accepted reading comprehension test indicating a minimum 10th-grade reading level. 
    • Call Jeannette Murray at 828.766.1358 or email jmurray@mayland.edu to schedule your CASAS assessment test. 
    • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. 
    • After you have completed the General College Admissions for Mayland, please contact Dana Crawford at 828.766.1338 or dcrawford@mayland.edu or Susan Shephard at 828.766.1299 or sshephard@mayland.edu. You will be issued a BLET Candidate packet with instructions on how to fill out the paperwork within the packet. 
    • Applicants are admitted on a first-come-first-serve basis, with preference being afforded to applicants already employed with a law enforcement agency. 
    • Completed packets must be submitted to the BLET director. 

Cadets must complete the following forms: 

  • F-1LE: Medical History Statement form 
  • F-2LE: Medical Examination Report 
  • F-3LE: Personal History Statement form. 

These forms need to be filled out in their entirety. Once you have filled out the forms, save a copy to your computer, print them off, and return them with your packet to the BLET Academy Director. Please make sure your healthcare provider has completed the medical portion of the F-2LE form. 

Due to Federal Regulations, if you are in a certificate or diploma program then clock hour to credit hour conversions are required which could reduce the Pell amount awarded.

Health Sciences

The Health Science Programs identified below are designated as limited enrollment programs.  Factors for admission include, but are not limited to: clinical space availability, instructor-to-student ratios specified by the applicable accrediting/approving agencies and/or other limited instructional resources.  In addition, Health Science Programs may have additional student enrollment criteria including, but not limited to: 1) successful completion of required developmental courses; 2) minimum GPA requirements; 3) successful completion of clinical enrollment requirements (i.e., criminal and drug background checks); and 4)standardized tests; 5) other content criteria.

After acceptance into a health sciences program students are required to submit health, immunization, and CPR documentation.

Additional requirements for the ADN, PN , and Advanced Placement Nursing programs are listed below by program:

Associate Degree Nursing Program

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a two-year program (five semesters).  Prospective students must apply during the appropriate dates before the fall semester they wish to enter the program.  Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) which is required to practice as a Registered Nurse.

Because of limited enrollment, students must complete an admissions process that determines which students will be accepted into the program.  Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program is limited and based on a competitive ranking system. Students who have completed the application process and meet all requirements for admission will be placed in rank order according to the number of points accumulated.  Students who wish to transfer into the ADN program must contact the Director of Health Sciences.

After acceptance, students are required to submit health, immunization, and CPR documentation.  Students must consent to a criminal background check and urine drug screen prior to attending clinicals. Information about the required documentation is included in the acceptance packet and must be submitted to the Health Sciences Admissions/Retention Advisor prior to beginning the program.

The admission requirements for the ADN program include the following:

  1. Submit a current MCC Application for Admission.
  2. Review the ADN Information Packet and submit an ADN program application.
  3. Submit a high school transcript or state-approved equivalent education diploma.
  4. Prove proficiency with previous college courses or achieve minimum scores on the placement tests in Math and English. The placement tests must be taken within ten years of application for admission to the nursing program.
  5. Prove proficiency in chemistry and biology with either previous college course work or proficiency exam. Student must earn a “C“ or better.
  6. Take the required entrance exam and receive benchmarked scores.
  7. Have at least a 2.5 overall grade point average.
  8.  Complete all math courses within ten years and chemistry and biology courses within seven years prior to application. 
  9. Any applicant who has a mental or physical disability or uses any drug to a degree that interferes with his or her fitness to practice nursing may be denied entrance into the nursing program, dismissed from the nursing program, or denied licensure.
  10. Students must present a certificate as a Nurse Aide I from a community college or from a North Carolina high school health occupations class, and be currently listed with the North Carolina Division of Facility Services with no substantiated findings.
  11. Students must prove proficiency in fundamental CNA nursing skills by return demonstrations within the first two weeks of nursing school.

Advanced Placement Admissions

The  Advanced Placement Associate Degree Nursing Program is for students that hold a current, unrestricted license to practice as a Practical Nurse in North Carolina and have graduated from an accredited program within the last 5 years. This is a four semester program starting in the spring semester.  Prospective students must apply during the appropriate dates during the fall semester they wish to enter the program.  Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) which is required to practice as a Registered Nurse. Because of limited enrollment, students must complete an admissions process that determines which students will be accepted into the program.

Advanced Placement Admissions to the ADN program includes the following requirements:

  1.  Submit a current MCC Application for AdmissionCurrent students DO NOT need to complete a new application.
  2. Review the Advanced Placement Admissions Packet  and submit an Advanced Placement for Nursing ApplicationPlease use a valid email address that you check often for the application. All      communication concerning your application and admittance will occur via email.
  3. Hold a current, unrestricted license to practice as a Practical Nurse in North Carolina
  4. Applicants must have graduated from an accredited program within the last five years.
  5. Complete preparatory courses described in the application packet. Packets are available in the fall semester.
  6. Take the required entrance exam and earn benchmark scores.
  7. Submit current documentation of IV therapy certification through a continuing education program such as MAHEC or documented IV therapy competency through the employment setting    Graduation from MCC’s Practical Nursing program within six months of application is acceptable in lieu of documented IV therapy competency. 
  8. Have an overall grade point average of 2.5. 
  9. Complete all math courses within ten years and chemistry and biology courses within seven years prior to application.
  10. Students must prove proficiency in fundamental nursing skills by return demonstrations within the first two weeks of beginning classes.

Emergency Medical Science 

Paramedics are often the first responders to any emergency situation, making split-second decisions that save people’s lives. Mayland offers options for current EMT’s or currently-credentialed certificate Paramedics seeking to advance your education that will allow you to earn your Associate Degree in Emergency Medical Science. 

  1. Current Paramedic credential by the North Carolina Office of EMS or National Registry of EMTs .  
  2. Current ACLS, PALS, BLS, and PHTLS or ITLS certifications (Students who are lacking one or more of these certifications may enter the program with the understanding that these certifications must be obtained in order to complete the program and be eligible for graduation).  
  3. Official high school transcript and all official post-secondary transcripts to the Admissions Office (note: must be a high school graduate prior to the start of the program).  
  4. Achieve minimum English, Math, and Reading competencies. Minimum English, Reading, and Math competencies must be met and may be accomplished by a variety of measures, including previous placement test scores, standardized test scores, and/or previous developmental coursework. To qualify for EMS program, student must meet all the pre-requisites for ENG 111 (without a co-requisite requirement.) To qualify for EMS program, student must meet all the pre-requisites for MAT 143 (without a co-requisite requirement.)  
  5. Achieve and maintain a 2.5 minimum cumulative grade point average on the transcript of record (most recent transcript with 12 accredited credit hours or more). If the transcript of record is not the MCC transcript and the student has taken courses at MCC, then the MCC transcript must also show a 2.5 minimum cumulative grade point average (regardless of the number of hours). If the most recent 12 hour transcript of record is the high school transcript, the unweighted GPA will be used.  
  6. Achieve a minimum of “C” grade on each relevant MCC or transfer course. Only grades of “C” or better will be accepted for point earning, transfer purposes, and program completion

Nurse Aide Program

The admission requirements for the Nurse Aide program include the following:

  1. Must be a high school graduate or hold a state- approved high school equivalency certificate;
  2. Complete MCC’s Application for Admission;
  3. Submit a high school transcript or a state-approved equivalency education certificate;
  4. At the first class meeting, students must bring their Social Security Card and a photo ID (Driver’s License or passport);
    AND
  5. Students must have a TB Skin Test within the past twelve (12) months and bring the results to the first class meeting;
  6. Other requirements such as criminal background checks, drug screens, physicals, or immunizations  which may be dictated by clinical agencies, may be required.

Paramedic to A.D.N. 

The admission requirements for the Paramedic to A.D.N. program include the following:

  1. Submit a current MCC Application for Admission. Current students DO NOT need to complete a new application.
  2. Review the Paramedic to ADN Information Packet and submit program application.
  3. Submit a high school transcript or state-approved equivalent education diploma.
  4. Prove proficiency with previous college courses or achieve minimum scores on the placement tests in math and English. The placement tests must be taken within ten years of application for admission to the nursing program.
  5. Prove proficiency biology with either previous college course work. Students must earn a “C“ or better.
  6. Complete preparatory courses described in the application packet. Packets are available in the fall semester.
  7. Take the required entrance exam and receive benchmarked scores.
  8. Have at least a 2.5 overall grade point average.
  9. Complete all math courses within ten years and chemistry and biology courses within seven years prior to application.
  10. Any applicant who has a mental or physical disability or uses any drug to a degree that interferes with his or her fitness to practice nursing may be denied entrance into the nursing program,      dismissed from the nursing program, or denied licensure. 
  11. Student must hold a Paramedic certification with the NC Office of Emergency Medical Services or National Registry.
  12. Students will be conditionally accepted for summer semester. They must complete NUR 215 – Paramedic to RN Bridge Concepts with a minimum grade of “B” in the summer semester to be eligible to join the ADN class in the fall semester. 

Practical Nursing Program

The Practical Nursing Program is a one-year program (three semesters).  Prospective students must apply during the appropriate dates before the spring semester they wish to enter the program.  Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) which is required to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Because of limited enrollment, students must complete an admissions process that determines which students will be accepted into the program.  Admission to the Practical Nursing Program is limited and based on a competitive ranking system. Students who have completed the application process and meet all requirements for admission will be placed in rank order according to the number of points accumulated.

After acceptance, students are required to submit health, immunization, and CPR documentation.  Students must consent to a criminal background check and urine drug screen prior to attending clinicals. Information about the required documentation is included in the acceptance packet and must be submitted to the Coordinator of Health Sciences Admissions & Recruiting prior to beginning the program.

The admission requirements for the PN program include the following:

  1. Submit a current MCC Application for Admission. Current students DO NOT need to complete a new application.
  2. Review the Practical Nursing information packet and submit a Practical Nursing program application.  Please use a valid email address that you check often for the application. All communication concerning your application and admittance will occur via email.
  3. Submit a high school transcript or state-approved equivalent education diploma.
  4. Prove proficiency with previous college courses or achieve minimum scores on the placement tests in English. The placement tests must be taken within seven years of application for admission to the nursing program.
  5. Take the required entrance exam and receive benchmarked scores.
  6. Have at least a 2.0 overall grade point average.
  7. Any applicant who has a mental or physical disability or uses any drug to a degree that interferes with his or her fitness to practice nursing may be denied entrance into the nursing program,      dismissed from the nursing program, or denied licensure.
  8. Students must present a certificate as a Nurse Aide I from a community college or from a North Carolina high school health occupations class, and be currently listed with the North Carolina Division of Facility Services with no substantiated findings.
  9. Students must prove proficiency in fundamental CNA nursing skills by return demonstrations within the first two weeks of nursing school.

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