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    Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
2014-2015 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Healthcare Programs


 

 

  

 caduceusWelcome to Health Related Careers at Gulf Coast! The college has several health related career and technical programs with quality instruction and up-to-date, state-of-the-art equipment. Many of our programs are led by nationally certified instructors and have earned specialized accreditations. Courses in most of the health related programs may transfer to state universities.

Like the caduceus image, health related professions have been represented throughout history by various combinations, each of which has significant meanings. Caduceus, derived from a Greek root word meaning herald's wand or badge of office, was originally an olive branch, but it was later replaced by a staff entwined with snakes. The caduceus is strongly associated with healing and health.

Gulf Coast prides itself on preparing students for global employment through flexible education and training. We provide career and technical programs at four campuses and four centers and through distance learning. And, rest assured, we know this global society is changing. That's why our classes are designed to accommodate a variety of lifestyles and job-market requirements.
 

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is a comprehensive community college offering the following programs of study:

  1. University parallel programs that may be transferred for full credit to senior institutions toward satisfaction of requirements for a Bachelor's degree.
  2. Occupational programs in business, professional, career and technical areas to prepare persons for employment or advancement within respective fields. 
  3. Enrichment and/or technical courses given on a non-credit basis to enable an adult student to become more effective in use of leisure time or to increase occupational efficiency.

After reviewing the section of suggested studies, students should discuss their choices with a counselor/advisor that will assist in scheduling courses. Final responsibility for this rests with the student.

Healthcare programs in nursing and allied health fields to educate, train, and successfully prepare students to demonstrate competent, caring qualities that best represent the expectations of professional health care providers.

After reviewing the section of suggested studies, students should discuss their choices with a counselor/advisor that will assist in scheduling courses. Final responsibility for this rests with the student.

Numbering of Courses/Student Classification

Courses are identified by name and number. Those numbered from 1001 to 1999 are considered freshman courses and those from 2001 to 2999, sophomore courses. The courses offered in Developmental Studies are not designed for transfer credit (these courses include MAT 0113 , MAT 0123 , MAT 1233 , REA 0113 , and ENG 0113 ). Developmental courses are not considered in calculating GPA and semester hours to meet graduation requirements. A student who has earned less than 24 semester hours is designated a freshman; one who has earned 24 semester hours or more and 48 quality points is considered a sophomore. As a general rule, a student should choose courses in accordance with his/her class designation.