Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is a comprehensive community college offering the following programs of study:
- Occupational programs in business, professional, career and technical areas to prepare persons for employment or advancement within respective fields.
- 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.
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.
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Career and Technical Education Programs are designed to meet the educational needs of students who are seeking preparation for employment in occupational fields not requiring the four-year college/university baccalaureate degree. Technical programs require a minimum of four semesters for completion and lead to the Associate of Applied Science degree. Career programs vary in length from eight weeks to one-year and lead to MGCCC diplomas. Students completing some Career programs may elect to pursue the Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Education degree.