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2012-2013 College Catalog 
2012-2013 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2012-2013 College Catalog

District Office
PO Box 609 • Perkinston, MS 39573
Telephone: (601) 928-5211 • Fax: (601) 928-6386

Community Campus (Established 1996)
10298 Express Drive • Gulfport, MS 39503
Telephone: (228) 897-4360 • Fax: (228) 897-4375

Jackson County Campus (Established 1965)
2300 Highway 90
PO Box 100 • Gautier, MS 39553
Telephone: (228) 497-9602 • Fax: (228) 497-9604

Jefferson Davis Campus (Established 1965)
Switzer and DeBuys Road
2226 Switzer Road • Gulfport, MS 39507
Telephone: (228) 896-3355 • Fax: (228) 896-2520

Perkinston Campus (College division established 1925)
Highway 49 South
PO Box 548 • Perkinston, MS 39573
Telephone: (601) 928-5211 • Fax: (601) 928-6345

George County Center (Established 1972)
11203 Old Highway 63 South
PO Box 77 • Lucedale, MS 39452
Telephone: (601) 947-4201 • Fax: (601) 947-4899

Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center (Established 1964—Relocated 1991)
Bernard Bayou Industrial District/Intraplex 10
10298 Express Drive • Gulfport, MS 39503
Telephone: (228) 897-4360 • Fax: (228) 897-4375

West Harrison County Center (Established 1985)
Long Beach Industrial Park • Espy and B Street
21500 B Street • Long Beach, MS 39560
Telephone: (228) 868-6057 • Fax: (228) 868-6060

Keesler Center (Established 1973)
PO Box 5008 • Biloxi, MS 39534
Telephone: (228) 432-7198 • Fax: (228) 435-1542

Naval Construction Battalion Center (Established 2000)
Bldg. 60
1800 Dong Xoai Avenue • Gulfport, MS 39501
Telephone: (228) 865-0675

Harrison, Stone, Jackson, and George Counties Cooperating

“In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972 of the Higher Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and other applicable Federal and State Acts, the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College hereby adopts a policy assuring that no one shall, on the grounds of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age or qualified disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the College. The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes students and employees without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age or qualified disability.”

Compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title II of the Age Discrimination Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is coordinated by Dr. Michael Heindl, Vice-President for Administration and Finance, Perkinston Campus, P. O. Box 609, Perkinston, Mississippi 39573, telephone number 601-928-5211, email address michael.heindl@mgccc.edu.


This publication is intended to be a helpful source of information about the opportunities for educational advancement offered by Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The college offers the first two years of university parallel programs covering a broad scope of courses, plus more than 46 technical and career programs. This bulletin covers general academic requirements and procedures, student activities, curricula, and course descriptions. Also included are descriptions of the physical facilities on Jackson County Campus at Gautier, Jefferson Davis Campus at Gulfport-Biloxi, both non-resident, and Perkinston Campus at Perkinston, which has residence hall facilities for men and women. Information is also included on the George County Center, Mississippi Gulf Coast Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center, West Harrison County Center, Keesler Air Force Base Center, and the Navy Base Center. Information is organized into six parts as outlined in the table of contents, each furnishing information to students and/or their parents, spouse, or guardian. Specific topics may be located by consulting the index. A better understanding of the institution, its philosophy, offerings and advantages will be gained by reading this bulletin in its entirety.


Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is accredited by the Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation and by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The Commission on Colleges may be contacted only if there is evidence that Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is significantly non-compliant with a requirement or standard. Accreditation standards are located at http://www.sacscoc.org/principles.asp. The following programs hold specialized professional accreditation:

ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING — Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, State of Mississippi. National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326, Telephone number 404-975-5000.

EMS-PARAMEDIC — (CAAHEP) Commission of Allied Health Programs and (JRCEMS) Joint Review Committee on Emergency Medical Services, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1970, Chicago, IL 60601-2208.

FUNERAL SERVICE TECHNOLOGY — American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 3414 Ashland Avenue, Suite G, St. Joseph, MO 64506, Telephone number 816-233-3747. Website www.abfse.org

MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY (NAACLS) — National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, Telephone number 773-714-8880.

PRACTICAL NURSING — Mississippi Community College Board, State of Mississippi. National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326, and Telephone number 404-975-5000.

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY — The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiological Technology, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, Telephone number 312-704-5300.

SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY (CAAHEP) — Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, Telephone number 727-210-2350.

Compliance Policy

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunities in all its activities, programs, and employment. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, age, or qualified disability. The College complies with non-discriminatory regulations under Title VI and Title IX. All inquiries concerning discrimination should be directed to:

District Office: Glen Moore, Jennifer Leimer (alternate).

Jackson County Campus: Yolanda Mayberry, Bobby Ghosal (alternate).

Perkinston Campus: Sheree Bond, Michelle Sekul (alternate).

Jefferson Davis Campus: Stacy Carmichael, Larry Miller (alternate).

Keesler Center: Patricia Holloway , Open (alternate)

George County Center: Suzan Bounds, Will Overstreet (alternate).

West Harrison County Center: Stacey Carmichael, Larry Miller (alternate)

Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center: Tracy Wilson, Becky Layton (alt)

Navy Base: Alrie Poillion, Patricia Holloway (alternate)

Drug-Free Workplace Policy

In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, as revised by the Drug- Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, Public Law 101-226, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is required to notify employees and students that the unlawful manufacturing, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance or alcohol is prohibited in the college environment. The college has adopted and implemented an educational, assistance, and referral program for students and employees.

Rehabilitation Act and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Information regarding disabilities, voluntarily given or inadvertently received, will not adversely affect any admission decision. If you require special services because of a disability, notify the ADA Coordinator at District Office, Dr. Michael Heindl, or the Dean of Student Services/Administrative Dean at the campus/center on which you expect to enroll. This voluntary self-identification allows Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College to prepare appropriate support services to facilitate your learning.

Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act

In compliance with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, Public Law 101-542, November 8, 1990, as amended 1993, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College provides statistical data on its graduates and the Campus Security Report. For further information, contact the Dean of Student Services on each campus.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and its subsequent revisions deal with educational records of students. The purpose of the law is to define who may or may not have access to student records. The law allows students and parents of dependent students, as defined by the IRS, access to the individual student’s educational records. MGCCC will release directory information on students to any interested member of the public unless the student requests that it be withheld. Requests by the student to withhold directory information must be made to the campus Dean of Student Services. Directory information is defined as follows: (1) the student’s name; (2) address; (3) telephone number; (4) date and place of birth; (5) major; (6) participation in officially recognized activities and sports; (7) weight and height of athletic team members; (8) dates of attendance; (9) degrees and awards received; (10) previous educational institutions attended, and (11) other similar information. Except as provided by law, data released to sources outside the college will be in aggregate form and no personally identifiable information will be made available. Further information concerning provisions of the Act may be obtained from the campus Dean of Student Services or the Administrative Dean of College Centers. Additional information can be found in Statement No. 714 of the Policies and Procedures Manual located at: http://www.mgccc.edu/Documents/MGCCC_PP.pdf.